At Charisma I am inspired by clients with a unique and creative vision for their wedding day and/or their family session. I strive to capture your memories with style and timeless beauty that is unique to you. I want you to look back at them for years to come and be filled with the same emotions that you were on that day. Your experience working with me is more than just photos. I will put you at ease and let you be yourself while providing artistic direction to capture the memories you will cherish for a lifetime. It is my job to guide you to the best locations and prettiest light and in the end what you see is you and your loved one looking your very best!

Charisma is based out of Wentzville, Missouri. Most of our work takes place in Hermann, St. Charles and the greater St. Louis areas. Our travel goes anywhere west of the Mississippi from St. Louis to Hermann and all in-between. We have no problems traveling further just let us know where you would like us to go!

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Hi! I'm Christina! I was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest. I love everything about this part of the country - from the gorgeous rual communities all the way to the baseball capital of the world. I was lucky enough to meet the love of my life, Chris, at age 16 and we have been together ever since. He is also my second shooter at weddings and comes along to sessions from time to time. We have a handsome Australian Shepard named Oskar who is our four-legged child. We travel any chance we get - and are always up to traveling for work! I am also a devoted Apple and Canon user - loyal to the core!

My background started in Graphic Design where I put words and images together to create a piece that people were able to touch and feel. While I was in school I fell in love with photography. I kept it only as a hobby at first, then in 2010 I decided to take a chance. I learned that in order to be happy in life we stometimes need to get scared. I quit my cozy job and started Charisma Photography full time - and I have never looked back!

My approach is natural outdoor lighting. I love the way the late day sun can kiss the skin and make it glow in all the right ways. I love the way an engaged couple can walk through a field of grasses and it can look like the most magical place in the world. My aim with all of my sessions is to leave you feeling happy and with images you can look back and cherish for the rest of your life. 

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JessLifts ALot
JessLifts ALot
14:16 08 Oct 16
I worked with Christina in February 2016. It was my first time having a professional photoshoot for my online-based, spiritual business -- so undertandably I was *very* nervous and had no idea what to expect. Christina assured me I could email her questions and concerns at any time prior to my session with her. And I did. She walked me through the process and made me feel extremely comfortable. And when it came time to actually have my shoot I felt like I was hanging with a friend! My images turned out even more prettier and polished than I could have ever imagined!! Christina is committed to her craft and that's reflected in the relationship she builds with you. Thank you, Christina! xoxo
Megan Gibson
Megan Gibson
15:25 14 Feb 18
Christina was absolutely incredible to work with. She has a way of capturing the loveliest details with the highest quality! She is a true professional and a joy to work with!
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