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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

Lets have some fun!

photos don't have to be stressful

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

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    Ahhhh!!! It’s time!!!! Booking for Motherhood sessions is open! Seriously my favorite mini session event of the year. I couldn't hold this event last year, so I went all out this year. I've booked the most incredible studio in Fallbrook. It's a boho dream come to life. I've also put together two great packages for you to choose from.
    Come hang out with me and this stone cold fox on Monday. We have ONE spot left for Coronado Lifestyle portraits. This is the only time we will have access to the amazing Coronado home we are shooting at. Link in bio to sign up- don’t miss out!
    Just posted a reel with behind the scenes for taking and editing this self portrait. Everyone loves a good time lapse so pop over to my reels and check it out 😘
    My annual Mother’s Day event is booking now! These photos are from last time (Last year had to be cancelled bc of Covid 😭) My email list gets first dibs (check your inbox! 📥) and I’ll be opening up booking for everyone else soon so stay tuned!
    Happy Easter Everyone! Today will be Theo’s first egg hunt, and last night I was looking back at pictures of Kelly’s first egg hunt, just before he turned one. They grow too fast. 😭 This is why photos are so important to me. They’re memories captured forever. And in the haze and craziness of motherhood you forget just how little they were.
    Some of you might know that I belong to an group for entrepreneurs called that by is run by this amazing woman, @katie.saffert .
    I just booked a maternity session, and so Im throwing it back to one of my favorites. I just love this picture. 🥰
    It’s been a while since I’ve done a before/after so I thought I’d throw one up on the feed today. happy Saturday 😊
    Sharing some love on this cloudy day ❤️

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