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!

Matthew, Catalina, Jackie & Kate

Sweet lil’ Jack and I talked about how long I’d been taking his pictures when he stopped to ask me, “Did you know that I was a cute baby?”  My response was pretty instant.  “Yes, I DEFINITELY know that you were a SUPER CUTE baby!  (I’ve posted a few from our previous years together at the very bottom in case you want to jump on board with us!)

We’re going on a wonderful, five-year tradition (minus the year we were both living outside of Georgia) of me documenting their family, telling Catalina how ridiculously beautiful she is and taking way more photos of her children than I had planned!

But, how do I stop shooting with these two?!?!

Here’s a few family photos from each year.  What a fun difference!

Look how much he’s grown over the years!?!?

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November 30, 2017 - 4:34 pm

Catalina Urbizo - Christy, you have a true gift!!! We are so blessed to be your client!!! We love and treasure every session we have done with you! Thank you for being excellent and sharing your gift with my fam

Michael & Maddox

Excitement and joy are feelings associated with going back to Georgia to visit my family.  However, as my mouse hoovered over the ‘publish‘ button on my blog that would announce my available Georgia sessions the following month, I was filled with doubt, worry and insecurity.  A month later, just hours before my first session was suppose to begin, I experienced the same TEXT-MY-FRIEND-AND-ASK-FOR-PRAYERnervousness’ as when I first decided to offer these sessions.

As I sat in horrible traffic and chewed on a mouthful of TUMS, I turned off the radio and begged Godprayed out loud’ that I could provide my wonderful families with photos they will treasure.

In the same way, weeks ago, God allowed ALL of my sessions to fill within a few hours (I didn’t even have the chance to share the blog post I was so nervous about), He answered my prayer in a HUGE way!  Not only did He fill my camera with wonderful moments of the families I have grown to love so much, my anxiousness was COMPLETELY replaced with JOY and GRATITUDE!

If there’s anything I love, it’s LOVE!

I love people who love their people well and Lindsey is a beautiful example.  It’s evident in all she says and does how much she loves her boys!

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Farmland Adventure Pumpkin Patch

If I had to list my favorite things in the entire world, “Activities with the Kids” would certainly be at the top of my list!  And since deals and treats are ALSO high on my list, I LOVE and APPRECIATE Grace Point Church hosting this special event each year at Farmland Adventures

After mine and Ruthie’s race, she tells me, “That made me so happy, I almost cried!”  How COOL to have a friend there who grabbed my camera and took a photo for me!

The icing on the cake…

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(First-to-Know) Fall Mini Sessions!

I am SUPER excited to be back in Georgia next month!  Many of you have asked about scheduling a session, so, before I post on social media this weekend, I wanted to YOU know FIRST

I’ll be offering (5) Fall Mini Sessions on Wednesday, November 22nd (in Gwinnett County, probably Duluth or Suwanee; will update next week).

The kids will be out of school, so this will be a great time to update your family photos!  Each session is $250 and includes our time together and (10) fully-edited High Resolution Digital Files with Copyright Release, both color and black and white.

If you’d like to reserve a session, please use this link, , and text, email or call your top (2) preferred times: 10am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11am, 11:20am.

I would LOVE to capture YOUR family next month!


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New Inspiration

Being intentional about pursuing a slower way of life has been so beneficial to me and my family.
But there IS something I miss so much… the excitement, relationships and passion that PHOTOGRAPHY always gave me.

Although I still brought my camera along to snap my kids sticking their heads in the fountain downtown or during our camping trips, I personally missed the thrill of creating something unique and creative.

But after hearing a new song on the radio over a year ago, I instantly got VERY excited as I envisioned very specific photos of Rayna.  Before the weekend was over, I found a beautiful dress (that we rented for a few days at a great price) and we were on an ADVENTURE to capture all the images stuck inside my head!

These images are almost 2 years old, but they made me smile today when I came across them, so I thought I would share!  🙂

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