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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

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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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    Just a note that I’m “out of office” till next Thursday. We headed back to the east coast, sadly for a memorial service, but the silver lining is the kids will get to spend time with their east coast relatives who they haven’t seen since pre-Covid. I’ll be back to the gram next week! ✌️
    Just over here basking in the glow of this weekend. I spent it meeting new moms, creating art in a beautiful space, celebrating motherhood, and loving on my boys. It was just so wonderful and I cannot wait to share the photos with you! ❤️🧡💛
    After 14 long months the @thenewchildrensmuseum is open again!! We were so happy to be back this morning for their members preview day. (They will be reopening to the public in a few weeks😊)
    This is your sign to have a photoshoot with your kids. 💫
    The algorithm was not kind to me yesterday 😩 are you seeing this post? Could you like and comment? I’m just trying to figure this all out. Remember when Instagram was just about posting pretty pics? Now it’s hashtag strategy, stories, reels, blahhhhhh could a girl just live????
    Sending off a special gift for this family today- I hope you have a wonderful sprinkle ☺️
    Just sent off a gallery for this little guy. He was such an awake alert baby! 🥰
    Motherhood isn’t always pretty, but it’s always beautiful. 90% of the time I’m in sweats, hair up, stains on my shirt, looking exhausted and if I try to take a selfie with the kids I cringe when the camera turns on.
    It was very cold and windy at the beach yesterday- but Teddy didn’t seem to mind 🥰

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