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.
*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.