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wedding photographer | southerner | believer | regular at the Chick-fil-A drive through

Hi Friend! I'm Christa!

bought my first DSLR camera

photographed my first wedding

graduated with a degree in Business & a minor in photography

went full-time with photography

photographed my 50th wedding

possibly working with YOU!

January 2013

October 2013

May 2016

June 2016

April 2017

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I had always planned on becoming a teacher, but shortly before I started college in September of 2012, I decided to study business instead! But that love of teaching later morphed into being able to help growing photographers!

At the start of 2013, I purchased my first DSLR camera and fell in love with photography! 

Photography brought me SO much joy- it was a creative outlet, I LOVED working directly with people, and enjoyed the business side of things as well. By God's grace, lots of support from family and friends, and WAY too much coffee, in May 2016 I officially went full time after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business with a minor in photography! Now I'm living my dream of serving my amazing couples!! My goal is to provide an exceptional experience by serving my clients throughout the entire wedding planning process!

photography wasn't always my dream!

my story

my purpose

It takes a LOT to plan a wedding! That is why my desire is to do more than simply show up on the wedding day. I make it my goal to help each bride throughout the whole process of planning her wedding. 

I want to be a support and friend by building relationships with my brides and being available to help in any way I can. Whether it's meeting for coffee, or a phone call at any time throughout the process, my brides get top priority! I want to be sure I do my part to make sure they are as prepared as possible for the wedding day. 

I view it as an honor to capture the first moments of a couple becoming husband and wife and to preserve the memories of that day. Thank you for considering me to capture the light, joy, and elegance of your wedding day! 

more than just pictures

my purpose

my story

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MY FAVES? JACK ROGERS AND TORY BURCH FLIP-FLOPS! THANKFULLY I LIVE WHERE IT FEELS LIKE SUMMER MOST OF THE YEAR!

PREPPY DETAILS

THINGS I LOVE

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Becuase it's always a good time for bright colors & fun patters!

LILLY PULITZER

THINGS I LOVE

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A keurig was the greatest gift ever. I love starting every morning cozy at my desk with a hot cup, or taking my sweet brides out before booking!

ALL THE COFFEE

THINGS I LOVE

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I'VE ALWAYS LOVED GREENVILLE, AND DOWNTOWN IS ONE OF MY PLACES TO NOT ONLY PHOTOGRAPH, BUT SPEND TIME WALKING AROUND, SHOPPING & EATING!

DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

THINGS I LOVE

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THE WEATHER IS COOLER, COLORS VIBRANT, AND TIME FOR PUMPKIN CARVING, APPLE CIDER, CANDLES, AND LONG WALKS SOAKING IT IN!

FALL

THINGS I LOVE

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I'M CONVINCED BLUSH IS A NEUTRAL! DON'T BELIEVE ME? I DARE YOU TO NAME ON THING BLUSH DOESN'T GO WITH!

ANYTHING BLUSH

THINGS I LOVE

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THANK GOODNESS THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY IS ONLY A COUPLE OF HOURS AWAY FROM GREENVILLE! I LOVE THE SOFT COLORS, PREPPY VIBES, AND HUSH PUPPIES! 

CHARLESTON

THINGS I LOVE

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SOME OF MY FAVORITE SWEETS? HALO TOP ICE CREAM & CUPCAKES!

ANYTHING SWEET

THINGS I LOVE

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MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD MY SISTERS AND I WE'D END UP BEING BEST FRIENDS, AND TO JUST ACCEPT IT. SHE WAS RIGHT! SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY IS SUCH A GIFT!

MY FAMILY

THINGS I LOVE

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THEY'RE ALWAYS KIND, SUPER QUICK, AND HAND ME THE MOST DELICIOUS FOOD! I'LL TAKE A NUMBER ONE WITH NO BUTTER & NO PICKLE WITH A DIET DR. PEPPER PLEASE!

THE CHICK-FIL-A DRIVE THRU

THINGS I LOVE

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HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH A BOUQUET FILLED WITH BLUSH PEONIES, AND OF COURSE IS FRESH & FLUFFY?

FRESH, FLUFFY FLOWERS

THINGS I LOVE

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MY FAVES? JACK ROGERS AND TORY BURCH FLIP-FLOPS! THANKFULLY I LIVE WHERE IT FEELS LIKE SUMMER MOST OF THE YEAR!

PREPPY DETAILS

THINGS I LOVE

NEXT

BECUASE IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD TIME FOR BRIGHT COLORS AND FUN PATTERNS!

LILLY PULITZER

THINGS I LOVE

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A KEURIG WAS THE GREATEST GIFT EVER! I START EVERY MORNING WITH A HOT CUP OF COFFEE COZY AT MY DESK!

COFFEE

THINGS I LOVE

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DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE IS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH, EAT, TAKE WALKS, AND SHOP!

DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE 

THINGS I LOVE

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THE WEATHER IS COOLER, COLORS VIBRANT, AND TIME FOR PUMPKIN CARVING, CANDLES, APPLE CIDER, AND LONG WALKS SOAKING IT IN!

FALL

THINGS I LOVE

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I'M CONVINCED BLUSH IS A NEUTRAL! DON'T BELIEVE ME? I DARE YOU TO NAME ONE COLOR BLUSH DOESN'T GO WITH!

ANYTHING BLUSH

THINGS I LOVE

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THANK GOODNESS THIS ADORABLE CITY IS NEARBY! I LOVE THE SOFT COLORS, PREPPY VIBES, AND HUSH PUPPIES!

CHARLESTON

THINGS I LOVE

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SOME OF MY FAVORITE SWEETS? HALO TOP ICE CREAM AND CUPCAKES!

ANYTHING SWEET

THINGS I LOVE

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my mom always told my sisters and i that we'd be best friends! And she ended up being right! spending time with my family is such a gift!

FAMILY

things i love

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THEY'RE KIND, SUPER QUICK, AND HAND ME DELICIOUS FOOD! AND I'LL TAKE A NUMBER ONE WITH NO BUTTER AND NO PICKLE AND A DIET DR. PEPPER! 

CHICK-FIL-A DRIVE THRU

THINGS I LOVE

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HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH A BOUQUET FILLED WITH BLUSH PEONIES, AND OF COURSE IS FRESH & FLUFFY?

FRESH, FLUFFY FLOWERS

THINGS I LOVE

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GREENVILLE WEDDINGS

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CHARLESTON WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS

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THE VALUE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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MORGAN.
Morgan was my first consistent second-shooter when I started shooting weddings! Her upbeat personality and passion for people makes her an incredible help and allows our brides to be loved on even more! She's a world traveler, and Iceland, China, and Israel are just a few of the many countries she's been to. I'm thrilled to have her as our associate photographer for Christa Rene Photography! We now offer an associate package under our brand with Morgan as the lead photographer! Contact me for more details on this option!

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