PHOTOGRAPHY + BUSINESS
MENTORSHIP & COACHING

I want to help you!

Whether you're just starting out or you’ve had a photography business for years, we’ve all felt stuck in certain areas. As a professional in the field, I’m here to help. I can teach you how to maximize your strengths. Not only will I share my proven business strategies that kept my company growing over the years, but I’ll also reveal ways to add value beyond delivering photos. My methods keep clients coming back while my personal approach has new clients happily paying for my services. Let’s break through barriers and reach your goals together! 

Are you having trouble with pricing? Not sure what cameras to use? Do you want to break into a new field of photography? Looking for tips on booking the venue or client of your dreams? Feeling excited but confused on how to secure destination clients? Need a fresh perspective on marketing, social media or website design? Or, just looking for a photographer friend? :) 

Whatever you’re experiencing, I’ll teach you key lessons I’ve learned along the way! Over the years I’ve gained so much from experience with the best in the industry and invested thousands on education. There’s truly nothing like a one-on-one coaching experience that has a tailored approach to YOUR needs. I want to help guide you to greatness. 

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Hi beautiful people! I’ve poured my heart and soul into photography and serving others for nearly a decade. I’ve leaned so much through experience, mentors, trial and error, education and feedback. I want to help you wherever you are in your journey by offering personalized one-on-one mentorship sessions. I’m an open book, you can ask me anything. I’ll guide with an honest, open, practical and optimistic approach. 


Reach out and apply below! Send me the top three things you’d like to discuss in detail on our call. The session will take place on a zoom call. I advise students to take notes. A recording will be sent to you after our call plus steps you will be able to implement immediately to reach your goals. 


Let’s do it! What’s next? 

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For a limited time I am offering one-on-one mentorship sessions for $250 an hour. I can't wait to connect & help you grow.

Apply below to receive access to the early bird pricing! 

NEXT STEPS

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Elopement photography

An Intimate Celebration

Berkley

@berkleymcgaugheyphotography

What people are saying

"Words are inadequate when it comes to describing Christina as my mentor. Yes, there are a lot of great mentors, but what differentiates Christina from the rest is her demeanor and how she makes her clients feel important, prioritized, and heard with her delivery. When it comes to helping others, Christina truly pours her entire heart into her work and building a foundational relationship with those that she works with.

Anything I’ve ever felt confused about, she has brought so much clarity and answers. She has never left room for me to feel judged about what I don’t know, she makes every question feel safe. She provides different options and unique knowledge of what it takes to be a creative. She leads with unconditional love and honest care for others, solely because she loves to help.

The amount of information I have gained about photography over the past few years, I owe it all to her. She truly is such a safe place when it comes to learning anything. Not to mention she’s a saint, and you will find yourself giddy leaving a conversation with her. It is 100% guaranteed that you will not regret hiring Christina as your mentor."

"Christina has been the greatest photography mentor for me. The first time I met with her she was so open and humble ready to give me any advice or kind words I needed. Christina really knows how to influence and give other aspiring photographers pointers to help benefit their own business.

Christina is the most kind and warm hearted person wearing her heart on her sleeve to help others in their creative journey. I recommend Christina as a photography mentor because she is very experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about her craft and wants to share how she did it to help others be successful in their creative journey. The greatest thing about Christina is that she not only is a mentor but always a kind friend. Talking with Christina is always such an incredible, uplifting, and learning moment for me."

Gracie

@graciebelle_photography

What people are saying

"Thank you so much for our guidance and wisdom, Christina! It was a joy to get to speak with you and I'm looking forward to our future conversations. I feel like this is the start of lots of growth and positive change within my business and work. Speaking with you provided me with some concrete steps to implement moving forward and also affirmed my journey in the photography space. You are such a kind human and your approach to photography is so community and connection rooted, it feels incredibly authentic. I feel so inspired and encouraged after our conversation.

Thank you again for your warmth and wisdom!"

Teal

@tealhankinsphoto

What people are saying

"Christina, thank you! You have a gift. I can’t tell you how meaningful it was to hear you say you had prepped pages and pages of notes to answer my 3 challenging questions.

I didn’t know what to expect, but you delivered far more than I could’ve hoped. And to be able to leave the meeting with tangible action steps for today, this week, this month and a more clear vision for the year was another bonus. I'm excited to take my notes and the pdf with your questions/challenges and move forward with growing as a business owner and feeling more confident about funneling my efforts into a strategy that will optimize my success.

Thank you for the encouragement - but wow it feels good to finish the call not just feeling fluffed up, but having a place to start!!" 

Leah

@leahtise_

What people are saying

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With gratitude, Christina

MY BACKGROUND

At 15 I picked up my dad's film camera on a family trip to Idaho and fell in love with black and white 35mm film. I took photo classes in high school and worked as the photo editor for my college newspaper. After college I found myself working a 9-5 in the world of luxury interior design that lacked personal purpose. I learned a great deal from my boss at the time as she brought multiple business ideas to life. Deep down I knew I wanted to become a business owner and experience entrepreneurship. I began assisting other photographers, building my portfolio and working towards my dream of becoming a professional photographer and business owner.

Fast forward to 2023, I’ve made a full time career as a photographer in multiple specialties. I am filled with gratitude to have clients that trust my visions and book me all over the world to document moments. I have over five years of experience mentoring women and over fifteen years with a camera practically attached to my hand. It’s been so exciting to see my work featured in major publications such as Modern Luxury, Shape, Teen Vogue, Elle, In Style, Surfline, People magazine and more. My greatest joy is serving others. I know that mentorship, coaching and photography is my souls calling. Throughout my life friends and strangers alike have trusted me with hurdles they were experiencing. Now I want to take what I’ve leaned & help you! I strive to offer a place of humble, wise, non-judgmental guidance rooted in compassion, openness, love, optimism and faith. 

Samantha & sara

A Romantic New York Wedding

LET'S DIVE DEEPER

Yes!! I can’t stress enough how important and transformative it has been to not only work with a life coach but also have many other photography, business and spiritual mentors. I love learning and I spend countless hours each week discovering ways to improve my craft and every area in my life.

Do you have a coach/mentor? 

Pacific Standard Time, but I travel often & am also frequently in other time zones.

What time zone are you in? 

Absolutely! If you're local to Orange County, CA please let me know and we will choose a place to meet. 

Can I book you for an in person session? 

Not at the moment. One-on-one coaching allows you to ask specific questions which makes our time even more valuable than watching an online course.

Do you offer online courses? 

I’m working on a black and white preset pack!

Will you ever offer Lightroom presets? 

I’m drawn to nature and any opportunity to be outside. I also have a sincere love for animals and adopted two cats: Olive and Onyx. My friends are regarded as family and I spend a lot of time with the people I love. Traveling the world and experiencing different cultures lights me up inside. Pre-pandemic I spent a few weeks each year with different non-profit organizations doing outreach work in other countries.
I also have family in Germany, which I hope to visit again soon. I can't wait to know more about you! 

What are your passions besides photography? 

Advice to your younger self? 

I am offering mentorship sessions because having this one-on-one resource when I was younger helped accelerate my growth. There’s nothing like a coach who pushes you to reach your potential. Having a mentor will without a doubt change your life. 

All sales are final. If you miss a session you are able to reschedule once at no cost. Our time is valuable. If missing a scheduled session happens again, you will be subject to a non-negotiable 50% rescheduling fee even if you don’t reschedule.

What if I miss a session? Can I get my money back?