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There are so many wonderful things to say about working with Christina. As soon as she came on board for our wedding, Christina was a calming and encouraging guide. Every meeting or encounter was professional, punctual and efficient. During the actual craziness of our wedding day she managed my wild family and gigantic wedding party with ease and was able to adapt to my last minute changes without missing a beat. Of all of her fantastic traits, my favorite thing about Christina was her ability to understand and execute my vision and what meant the most to me in a way that far exceeded my expectations. Nathan and I will cherish her photographs and we can’t thank her enough for her artistry and beautiful work! We love her!

 

– Mia Montanye Howell

 

Our wedding was just precisely what we wanted all the way around and I am SO grateful that we trusted Christina Block to document every little moment for us. Prior to the wedding we did an engagement session with Christina in our home, she was more than happy to add in our dogs and helped us through our fears of looking awkward in photographs. Christina took the time to really bond with us as a couple and understand our personalities going into such a big day. Leading up to the wedding she was so fast to respond when I needed something, so caring with her advice and guidance when asked. After looking through our timeline and discussing our goals for the photographs we decided to add a second shooter, Christina’s pick was a great addition to our day and I am so glad that we have all of those extra shots to swoon over now. Christina is a stickler for details, every package we received was impeccable, every image of our day just bursts with emotion and personality. When it came to the actual wedding day, she quickly managed to get all of the posed shots we had requested with a level of ease and organization that pulled together our wild crew. She has a very calm nature that allows her to be both attentive and part of the room at the same time: I never felt like I had a camera in my face when I didn’t want one and at the same time when I looked for her she was always right there. Everything was captured on camera and to have all of those shots to look through for years to come truly warms my heart. She went well above and beyond what I expected from a photographer, cannot recommend her enough. Thank you so so much Christina, we honestly look at our photos all the time and are simply thrilled at how quickly we can be transported back to that day through your lens.

 

– Sarah Dooley Mejias

 

Christina Block is one amazing, talented photographer. I’m a bride from New York City, so if your willing to pay for it, we are used to getting pretty much the best of the best. My standards are high and not having the wedding in NYC, I was SO concerned that I wouldn’t be able to find someone with the level of talent, the same vision and creative direction I was looking for. And then I found Christina. Her pictures are pieces of art, beautiful, and well worthy of any New York viewing. She was responsive, super organized, reasonably priced, and just easy to be with. By the end of my wedding, my family and bridal party pretty much adopted her as one of our own! She’s the best of the best! She captured our wedding with some of the most beautiful candid photos I’ve seen. She was absolutely amazing.

 

– Dana Baggett Jenkins

 

We first saw Christina’s pictures through a friend’s engagement photos that were posted online (as it happened to be, we had gotten engaged around that time and were on the hunt for wedding vendors). These may have been the first engagement photos we saw that did not leave us with a desire to look the other way. These photos were not the typical cheesy, ultra-exposed and unnatural photos we had been seeing during our thorough search of photographers in the Northeast Florida area (and when we say thorough, we mean it). We went to wedding shows, looked through online albums, commentary, wedding magazines, etc. Going back through Christina’s blog we both easily agreed that Christina brought a refreshingly different style that we wanted- a natural and genuine look we both desired for our own wedding pictures- a more candid, capture-the-moments-as-they-come kind of style.So we reached out to Christina and then met with her about our desires and her style. The sit-down was as much for her as it was for us. We respected Christina’s philosophy of wanting her and her clients to be a good fit and her expression that she didn’t “need” the work but truly enjoys capturing special moments for others. That was so refreshing to us!Our wedding day experience was great. Christina was extremely flexible and patient with our requests and desires and even worked with us to have a second photographer, Jesse assist her, who was also wonderful. Neither were obvious in their picture taking, which was important to us. Our wedding day was a little hectic with some last minute changes and little things that popped up, and she kept extremely calm despite some of our uptightness of getting all our friends and families together for post-ceremony pictures (you’ll know what I’m talking about when you get to that point in your wedding – gathering people for pictures is like herding cats), and rolled with it.But again, the true highlight was the PICTURES. They are classic, vintage, artsy, tasteful, candid, beautiful, and they truly draw you in. Christina is incredibly talented and gave us a wonderful gift when she shot our wedding. She captured the moments perfectly as they unfolded from our pre-wedding getting ready pictures, special family/friend moments, to the details of the reception venue, guests dancing, and even the quiet moments that were some of our favorites that we will always remember and at the time didn’t realize anyone was there capturing them. She is truly unique and genuine in her business, and we do not regret the decision we made in the least!Overall, we were extremely happy. Right down to the delivery of the pictures (wrapped in artsy envelops for the picture discs and with 3 beautiful potted plants).We now consider Christina our friend and look forward to working with her at some point in the future (she’s actually even better at non-wedding photography!).Thank you Christina! You have brought our family, friends and us so much happiness through your talent and heart for photography! We appreciate all the thoughtful touches and thank you from our hearts!

 

– Ross & Leslie Chafin

 

 

Creative, unique, and timeless are only a few words to describe Christina Block Photography. My fiancé and I have had the privilege of working with Christina for our wedding. Her artistic approach to photography left us speechless when we received our engagement session images. We cannot wait to see what magic she has in store for our wedding pictures. She is a kind soul whose love of photography shines through in every image. We feel very fortunate to have found Christina.

 

– Minda Hatfield

 

Christina has always been amazing to work with! Our only complaint is that she is too far from us! She is absolutely amazing and talented at shooting our invitations and making them look even more beautiful than we could have imagined. She’s creative and has always been so easy to work with.

 

– Terri [Smitten on Paper]

 

Christina is a gifted photographer who captures your life moments beautifully and effortlessly. She is patient, calm and creative, and from the very first shots, we trusted her implicitly to bring out the beauty in our family. We used her for our maternity and newborn twin photo shoots and are hoping she doesn’t move any time soon – because we feel like we’ve found a friend and a life-long photographer!

As an aside, one of our twins was born with an unexpected diagnosis of Down Syndrome. The photos Christina has taken have helped us tremendously in dealing with the diagnosis, and have also helped us connect with the greater Down Syndrome community in Jacksonville. Whenever we share our story, we always include some of the pictures Christina has taken. Our words help us connect with other families, but the pictures really melt peoples’ hearts and help us form instant connections and bonds. Her photos have become a huge part of our story, and for that we are grateful.

 

– Heather Buckman

 

I wanted just a few photos to capture my first pregnancy. A small, casual photo shoot turned in to photos that we will treasure forever. Christina did an amazing job, making us comfortable during the photos and producing final products that we could not even imagine were possible. We are beyond excited for her to complete the shoot once the baby is born!

 

-The Taylors

 

We had our family pictures taken with Christina and they are amazing! The shoot was at her home on the river, which is beautiful and made a perfect setting! She is very creative and super fun to work with! I would recommend her to anyone and we definitely will be using her again!

 

-Megan Johnson

 

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and doing a post wedding photo shoot with Christina Block in Sept 2012. We got married in the Bahamas and weren’t able to get those priceless moments captured. I had always wanted to do a post wedding photo shoot when the wedding stress was over. Christina fully filled all of our wants & needs and so much more! We were looking for someone that created a dramatic yet unique setting. She had just the spot and staged the props! She was so easy to work with, told us how to smile, turn my head and all. We both felt so at ease shooting with her. If we had an idea she was totally open to spinning our ideas together.
The price was so reasonable, it included the sitting fee and even better we got our CD of the pics a week later (not months like most people). We couldn’t have made a better choice and beyond happy with our pictures!!

 

– William & Sharon Laribee

 

Christina Block Photography is amazing! Christina took my sweet baby boy’s newborn pictures when he was 9 days old. When I arrived for the session, she had the studio toasty warm so my little man would be more comfortable. She has the sweetest little props (hats and such). I brought one of my own hats but I ended up liking hers better, lol! We had to move, unfortunately, right after my sons birth. He was less than a month old. Christina went above and beyond and finished my pictures ASAP so we could have them before we left town. These pictures mean the world to me and I have many of them hanging on my walls right now. I truly treasure them. I would not hesitate to hire her again if we ever live move back to town. She is nothing short of fabulous!

 

–  Michelle Eisele

 

Christina Block is an amazingly talented photographer! She has photographed my granddaughter twice since Bree was born a year ago. Both photo shoots were professional, yet the sets were warm, cozy, and creative. The beautiful pictures totally captured Bree’s personality. Christina is a true artist with her camera and I look forward to many more sessions with her!

 

–  Suzanne Johnson

 

I am so blessed to be able to work with Christina Block Photography for my childrens clothing line photos! She is an awesome photographer who really knows how to capture the perfect moment. What I love most is her unique style of photography… think vintage and dreamy. This is what sets her apart from others in the business. Her photographs are truly pieces of art that will be treasured for a lifetime. I am looking foward to working with her again soon.

 

– Lisa Umstattd
 [Owner of Peepz n Pretzelz]

 

Love, love, love our photos by Christina Block Photography! We’ve recommended Christina to everyone and anyone who’ll listen because we want to share the picture happiness:) She’s unlike other photographers in regards to preparing and customizing your shoot. I was impressed right from the start when Christina sent us a questionnaire to get to know us and see which way we should go in terms of theme. She brought amazing props to the shoot, including a small chest of drawers! Christina was really sweet with our one year old son and laid back throughout the shoot. I remember leaving there hoping we got “a few good ones” and was delightfully surprised when she sent us over 100 images which were all fabulous. It’s apparent through her work that she just has natural talent for what she does. Another highlight of working with Christina is that you’ll receive such prompt communication. We must have emailed for weeks before our shoot and since she’s very on the ball, I never had to wait to hear back from her. We love Christina and her phenomenal talent and will be sure to use her for our future photography needs.

 

– Kristen Bond

 

I have been a client of Christina’s since 2010 and could not imagine my life without her! I have worked with multiple photographers, as i am one of “those” parents who has to have perfect pictures of my child for every single milestone. Not only is Christina wonderful at what she does, but she is very patient, understanding and reasonably priced. As a mother of a toddler, those are all things I look for in a photographer and am so lucky to have found Christina. When I wanted to do a sunrise shoot at the beach for my daughter’s first birthday pictures, she was extremely accommodating and didn’t even question my sanity! I recommend her to anyone looking for high-quality, unique pictures.

 

– Holly Chila Morse

 

I had the amazing privilege of being able to view Christina Block’s photography while I was pregnant. I knew immediately that I wanted her to photograph my sweet baby girl! I fell in love with the organic beauty of her work! She has a true talent for capturing the sweetest moments! Our daughter’s first birthday was so important to our family and we were excited to have Christina document it with her beautiful photography! The pictures turned out perfect and it was hard to choose which ones to have framed! I loved them all!

 

-Erin Harvill