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

Carley & Griffin

MEET JILL:  Jill saw a session I did for one of her friends last year.  Like a lot of people, it had been a while since she had professional photographs taken of her two children.  She was eager to schedule, excited about the session AND willing to drive an hour for the shoot.  Needless to […]

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Chad, Farrah and the boys

Somewhere between my week in Arkansas and spending the following week alone with Matthew in Florida, I managed to make it home in just enough time to repack my bags, sleep in my own bed and, oh, a SESSION!      To give the boys a little more sleeping time, we decided to do the session at their home.  Between […]

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Tough Cookies

For the first time in eight years, Matthew threatened me.  He told me if I didn’t take some new pictures of Ross and Rayna, he was taking them to a portrait studio.  (OUCH!) In order to maintain our loving and wonderful relationship, I decided to convince myself it was just one more (of his MANY) desperate requests […]

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The Ornsteins

The Ornsteins… What a fun and crazy family!  Lisa and Jessica are both super-model material!  (So easy and fun to photograph!)  Lisa looks more like Jessica’s sister than mother.  Jacob and Jonathan were more concerned with having fun than anything else.  (I wish I would have taken a picture of the first two outfits Jonathan came out in!  Talk […]

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Paul, Brandy, Nathan & Julie

I got very excited when I saw Nathan walking up to meet me.  Look at his hair… and eyes… and smile!  Julie’s eyes were watering a little, but I told her mom it just made her big blue eyes all the better to photograph.  Since I photographed a total of SIX dogs last weekend, I […]

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Abbey & Benjamin

Abbey is a very creative and expressive little girl.  During our shoot, I got quite a few angry tiger faces.  (Actually, I think those were Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer faces.)  In any cases, I started to post one, but wanted to show off her pretty smiles instead. At first, Benjamin was more interested in […]

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Lee, Judy, Jackson & Brady

Jackson and Brady were not like most children.  (Mine included!)  They actually loved having their photos taken.  Jackson turned out to be a wonderful assistant.  I let him help me take a few pictures and he was hooked!  He kept wanting to take pictures of his parents together.  It was very sweet.  So sweet, in fact, I […]

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