Your Photographer for Southern California and Beyond
I'm Christie and I want to be your new adventure buddy and storyteller! Whether you want to have an epic adventure elopement, take engagement pictures, or a relaxed family session, I am here for it!
I believe in documenting the smallest of moments but also those big, monumental ones too. I believe in intentionality which means helping you create images that are authentic to you. So whether that is baking cupcakes with your kids on a Saturday morning or eloping with just your dog, these are the moments I want to help you remember forever.
Specializing in elopements and lifestyle based sessions, I only photography the things that make me happy. Selfish? Bad business? Maybe. But if I feel connected to what I am working on, that means you will feel that connection when you see those final images. And that is my goal for each and every one of you.
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Why Should We Elope?
Because I believe that your wedding day should be exactly what YOU want. Not what your great aunt wants, not what your best friend wants. What YOU want, what your partner wants. Once you decide to ditch the status quo and be true to who you both are and what you desire for that special day, we can start planning the most epic day of your dreams. And don't worry, an "epic" day doesn't have to be hiking to the summit of a mountain (although I won't say no to that if that's what you want); your epic day can be whatever your hearts desire, even if that is renting a cute Airbnb and saying your vows in front of a roaring fire. Eloping means being intentional with how you want to spend your wedding day and I want to make sure that you get exactly what you want. I am here for all the planning, permits, timelines, and of course, photos. I want to capture every little detail so that I can tell the story of your insanely amazing elopement in the truest, most YOU way possible.
What the heck is a lifestyle photographer?
Someone who tends to stay away from your typical everyone-look-at-the-camera-and-smile photos during a session. Someone who focuses on storytelling, regardless of whether that story is about your family's newest addition, your engagement to the person you call your soulmate, or even a long-awaited graduation. All of these have a story behind them and as a lifestyle photographer, I am here to do that for you. Part of this process involves getting to know you, your partner, your family, your goals, and your dreams. I learn about your interests and passions which help guide me in giving you recommendations for where to have your session. So whether that is outdoors because it brings you peace or in your house because you can't imagine a better place to cuddle up, I have got you covered. Because your story deserves its time in the spotlight---so let's get to it!
Oh, and don't worry, we'll get one "say cheese" photo for the grandparents, I promise!
Your Love Story is Important
Whether we're talking romantic love or the love you have for your family, all love deserves to be documented. Those little moments, the ones you breathe in deeply. The touching of fingertips or the smell of your newborn's hair. These are the things I love capturing. The truly authentic, in the moment, details. So if you are ready to soak in the small moments with your children or make that commitment to your significant other, let's make sure those memories never fade.