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MEET me

I’m all about capturing moments. Big moments like your walk down the aisle and first kiss, to small moments like the way your lover squeezes your hand and the little glances you throw each other. I love them all and think both are just as important!

My goal for every wedding I photograph is to create a legacy of memories that you’ll have for a lifetime. I want your grandkids to look at your portraits and think “Hot damn! Grandma was a BABE!” and for you guys to flip through your wedding album in 50 years, holding each other’s wrinkly hands, remembering that amazing day surrounded by your loved ones and the life you’ve built together. Life goes by too fast, but photos last forever. 

If you’re looking for a photographer who cares as much about your wedding as you do, you’ve found your girl! 

You're engaged! Let's get this party started.

wedding photography in CALIFORNIA + WORLDWIDE

Photos that tell a story, red lipstick, too many Amazon Prime orders, bad puns, constantly re-watching The Office, and wanting to adopt every animal I see 

what I'm known for:

I’m a photographer living the dream on the California coast with my main squeeze, Kyle, and two fur babies. 

When I don’t have a camera in my hand, you can usually find me traveling the world or cuddled up at home on the couch in my pajamas. I love gardening, eating Chipotle (I spend way too much money there), cooking, and I’ve never met a dog I didn’t want to pet. I was on track to become a veterinarian, but discovered photography while in college and the rest is history! I have a degree in biology and love getting nerdy and chattin' about science.

I’m also an obnoxious Christmas enthusiast and you can bet that I’ll have my decor up before it’s socially acceptable. When I’m not taking pictures of people, I’m in the kitchen being the CEO (chief eating officer) of my food blog, Apple of My Eye.

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MEET christine

I'm not the kind of photographer that just stands around and snaps photos. I'm a REAL part of your day and I help make those magic moments happen while making you and your boo thang look GOOD! Everyone wants candid photos, but a lot of the times those moments don't just happen naturally during the craziness of a wedding day. I'll be the one slowing things down and re-centering everyone. I help make heirloom moments happen by asking grandma to help adjust your necklace and capturing her happy tears in the process. I'm the first one to suggest a father-daughter first look so I can photograph that memory for you both to relive. One of my secret talents is pumping up your bridal party so we can get those fun, emotion-filled shots. Your photography on your wedding is not just a side note, it's a big part of your wedding experience!

I treat you like family.

what makes ME different

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Wedding collections begin at $3400
Portrait collections begin at $500

Hey, I get it! Weddings are expensive! You and your fiancé have to choose where you want to put your money for your big day. While all aspects of your day are important, I can say that photographs are an investment that only grow more valuable with time. They last for decades beyond your wedding day and are a BIG deal!




Wedding packages have a 3-4 week turnaround rate for delivering images. Hit me up so we can chat pricing and which package best fits your needs!

If you're still reading this, you might be my kind of people...

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I found Christine a few months before our wedding through instagram. I was inquiring with a lot of other photographers at the time, but as soon as she responded to my email I knew she was THE ONE. People don't tell you that finding the perfect photographer is almost as important as finding the perfect spouse. Christine made our wedding day so memorable, she laughed and made friends with our guests, who were all absolutely in love with her at the end of the night! She is the funniest, brightest, bubbliest beam of light and I can't imagine having worked with anyone else. Christine is just pure magic behind the camera - Her work is better than some professionals who have been in the industry for decades. I will fly anywhere in the world to work with Christine again. Finding someone with this kind of passion and talent for photography and her clients is unbeatable, and worth every single penny!

"Christine is just pure magic behind the camera."

Katelyn & Parker

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

Christine was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our wedding planning process! We were hesitant at first since we had a lot of other referrals to photographers but the second we showed up for our engagement shoot, she made us feel so comfortable, we couldn't have been happier with our choice. She is so bubbly and warm, she instantly made us feel completely at ease, and I am usually super awkward in pictures! Everyone we know was blown away with the pictures and asked us how we found Christine and multiple of my friends even contacted her about using her for their weddings / lifestyle pictures. We just now got back our wedding pictures (after only a week!!) and are beyond ecstatic. My parents keep telling us what a hard time we are going to have picking ones to put up and put in albums. I would tell anyone I know not to hesitate for even a second and book her RIGHT AWAY!

"Christine was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our wedding planning process!"

Alisa & Josh

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

I absolutely could not have imagined our wedding day without Christine. I first met Christine at our engagement shoot. I had been following her Instagram for awhile and was so excited I finally had a reason to call her for some photos. The photos from that shoot were so beautiful and Christine was incredible to work with so we knew she had to be the one to capture our big day! Christine was so awesome throughout the wedding booking and planning process. She arrived early on our wedding day and captured all the little details, getting ready shots and even scouted out the best first look location at the resort. I hadn't been in very many weddings and I forgot how much time the bride and groom actually spend with their photographer - it's a lot! After the ceremony, Christine swept us away onto the beach and captured the most incredible moments of my life so far. She was so excited, sweet, encouraging and just amazing to work with. She has a vision and is so skilled at communicating what to do, where to stand and how to make even candid shots look like gold. She's a professional and kept us on schedule, too. Christine sent the finished photos to us just weeks after the wedding and I melted into one big puddle looking through them - they're perfect! Brides/Grooms looking for a wedding photographer - hire Christine.

"I absolutely could not have imagined our wedding day without Christine."

Jaeden & Kevin

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

Christine was beyond professional, friendly, and (from a woman's perspective) just GETS IT!!!! She understood my love for the perfect candid shot along with the "must-haves." My wedding album is the wedding album of my dreams thanks to her. She helped make my wedding a breeze and honestly a dream come true. I absolutely CANNOT say enough good things about this photographer. Completely top notch. HIGHLY SUGGEST! My husband and I are beyond thrilled. 

"By far the single best part of my wedding experience."

David & Maria

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

Wow! I am not even really sure where to start with Christine! I think if I could give only one word of advice to any future bride it’s that you would be crazy not to hire Christine as your wedding photographer! Before finding Christine, we had actually hired someone else based on a referral from one of my clients. That photographer took our engagement photos and during the session I felt in a bit of a funk. I had spend tons of money on hair and makeup and our outfits and the photographer just really gave no direction or personality. When I got our engagement photos back I was super let down. I felt that the photographer wasn't even able to capture my husband and I. We are so smiley and goofy and playful and every image was moody and almost sad looking. When we decided to go on the hunt for a new photographer I was so overwhelmed. I found Christine through Instagram and reached out to her. I literally got a reply from her that same day. Within the next few days we got to chat over the phone and I immediately fell in love with her. Her professionalism and passion for her work really shows. When my husband and I were on our honeymoon we sat and chatted about what we took from our big day. We both said out of all the decisions we made, people we hired, and vendors that we worked with, that Christine made our day what it was. She is one of the most energetic, upbeat, and positive people I have ever met. She helps give feedback while your shooting that really makes you feel good, it can be such a vulnerable day to begin with. And most importantly she truly adjusts her craft to target each couple and who they are. If you look at her page its not hundreds of the same pose. She caters to each couple and tells their love story based on who they are. Christine is so talented at what she does. She has a love for people and a love for life and it truly shows through her work. Not only did we get the most incredible photos that we can look back on for the rest of our lives, but we also got a lifetime friend who will take our photos for years to come, as our family grows, and our lives continue to unfold. Having Christine photograph our wedding day was the best decision we ever made. Any future bride and groom out there who gets to work with her, I am so so happy for you. It will be one of the best experiences of your life!

"Out of all the decisions we made, people we hired, and vendors that we worked with, that Christine made our day what it was.

Rylee & Billy

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

The best decision that my husband and I made (aside from getting married!) was to have Christine as our wedding photographer. She is a skilled photographer, a wonderful professional, and has a heart of gold. We had not met before our wedding day, but immediately after she arrived while my girls and I were getting ready she put me at ease. By the end of the wedding she felt like an old friend! She was able to exquisitely capture every special moment of the wedding without making us feel bombarded with cameras. What can't she do?! Our family posed photos are phenomenal, as were done in record time. The candid photos are the best I have seen from any wedding- she truly captured the essence of our day. The romantic photos she took of my husband and I couldn't be more dreamy, and she made me feel beautiful while she was capturing them. The turn-around time was phenomenal- we were still on our honeymoon when we got a text saying that she was done with the photos! In case you don't know, getting your professional photos in a week is just unheard of! Everyone who sees my wedding pictures is blown away by how beautiful they are. I may be biased, but they are so breathtaking. To the point where I can't believe how beautifully my wedding was captured. Christine is amazing. Hire her as your photographer and you won't regret it. We will absolutely be having her capture all the important milestones of our life together as our family grows. I couldn't be happier or asked for anything more in a photographer. She truly went above and beyond.

"The best decision that my husband and I made was to have Christine as our wedding photographer."

Sarah & Kevin

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

Where do I even begin? Choosing a photographer was one of the scariest parts of the entire wedding planning process because the photos are the thing that live on past the wedding day. My husband and I spent months pouring over photographer websites, until we found Christine. I immediately fell in love with her style and skill. Her photos are utter perfection and are the kind of work you want hanging on your walls for decades. What's even better than her talent, though, is who she is as a person. She was an absolute dream to work with. I, my husband, our families, and our friends all LOVED working with her. She was fun and flexible and seemed just as excited about our wedding as we were! She kept everyone happy and joyful, all the while capturing our day in a magical way - the photos are honestly better than I ever could have dreamed. Thank you, Christine. She’s a doll of a human and a powerhouse behind a camera. We love her!

"She’s a doll of a human and a powerhouse behind a camera."

Jenna & Greg

HEAR FROM MY PAST BRIDES

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