Christmas Minis

Christmas Minis are here!! Bring your littles into the studio for some adorable pictures to get in the Christmas spirit! We'll have some yummy Christmas cookies, music and the cutest setup. 

Price $165

 (up to 4 littles per time slot)

What you get

30 minute session

15 images on digital file

1 5x7 of your favorite print

(other prints sold separately) 

Studio is located in Pine Valley CA. Must be paid at time of booking to reserve time slot, non-refundable but can be put towards a future shoot date. 

How to book

Fill out form below and check desired time slot, contract will then be emailed to you to pay and sign. Once that is taken care of your all set!!!

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Ghazi and Viri-Wedding

I had the pleasure of capturing THEE most insanely beautifully styled wedding I've seen back in April. Not only was this couple beautiful but every detail was perfect. The location was something out of a dream and the florals were over the top amazing!
I'm so honored to be apart of one of the most important day of someones lives! I absolutely LOVE my job. 


















reading letters they wrote to each other before the ceremony, I love that they decided to not see each other beforehand but to read a special note. There were tears. 



















If I could do any other job I would be a florist, except for the fact that it takes SKILLLZZ to do that job!! Like florists are sooo talented!




















Second shooting for Katherine Beth Photography

Booking a session

Hi! I'm so glad you found me.
So your interested in my photography?! I can't tell you how flattered I am! now lets chat about what kind of photography I can do for you.




Family/Portrait Sessions



These sessions are ideal for documenting your family, a new baby, a growing baby bump, or a graduating senior.

typically 1 hour and include 50-75 images on digital file

$350

prints and photo books are available a la carte

Your session will be done at the location of your choice within San Diego county. Newborn, maternity and family sessions can also be taken in your home!

Boudoir


Flirty, sweet, intimate, sexy, and fun! These sessions are perfect as a gift to your guy and even yourself. Even better, bring your man along for a flirty cuddle session!

typically 1 hour and include 50-75 images on digital file


Boudoir packages starting at $500

boudoir sessions can be taken in your home, my home studio or a secluded outdoor location
hair and makeup can be arranged for an additional charge
Please email me for package information


Engagement/Wedding Photography

Celebrate him popping the question and get some practice in before the big day with an engagement session! These sessions are typically 1 hour long and include approximately to 50-75 images on digital file, at the location of your choice within San Diego county.

$350 engagement session without wedding package

Wedding packages starting at $1,500
I'm currently only booking small intimate weddings and elopements
Please email me for more information and package information 


I require a 50% deposit to reserve your session/event date. I accept credit cards, checks or cash for your session.


Please fill out form below to inquire about session details and availability. I look forward to working with you!

Corrao Family

It's been a minute since I've blogged, this family session was one that I wanted to get up on the blog asap! We had so much fun shooting, mama was super prepared with some adorable props for her girl and I'm so happy they chose to do photos in my neighborhood!
My fam is getting ready to wake up at 2am and drive to Idaho for a vaca!! I'm pretty excited to have more time with my people, visiting framily plus I'm getting my photos done!!!
Here's to an amazing week!! 






















I can't get enough of this cuteness! 

If your wanting to get your family photos done, please reach out! The fall season is almost here and I'm filling up with sessions already!
I'd love to capture some beautiful memories for you. 

5 tips on how to plan for photos with kids

As a Mom, you try to be prepared as possible with your littles everyday. You can anticipate their needs and be ready with things such as snacks, diapers, activities, the list can go on and on. 
When booking and planning for photos with your kids you may not know what to expect. 
I've put together my top five list of tips on how to prepare and go through a session with kids smoothly and as stress free as possible. 

ONE.
Pick a session time that is ideal for your kids. Most photographers will suggest and say they recommend sunset hour (golden hour) and while I prefer that time of day for lighting I also understand that it may be too close to bedtime for your littles. If that's the case they will probably not be in their best moods that time of day, then I would recommend an early morning or sometime after nap time and we can still get some beautifully lite photos. 
This photo was taken in the middle of the day, the light is a little more harsh but its still a great shot! 

  
Two.
choose outfits that are comfortable and easy for kids to move around in. Both of my kids are sensitive to tags and certain fabrics. Therefore I know they will complain if there is a itchy tag in their shirts or an uncomfortable waist band on pants. I'm obsessed with flower crowns but I also know that not every little girl is going to be ok with wearing one. It's always worth a try but don't force something otherwise there might be lots of tears in photos. 

Three.
Plan to bring something fun to play with or an activity that your kids will enjoy! Bubbles, a picnic, a favorite stuffed animal, a fun game such as ring around the rosie or dancing are always a fun way to get kids distracted if they are over it or starting to throw a fit. During a session I will always suggest a fun game like peek a boo or dancing to get some giggles.



Four.
SNACKS! Kids can eat none stop, sometimes I like to take a break in the middle of a session for a quick snack! Remember to bring something that won't stain faces or clothes. I also suggest bringing or offering some kind of treat at the end of the session. I'm not against bribing kids for great photos, sometimes it works like a charm!!

FIVE.
Go with the flow.
At the end of the day kids will be kids. We can't always predict their mood changes and even though it can be frustrating we can't flip a switch and turn it off, even though that would be awesome! Of course we all want "the perfect shot" with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. I'd say most if not all of my sessions I can at least get one of those in your gallery.





Some of my favorite images are the in between moments, the candids, everything may not be going exactly the way you pictured it but the moment, together, is being captured and honestly as a mom I'm so grateful for every image of me with my kiddos.



If you are interested in a session I'd love to chat more!!


Life Lately-personal post

Hi!! Hope your having a fabulous thursday! Mine is going great except for the fact that I have a cold, but I'm sitting on the couch all morning with coffee in hand working, so I can't complain too much ;) 
It's been so long since I've done a personal post, I love being able to look back at these to see how much has changed and how much my babies have grown. 
Hunter had his spring break about a week ago and got 2 whole weeks off from school! We had a few days out and about doing fun things but mostly stayed home. We had fun Easter morning going through the kids baskets and getting ready for Easter at my mother in laws.





I was feeling inspired by a Pinterest find and decided to make these dirt cupcakes with chocolate covered strawberries, they were delish and super cute right!?! 










Went to visit my big bro in Temecula one day! How adorable is my niece?!





Hunter has been doing soccer for the spring season and so far likes it, here's some photos at one of his saturday games.
Its pretty cute watching all these 4-6 year olds chasing after this ball, there's basically no white lines when your this little. 







River has been loving her ballet classes and is getting really good! 




She has also become quite the chicken whisperer, which is major progress from when we first brought these girls home. She asks me a couple times a day "Mama, can we go check on the baby chicks?" its pretty cute. We finished the coop this past weekend, except for a few minor things that need to be done in the future. I will post more pictures of that soon because it turned out super adorable!!


Culver Family-Extended Family Session

Goodmorning!!! I can't believe its been so long since I blogged last, time flies when your having fun! 
I'm sitting here in my dining room, sipping my coffee, writing this blog post as my two littles sit next to me drawing and talking about what they are drawing/ coloring to eachother. This right here is my happy place, its not always easy and I could complain about how much they don't get along, are sometimes super defiant or how many chores I have to do and things that are on my to do list. Instead I'm sitting here content because I am so incredibly blessed and I don't want to take that for granted.


I had the best experience with this extended family at their session and it ended 2017 leaving me feeling so happy that I get to do this!! Capturing the connection, the love, the special lifelong bond that families share is something I still and will always cherish.

Here is the Culver family, most of them live in Hawaii (rough life huh?!) they came out to california for Christmas and reached out about a family session in my mountains!! 
We had such a fun time laughing, everyone was just super easy going and really just enjoyed their time together, even with all three little ones! 
Culver family thank you again for having me document your beautiful family and capture some pretty special memories.  

























Kleinertz Family - in home newborn session

Shooting in home newborn family sessions (whew, thats a mouthfull) gives me allll the feels!  The Kleinertz family invited me into their sweet home and introduced me to their brand new baby boy, Remy. How cute is that name!?! Keep scrolling to see more of this adorable family plus I wrote a few tips when planning your in home newborn session.

Thank you again Kleinertz family for having me in your home to capture this special time for your beautiful family. 



I wanted to share a few tips when planning an in home newborn session that might help prepare and give you ideas when planning for yours!
When to plan your session? I recommend within the first, at least, three weeks after baby is born. You want to wait until after you have been home and settled for a few days from the hospital but don't wait too long, babies tend to stop sleeping all day long and will get into routines and begin to be more fussy on a daily basis, sorry new mamas! I have shot plenty of one month old babies in their homes and it goes well so please don't let this detour you, its only my recommendation. 





Make sure baby is fed and has a clean diaper before your photographer arrives. Have any other family members dressed and ready before this as well. It's a good idea, if you have other littles to make sure their bellies are full before your session. 








What to wear for an in home session? I always recommend some comfy clothes when doing an in home session! It's typically not the session to pick out those fancy dresses or have your guy in slacks. I recommend starting with Mom, when you are comfortable and feeling good in what your wearing it shines through in the photos. Pick colors and patterns that would compliment your homes decor! I prefer a neutral palette but if you like bright bold colors than you do you! Remember when dressing a family, matchy matchy doesn't work and is a little old fashioned. Think coordinating, choose 2-3 colors and work with what you have. You can mix patterns as long as they compliment eachother. 









You don't need to have a gorgeous designer home to do an in home session. All a photographer needs is a space next to a door, window with good lighting and we will work our magic. I've even moved peoples furniture around to get just the right angle or wall I want to use. So please don't let this stop you from doing an in home session. Nothing beats the comfort and cozy of your own home and to have that captured in photos with the ones you love will be something you will cherish forever. 













Aurora's first birthday

I was so happy when my girl Jenn reached out to me about shooting her daughter's first birthday!! Little one's grow up so fast and its such a priveledge to be able to capture it for others!  We did a cake smash session in the studio with the most beautiful and tasiest cakes I've ever had, made by one of my neighbors!! She does cakes on the side, let me know if you want her info!
I set this all up with all things pink, of course, and it turned out so cute!!











A couple weeks later was birthday girls unicorn party. Props to her mama for putting this together!! Planning parties is no joke! 

Finley family, I hope these photos bring you joy and fond memories looking back as she grows each year. Congrats on making it through the first year with your beautiful daughter!










Cauliflower Pizza

Ok, heres my secret to EASY cauliflower pizza! Riced cauliflower, preferably from Trader Joes, will save you so much time. Putting this blog post together I realized I didn't take many step by step photos, but you shouldn't need too many this is an easy recipe. I am not a food blogger so bare with me ;) 
  


1 cup riced cauliflower
2 eggs
about 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese  
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Mix all these ingredients together and form little patties on a baking sheet. Bake in oven at 425 for about 15ish minutes or until golden brown, but don't overcook because you will be putting them back into the oven with the toppings. 





they should look something like this before you put all the toppings on. Here's the part I skipped, showing you everything I put on mine. I figured everyone likes there pizza different, there isn't just one way to do it. 
I used pesto sauce instead of marinara, then topped with spinach, bell peppers, grape tomatoes, feta and a little more mozzarella. I put the pizza back in the oven for maybe 5 minutes, just to let the cheese melt and topped with crushed red peppers after because I like my food spicy!!
That's it!!! Now here's, probably more than necessary, a few pictures of the same thing at different angles (LOL). 
Enojy!!!







Finley family

I had the great opportunity to capture so many families in 2017, I honestly feel so blessed to get asked to do this! An old friend reached out to me for a family session as well as first birthday photos for their beautiful little girl. Finley family, thank you again for entrusting me with such special memories! 


















Thomason Family

Thomason Family, thank you so much for trusting me with capturing some beautiful, special photos for you to cherish. Nichole has quickly become one of my close friends since meeting her about a year ago, bonus; we're pretty much neighbors!! Ok, well not that close but they too live in our little mountain town of Pine Valley so we took advantage of our gorgeous surroundings and shot up the hill from their house! I absolutely love capturing the connection between a family and feel so blessed to be able to do so for friends. 























Tom & Jackie - Maternity

It was such a pleasure to meet and capture a special time in Tom and Jackie's life, getting ready to welcome their little baby girl soon. We had so much fun shooting around Coronado at the Hotel Del, Jackie looked absolutely stunning in her two dresses that complimented her baby bump so well. I made the flower crown to go with both looks. 
One of my favorite parts about shooting them was how much they laughed together, they radiate love and affection for eachother and I know that baby girl is going to have some awesome parents. 

Flower Crown made by me
Hair by Holly instagram
Pink gown by Pink Blush Maternity




























Pumpkin Patch

So we've been talking about wanting to take a drive up to Julian, CA during the fall season. Spontaneously Saturday morning we hit the road early, even taking the back road, to get there! 
There's something about being spontaneous and adventurous, some of my favorite memories were unplanned. 
So glad I decided to bring my real camera to document. 

If you look close you can see our little town of Pine Valley in this first photo!

















Boudoir Styled Shoot

I put together my very first styled boudoir shoot with the help of Sarah of beauty bespoken, who is a fabulous makeup artist. Boudoir photography has quickly become one of my favorite things to shoot, I can't get enough and I love showing women how beautiful they are! 
If you are interested in a session at my studio or even your home, I would love to chat more with you. 
You can email me at boudoirbychristy@gmail.com

Please follow all of the vendors that helped with this beautiful shoot!
Makeup by Sarah beautybespoken

Hair by Holly instagram

Jewelry by Jennifer housgoods

Models Devon and Melanie Devon Melanie

If you would like to see more of my work please follow my instagram page, sorry guys, ladies only!! Boudoir by Christy

We had a florist lined up but unfortunately at the last minute couldn't deliver the flowers. I love putting together arrangements, although I am not a professional, I had fun putting the bouquets together. All photos were done in my home studio, located in Pine Valley CA. 


























South Family

This family is so near and dear to me and this session is one of my favorites from this year. I've been photographing the South fam since little Logan was just a tiny newborn. He has grown into a sweet boy with a funny personality and so full of energy!! 
Thank you again for trusting me with such precious memories. 





























About Me

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Christy, I'm a wifey, mama to 2, a dreamer, a believer and photographer. I started on this photography journey 10 years ago when my hubby gifted me my first camera on my 21st birthday. I believe God gave me this gift of photography and I intend to use it to bring Him all the glory! I love to capture real, raw moments that provoke emotion in people. I'm not a big fan of posing people but rather capturing them in their element, with natural interactions and beautiful natural light! Capturing real memories for you and your family to cherish. Please take a look at my gallery of work HERE to see more!




Here's a few more things about me that you may not know.
 Most days you'll find me at home raising my little boy, Hunter 5 and little girl, River 3. I also love to craft/DIY, love wine, coffee and donuts not all at the same time, except the coffee and donuts.
My guilty pleasure is the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I've been married to my hubby now for 12 years, we started dating as babies, when I was only 14 and we still like eachother ;)

We live in the small mountain town of Pine Valley, CA about 45 minutes from downtown San Diego. Both my hubby and I have dreamed of living in a quiet, smaller, rural place to raise our kiddos and are so incredibly happy and blessed after moving here a year and a half ago.

I hope you stick around for a while and take a look at my blog/journal. I love to document all of my clients images as well as personal ones.



Now that you know a little about me, I would love to get to know you!
Please contact me HERE so we can chat
and thanks again for stopping by!



Brylee-first birthday

This sweet girl just celebrated her first birthday! I had the pleasure of doing a cake smash session in the studio with her, then we headed to our local park for a few photos outside with the flower crown I made her. 
I love capturing little ones at this age, although she wasn't feeling very well this day I think we got some cute shots of her with the help of her mama and grandma. You can never predict little one's mood for the day, sometimes you have to just go with the flow. 

Happy First Birthday Brylee!!






















Olivia-Artist Session

"I'm an artist and when you buy from me you are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experiments. You are buying a piece of my heart and soul, a moment of my life."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Pablo Picasso



A jeweler, calligrapher and beautiful person on the inside and out. I first "met" Olivia through San Diego's Tuesdays Together group on facebook. When we planned a shoot that focused on her I was excited to watch and capture an artist at work. I myself used to make and sell jewelry, not as gorgeous or labor intensive as hers but I have an appreciation for her work. This girl is so talented and has a sweet soul, give her a follow and support her art.

When thinking of a location for the shoot I wanted a relaxed environment, obliviously someplace with a trendy eye catching vibe and with tables. So what better place than a coffee shop! Communal Coffee shop has such a beautiful, simplistic design feel to it. Its a great place to meet up with friends or work with your favorite drink. 

Olivia, I can't wait to meet up and work together again!