Unposed is the new posed

Lets create your own memories, not the ones you've seen on instagram

We have been so inundated with images thanks to Instagram and Pinterest about what our wedding photos should look like. But that "should" and reality are two very different things.
I love all the pretty details and the trendy styles just as much as the next person but I don't want the main reason to the whole wedding day to get lost in the planning...YOU!
Without you none of this would even be happening.

My philosophy is all about photographing my clients and capturing the real connection you share. Will I help loosen you up and give you some prompts? Absolutely! I want to photograph the way the two of you are as a couple, how you naturally laugh with one another, how you gravitate towards one another when I tell you to pull closer. It's about the energy and acute realness of the moments captured between the couple.

Hey Dudes, I'm Christina!

The girl who is never going to look as good as she does in that photo ever again

I can sit here and tell you that I love coffee, I love to travel, and Target is like my second home. All truth, to a small extent, BUT I'd like to think I'm a lot more interesting than that.

The real me is a quirky, kinda scatter-brained chica who gets way too excited about the most random of things and who loves surprise flowers (tulips specifically) and whose Instagram stories are primarily posted while sitting on a toilet.

Also, I'm obsessed with my dog.
His name is Taz and he's the best four-legged creature in the world. Yes he's a Pitbull, no he's not a terror, instead he'll lick you to death, and his favorite place to be is cuddled on the couch.

And, I love naps.


Get to know me more!

The girl who...

Can't make up her mind about what to write 

Just like any other average person I have a variety of guilty pleasures such as the topping bar at my favorite frozen yogurt place, too many rewatches of Outlander and Game of Thrones, campfire smores, and all the things you shouldn't have to live one of those "healthy and balanced" lifestyles. 

I'm the girl who sucks at texting back but is always thinking about you. I'm the friend who will sit and listen when things get tough. I'm the friend you can always count on to cry during a video of puppies in a play pen.

I'm the photographer who taught herself everything she knows. I'm the photographer who loves her clients to pieces and only wants to give them the best she absolutely can. I'm the photographer who will undoubtedly cry at your wedding and be shaking her booty right along with you on the dance floor.

But wait, there's more!

Some extra tidbits

Rambling thoughts on things I like & don't like

I'm a huge fan of Shoprite's tangy taylor ham. Uniqulo clothing store. MEXICAN FOOD. Prime rib. Day planners. New pens. Reading. Afternoon tea. Sweet Loren's cookies. My husband. Seat warmers.  

You can find me running far away from SNAKES. I dislike mustard. Icy sidewalks.  Jacket vests. Cool whip. Humidity. The chore of dusting. Grape jelly. Duck lips. Feet. Spiders.   

If I forget your name I'll probably resort to calling you Gary. Everyone loves a Gary. I'm super awkward with small talk, I'll apologize for that in advance. No one ever believes me but I am an introvert. Also, I'd rather sleep in than wake up early enough to do my hair or put makeup on. 

And I can't stand messy counters!

Back to the beginning

what is the CJP

Lets get to know one another first

Experience?

When you inquire with me I don't want to talk about numbers the first time I get you on the phone. I want to talk about you.

Once you send me a contact form through my website you'll hear from me and I'll give you a few dates and times that our schedules will be able to sync up so we can have a phone chat. Through that conversation I want to get to know you, your fiance, your interests and hobbies. I find that when I can get to know you as people, I'm able to cater the experience to what I know you'll enjoy and steer it away from things you don't.

After that then we'll get to the details of the wedding because don't get me wrong, I still love those pretty details just as much as you!

What can I expect next?

If you don't know exactly what you need, that's cool. We'll figure it out together!

One of the things I'm most proud about that I offer to my clients is all the options. I am a one-stop shop with all the customization you need.

After talking to you and going over what you want and figuring out what you actually need to make sure your wedding day is covered I will send you a proposal with three different collection choices.

When your decision is made I'll need 40% to secure your date and a signed contract, all of which can be signed and paid directly online with the easiest of convenience. The remainder of your balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding. That's it!

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Craigslist won't cut it this time

A professional is a professional for a reason. Don't allow your Aunt, your Cousin, or even Craigslist think they can give you something that is going to be even half the quality of what you could get by investing properly.
 
Photos are worth the investment. You are worth the investment. Don't sell yourself short on your wedding day. These photos are not the time for you to go looking for 50% off. 

If you have a budget to work with, that's fine! I'm all for working with budgets, but budgets and a "good deal" are two different things. Don't get confused between the two.

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YOU

FAQ

Pricing

The FAQ

ALL THE ANSWERS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS

Do I travel?
I do! Traveling does include separate pricing so be sure to let me know. In addition, I always make sure to arrive a day or two before the big event to give buffering time for flight delays and cancellations.

Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. My insurance is for up to one million dollars of liability so you can rest assured that I can make my way onto any venue property and be safely covered should anything happen. If your venue needs proof of my insurance it will be sent to them 30 days prior to your wedding.

Can I have my RAW files?
Are you going to pay me $5,000? Kidding...but seriously, my answer is 'NO'. Trust me when I say you're not going to want to see the outtakes. You're not going to want the photos of your eyes half closed, of your mouth gaping wide while in the middle of a sentence. Trust my eye, my expertise, and trust me that I'm going to give you the creme de la creme of your photos.

How many photos can I expect to receive?
If you have a wedding with more details, bridal details, groom details, decor, all those little things, the more photos you'll have. If you don't have those things then there's obviously not going to be that number of photos given. The length of your wedding coverage will also affect the final delivery amount. You're not going to have the same number of photos for a six hour wedding as you do a nine.

What if you can't make it to our wedding?
Only an Act of God could keep me from your wedding but should that happen I have a fantastic network of photographers who would be able to take over for the day. I would still edit your photos but the person I'd send in my place is someone I trust 117% to capture all the details and moments.

What if my partner doesn't like photos or we're both awkward in front of the camera?
Tell them to suck it up! Don't actually say that...but this is the beauty of how I photograph. Through my prompts you won't be standing still long enough to think about how much you hate getting your photo taken. You'll be moving so much, laughing, and enjoying one another that I will be able to capture all of those natural movements, expressions, and unique personality the two of you share.

What if you've never shot at our venue before?
Why would you want a photographer who shoots at your venue every other weekend and uses the same locations and poses for couple after couple? If I've never shot at your venue before then that means I can come at it with a fresh pair of eyes and have a unique perspective to make your gallery identifiable as your own. 

How do I receive my photos?
All photos are delivered via an online gallery that you can download them from for FREE!


Have any Other questions?

Get In Touch With Me HERE

It's not a one time sale, it's a lifetime investment

Investment


Weddings begin at $2,600

On average, clients spend $3,200 for their wedding photos 

Elopements/Destination Weddings begin at $1,800
Please make sure you specifically mention you'll be traveling and interested in an elopement/destination wedding when inquiring 

Portraits begin at $400
This applies for family sessions, boudoir, engagement sessions, etc.

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The FAQ

ALL THE ANSWERS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS

Do I travel?
I do! Traveling does include separate pricing so be sure to let me know. In addition, I always make sure to arrive a day or two before the big event to give buffering time for flight delays and cancellations.

Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. My insurance is for up to one million dollars of liability so you can rest assured that I can make my way onto any venue property and be safely covered should anything happen. If your venue needs proof of my insurance it will be sent to them 30 days prior to your wedding.

Can I have my RAW files?
Are you going to pay me $5,000? Kidding...but seriously, my answer is 'NO'. Trust me when I say you're not going to want to see the outtakes. You're not going to want the photos of your eyes half closed, of your mouth gaping wide while in the middle of a sentence. Trust my eye, my expertise, and trust me that I'm going to give you the creme de la creme of your photos.

How many photos can I expect to receive?
If you have a wedding with more details, bridal details, groom details, decor, all those little things, the more photos you'll have. If you don't have those things then there's obviously not going to be that number of photos given. The length of your wedding coverage will also affect the final delivery amount. You're not going to have the same number of photos for a six hour wedding as you do a nine.

What if you can't make it to our wedding?
Only an Act of God could keep me from your wedding but should that happen I have a fantastic network of photographers who would be able to take over for the day. I would still edit your photos but the person I'd send in my place is someone I trust 117% to capture all the details and moments.

What if my partner doesn't like photos or we're both awkward in front of the camera?
Tell them to suck it up! Don't actually say that...but this is the beauty of how I photograph. Through my prompts you won't be standing still long enough to think about how much you hate getting your photo taken. You'll be moving so much, laughing, and enjoying one another that I will be able to capture all of those natural movements, expressions, and unique personality the two of you share.

What if you've never shot at our venue before?
Why would you want a photographer who shoots at your venue every other weekend and uses the same locations and poses for couple after couple? If I've never shot at your venue before then that means I can come at it with a fresh pair of eyes and have a unique perspective to make your gallery identifiable as your own. 

How do I receive my photos?
All photos are delivered via an online gallery that you can download them from for FREE!


Have any Other questions?

Get In Touch With Me Here

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Lets create your own memories, not the ones you've seen on Instagram

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