meet christa

Filling your walls, shelves, and reminding your heart of this special season.

I’m an energetic southern girl, wife, believer, and regular in the Chick-fil-A drive thru. I’m a dog mama to our little Maggie, and have been a photographer for the last 8 years!

After marrying the sweetest man out there on September 14, 2018, I realized just how important my job is. I look at the portraits of Edward and I on our wall, remembering how we felt 6 months into marriage when those images were taken. I relive love and joy in that moment. We are legacy photographers. We believe each moment should be enjoyed to the FULLEST, and that these images showing your joy and laughter should end up on your walls and tables. And we help them get there!

Serving South Carolina, North Carolina, and beyond!

I'm Christa

We live in a home we fixed up, always have a candle burning, and are parents to our little Shihpoo, Maggie (#shihpoomaggie)! 

Between our home date nights snuggled on the couch with a pizza and favorite show, or one of our last-minute trips that involves very little planning (which has been a stretch for my Type A mentality!), I serve clients by capturing the joy on wedding days, and heirlooms for portrait clients in a southern, classic style! I’m so glad you stopped by to learn more! Let’s walk through this process together over lattes of course! 


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We have a little Shih-poo, Maggie, and she brings us so much joy! And so the answer is always “YES!” when we get asked if the fur-baby can attend a session!

maggie  the shihpoo

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We fixed up our home together. We opened up the living room, and have anniversary photos covering one of the walls to remember this season!

Fixing our Home together

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I love mornings- I sip my coffee, read, and prep for the day ahead! So when clients ask about morning sessions, we’re always down!


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Where to begin?! Christa is absolutely amazing in every way! From your first phone call with her all the way to the photo shoot, she’ll make you feel so relaxed! Christa truly gets to know her clients and wants to build relationships with them. Our pictures with Christa Rene Photography will be heirlooms we always treasure!


Cassie & Travis

Her personality brings an instant level of comfort and flow to any session. She did such a great job with our proposal that we used her for our wedding and maternity pictures!


are you ready to capture your story?

I love the relationships to what I do. I love to document people’s legacy. Because your moments weren’t meant to be kept on a hard drive or online cloud. I relive the moments in mine and Edward’s history each day in our home, heirloom wedding album, and wall portraits. My mind goes back to that beautiful September day I became his wife, those joyful anniversary portraits we shared so much laughter and were figuring so much out, and I want the same for you. Each of our clients receive a complimentary appointment before and after the session to ensure we find the best way to display your photos! Just weeks after your session, you’ll have gorgeous prints, albums, or wall art in your hands to preserve this season.

Elegant, Joyful, Romantic

the heart

behind the photos

Building a welcoming online presence

Headshots & Branding

Engagements and Anniversaries

Engagements & Aniversaries

Because they grow up so fast

Family POrtraits

No matter which season you are eager to have documented- family, engagement, business headshots, we have something for you!

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