ABOUT CHRISTOPHER TODD
Award Winning Orange County Photographer
Christopher is known for his contemporary style, and calm demeanor, but brides just love him for making them look amazing! His approach to every photograph starts by connecting with his couples. When capturing major life events he believes it’s the little things that make a difference.
Technique, craftsmanship, and finesse come after getting to know who he is working with. A beautiful wedding album begins long before a picture is taken. Christopher works to understand your story, and capture every detail. He brings expertise based 15 + years of experience photographing hundreds of weddings throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and destinations worldwide.
Telling Your Story
Christopher approaches his work as a storyteller with you as the main character. His photography not only record life-affirming events, but also capture unrepeatable moments to reveal stories of love, commitment, fun and laughter. His contemporary style and creative knowledge elevates photography to Art.
Who is Christopher Todd
When we connect on a personal level brides and grooms are more comfortable and it shows through the photos.
We also want to get to know you better. Meanwhile here is a bit about me.
I met my wife in 1996. Both in college at the time attending different California Universities. We instantly connected and have been together for 20 years, 13 of those years as husband and wife.
One of my long time passions in life has always been traveling. Seeing new places and cultures around the world. Meeting new people, experiencing local food, language, and culture. Embracing the experience and all it has to offer.
When I was 22 and a junior in college I convinced my wife, then girlfriend to travel around the world for 6 months. The plan was for both of us to finish school, and work two jobs and save enough money in one year. We met our goal and purchased around the world Airtreks tickets and began planning our biggest adventure. First stop of our six month journey would take us to China. From there we traveled to Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Turkey, Italy and all around Europe and back to California in that order. Our eyes had been opened to the world and forever changed.
My wife Ilana and I have two spirited and adventurous boys 10 and 7. We took our first son to Mexico when he was six months old and we haven't stopped traveling as a family since. Exploring national parks in the United States, visiting the Capital and traveling abroad. Showing our children the world and different cultures through travel experiences is our way of raising tolerant well rounded little human beings. Our most recent family adventure took us to Italy, Jordan, and Israel over winter break 2016.
We live in Orange County where Ilana and I both grew up. Dogs, Dogs, and two more. Yes we have four dogs. Jack, Kiwi, Lamb, and Muñeca. All rescue dogs.
Did I mention Surfing. As a native born Californian I spent most of my youth in Huntington Beach catching waves. What was once a solo sport is now shared with my two boys who love to grab their boards and hop in our 1991 red VW Vanagan. Still trying to convince my wife that it was a good purchase.
I am a sucker for the reality tv show Survivor.
I often crave a Tommy’s Burger after a wedding.
And my wife says I snore.
I can fall asleep anywhere. Drives my wife crazy. I think she is secretly jealous of this.
Fun facts about me unrelated to photography
Born on Valentine's day
I live in the city I grew up in
I got married in Mexico
I still surf on a short board
My favorite concert was Pearl Jam and Neil Young in Golden Gate Park
I talk to my mom everyday
I have been to 41 Countries
I play the guitar
I summited Mt. Whitney but the highest peak I climbed was Thorong in Nepal at 17,599 feet
I take my family camping every summer