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!

Kelli (Headshots can be FUN!)

The reason why I typically only photograph children and families is because those sessions are TONS of FUN for me!

And although I find myself declining most stuffy business shoots and head-shots, when a person or business’ desires are the same as mine (FUN & REAL), I’m JUST as excited to do creative and unique ‘grown-up’ photos as I’d be to get to chase around little kids!

Kelli, who you may remember from my 1st family session in Arkansas, needed head-shots for her business and had the SAME goals as me:
Photos that she’d LOVE
show her personality…
and be FUN!

Needless to say, I was SUPER excited to be a part!


If you’re looking for indoor head-shots with a solid background, I’m probably not your photographer.  However, if you like the idea of a FUN shoot with lots of laughs and variety, contact me!

Thank you, Kelli, again for your continued trust!  I always love working with you! 

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Alan & Madison’s Engagement!

If you’ve read my blog over the years, you probably already know how much I love my niece, Madison.  Naturally, when she and her boyfriend invited us all to hang out with them in Eureka Springs during their summer visit to NW Arkansas, we said YES!

Little did we know this was NOT going to be a ‘normal’ trip!  After visiting Thorncrown Chapel, Alan had a special question he’d been waiting to ask Madison…



Can you tell how HAPPY we ALL were?!?!


Lots of LOVE going around today…

Congratulations, Madison and Alan!  I couldn’t be MORE excited for you both!
(Secretly, I’m JUST as excited to get to stand beside you on your special day!)

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“I’m a TURTLE person.”

She’s sweet.

She’s funny.

She USE to adore ALL animals, but recently decided she’s now just a “TURTLE PERSON.”  




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October 30, 2016 - 5:33 pm

Ruthie’s an “ANIMAL PERSON!” » Christy Martin Photography - […] claimed she’s a “TURTLE PERSON;” but, during our trip to Farmland Adventure yesterday, I realized it’s safe to say, […]

Waiting on Cohen…

As our family eagerly await the arrival of baby Cohen, Rayna and I are well-aware we must bring our A-game in order to get our fair share of quality time with this lil’ guy!  With both Ryan AND Libby’s moms nearby, personally, I plan on having my camera ready to capture sweet newborn faces.  While Rayna plans on winning him over with some homemade baby food from her garden.  We sure hope our plans work because we are both SO excited to love on and cuddle him!

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May 18, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Cheryl McCorry - Hey There Cohen, This is your Grandma and I just want you to know I have been waiting so long for the day that you came into our lives. You are a special gift from God and a precious blessing in our lives. I love you! Grandma

June 10, 2016 - 8:40 am

Welcome Cohen! » Christy Martin Photography - […] seems like we were just waiting for Cohen, but he has arrived! Our family is so HAPPY to welcome the newest […]