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Last minute wedding photography for elopements & intimate weddings.

Thank you for stopping by my website. Currently my availability for May-September 2024 is limited to small weddings & elopements. There are both weekend and weekdays still available. Scroll down to learn more, and please reach out if interested. I’d love to chat about your needs.

AMANDA & RYAN MARRIED AT THE ST. JAMES HOTEL IN RED WING, MN.

Christa was wonderful to work with and her work is gorgeous! She made my fiancé and I feel completely comfortable while taking our wedding photos. The photos reflect us and our relationship, but she made them so much better with unique shots and an artistic lens. They truly look like art, she clearly has an eye for color and staging when we were just a mess of emotions. Our wedding photos made so many family members cry and we will treasure them forever thanks to her hard work and expertise. Thank you, Christa! Also, bonus – Christa arrived early and stayed late for us, plus we got our wedding photos so much faster than other couples I know!

Ready to get your photography planning taken care of?

a professional portrait is a benefit of backyard wedding photography

Benefits:

My mission is to support and celebrate you with wedding photography so you get:

  • Engagement portraits are included so you can experience what photography is like with me before your wedding.
  • Personalized photography planning with a wedding worksheet and photography timeline- you’ll know what photography is happening when on your wedding day
  • Clear rescheduling policies included in your contract
  • Easy to access online documents
  • I’m here to support you with over a decade of wedding photography experience.

Wait: What if you feel awkward in front of the camera?

Every person I photograph says this. Everyone!

I know it can be stressful to think about your portraits. But here’s the truth: The love you and your partner share is beautiful, and you are so good together! That’s the biggest part of what makes your pictures fantastic.

The other part comes from working with an experienced photographer like me, who will make you comfortable during your pictures.

We’re going to talk, we’re going to laugh, I’m going to keep the poses spontaneous and natural. The engagement session you get will help you get to know me so I won’t be a stranger with a camera. You’ll feel awesome about your pictures!

wedding timeline couples portraits

Quick FAQ

What are your packages? Hourly photography for intimate weddings in the Twin Cities ranges from 625-2000+ and full-day celebrations average 2600-4200. I’m open to working with you to create a package that fits your needs. Let’s schedule a conversation and figure out what you need.

Do we get printing rights to these pictures? Yes! You receive an online gallery so you can download full-resolution digitals with no copyright marks and have permission to use them for any personal use you can think of.

-Who will be my photographer? This is my business, so I’m the person you’ll communicate with and the lead photographer for your wedding.

A little about me: I’m a nature lover.  Hiking, road trips, rock hounding, and bonfires under the stars. I’m fueled by lots of coffee, books, documentaries, family time, and singing out loud to my favorite songs in the car.

I started my wedding photography business in 2012, and celebrating 12 years of weddings in 2024!

Here’s my best selfie!

You’re interested. Hurray! What next?

Send me a message to confirm I’m available on your date. I’ll respond within 24 hours.

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