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: BOOK REVIEWS

Becoming (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: BecomingAUTHOR: Michelle Obama SUMMARY:You don’t have to share all of Michelle Obama’s political views to enjoy this book. Because, guess what? This book isn’t really political. Although she certainly shares personal stories centered around hate, mistreatment and hurt, the FOCUS of this book is how she used all of her life’s experiences to learn, […]

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When Life Gives You Pears (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: When Life Gives You PearsAUTHOR: Jeannie Gaffigan SUMMARY: Jeannie Gaffigan (wife to comedian Jim Gaffigan) takes the reader into her journey battling a pear-sized brain tumor. Not only was this book really honest and funny, it was written in such a way the reader feels right there with her each step of the way. […]

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The Light Between Oceans (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: The Light Between OceansAUTHOR: M.L. Stedman SUMMARY: Filled with historical dates and places, much of this book read like a historical novel. However, there wasn’t a page that wasn’t overflowing with real, HEAVY and heartbreaking emotion. It’s a story of a light-house keeper and his new wife who is eager to start a family. […]

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Sheet Music (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in MarriageAUTHOR: Dr. Kevin Leman SUMMARY: This book was written by a Christian, so he un-apologetically explains why issues like pornography is not only harmful to a marriage, but is also a sin. But what I LOVED about this book is that it’s MORE than what […]

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a LINEAGE of GRACE (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: a LINEAGE of GRACEAUTHOR: Francine Rivers SUMMARY:This is a historical-fiction that tells the story of five pivotal women in the Bible. Not only does this book give us a BEAUTIFUL story of HOPE (Tamar), FAITH (Rahab), LOVE (Ruth), GRACE (Bathsheba) and OBEDIENCE (Mary), it shows how each woman part of the bloodline of Jesus […]

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“The Road Back To You” (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: “The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery”AUTHOR: Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile DISCLAIMER: I am MAJORLY OBSESSED “intrigued” with learning more about personalities, feelings and motivation behind what we do. Before all of my kids knew how to spell their own middle names, I already had an individual binder for each […]

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Discovering the Bible

Honestly, I didn’t like it.I held this gift in my lap, but I couldn’t help but feel like it wasn’t, at ALL, what I wanted or even needed. As I looked at the black-and-white pattern and thick, leather exterior, it felt dated and too formal. It certainly didn’t feel like a case a 22-year old […]

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