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

Kid’s Photos (in matchy-clothes) …SO glad that’s over!

I really wanted to take a few photos of Ross, Rayna and Ruthie.  But, I had 2 problems: 1.  I’m new to NW Arkansas and totally clueless about pretty, legal, unpopulated and unique places to take pictures. 2.  I allow my kids to wear pretty much whatever they want ‘don’t dress my kids super fancy’.   […]

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Flower Child

First Friday is one of my favorite events in downtown Bentonville.  Each month, the square is filled with great music, food, arts and clothing.  If you’re a shopper, artist or foodie, you’d absolutely LOVE it! But, with the exception of Rayna’s obsession with TrickDilly’s smoked pork taco with shaved apple, radish, goat cheese and chipotle […]

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Our “Memories & Adventures”: Summer 2014 Video

What a summer! There were certainly difficult days, but, SOOOOOO many wonderful memories, places and adventures that I want to remember forever! So, here’s just a few from our move to Arkansas, family vacations, tears, frogs and lots of craziness in between… OR, youtube link:     Here’s my family’s SUMMER 2014 video!     

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A Blessing Delivered to my Front Door

I remember that summer day really well. My doorbell rang in the middle of a hot Saturday.  And although my mind was already on over-load with all the unpacked boxes and the numerous problems with the house we just bought, I was actually already feeling a much heavier burden than just exhaustion, a broken air […]

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Arkansas Adventures

With only a few weeks left of nice weather (…and a sleeping baby and a husband that would gladly skip an art museum to stay at home with her and watch football), I told Ross and Rayna to load-up and we headed out to explore two of my favorite places! I’ve written about Crystal Bridges […]

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Patrick, Kelli, Abigail and Audrey

Remember that crazy blog post a few months ago where I explained my family was moving to Arkansas?!?!  In that same post, although I said I was taking some ‘down time,’ I also knew myself well enough to know that could ALL change very quickly if I met a sweet family.  And that’s EXACTLY what […]

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Guillaume, Erin, Isabella and Bridgette

I attended a photography workshop recently where Sandy Puc offered her students a challenge.  The idea was that professional photographers often get burned-out from ‘having‘ to take the same ‘standard‘ shots for all of their clients.  Her advice was for us to get the ‘standard‘ shot for our client, but then ALSO take a creative […]

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