I have created the perfect blend of shooting and editing styles to create an authentic experience and consistent refined imagery. 

There are two parts that play into how my end product can be both authentic and refined to give each couple a gallery of images that will stand the test of time:
1. how the wedding is photographed
2. how the images are edited


During your wedding day, I capture a mix of both candid and gently directed photos. I'll give you prompts and direction when needed to create beautiful moments between the two of you that feel candid, so that you're not in your head asking the million dollar question -
"what should I do with my hands?"

I'll have FUN with the two of you and your wedding party members while directing them to be your true hype squad. 🎉

I'll perfectly place every family member to make sure we can see everyone in a quick and organized fashion.

After the portraits are captured, I then fade into the background, and I let the rest of the events of your day and emotions unfold in front of my camera naturally.


My editing style is true to color, which means I edit in a timeless and authentic way. This insures that all skin tones are correct and the colors of your florals, dresses, suits, etc. that you have spent so much time deciding on will be as they were on your wedding day. This also means that your photos will not be edited with a quick preset that seems to be an industry standard now. It is my promise that your images will never be edited in a way that changes the colors of the images to express a certain tone (i.e. "dark and moody" or "washed out/like film" styles). 

This is essential for looking back at the photos years down the road and being able to remember the true look and feel of your wedding day - not just to match a current editing trend.

Your photos will be timeless

I take pride in my work and personally edit each and every photo delivered to my couples, insuring that the full gallery received is consistent and beautiful


“She is a wizard at capturing the emotions of the day in a realistic and authentic way. We will cherish our wedding photos forever.”

- Stephanie, bride

Wedding collections include Christa as your lead photographer, a customized photography timeline tailored to your day, and an online gallery of consistent and beautifully edited high-resolution photos. For full wedding coverage, a minimum of 7 - 8 hours is recommended. An associate photographer collection is also available for dates Christa is already booked for. 



Full wedding coverage is customized based on each couple's unique wedding day and photography needs. 



Looking for an a la carte engagement session, couples' portraits, or want your proposal documented? Sessions begin at $650.


Lifestyle sessions document the milestones after the wedding day, like maternity and newborn sessions. Pricing Varies.


Engagements & Portraits

When you book

you are booking a photographer who:


- has 12 years of professional wedding photography experience photographing 300+ weddings in the Annapolis, Baltimore, D.C. and Frederick areas

- has earned a B.A. degree in Art + Design: Photo Imaging from Towson University

- has full liability insurance as required by most venues

- provides a pleasant, enjoyable and memorable experience

- uses state of the art Canon EOS R6 DSLR cameras and a variety of high-end Canon lenses

- is proficient with off-camera lighting for indoor photos and reception lighting

- is an Approved Business Partner with the NABSD for those who are getting married at the US Naval Academy

- provides an optional second professional, experienced wedding photographer 

Associate Photographer

While cloning Christa so she can work with two couples on the same day isn't possible (...yet), bringing Stacey on the team as an associate photographer is pretty equivalent to cloning! Stacey has worked side by side with Christa for years second shooting with her, and her work has always fit seamlessly into our couples' galleries with her similar shooting style. Stacey studied photography at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. and her love of documenting grew from there.

Stacey is passionate about both photography and history, and being a photographer is her own way of being a historian. Photography allows her to capture a couple's most special moments that will become a piece of their history. She vividly remembers the feeling of looking through her grandparents wedding photos and wants to provide couples with the same legacy to pass down from generation to generation.  

When Stacey isn't photographing weddings, you'll most likely find this baseball fanatic spending time at Camden Yards routing for the Baltimore Orioles, cuddling her adorable furbaby Ellie, or traveling the globe! Her absolute favorite place she has traveled to so far is Norway. 

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What are the next steps?

01. Browse My Work

To get even more of a feel for my style, check out my portfolio, dive into the blog posts, or follow me on Instagram. If you have fallen in love with my work, submit an inquiry form here

02. Let’s Meet

In my email reply to your inquiry form there will be a link to my calendar to set up a time for us to meet and get to know each other more! This can be via a phone or video call - whichever you'd prefer!  

03. Let’s Make It Official

After our call, I will send a proposal and an agreement to you. Once the signed agreement along with the retainer is received, it's officially official! I'm your wedding photographer!!

04. Engagement Session

If you've selected to do an engagement session with me, which I highly recommend, the next step is to get you two on my calendar! I love when couples get creative and choose meaningful locations for their session, and I'm happy to recommend my fave spots as well.

05. Timeline Creation

Every collection includes the creation of a photography timeline specific to your wedding day. I'll send you online questionnaires to gather in necessary information needed to create your timeline. Once created, we will have a final call to run through it and go over any questions we may have for each other. Wanna make sure you get to your cocktail hour and party? I have a method for that!

06. Wedding Day

YAY! The wedding day is finally here! Time for all your dreams to come to fruition and enjoy your day! Don't worry about timing or a thing - I have your back! As one of my past couples said, "[Christa] has her timeline skills down to a science. We never felt rushed during our wedding day. Due to her efficiency, we actually were ahead of schedule which allowed her to capture even more portraits."

07. Editing

While you two are honeymooning and settling into the newlywed life, I'm editing the photos from your wedding day selecting the best of the best and giving every image the personal care and touch that creates a beautiful and consistent gallery. This is a very important step in the process, and it's worth the wait!

08. Gallery Delivery Day

Pop the bubbly - your wedding gallery is ready! Make a date out of going through your wedding gallery together and relive your day. Your online gallery allows you to view the photos as well as download them in high-res so you can post and print them for your personal use. Share your gallery with all your family and friends so they can swoon over the photos too!

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the number of weddings i photograph each year


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weddings i've captured in my career so far...and growing!


The number of times I have rewatched the Office

"I will recommend Christa 1000 times over!"

Christa was our very first vendor that we booked. She would always answer all my questions so quickly, she was essential in helping me create a timeline for the wedding day, and she made us feel on top of the world. From the very beginning we had Christa climbing onto of crazy obstacles and standing in the freezing cold for us. She did all of that with the biggest smile on her face. She made sure she captured the best photos for us. We really felt like we made a friend out of Christa, someone we will always cherish for being such an ESSENTIAL part of our wedding. The engagement photos were absolutely fantastic and the sneak peeks that we received already were breathtaking. Please do not look any further, Christa is the photographer you need for your wedding. Once you book with her, you do not need to worry about anything else. She was the ONLY vendor that I could say that for! Thank you Christa!!!!

- Marissa & Bobby


Christa Rae Settle is the BEST photographer. She is so calm, easygoing, happy, positive, and professional. She gets along with everyone, and handles family dynamics well. She was very approachable when we had questions, never making us feel like we were asking too much. She also is such a talented photographer, capturing all of the moments and emotions of our special day so perfectly. We loved her natural, genuine style of photography. Our photos turned out too good to be true! We would hire her again in a heart beat, and hope to have her photograph more special moments in our lives! Can't recommend her highly enough.

- Stephanie & Geordy

"We loved working with Christa!!"

She is sweet, professional, and very talented! From emails and phone calls, to our engagement shoot, to the wedding day, working with Christa was great. Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are absolutely beautiful! It is so hard to pick favorites because they are all stunning! She is very cool, calm, and collected and made sure we stayed on schedule and got all the pictures we wanted. She made us feel very comfortable. Even my bridesmaids couldn’t help but comment that day of how great she was. One of my bridesmaids has been in quite a few weddings recently and she said that Christa was her favorite photographer she has worked with!

- Kelly & Mitchell

"Christa rocks!!"

Christa is everything you can hope for in a photographer. She is professional, efficient, and fun to work with. Most importantly, her work is INCREDIBLE! My husband and I are hockey players and wanted to have some of our engagement photos taken on the ice and Christa was up for the challenge. Even though this was outside her comfort zone, she happily captured some really fun and beautiful shots! The day of the wedding, Christa captured every moment of love and happiness just perfectly! Our photos are stunning and exceeded our expectations. We would whole-heartedly recommend Christa to anyone looking for a photographer and will certainly use her again for photos in the future! Thank you, Christa!

- Cori & Wayne


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My dream couples

Love being by the water.

Whether it's on a yacht in Annapolis, spending a day on a beach, enjoying a cocktail at a bar with a view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, cracking into crabs bayside on the Eastern Shore, or walking along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.  - you are drawn to the beauty of the waterfront areas the DMV area has to offer. 

my dream couples

Have a classic taste in style, but with a modern twist. 

I love the combination of modern floral design trends and a classic wedding dress. A trendy color for the bridesmaids' floor length gowns with the guys in classic black tuxes. Long veils make me swoon - especially if they have embellishments like floral appliqués, pearls or dreamy lace.

My dream couples

Aren't afraid of a little color.

You meticulously planned your unique color palette and exactly where that pop of color would come in to play. You want some part of your details (whether it be in the florals, dresses, ties, or the decor) to grab attention, even subtlety. 

My dream couples

Aren’t afraid to dance the night away, even in Jimmy Choos.

It makes me so happy when a couple spends most of the dance time on the dance floor! You already know I love music, so of course I love being in the thick of it with you two and your favorite people as you belt out the lyrics to "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers.

My dream couples

Are each other's soulmates, BFF, and crazy for one another.

Or soup snakes, if you watch The Office.