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: CHILDREN

The Cooks

I’m crazy about any lil’ girl who asks me to make her shrimp pasta, surprises me at the end of our session (see last photo!) and gives her brother REAL squeezes! In Photoshop, I added extra space to this photo below. I’m going to show Jamie some printing options (ie: notepads, dry erase board, family […]

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Baby Crew

WAIT… we were JUST celebrating lil’ Cohen getting a baby brother, right?!?! Well, all of a sudden, baby Crew is SOOO big that my lower back starts tingling and going numb after holding him longer than 30 seconds. Big… but cute and sweet! I dropped by his house for a few quick pictures before his […]

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Ruthie… 7 years old

Is it just ME or is it a challenge to REMEMBER,PLAN,SCHEDULE, BRIBE,FIND THE RIGHT OUTFIT,CHOOSE THE BEST LOCATION ‘get’ good photos of your child each year? Yes, there’s certainly challenges; but, there’s not much that warms my heart more than looking back at meaningful photos of my child from each year. Birthdays are a great […]

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New to the Crew!

Did you see the video on Instagram of Cohen meeting his lil’ brother for the first time?!?!  I was tickled that I got to see him climb into that big hospital bed, rub Crew’s head then kiss Libby on the lips! I was also tickled that I got to take some photos of their new […]

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Mack, Maya, Mack, Bear & Maya

I’ll let you in on a secret… Each time I go back to Georgia, you can find me in 1 of 3 spots: my grandparent’s living room, my parent’s kitchen or my sister’s couch. (Okay, maybe add The Cheesecake Factory, since we don’t have one in NW Arkansas.)  Regardless… most of the week is spent […]

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When Matt and Catalina said our time together each year is their “tradition,” I was VERY excited!  Not only do I LOVE traditions, I LOVE photographing this incredible family!  In terms of sweet families and siblings, these guys are at the top of the list!

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The Summeralls Fall Photos

Would you believe I’ve gotten to be part of the Summerall’s life for 10 YEARS?!?! One of my favorite all-time sessions was when Kohen & Maya were lil’-bitty.  It was in the beginning of my depression when everything started going numb; but during my time with them, I actually felt ALIVE and HAPPY again. Well, […]

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