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Your source for authentic lifestyle photography in San Diego

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. It remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.   -Aaron Siskind

Recent Sessions

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The Experience

how it all goes down



pick a date

I'll help you find the right day, time, and place. Then we can work together to style a cohesive wardrobe to get you looking your best.


Shoot Day

strike a pose

I guide you through everything, make you feel comfortable, and capture the authentic connection that my photography is known for.



the secret sauce

It takes roughly 1-2 weeks to edit your photos and produce your gallery. It's hard to wait- I know, but I'll send you a sneak peek to help make it bearable.



what you've been waiting for

You'll receive a private digital gallery of edited photos and get to choose your favorites. Once you've picked I'll send a link for instant download.

Love Letters

client testimonitals

Photos of a San Diego Family walking through Mission Hills Park holding hands

Monica M.

Christie not only took phenomenal photos, but what really set her apart was her ability to make us feel completely at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. She was able to evoke reactions and emotions by engaging us in casual conversation, and giving us prompts in an organic and authentic way. I wanted our photos to be candid, and not looked rehearsed, and Christie made that happen with her magic. I highly recommend her!

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Brittany H.

We've gone to Christie for family photos for a few years now and the experience has been great every time. She is patient-especially with little ones, gives good directives while still letting your family be themselves and feel natural, and she manages to always get the best shots. My heart bursts when I look at our photos and realize she has captured out family perfectly at each and every stage.

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Christie was great with our kids and made us feel so comfortable. I love how authentic our photos came out with lots of candid moments. She captured our family and personalities perfectly. I could not be more happy with our photos!

Mother and Small Daughter in South Park San Diego


Christie is amazing! She has captured so many memories for us. From newborn photos, to milestones, to family photos... she has created the most beautiful visual record of our daughter growing up over the years. Those photos are priceless to me.

Session Pricing

some of my most popular packages

  • Mini
  • $ 150
    • 30 minutes
    • 5 edited images
    • Private online gallery
    • Full printing rights
  • Full
  • $ 325
    • 60 minutes
    • 15 edited images
    • Private online gallery
    • Full printing rights
  • Premium
  • $ 575
    • 75 minutes
    • 40+ edited images
    • Private online gallery
    • Full printing rights

Get in Touch

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    Sometimes I like to take a zoom lens to the beach and capture the boys in their element. Completely candid. Digging in the sand. Kelly bossing around Theo. This is the truth of who they are in this moment. These are the photos I treasure the most.
    In general I don’t like pictures of me with my hair up. Or in tank tops. But I love this one! Getting relaxed in front of the camera and trusting your photographer is the #1 thing you can do to get the best results from your shoot. If you want an extra confidence boost professional makeup is the way to get it. And guess what? Monday August 16th is the perfect opportunity for you to get those authentic lifestyle pics you've been dreaming of!
    Happy Aunts day to the very best auntie ever. We love you Ya Ya!
    Swipe for the Before ➡️
    Betty just loves being a big sister. Swipe for some sibling sweetness, and to meet baby Will.
    Can’t wait to show you the Lifestyle Portraits from last Monday’s branding shoots. Huge thank you to our host @themonsaraz for the amazing location. You gotta check them out- I cannot wait to staycation there. Also the food at their restaurant @westerlypublichouse was soooo delish, I highly recommend!
    Loved rainbow minis at @thewellcommunityforwomen !! The rainbows that @ashandoliveco made came out SO GOOD! 🌈 🌈 🌈
    I couldn’t pick just one 😍
    The new courthouse in Santee would have an awesome desert backdrop… if they hadn’t built a parking lot directly behind the ceremony site (when there was TONS of other space). Smh. Luckily there are some beautiful spots for portraits just a few steps away.

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