I’m Christina! My middle name is Best. Born and raised in Southern California, I made my way to Sacramento to study photography in college at Sacramento state.
Growing up, I was always the kid with a disposable camera, but got into photography in high school. I fell in love with the darkroom and capturing moments and making photos. After studying photography, I decided to pursue weddings when marriage became open to all couples in June of 2015. I’ve been shooting weddings since then, and have fallen in love with capturing them. I love the emotions, anticipation, and being apart of your best day ever.
I got married in April 2018, and fell in love with weddings even more. Going through the wedding process has been a bonus and made me truly understand what goes into weddings. I respect the process, and know how much time, energy, and money goes into a wedding day. The love is the most important. I know love, I love love, and I LOVE capturing love.
I utilize natural light and space to beautifully capture subjects and their essence. As inspired by light, lines, shadows, space, and fellow creatives, I strive to capture the virtue I see and feel in the world. I am a firm believer in Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Decisive Moment” by using intuition, light, and timing to determine exactly when to snap the shutter (and then keep snapping).
When I'm not shooting, you'll find me hanging out with my wife, Anna, and our three cats, Big, Boat, and Boy. I love gardening and plants, swimming and walking riverside or oceanside, networking, and riding my bike around midtown.
If you're curious about my gear. I shoot with a Canon 5d mark iii and Canon 6d. I primarily use the 35mm 1.4 and 100 mm lenses. I have 600 ex flash that I use after dark or when an extra bit of light is needed. I am licensed and insured.
I would love to hear from you and capture you!
Photo by Hailey Ayson