Luke's First Birthday Session//Cake Smash//San Diego Children's Photographer

Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE shooting first birthday cake smashes!?!? All of my little birthday client’s come to the studio and I custom order the yummiest and cutest cakes from Donalee. We start with some portraits in their nice clothes then move onto the fun, messy part!! I keep these sessions simple and easy for the littles, typically shoot them playing with a toy or capture them crawling or walking around.

Luke Copeland turned ONE in april and his mama picked the cutest farmer/cowboy theme! I was pretty excited that he LOVED his cake, not all little ones know what to do with a massive cake in front of them!!

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Ok Mom, I’m all done!!!  Interested in a birthday/cake smash session for your little one!? Click the link below to inquire about booking!

Ok Mom, I’m all done!!!

Interested in a birthday/cake smash session for your little one!? Click the link below to inquire about booking!

Sophia and Aria //San Diego Maternity Photography //Mommy and Me

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

Becoming a Mom 6 years ago has been the biggest blessing and most rewarding jobs ever. This lovely mama is about to have not one, not two, but three beautiful girls to mother. I’m so happy I was able to capture such a special time for Sophia with her oldest daughter, Aria. I remember wanting to soak up every minute with my first before my second was born.

This beautiful, intimate mother daughter session has inspired me to do so many more sessions like this in the studio. I have an opportunity for these on May 4th, I’m hosting Mother’s Day mini sessions. Spots are filling up quick and I would love to be able to give this beautiful gift to as many mamas as possible. There is a button at the bottom of this post to inquire about booking.

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Click this button to inquire about booking for the Mother’s Day Mini Sessions!

Click this button to inquire about booking for the Mother’s Day Mini Sessions!

Chloe- San Diego, California Senior graduate 2019/Christy Golder Photography

I’m so happy Chloe reached out to me about shooting her Senior photos!! I’ve known this girl for years, I worked with her mom and watched her grow into this beautiful, confident, strong woman. When I asked about her session and what places bring her joy, she said some where in the mountains with the sun shining on me. We started in the studio then went outside with a little snow on the ground and a winter chill in the air. This session was magic! I stretched my creativity and had a blast with posing and directing my first shoot for 2019!

Chloe, thank you again for trusting me with your senior photos!! I can’t wait to see where you will go in this life!

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Carly-Cake Smash

Oh how quickly that first year goes by! I love capturing first birthday photos, especially when cake is involved. This session was shot in the studio using a few different setups, I always recommend shooting some in a cute outfit before cake is put in front of your little, this way we get more than one look for the session!

I love to capture this special birthday, click the link down below to get more information!

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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. 


























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!!






















Studio Session - Adkins Family

Well this family was such a delight to meet! They were the winner's of my mothers day studio session giveaway and we had such a fun time at their session! Little Colby was such a cutie in front of the camera and the connection this family has was the sweetest to witness. Check out the blog that Mom, Elisabeth, helps write for http://sandiego.citymomsblog.com/
It was such a pleasure to meet you Adkins family and to be able to capture some beautiful memories for your family. 

Gorgeous handmade paper flower crown made by Donna-Paperave


























Mommy and Me Studio Session

I met this sweet mama who also happens to be a very talented photographer at my MOPs group about a year ago. I had the privledge of working along side her as a second shooter last year.

Photography has opened up so many opportunities for me, its been such a blessing to have met new people, give the gift of memories, have an outlet/job that I'm truly passionate about. It makes me incredibly happy that I could provide this mama with some special photos of just her and her boys. 

Flower Crown handmade by the insanely talented: Donna of Paperave
Photos taken in my home studio