Frequently Asked Questions

can we have some of our photos edited magical and some rustic?

No. I only edit a gallery with the same consistent editing style. If you cannot pick however, I can edit 3 photos in both editing styles and send them to you so you can choose which one suits you best.

do we think of our own poses?

Definitely not! That is absolutely my job. I will guide you into poses and I’ll give you freedom to be yourself and have fun with it.

is there a deposit to hire you for portraits, engagements, family portraits, etc?

Yes! I always require a $50 non-refundable deposit to book a time/date for any of the above.

Do you have a travel fee?

I travel within 50 miles of Chico, Ca (Soon to be Auburn, Ca) for free. I charge $25 for every 50 miles traveled and I request a hotel stay if the location is 4 hrs or more away.

do you give discounts and if so, when?

I do! I offer discounts, if a couple hires me in the following places:


Zion National Park, Utah


Most European Countries (England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Greece)

Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

when do i get my photos back?

Portraits and engagements are delivered within 2 weeks of the shoot. Weddings are delivered within 4 weeks of the wedding date.

Do you deliver raws/unedited photos?

I don’t. I want you to see yourself at your best. I get rid of the unflattering blinking or bad angled photos. Also, a huge part of my brand is the editing involved.

how do i book you for my wedding date?

First, fill out the contact form on the Contact page. I will return your message within two days and if I am available for your wedding date, I will ask you to meet up for coffee or FaceTime call so we can get to know one another better. If all things align and you’re still interested in booking me for your wedding, I will then send you my contract. 50% of the final payment is required to book the date and should be given to me with the filled out contract. Once I receive payment and the contract, you are officially a Christa B Photography bride!

What kind of equipment do you use?

I carry two camera bodies: Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 6D

I carry five lenses: 50 mm f/1.2, 70-200 mm f/2.8, 85 mm f/1.4, 35 mm f/2, and 24-105 mm f/4.