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!

Category Archives: Being Intentional (Parenting & Marriage)

Strawberry Picking (11.0)

Anyone else love family traditions?!?! Eleven years ago, my mom planned our first trip to pick strawberries. We all loved it SO much, we continued the tradition each season. During my time in Arkansas (even though it was kind-of sad), I tried to continue our strawberry-picking tradition. So naturally, with us ALL back together in […]

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A Second Chance

A rush of kids quickly filled a small room and began to zoom around the tiny chairs that, just minutes before their arrival, were all neatly tucked into matching, plastic tables.  Parents had  finished ushering their children through the door.  Some were looking forward to their weekly playtime.  While others required a gentle push from […]

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40+ DATE IDEAS for KIDS!

I USUALLY LOOK ROUGH ‘am not great with fashion’. My floors are DIRTY ‘not always spotless’. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO DECORATE ‘desperately depend on my friends to tell me what to choose for my own house’. Yes, I’ve got 99 problems. But, “Quality Time’ with my kids ain’t 1! I am a HUGE […]

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God Game: Mud & Mire

When I first decided to read through the Bible, my only goal was to finish. Sadly, I had put it off WAY too long and was only doing it because I knew it was vital if I wanted to grow in my relationship with the Lord. What I did NOT expect was the JOY I […]

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Beautiful Girls Retreat

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to be a chaperone at Beautiful Girls Retreat for the past 2 years. And what a BLESSING it has been in my life! This year, I’m even MORE excited to get to share my passion for getting in God’s Word! Each year, I’m blown-away at how EVERY.SINGLE.DETAIL (speakers, lessons, crafts […]

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Camping (Yurt-style!)

With ALL the things that my family LOVES about camping, there’s still a couple of {BIG} factors that always seems to keep us stuck at home. By the time Matthew finishes his work day, there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of extra time to drive for hours, find our camp site then proceed […]

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Simple Selfie Solutions!

While all my classmates brought in their stuffed animals and plastic toys for “Show & Tell,” I stood in front of my kindergarten class with a camera. Thirteen years later, while my high school friends were researching a professional photographer for their senior photos, I was busy searching Wal-Mart for a cheap tripod and trying […]

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