hello there!

I'm Christina

It all started in 2012 when I got my first dslr, a canon rebel t3i with the intent to be a youtube beauty vlogger. 

I was able to do that for a few years and actually be pretty successful at it until a few years later when I gave birth to my daughter.  As they say, my priorities shifted and I now focused on taking as many pictures of her as I could.  I decided to put all of my energy into learning everything about photography.  And that was it, I was hooked! 

After much encouragement from friends and family, I decided to start Christina Aiko Photography.  I shot my first paid portrait session in 2017 and have been working ever since. 

my approach

My mother passed away in 2010 and ever since then my passion for photography has grown.  I cherish every single picture I have of my mom and wish we had taken more.  This powers my strong belief that it is so important to capture these moments as they are happening. 

To me, photography isn't just taking pictures.  It is capturing your family history. Documenting moments in time with loved ones to cherish forever.  It is this respect for the service I provide, that I go into every session motivated to capture you and your loved ones as you are in this moment right now. 


 It is my belief that each family and the love they share is unique and should reflect in their images. As such, my style is laid back, creative, and uniquely artistic.  Stiff posing and forced smiles may look great on a Christmas card, but the images that line the walls of your home should radiate you and the love & connection you share with your family everyday. 



I feel so proud and honored that my job allows me to capture clients and their loved ones in such an intimate way.

Could I BE anymore excited you are here?  ; )

A few of my favorites...

fast facts

Favorite Netflix Shows
The Office, Parks and Rec, New Girl
Favorite City
San Diego, CA
Cats or Dogs
1000% Dogs
Favorite Food 
Introvert or Extrovert 
Dream Vacation 
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