Function and Flourish is a story-telling photography team. Owned and operated by a husband and wife: Michael and Christina.
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Warm hello + Welcome
If you want to forget there is a camera in front of you and focus on actually enjoying each other, I'm your girl. I'm intentional about the time with just you two being focused on authenticity that screams genuine moments instead of a bunch of stitched together robotic-poses. On wedding days, there are moments that I anticipate from capturing them so often; moments of the first time certain people see you and in-between candids - I am an ecstatic ninja/fly on the wall because I don't want to be a voice in the room. I love you images to take you back to how you felt in that time. Make no mistake however, I put on my director hat when it comes time for capturing your family and you (and your arms holding your heavy florals) will be really thankful I do. It's my job to make the day run as smoothly as possible while making sure people are cool, calm, collected, and met with love. It's not my first rodeo and I can see the big picture so having me by your side reminding you why you are doing this is vital. I will have the timeline (that I custom create for you) and lead the way on the path that enables you two to be focused on what matters; one another. Oh, and bonus, when you see your images, you'll feel like models. You're welcome.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis
"You are making a mistake if you don't book with Function And Flourish"
Julia + Andrew
Truly there are no words to express how much we loved using Christina as our photographer on our wedding day. From the process leading up to it creating our day of schedule, the whole day, and the stunning photos she captured for us, everything was PERFECT! Since my fiancé and I live in Chicago and schedules not aligning, we didn’t actually meet Christina officially until she showed up while I was getting my hair and make up done. From the moment she came in I felt that I had known her for years! She was so much fun with us and our wedding party, everyone thought she was a family member with how comfortable she made us. She is so talented, and captured every photo so perfectly! At our reception, she surprised us with a slide show of 20-30 sneak peak photos (I still am unsure how she pulled that off) and our family and friends were so impressed! You are making a mistake if you don’t book function and flourish, is was the best decision we made she is amazing!!
"She feels like a friend right away and will blow your mind with gorgeous photos which she is incredibly quick to get back to you!"
"Not only does she take and edit stunning photographs but her personality and charm are so well suited to this job that don't know how anybody could go with another photographer."
Chris + Katie
Christina is above and beyond amazing. She is so kind, professional, and talented! While in San Diego, she was able to do engagement pics for my fiance (now husband) and I who live here. She researched great places for pictures and executed beautifully. We had these displayed at our rehearsal dinner and the outpouring of compliments on the photos was amazing. At the wedding she wowed not only me, but wedding party, family, and guests. Being a great wedding photographer takes more than just photography skill, but also great people skills. She was incredible at managing rowdy boys and family dynamics. Everyone loved working with her. She feels like a friend right away and will blow your mind with gorgeous photos which she is incredibly quick to get back to you! Would absolutely recommend!!
Carol + Andy
Oh my gosh I don't know if I can put into words and do it justice how awesome Christina is!! We are so so so incredibly happy that she and Michael were there to capture our perfect wedding day! The two of them together were such a treat! Our sneak peek photos are beautiful and I absolutely cannot wait to see the full album. Christina was MADE to be a wedding photographer. Not only does she take and edit stunning photographs but her personality and charm are so well suited to this job that I don't know how anybody could go with another photographer. She is the absolute sweetest and cares very much about her clients. I felt in great hands with her all day long. Her experience doing other weddings too helped out, with getting all the buttons done up on my dress, how to put on the boutonnières, posing prompts, and location suggestions. We're so thankful that we had Function and Flourish for our wedding photographers and I would absolutely recommend them!!