Christel King has always explored many mediums of art and creativity but it was her fascination with human nature that led her to obtaining her degree in psychology, having earned her bachelor's at California State University Long Beach. After 6 years of photographing her travels, she met and married her soulmate, Steve. Together they have 2 kids, Addison and Evan, 4 rescue pugs, and are host parents to dozens of exchange students from around the world.
It wasn't until after Addison and Evan became heavily involved with sports that she picked up a camera again. It felt like it was not only a sense of her old self, but a stronger, more insightful and appreciative version of herself. She has come full circle. Christel now is a lifestyle, sport, and event photographer in California but often travels for work.
Established in 2014, Christel King provides an alternative approach to the standard portrait session.
Whether it's a wedding, child, newborn, or family shoot, her style and inspiration are the same: capture simple beauty, emotion, and innate connection as those moments unfold naturally.
Christel's sessions are on location, full of activity and movement. The end result? Kids are genuinely smiling, husbands are more engaged and cooperative, and mothers are more relaxed that everyone is behaving and having fun because they're not posed or staged.
Because when all is said and done, it's these true and simple, timeless moments you'll hold in your heart and they're the stories you'll relive and relay to your children, time and time again.
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