Christy Martin Photography » My Life... clients, family & specials!

  • Christy… The Girl Behind the Lens

    Every great success story starts with a dream. For me, my dream was to always have a camera in hand and a great story behind every shot. In Kindergarten, it was bringing my camera to Show N’ Tell when everyone else brought toys. In middle school, it was getting to know the employees at my local photo lab. In high school, it was an essay I wrote about my 'dream job' of being a photographer.

    I have been truly fortunate to watch my lifelong passion of photography bloom into a career and source of happiness in my life. Part of that happiness comes from my love of children and embracing that in my business. My adoration for kids allows me to engage them in a way that makes sessions feel more like a play-date! Whether it’s chasing them around trees or fields, chatting with them about their favorite flavor of ice cream or watching them laugh while I make a funny face, I find it truly uplifting to be a part of their world.

    In the same way that every picture tells a story, so too does my blog. I use it to capture pieces of both my professional and personal life. It includes client session photos, engaging stories behind those clients, and even little glimpses into my own family, friends and interests. The curls in my daughter's hair and the cool rock my son found are just a few of the things that inspire me every day!

Choco and his family

I had been home less than a mintue on Sunday when Ross turns the corner and says, “You take pictures of dog, Mama?  I wanna’ see!  I wanna’ see!” 
Ross wasn’t the only one excited about Choco’s pictures!  I think Choco himself got a kick out of someone following him, well, chasing him, around for photographs. 

I love this photograph for some reason.  It seems to tell a story.  (Well, maybe that’s a little too deep.  But, I still love this photo.)
This may simply look like a nice family portrait to you.  But, to me, it’s downloading over 20 shots of the same pose, only to say out loud, “YEAH!  YEAH!”  Choco is not only LOOKING at the camera (which is huge in dog-photography), but, he’s also smiling!!!  Thank you, Choco! 

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October 24, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Kim - I love looking at your blog Christy. You are so talented and creative. I can’t wait for you to photograph our wedding next weekend!

Little Da Vinci

I have photographed for Little Da Vinci twice before for Kids Celebrate Magazine.  However, I was happy to work with them again doing event coverage for their first Art Exhibition!  All of the kid’s art work was displayed for their parents, friends and family to view.  They also had different stations set up where the kids could explain the history behind some of the most famous artists.   (Very impressive!)

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My Home Away from Home

I found myself at New Way Learning Academy once again!  This time, instead of photographing seniors or staff, I was asked to get some fun, candid shots of the kids for New Way’s website and marketing material.  Fun is easy at this school!  Most every student, although it was an early Monday morning, was ready for his or her turn in front of the camera!

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Jack & Jenny

Jack & Jenny… Aren’t they adorable?  Jack was so patient with his little sister.  You could tell how much Jenny loved him because she wanted to do whatever he was doing. 

I love how Jack is holding his skateboard in the shot.  To me, photographs are more than just smiling kids looking into the camera.  I think it’s great to show their personalities. 


I could have created an entire Story Board just dedicated to the many faces of Jenny!  Between her facial expressions and hand gestures, she gets the prize for being most expressive!

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My mom’s survey

2 random things about me…
1.  For the most part, I hate forwards.
2.  It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud. 
Now, after saying that, I have to share a forward I received from my mom.  Maybe you’d have to know her to appreciate her responses, but, these made me laugh so I thought I’d share… 


Silly facts about ourselves (fun)

** Odd things about you! Press the forward button, FILL IT OUT and pass
it on and return it to the person that sent it to you!
1- Do you like bleu cheese salad dressing?   Yes, but only with Buffalo wings and celery.
2- Do you own a gun?
 Yes, several.
3- What’s a favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee house? 
I don’t drink coffee.
4- Do you get nervous before a doctor’s appointment?
5- What do you prefer to drink in the morning? 
6- Can you do pushups? No, unless you are talking about the Orange Ice Cream kind;  I can do about 3 of those.
7- What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
My rings
8- Favorite hobby? Cooking
9-Do you have A.D.D? 
No, I have L.A.Z.Y
10- What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
 I love to eat and hate to exercise (that may be 2 traits)
11- Three thoughts at this exact moment? 
I will be glad when I get home.  Need to study Paralegal books.  I have a headache.
12- Name 4 drinks you regularly drink?
Water, Tea, Diet Coke – that’s only 3 but that’s the only things I drink.
13- Current worry right now? 
Would not want to worry anyone else and Paralegal class.
14- Current hate right now?
15- Favorite place to be? 
16-Do you like to travel?
Yes, but I am very happy at home.
17- Name three people who will complete this?  Christy and Hannah and ?
18- Do you own slippers?
3 pairs, but I can only find one shoe of each pair.
19- What color shirt are you wearing?
20- Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
 21-What was the first thing you thought about  when you woke up today? 
I wish Randy did not snore.


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September 30, 2008 - 11:30 pm

Amy Cronic Poole - Too freakin funny!!!!

My Two Favorite Subjects

Before getting this new blog, I mainly blogged to show my clients pictures from their recent sessions.   Sneak Peeks are great, but, there are other aspects of my life that I LOVE to photograph and really missed sharing.
I had a goal with my new blog to post more of everything I love.  Especially my two favorite subjects!

So, even if you stopped by thinking you’d browse my portfolio, take a second and enjoy that ‘I-know-I’m-going-too-fast-and-she’s-about-to-fall-off’ smile and those sweet, chubby legs! 

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September 26, 2008 - 12:27 am

Amber - Her face says…I’m not sure if I like this or not..his face is saying OH YEA Having a good time about to throw the sister off! Priceless!

October 4, 2008 - 11:28 pm

Cheryl McCorry - I think her face is saying Mom I’m really not too sure about this but my Bro is having a good time so I guess I’ll be alright.