The Experience



I believe your portraits should tell your story


Whether you have been planning your wedding since you were a little girl, or you didn’t start planning until the first moment you saw him, your wedding day will be like no one else’s. I don’t believe in cookie cutter, cheesy posing. I believe in doing things together that you love, laughing at an inside joke, snuggling together until you find your favorite place in the world, when your head is on his chest and he pulls you in tight. I won’t be dragging along any intimidating light set-ups or over the top dramatic posing. Just the two of you, and your real love story.

On your wedding day, I’ll be there to capture great big giant moments, like the first time you kiss your husband. I’ll be there capture little tiny moments, like making eye contact with your dad just before you start walking down the isle. Your wedding day is made of pieces big and small. For me, it’s not about creating images, it’s about capturing beautiful memories. Photos that remind you how you felt in that moment.

I believe my job is to make your wedding day easier, not harder


I want to create lifelong client relationships built on friendship and trust. From our first meeting together until we say goodbye at the end of the wedding night, I will be by your side during your wedding planning adventure! It’s all cafe lights and whimsy on your Pinterest page, but when you get to the actual planning of the biggest, most important, most stylish day of your life, putting everything together can sometimes seem so overwhelming! You know what’s amazing though? Wedding days… those are amazing! The flowers, the dress, the music, having everyone you love from every part of your lives together in one room, becoming a family with your best friend, that’s the good stuff right there. By the time your wedding day comes, you’ll know you won’t have to stress about me because we’ve planned everything perfectly, and you’ll know I’ve got your back if anything doesn’t go according to plan!

CMP Couples Love...

expressing their personal style
a good adventure
marrying their best friend

What Clients are Saying

“I was able to relive every important, and ridiculous, and hilarious, moment of my wedding through the pictures that were taken and that means everything to me.”

“My favorite part was that we look in love in our pictures!”

“From the first meeting all the way through the wedding day, I felt like Christina listened to exactly what I asked for, and had a very seamless way of getting beautiful, natural moments as they happened, not as someone orchestrated them.”

“Christina did all the hard work, and we we did nothing except enjoy the day.”

“As a recommendation, I would say that if you want a photographer who will both fade into the mist and pop up when the moment calls for it, who will not force her ideas of what it should all look like, but who will use her personal style, viewpoint, and skill to enhance what you asked for, and who will make you feel like you have just another one of your friends by your side, not someone who only views you as just another job, then this is who you want to hire.”

“I’d recommend Christina’s services to anyone, with no reservations.”

“Christina is AMAZING!  She is super easy going and low key.  Just the kind of person you want around at your wedding.”

“The engagement session before the wedding was really beneficial. Both my husband and I were slightly nervous at first and Christina was great at getting us both to relax and enjoy the process; this skill was especially helpful on the actual wedding day!”

“I loved my experience with Christina and working with her could simply be defined by 3 words: genuine, creative, and fun.”

“Feeling comfortable with your photographer I think is the most important element to think about and because of Christina’s personality, work ethic, and understanding of the craziness of being a bride, I would definitely recommend her to friends, family, and any future bride I come across.”

“I was lucky enough to come across and Christina and know from the moment we met that she was the right photographer. Her genuine personality and genuine passion for her art was the first thing I noticed. Her creative view is amazing and easy to see in the small details that she takes the time to acknowledge. Lastly, Christina is just an overall fun person. Her charisma helped put my husband and I at ease during our engagement shoot and wedding and it is clear through the images she captured that we were having a blast, rather than trying to look a certain way for the sake of the camera.”

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