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!


That ONE Missing Thing

The Fortners have a LOT of wonderful things. * They’ve grown-up eating and cooking Southern food that would impress any top-notch chef.* In the words of Hank Williams, they “can catch catfish from dusk ’til dawn” and “skin a buck.” (In other words, they all still have their Man Cards.) * They all have an […]

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Travis, Kate & the girls

I received a text from my friend, Kate, asking if I wanted to trade-out family photos. I was so happy to…pull my camera back out, catch-up with her family, get out of my apartmentand, of course, get new family photos! Here’s a few from our session together… Gotta’ grab an extra shot of lil’ Ruthie-Ru, […]

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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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A Photo Adventure

Can we all just agree this season has had some challenges? Personally, I’ve struggled with not carving-out (much-needed) alone time, which has always resulted in me feeling over-whelmed and under-appreciated. I’ve also been reminded that, just because I’m around my people all day, it doesn’t mean we’re actually getting good, healthy, quality time together. With […]

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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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For the past seven years, I’ve had the JOY of documenting Kate! Each year, we try to be super intentional about incorporating her hobbies and interests into her session. I LOVE doing this for 2 reasons:1. It’s REAL. (Nothing against throwing fake snow into the air for a Pinterest-shot, but if you’re not doing that […]

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The Martins

I had a choice to either post a lot of photos tomorrow or get a few out tonight. I thought Kellie would like them now, so…

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