Christine was so wonderful to accommodate our family photography session right before the holidays so we could get our cards out on time! She met us at our location of choice, San Diego's Balboa Park, for a sunset photo shoot. Christine was great with the kids - she kept the experience really fun and relaxing for them, so we ended up with some great shots that we'll treasure for years to come.
-Mary P. | Family Session | Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Christine was amazing to work with! My husband, daughter and I were heading to Disneyland for a family vacation when a friend posted a photo of her daughter (on social media) taken by Christine. I emailed Christine asking if she could take a family photo of my family in a few days. She was able to take our photos and she kept them a secret on social media from our extended family members so we could give them for Christmas gifts. We had such a great time with her and would recommend her for family photos. In my line of work, I work with a variety of photographers on a daily basis; Christine provided quality images, creative poses (and locations) and has a friendly personality. Christine is very professional and easy to work with especially with kids. We can’t wait to visit and meet with her again for another shoot in the future!
-Joy G. | Albuquerque, NM | Family Vacation Photography Session while visiting San Diego, CA
We've had Christine take our family photos for the last two years and each time she made it almost effortless for us. This year we had our's taken by the Crystal Pier in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. It was the perfect location because we're beach people so it couldn't have been any more perfect. We all love having Christine take our pictures because she chooses the best locations and makes things easy going and comfortable (no fake smiles, just being silly/awkward ourselves). In the past, we've had to bribe our daughter with Skittles to smile for pictures, but she loves showing off for Ms. Christine's camera so they're no longer needed- which speaks volumes for our shy little lady. Anyone who commissions Christine for their photos will not be disappointed. She's awesome!!
Adrianne P. | Family Photography | San Diego, CA
We had a truly enjoyable experience shooting with Christine for our first-ever family photo shoot in San Diego. The whole experience was a breeze from the moment I inquired about booking a session to receiving (and loving) all our photographs. Christine was cheerful, accommodating, FUN, patient, kind, understanding, and professional. She was clear about her expectations and made sure she understood and followed through on ours, too. It's a little nerve wracking taking on a photo shoot with a toddler, but Christine put us all at ease and helped us create some moments that we will never forget! We highly recommend Christine Dammann Photography.
Sarah B. | Family Photos | San Diego, CA
Christine is a fantastic photographer! We’ve had a total of 3 couples sessions photographed in Mission Hills, Downtown San Diego, and Sunset Ciffs, and I’ve has two individual sessions (head shots) in Balboa Park and at Pacific Beach for my business. Christine is very professional, creative, and flexible in her sessions! We are always impressed with the moments she captures during our sessions and the final product always exceeds our expectations. Her turn around time for providing the proofs is very quick and always before the date she provided. We highly recommend Christine Dammann Photography!!
Rebecca R. | Couples Photography + Professional Headshots | San Diego, CA
Christine was exactly what we were looking for! She is easy to work with, has an eye for detail, is very patient with the little one and provides amazing results! We love our pictures and will definitely be using her again.
-Jacqui C. | In-home lifestyle photography session | San Diego, CA
We wanted to do a family photo session while we were on vacation in one of our favorite cities-San Diego. We found Christine online and fell in love with her candid shots. Christine is extremely professional. She was flexible and helpful with finding a location and date that worked with our trip. She is clearly knowledgeable about photography and made us feel at ease. She was great with our kids and made it fun. Christine is extremely friendly and sweet. We absolutely love our photos and would highly recommend her to anyone. We look forward to working with her again!
-Laura H. | Family Vacation Photography Session | San Diego, CA
My family has had two sessions with Christine. First, a "mini" session, so we could get a great Christmas card shot and then a newborn session when our second daughter was born. Both sets of photos were outstanding, and have been enjoyed by us and our families. She manages to keep the session laid back and comfortable, allowing her to snap photos of genuine reactions of the participants. Our two-year-old had a major meltdown 15 min before she arrived for the newborn session and Christine still managed to get amazing, laughing photos out of her.
-Megan W. | In-home Lifestyle Newborn Photography | San Diego, CA
Christine has provided me with the most beautiful family photos I will cherish my entire life. She recently came to the hospital after the birth of my second son for a "Fresh 48" session. She captured photos of my first born son meeting his new baby brother. When she sent me the link of photos to view, I was a weeping mess. They are by far my most favorite photos I may ever have, and are absolutely my most favorite photos up to this point in my life (trumping our wedding pictures and everything). She did such a beautiful job capturing amazing images of such a special time of our lives. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend in investing in a Fresh 48 session for anyone welcoming a new member to their family. I literally want to frame at least 20 of them.
In addition to the recent Fresh 48 session, Christine has also taken our family photos every year since my first son was born. I look forward to the photos she will take of us each year capturing our family at different stages of our lives. She always provides the most beautiful product, images that always bring tears to my eyes and really captures the love of our family in a natural way. She has a special talent and makes the photo sessions fun, and relaxed. She's great with kids, my son loves her! I couldn't recommend her enough to anyone looking for a photographer in San Diego!!!
-Laura V. | Fresh 48 & Family Session | San Diego, CA
Christine was AMAZING. I needed professional lifestyle head shots for my business, and she more than exceeded my expectations. Prior to the shoot she sent me a detailed email with paragraphs of suggestions on where and how to stage the shoot - from locations, to shot ideas and accessories, to clothing suggestions - for someone who doesn't love being in front of a camera she helped SO much. The day of the shoot she made me feel so comfortable and even helped me pick my second outfit. Turnaround was SO quick, and I loved every shot! I will be using Christine again for an upcoming family photo shoot!
-Alisha M. | Professional Headshot Photoshoot | San Diego, CA
My husband and I had a really crazy year. We moved back to San Diego, bought our first home, and I started a new job...all during my first pregnancy. We had so many things going on that I hadn't looked in to newborn photos until late in my pregnancy. Luckily, Christine was really flexible which is important since timing is a factor in newborn photos and you can't really predict dates in most cases. I had been wary about taking photos within a week of giving birth but Christine talked me into it. I'm glad we did! We did a lifestyle newborn session in our home in San Diego. It actually felt really good to shower and put on makeup and real clothes for the first time in days. Christine is really relaxed and so easy to have in your home. We were able to get pictures of our son, us, his nursery, our home (that our son will be raised in) and our fur babies (two border collies). I also ended up needing to nurse our son twice (very unpredictable in the first week) and do a wardrobe change to accommodate nursing. So, overall, it was SO low stress to have her come to the home instead of trying to pack up and get to a studio at a set time.
We're so happy we were able to get these photos. As one of my friends said- you'll never regret getting newborn photos.
-Natalie N. | Lifestyle Newborn Session | San Diego, CA
Christine is an amazing photographer. We have done two family photography sessions and have been very impressed with her work. Not only has she taken beautiful shots of our boys (3 and 5), she's managed to capture their very different personalities! This last time we met at Golden Hill Park and Christine led the boys through a series of fun activities. They had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed having their pictures taken. By the end, our oldest who is typically very shy was requesting she take additional pictures of him! We will treasure her photographs and definitely use her for future family shoots.
-Marisa R. | Family Session | San Diego
Christine recently captured a military homecoming for our family in San Diego. This was actually the second one she has captured for us and both times the images were beyond incredible. Christine is professional, kind, talented, and invested in her art. She worked so hard to ensure that she knew what I was looking for and to tell me what images she loves to capture for this type of scenario. She scouted the location where we would be reuniting to make sure that we had a perfect backdrop for our special moment. Her images perfectly captured the emotions of our family in a priceless way that we will always treasure. We are able to look at the images and be transported right back to that moment. It's something that we could never, ever thank her enough for.
-Caitlin C. | Military Homecoming | San Diego
Luke turned 1 on March 31 2017 and Bridget was born April 5, 2017 via C-section. So when I say the last thing I could handle was additional stress of a photo session a few days out from the hospital, I really mean it. Christine shows up to our house (with a gorgeous orchid I might add) and honestly it felt like a friend showed up to visit. There was no stress, there was no rush, there was no pressure. If the baby needed to be changed, I changed her, if the baby needed to be fed, I fed her. If Luke HAD to read all 87 of his favorite books, we did! My husband even enjoyed the experience, and to say he hates photo sessions is an understatement. This was so well worth it, I cannot even begin to explain. Christine's personality is infectious, and her talent is unparalleled. Thank you a million times over Christine!! Xoxoxox
-Sarah S. | Newborn Lifestyle Session | San Diego
My family's experience with Christine was wonderful. Corresponding with Christine before our photo shoot was easy, and she responded quickly to my questions. I particularly liked her advice on what to wear. Additionally, her location suggestion was just what I was looking for. During the photo shoot, she kept everything fun. My kids and nephew (ages 3, 4, and 6) actually enjoyed taking the photos! Most importantly, the pictures turned out beautifully. I think she captured everyone's personality very well. I highly recommend Christine and would use her again. Thanks, Christine!
-Nicole M. | Extended Family Session
We had such a wonderful maternity shoot experience with Christine. She made it fun and light hearted. She was referred by a friend and I'm thrilled I listened. Once in a lifetime experience. Love her.
-Joanna A. | Maternity Session | Point Loma, San Diego
It was such a pleasure working with Christine! She was so great to work with and our kids loved being in front of her camera. Not only did she capture the spirit of our high energy family, but she was able to capture some very sweet moments as well. The finished product was truly incredible and we will definitely be using Christine to photograph our family in the future.
-Sarah D. | Family Session
When we got our first family photograph taken, we made the wrong choice – went with someone we didn’t know who turned out to be more comfortable photographing dogs than kids! So for our next (and all subsequent) family photographs, we went with Christine – a mom, an artist, a professional, a kindred spirit, and overall great capturer of life & energy on film. I don’t know how she manages to compose such darling & natural shots on the fly – with our 2 rambunctious boys! She is an excellent communicator who makes sure you know everything about how to prepare for your session (what to wear? where to park? Etc.), and when you’ll get your photos & what to do afterward to buy them! We love Christine Dammann Photography and heartily recommend her to anyone!
-Lynne | Family Session
I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Christine Dammann Photography. We had so much fun with Christine at the Del Mar Beach taking three generation photos for our family. She was so good at capturing our group shots which sure isn't easy with little ones. Being a Mom to young ones, she is so good with little ones and their Mom's and Grammy loved her too. I would and have recommended her to anyone who is looking for a truly professional, first class photographer. Thank you, Christine, for our great photos.
-Di and Family | Family Session
We have used Christine twice for family photos - with our small daughters. She was fantastic with the children and made the photo shoot fun and entirely painless. The photos turned out great. Christine is very creative and comes up with fun photo ideas and locations. Christine is also very professional and super easy to work with. We will always use her for our family photos!
-Stephanie & Kieran Furlong | Family Session
I have had three shoots with Christine Dammann so far. She does amazing work! She does a good job at capturing the personality of our family. She is very patient and understanding of wild children (and husbands) and makes you feel very comfortable. She has great ideas for shots but also welcomes your ideas as well. I was very impressed with the quality of her product. She turns around the photos quickly compared to others. I highly recommend Christine as she is extremely talented at what she does.
-Maggie | Family Session
We had a great experience with Christine! She made my family feel comfortable during our session and we ended up with great photos that we will cherish forever! I would highly recommend her!!
-Kelsey | Family Session
We were so lucky to find Christine to photograph our kids! We have worked with several photographers and she is both a natural and professional in all she does. The pictures she captures are amazing and true to life. She has a wonderful way with kids, and ours warmed up immediately to her. Christine takes both posed and natural images which is a perfect balance. Along with loving the results of our pictures, Christine is hands down the most organized photographer we have worked with. There are no surprises and if there is something specific you want to capture she does it. I highly recommend Christine to capture your families milestones. These snapshots of time pass by so quickly and having a professional, competent, friendly, fun photographer is key! Thank you Christine!
-Kim | Family Session
Christine is professional, fun and extremely talented. A family photo session is something I really dread. With 2 small kids and not really enjoying having my photo taken I don't look forward to it. Christine is really terrific with kids so it was really a lot less stressful than I was expecting. I enjoyed walking around a part of San Diego I wouldn't have gone otherwise with the girls. Everything felt natural and not forced or posed. I appreciated how easy and fast it was. She has great ideas and is so creative. She processes the photos quickly and the finished products are outstanding! Our house is covered in her work now! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Christine for family, couple or maternity photographs!
- Brianne | Family Session
"Sometimes everything seems more complicated with three young kids - I was afraid that I was being overly ambitious to try to get family pictures at this point. Would it even be possible to get a single picture with all five of us looking at the camera?! Not to mention with everyone smiling and with no kids picking noses... Well not only did Christine do it, but she sure made it look easy - I suppose that comes from her being an artist and a mom! She was quick not to miss those split seconds when everyone was sitting still, she was attentive to detail (I hadn't realized my three-year-old still had toothpaste on her mouth!), and she enabled us to all be ourselves. The result was beautiful. Thank you so much, Christine, for capturing these moments that my babies will outgrow all too soon!"
-Christine | Family Session
Working with Christine at our session could not have been more comfortable and relaxing. She arrived well before us and there was never any down time. She had ideas of where she wanted us, but often checked in to make sure it was what we wanted. My kids completely enjoyed our session as well when Christine let them be kids and captured some very genuine moments! We could not be happier with our photos.
-Heather | Family Session
Working with Christine for our family photos was a great experience. She was prompt, and had plenty of ideas. She was easy to work with and patient with our son and dog. She returned our photos in a timely matter. I will definitely use her again.
-Audie | Family Session