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My name is Christine Chen and I would be honored to tell your story.

I remember my very first camera- the polaroid sticker camera (remember those?).  I begged and begged for it for Christmas and the day it came, I was hooked.  I grew up as “the girl who was always taking pictures” in my group of friends and carried around my camera everywhere I went.  

Why photography? There's just something about the ability to pause a moment and hold on to it forever.  When I'm taking photos, you'll often find me with a big goofy grin behind the camera. I find so much joy in being able to help others hold on to memories for a lifetime.  It also allows me the honor of meeting some of the coolest couples and families and getting to know their life stories.

Fun facts about me:

  • My favorite meal of the day is breakfast and I go big. I also don’t think I’ve gone more than 2 days without starting my day off with eggs.

  • I live my everyday with my husband, Sean and our english bulldog, Tiff. We picked Tiff up back in 2010 as a pup and the rest was history. She snores and is chunky, wrinkly, stubborn and awesome. The 3 of us made our way to Seattle at the end of 2017 to start a new adventure together in a new city, but we still make our way home to the SF Bay Area to see our loved ones as much as we can.

  • If I had time, I would learn every language. Mandarin was my first language. My years of high school Spanish come in handy sometimes.

  • I can memorize pretty much every episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

  • I love to travel and I hope to one day travel to all 7 continents. Next on my bucket list: Peru and Croatia. (Any recommendations?)

  • I think the simple things make life great. Give me a bite of a delicious burger, a great conversation over a glass of wine, cracking open a new notebook, or catching a beautiful sunset and it will make my day.

  • I love being active outside on a sunny day, whether out playing sports or just getting a nice walk in through the city.

  • Everything is better with music. So yes, my days are filled with lots of singing in the shower and dancing in my room.

  • Sean and I got married last May 2018 and went through the entire wedding planning process, so I have been in your shoes and know how important and meaningful every piece of your wedding is.

  • My favorite moments to photograph are those in-between moments, when emotions are real and un-posed. Grandma wiping away a tear in the corner; Bride and groom passing each other some McDonalds French Fries; Best friends leaning on each other in the back.

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*Headshots by Kristin Booth Photography

Thanks again for stopping by to get to know me!  Now, I’d love to get to know you.  Send me a note and I’d love to get together to chat over a coffee or a drink to figure out how I can tell your story.