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wedding photographer | educator | wife | 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 80th wedding

possibly working with YOU!

January 2013

October 2013

May 2016

June 2016

November 2018

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I didn't grow up holding a camera in my hands! In fact, I almost chose elementary education as my major in college, only to change it WEEKS before I began to business!

 That first year, I began my business, and it was love right away. I found my purpose- to build relationships with couples crazy in love, and to capture and preserve their joyful memories on their wedding day! I love knowing my couples can look back DECADES later, and feel the same joy they had the day they got married! I later graduated in 2016 with a degree in Business and a minor in Photography, and continued with this dream full-time!

Since then, I've also began educating growing business owners to pursue their passion and gain SUCCESS! I offer coaching sessions and workshops for those seeking to build their business!

My last semester of college, I began to notice a kind, handsome fellow business-major named Edward!

Meet Christa

Our Story

We have been in school together since KINDERGARTEN!! We went the entire way up in school together- elementary school, middle school, high school, and then college!

We were casual friends, but didn't start spending time together until our senior year of college.

 The time we spent together grew and grew, and we started dating right after our senior year of college! After dating for about a year and a half, Edward proposed (read our proposal story here!), and 9 months later we became husband and wife (see our wedding day here!)!

Edward doesn't photograph every wedding with me, but is a huge help with this business and it wouldn't be where it is without him!

But marriage also brought me a new understanding of just how special this time is, and how I can help my sweet brides even more! 


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

Slow mornings with a cup of coffee and wayyyy too much creamer!

Christa's favorite things...

Candles!
My favorite scents are always the fall collections!

Christa's favorite things...

Candles!
And my favorites include the fall scents!

Christa's favorite things...

House projects!
Edward and I bought a fixer-upper, and have loved making it our home!

Christa's favorite things...

House projects! Edward and I bought a fixer-upper, and we've loved making it out home!

Christa's favorite things...

Marriage!
I didn't know life could be so sweet, and everyday is an adventure as Edward's wife!

Christa's favorite things...

Marriage! I didn't know life could be so sweet, and everyday is an adventure as Edward's wife!

Christa's favorite things...

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!

meet our associate, Morgan

Morgan

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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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