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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!

San Diego family photography mom dad toddler collage photo shoot

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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    I’m getting SO excited for Rainbow Minis at @thewellcommunityforwomen this Saturday!! I got the Rainbow wall details yesterday and @ashandoliveco absolutely outdid herself. It’s a rainy day today in San Diego- but with rain comes rainbows- and today’s rainbow is I’m giving away a mini session!
    This is what they talk about when they say pregnant women glow. This.
    Happy Father’s Day to my Dad & to my Hubs. The best dads ever. ☺️
    One of the things I love about Photography is meeting people I might never have connected with otherwise. This is my client Helena, who is also now my hairstylist! She also has an adorable daughter and I’m excited to see her next weekend for rainbow minis and find out how much she’s grown since their family photos in the fall 🥰
    You’re probably gonna feel silly at first when I tell you pretend laugh, but then the pretend laughter turns into real laughter and we capture moments like this one. ☺️
    🌈 ✨Rainbow Minis are booking now!
    I gotta say- a lot of you got busy over quarantine 🤣 not complaining- I love photographing pregnant bellies!!
    I got a message from @gemaalmilli this morning and realized that I never posted pics from my last round of lifestyle portraits with @lindseymaureenjones 😱
    Finally ready to announce the very fun project I’ve been working on! (If you’ve been following in stories you already know 😉) Rainbow minis will be Saturday afternoon June 26th at @thewellcommunityforwomen in Grossmont Center. 🥳 I’ll be sending booking info to my email list this weekend, DM me if you want first dibs!!! 🌈 🌈 🌈

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