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Nightingale Photography

What areas do you serve?

Most of my weddings are in the San Francisco Bay Area Napa Valley and Tahoe. But, from time to time, clients will hire me for their destination weddings in Hawaii, New Orleans, New York, Florida and beyond. I love to travel!

What do your wedding collections include?

All my collections include myself and one of my second photographers, at least 6 hours wedding day coverage and access to the beautiful color corrected digital images with print permission.

I really want an album, at least 8 hours of coverage and an engagement session.

Great idea! I have wedding collections to fit the needs of each couple.

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Hiring Christina as my wedding photographer was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. She’s not only incredibly talented, but also one of the most joyful, passionate, and kind-hearted people I’ve ever met. From the very first phone call to the final minutes of the wedding day, it was an absolute pleasure working with Christina.




How would you describe your style?

I spent 15 years as a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, so capturing candid, authentic moments is my passion. The variety of my assignments gave me the ability to think on my feet, get creative and connect with subjects quickly. My style is documentary approach with an artistic eye.

Have you been published?

Why yes! Publications include: The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Le Monde, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde, 7x7, Borrowed and Blue and more…

Do you do family formals or just candids?

I do family portraits at all of my weddings.

Do we have to think up the poses for our couple portraits?

No way! That would be awful. Just show up, and I make sure you look amazing.

Should we do an engagement session?

I highly recommend it. It’s a great way feel confident in photos before your wedding day. It is also is an opportunity to have a more casual portrait session in a place you love to be as a couple like San Francisco or the beach. I also suggest to my brides to schedule their hair and make-up trial the same day as the engagement session. You’ll look beautiful and you can see how it looks in the photographs.

I really want to do a Boudoir Session.

Yes, my Little Black Book is the perfect special gift to give your groom. He never expects it and is pleased, to say the least.

Can we change outfits during the engagement session?

Yes, I also recommend it. It creates variety in the final photos and you can finally wear that dress and heels you’ve been dying to put on.

Can we bring our dog?

Ummmm…yes please. I am obsessed with dogs.

Can I see your recent weddings and engagement session?

Yes! Visit my blog HERE to see my most recent work.

Do you photograph business portraits or headshots?

Yes, please email me for mor e information.

Do you photograph babies and families?

Yes! Please see my work at:

We are visiting San Francisco Bay area and/or Napa. Can you offer a session there?

Yes, I have great ideas and would love to discuss them with you.

We are visiting San Francisco Bay area and/or Napa. Can you offer a session there?

Feel free to email me at: or call 510-338-2997. I can’t wait to hear from you! Christina

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