I’ve poured my heart and soul into photography and serving others. 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.
Are you having trouble with pricing? Do your communication skills hold you back? Need a fresh perspective on marketing, social media or website design? 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? 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.
Whether you're just starting out or you’ve had a business for years, we’ve all felt stuck in certain areas. As a professional photographer in the field for nearly a decade, 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, limiting beliefs and any problems to reach your next level!
Reach out and apply below! For the accelerated and vip mentorship send the top three things you’d like to discuss in detail on our initial 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.
During this session, we will review your photography website, pricing guides, and social media together. I will provide constructive feedback on your images, composition, and overall presentation. We'll discuss your strengths and weaknesses as a photographer, and identify areas for improvement for your branding online. You'll leave the session with a clearer understanding of your style and how to showcase your best work. This session is ideal for photographers who want to take their branding, portfolio and pricing to the next level and stand out in a crowded market.
This package is designed to help you develop a strong, positive mindset that will support your personal and professional growth, as well as improve your communication and leadership skills. It includes two one-hour coaching sessions, with a focus on identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs, developing a growth mindset, building long lasting relationships and increasing self-confidence. We'll also work on improving your communication and leadership skills, so you can effectively convey your vision and lead your clients and team. You'll receive customized exercises and resources. This package is ideal for photographers or business owners who want to improve their mindset, relationships, communication, emotional well-being, and leadership skills, and are looking for a supportive, personalized coaching experience.
This package includes three one-hour coaching sessions, with the option to add additional sessions as needed. The focus of this program is on quickly identifying your photography goals and creating an action plan to achieve them. We'll work together to develop personalized strategies for overcoming any obstacles or challenges you may face and fast-track your progress towards your photography goals. This package is ideal for photographers who want to see rapid improvement in their photography skills and are willing to put in the work to achieve their goals.
This package includes monthly one-on-one coaching sessions for six months, with a total of six sessions. In addition, you'll receive unlimited email support throughout the six months. During each session, we'll work together to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your specific photography goals. You'll also receive customized feedback and guidance on your progress, as well as ongoing support and accountability to keep you on track. This package is ideal for photographers who are committed to making significant changes and want to work closely with Christina to achieve their goals.
Mindset & Communication
Branding, Website & Pricing Strategy
Short Term Photo + Biz Accelerated Mentorship
Long Term Photo + Biz
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"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."
"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!"
"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!!"
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.
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.
Pacific Standard Time, but I travel often & am also frequently in other time zones.
Absolutely! If you're local to Orange County, CA please let me know and we will choose a place to meet.
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.
I’m working on a black and white preset pack!
Journaling and prayer is one of my favorite ways to start the day. 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!
I am offering mentorship sessions because having this one-on-one resource when I was younger helped accelerate my growth. There’s nothing like having someone 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.