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!

“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 […]

Thank you, Jody! (A session with MY kids!)

When your sweet friend (and an awesome photographer) volunteers to take some fun pictures of you and your kids one night, you quickly throw on make-up, dig-up decent clothes for the kids and look for a location before the sun goes down!


Thank you, Jody!  You already know how much we all LOVE you!
I will TREASURE these pictures forever and forever!

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The Logans

As I look back at my life, I am constantly amazed at the unique ways God blesses me with wonderful friendships.  The Logans are a very special family that I’ve gotten to know through church.  (Ironically enough, Matthew went to church with their family too when he was just a little boy!)

Tim and Leslie are both incredible people.  So, when they asked me to photograph their visiting grandchildren, I already knew their grand-kids would be JUST as sweet!
And I was right…


Sweet Evelyn…



Elton was so gentle and kind to Evelyn and Eliza…


I think she loves him a lot…


Aren’t they sweet?!?


Gotta’ love those LIPS!


A construction project won’t get in our way!  As a matter of fact, aside from throwing rocks, I think it was Elton’s favorite part of the session!


Thank you, Tim & Leslie!
I enjoyed meeting the littles.

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Stay-cation: Rayna’s Day!

Matthew was pretty excited when he drew Rayna’s name from our Stay-cation-name-cup.  Being that he’s super thoughtful towards all of us, he thought-out and secretly planned ALL of Rayna’s favorite things!

  • The morning started with Matthew’s pancakes!  (Matthew doesn’t mess-around when it comes to pancakes!  Forget the thick, healthy, fluffy ones.  He makes them thin… buttery and crispy-on-the-edges!  Delicious!)
  • A trip to the new Whole Foods in Fayetteville!
  • Discovery time at Terra Studios (A FREE “Art Park” with an amazing gift shop!)
  • And PIZZA for lunch!
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    I think Ruthie loved it too…

    Whole Foods & Rayna watching the glass smith working…


    What’s a day for Rayna without climbing her favorite tree?!?!?


    Sweet Ruthie tried and tried and tried to JUMP high enough to grab the tree.  (Unfortunately, she never made it.)


    It’s made me SOOOO happy to hear others say they wanted to use this idea for their own family too!

    Remember, it’s NOT about how much money you spend.  Actually, like I wrote about on the first day, it’s actually FUN to have a BUDGET.  It fuels creativity and teaches the kids about a budget.

    Thanks for dropping by!  I’d love to hear if YOU decided to do this too!

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