I believe living itself is an art, and everyone has a story that is uniquely theirs. I create                                                    so you can see and FEEL the beauty that is your life,
to be shared with those you love and passed down for generations. let's celebrate it. 

You've created a beautiful life


Studio Coakley is a lifestyle photography studio based in Northern California that creates thoughtful, natural and timeless photographs in minimalist settings. You can find us shooting in nostalgic landscapes, a neutral light-filled studio setting or in-home for that cozy, relaxed intimate vibe.








Michelle Hamilton, maternity, Family & newborn Shoot

Christine is the sweetest! She makes you feel so comfortable and provided great instruction. She pays attention to all the details even making sure your hair looks good and hand placement . She was wonderful with our toddler too making sure she got breaks when needed and just made the shoots so fun and easy. We loved our photos and got so many compliments on them! 

Lolly Halladay, fashion model with Scout agency

“I knew I loved Christine after our first headshot and content session together. She made me feel comfortable in my own body and knew how to direct me during the shoot. She is truly one of a kind. Since our first shoot she has taken all of my family photos, newborn photos and headshots for my modeling agency. Gem!”

Bonnie Mangels, Family & newborn Shoot

“Christine has a great energy about her. She's relaxed, positive, creative, and just has a way of making you feel comfortable, which is so important to taking great photos! The whole experience from beginning to end was wonderful and we are so happy with the photos! They will be a keepsake for our family for years to come. If you are looking for a lifestyle, family, newborn, or maternity photographer, I would recommend Christine in a heartbeat!”

Nathalie Walton, CEO of Expectful, San Francisco

 I've worked with Christine to shoot lifestyle and headshot photos on multiple occasions. She is lightning fast on returning pictures. I left every session with many excellent options, and those photos have now appeared in Vogue and Forbes!”

Rose Yao, VP of Product Google Home 

"I am in love with the professional headshots Christine did for me. They perfectly capture the essence of who I am - confident, warm, creative, and yes, in charge. I don’t look like a robot realtor which I’ve felt to varying degrees of all the other headshots I’ve had done for work. Thank you!"

Linzee N., Placer County 

"I wish I could give Christine a million stars, she is absolutely fantastic! We booked her for a one-year anniversary photoshoot and we are so happy with the pictures! Working in front of the camera with her is easy- she is attentive to details and is able to capture both the intimate and also candid moments. Book her today, you won't regret it”

 Janet M., San Francisco 

"Six stars!!! Christine took our family portraits & a couple of headshots at Baker Beach. It was great to work with her, she has a nice calming energy.  And most importantly, the photos could not have turned out better. Film photography style. I will treasure them for years to come!”

Camille McDowall, San Francisco 

"Christine made us feel so comfortable and well taken care of during our engagement shoot. We explored our neighborhood, Russian Hill in San Francisco and she found some incredible shots, she has such a great eye! She totally got our vision and delivered the most beautiful, special photos that we will cherish forever."



I find beauty in the in-between moments. I am known for creating imagery that embodies femininity, nods to the undone, and evokes playful nostalgia. Strolling through beautiful landscapes or a bed covered in linen are some of my favorite spots to photograph. I have a modern, feminine-focused, and detailed eye. I'm inspired by women leaning into their authenticity. Whether your primary focus is motherhood, building a business or your personal brand, I am here to create visuals that tell your story.

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"i'm inspired by women leaning into their authenticity"

We would love to hear more about you and the vision and goals for your photoshoot. Request a complimentary discovery call with Christine.