image of Christa in front of a beatiful sunset over the ocean

I am a professional photographer specializing in child, family, newborn, maternity and, for the daring, boudoir. I am passionate about capturing genuine moments using natural light, on location and in the studio. With formal training in both psychology and design, and a wide range of life experience, I offer clients a unique combination of technical skills, accountability, personal understanding and patience.  I provide a distinctive boutique experience, and create one-of-a-kind art that represents my clients’ true personalities.

I believe in lifelong learning and as a member of the Professional Photographers of America, stay current in the latest trends and techniques using their in-depth training and weekly publications.

My other obsessions include watersports, scuba diving, camping, yoga and being “mama” to my three children. I’ve experienced first-hand many of the milestones that clients count on me to document in a meaningful way.

How I Got Here

My passion for photography began in the ’80s when I convinced my parents to let me take just a few pictures with their Kodak Instamatic X-15. I began entering photography contests in elementary school and continued to pursue photography as a hobby throughout high school and college. As the availability of digital technology became widespread, I increased my pace of picture-taking and completed several college-level photography courses as part of my design training.

In early 2010, I attended Christa Meola’s The Boudoir Workshop” in LA and, at the urging of Ms. Meola and fellow attendees, decided it was time to move my passion beyond a hobby. Within a month of returning from The Workshop, this website was launched, and Christa Minks Photography has been gaining momentum and delighting customers ever since.

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