Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
I'm based in San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California. I serve North San Diego County including Carlsbad, San Marcos, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Del Mar, Vista, Escondido, Valley Center, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Penasquitos and all of San Diego County for weddings and special events.
How long have you been in business?
I've been photographing families and seniors since 2006 and started expanding my services in 2013.
Did you study photography?
I dabbled in many majors from Aerospace Engineering, to Chemical Physics and finally graduated with my B.S. is in Applied Math and Physics. I studied optics and lenses but honestly, managing the camera gear is pretty easy compared to managing the energy and mood of families! That experience probably came from being a mom in the midst of noise and chaos of my own for the past 20 years!
What equipment do you use?
I love my Nikon and Sigma gear! I use mainly my Nikon d810s with my Sigma art 50mm for family sessions, and my Nikkor 85mm for seniors and subjects who don't move around as quickly. I have lots of other lenses too that I use occasionally, but those are my favorites at the moment.
Sessions & Scheduling
What if I don't see the date or time that I need?
Contact Christy to chat about availability. A little bit of schedule juggling may open up the date and time you need.
Do you offer morning sessions?
YES! I love morning sessions, especially beach sunrise sessions! These times don't show on the app to cut down on confusion, but contact Christy to set up a morning session.
What if I need to reschedule?
You may reschedule your session up until 2 weeks before at no charge for any reason. You may reschedule anytime due to illness or issues with weather at no charge.
What if I need to cancel my session or reschedule last minute?
Your retainer fee may be charged for cancellations and last minute rescheduling (other than illness and weather). Contact Christy as soon as possible once you know that a date won't work for you.
How do I get coupon codes?
Sign up for the newsletter for the latest coupon codes! Coupon codes are not valid for weddings and events.
Can I pick a location a little further away?
There is an option to upgrade your location when scheduling but we need to make sure it will work with our date and time and my family's schedule. Contact us for options.
Still have questions?
Tap the icon in the lower left to send us a message. Please contact us at any time to chat about any questions you may have, inspiration photos or ideas, concerns about your session, weather, anything at all! We're so excited about our session together and here for you every step of the way!