Let's get down to the heart, and the root of life, together.

Hey! I'm Christina, I'm a wedding photographer based in Tampa, FL. I'm a huge fan of connecting with people and documenting their most happiest and critical moments of life.

I've been a photographer since 2010, back in the good ol' Warped Tour days, starting with music photography, then finding my way to portraits, families, and then fell in love with weddings in 2013. Even after doing this for over 10 years, I still cry when dads speak at toasts....or when your grandma sees you in your dress...or when your dog walks up to you and your fiancee in their lil tux or wedding outfit.

My brand is Heart & Root Photography because I am so proud of my background and upbringing. All my experiences collectively- from when my dad first showed me the mechanics of a camera all the way to the moments of me photographing my first born son- have lead me to this very point in life.

This is why I hold so much value in photography. I am invited into a stranger's life and for a short time frame, I get to document huge milestones by capturing these components that make that stranger...a friend. I see the collective moments of how they interact with their partner, their family, and their friends by photographing those subtle moments of hugs, laughs, and tears. It gives me chills every time!

My Approach

Surprisingly, when I am photographing any event, I am calm, collected, and prepared. It is amazing how my brain switches the stress indicators off when I am with my camera. All is fine because my camera has become my 2nd head. or 3rd arm. Ok. Extension of my being.

Humor is life

I am the best at being myself. This includes being quirky, corny, and making myself laugh. I honestly think I could have been a comedian in one lifetime...but in that lifetime it could have just been a couple gigs here and there. But I think it still counts.

My favorite tunes:

I know all these albums by heart. No joke.

1.) Bring Me the Horizon

2.) Shallou

3.) Odesza

4.) Justin Bieber (yes. belieber for life.)

My favorite activities:

1) collecting personal fans that are rechargeable so I can fight with the Florida humidity all the time

2) spending time with my three babies: husband, son, and dog.

3) balancing my time as a photographer and working with patients as a physical therapist! I love both careers because I spend such important moments with people.

Why choose me?

I work with my clients to see their image. Photography is a two way street and it is crucial that you are able to work with a great communicator. I am constantly refining my skills in communication, artwork, and creativity to allow the best experience possible. Your photographer should be experienced in all situations to capture those once-in-a-lifetime images.



“We cannot say enough amazing about Christina! She far exceeded any expectation we had for our engagement photos not really knowing what we wanted. The way she walked us through the whole experience made us feel at ease, from the location she recommended to the moments she captured, she was as close to perfect as you get! She was responsive and we received our final photos quickly (and way more!!) than we anticipated! She made the whole experience so special!”


Family & Milestones

Little Moments


"If you don't make yourself laugh, then who else will make you laugh?"

- me justifying my bad jokes

Are we a fit? Please contact if:

  • You value the moment and the relationships you have grown and are excited to celebrate milestones with everyone.
  • You enjoy quirky, weird company that will literally provide a comedy show included with your purchase package (comic will laugh at her own jokes)
  • You appreciate an artist eye, work, and dedication to using light and optimizing the organic approach to images

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“Christina was just AMAZING ! She its so talented, she took extra time to take beautiful pictures of my dogs! I loved her work! And I recommend her work 💯!”

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