Destination and intimate weddings...Those weddings that get you right in the feels.

HEYA! Hello!   

I am so glad you are here. I don't know what series of click and searches brought you to this page, but I am thrilled you've come. YOU'RE ENGAGED! Congratulations. Your wedding day will be amazing because IT.IS.YOURS. 

If you want traditional wedding images in all their photoshopped glory, that is great. But I won't be the best fit (but I'll gladly help you find the right photograpaher) but If you want every moment captured, If you value art, If you want  images that remind you of how the day FELT. If you want portraits you are proud to show your grandkids one day. If you want a photographer who will guard the peace and joy of your day AND give you freakin gorgeous pictures (if I do say so myself) with my life, then I think we should chat!. 

How to Book

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Send Me A Message

Guys, I don't bite. Sending a message is risk free and is the only way to see i'm the best fit for your shoot! 

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Plan Your Shoot

Mountain top engagement? Icelandic elopement, intimate at-home session? I  can put together a custom package to fit your unique needs! *Normal wedding packages start at $3600. Ask about elopement specials.

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You Bring the Party, I Bring the Camera

I love to jump right in and get to know your friends, and chat with grandma. Creating relationships makes for more authentic picts.  

 

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MY PHOTOGRAPHERS GUARANTEE:

Maybe I'm booked, or maybe you're just not feelin' my vibes. That's alright, I'm not for everyone -

But go ahead and get me your wedding details and i will send you a referral list of photographers in your area, in your price range, for free, no strings attached. Because EVERY couple deserves the PERFECT photographer 

Portland Photographer Christi Childs white salmon columbia gorge

$5500. Anywhere in the USA. 8 hours of coverage. Heirloom album included ($1200 value) 

No additional Travel fees. International packages are custom. I'm based out of Baton Rouge/New Orleans Louisiana, But I am totally down with some travel! 

Where I've been. (You can trust us to travel with you!)

International Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographer. Intimate Weddings

USA: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, DC, Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, 

WORLD: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Niger, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand.

Hellooooo its me! Christi Childs!

I AM THE GIRL-BOSS BEHIND THE PICTURE PEOPLE LA! SO WHEN I SAY "US" I KINDA JUST MEAN "ME"... 

  • Traveling Junkie (Country Count: 31 State Count: 43)

  • Married to the hottie known by some as Trae Childs

  • Mom to two amazing cubs Judah - 2, and charlie - 5 months)

  • Jesus is everything

  • One Time Marathoner

  • Ex Expat

  • A fan of roughing it.

  • SCUBA diving is my favorite

  • In my heart I still want to believe Narnia is a real place.

Hey friends! So glad you stumbled across my happy little corner of the internet.

I've always wanted to be a photographer, but not a traditional portrait photographer. Growing up we had a family friend named Amy who always captured the most beautiful pictures that were so full of life and emotion and definitely a long way off from anything budget or studio. I wanted to be her when I grew up and became a mom. A photographer who captures life and emotions and also creates beautiful art. 

Well fast forward 20 years, and viola! I've traveled the globe, finished school  I'm a mother to two beautiful babies and a Work from home mom-boss photographer who focuses on capturing emotion and all the feels. so basically I'm living my dream, and I couldn't be more grateful. My other dream is to start vocational homes for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, but that is a story for another day. 

I don't want to just take pretty pictures (although, i do love pretty pictures) I want to share your love, your story, and save it in a little time capsule for you to have forever, 

Our Story

Christi was from a small town outside Portland, Oregon, and Trae grew up in  Sub- Saharan Africa as a missionary kid. We met while attending school at ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trae had just moved from West Africa, and Christi had been to Uganda several times, so a love for international travel and missions was definitely what brought us together initially. We were married 3 years later in Washington state, and after living another year in Tulsa working and taking every opportunity to embark on loooong road-trips and hiking adventures, we moved to Daegu, South Korea to teach English. During our time in Korea we backpacked all over S.E. Asia, met amazing people, and most importantly, had our son Judah. After several months of spending time with family in West Africa and Oregon we moved to begin a new chapter of our lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

Downloadable Images

When you work with us, you get to keep your digital files. You can print awesome, high quality images through us (which we highly recommend), but we will release printing rights so you can choose how to print your pictures. 

We also include a user friendly online gallery that you can use to share your images anywhere*. We also will include a high resolution folder for printing, and another folder with web-sized images for sharing on social media.

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Online gallery available for a limited time. Ask about how to have the gallery life extended.

 

Christi, you're beyond amazing. On top of your beautiful and busy life, you capture memories for everyone else, and make them look extra special

 Josh + Madi

  I ADORED working with Christi ... She is so chill and makes you feel confident & relaxed as if you were just having a chat while glammed up... Then boom she whips out these phenomenal pictures! She gives great input, and helps you not feel (or look) awkward. Totally recommend Melissa Stockstill-Wiggins

 

I ADORED working with Christi ... She is so chill and makes you feel confident & relaxed as if you were just having a chat while glammed up... Then boom she whips out these phenomenal pictures! She gives great input, and helps you not feel (or look) awkward. Totally recommend

Melissa Stockstill-Wiggins

  She made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable behind the camera! She's so easy to work with and easy to get in touch with...I am looking forward to working with Christi every chance I get Brookney + Gage

 

She made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable behind the camera! She's so easy to work with and easy to get in touch with...I am looking forward to working with Christi every chance I get

Brookney + Gage