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!

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Lydia’s Senior Photos

Over the past few years, I’ve started intentionally thanking God for the GIFT of photography. Not necessarily in the ‘ability‘ to take photos (although I certainly believe James 1:17). More so, for the BLESSINGS I receive when I have the privilege to document a person’s life. JOY comes each time I’m behind a camera. Like, […]

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Simple Selfie Solutions!

While all my classmates brought in their stuffed animals and plastic toys for “Show & Tell,” I stood in front of my kindergarten class with a camera. Thirteen years later, while my high school friends were researching a professional photographer for their senior photos, I was busy searching Wal-Mart for a cheap tripod and trying […]

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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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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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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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Naomi

My sister asked me to snap a few, quick iPhone photos of my niece on our last day at the beach. Even though I was tempted to use my phone (because uploading and sending is WAAAAY easier), I grabbed my “big camera” and headed to the sand. Even though I’m a HUGE fan of learning […]

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MAUI (…on a budget!)

Each year when Maui sees that, ONCE AGAIN, it’s won the prestigious award of “Best Island in the World,” it gives all the restaurants, hotels and stores the thumbs-up to increase prices even more. (Or at least that’s how it plays out in my own mind.)Whales, sea turtles, dolphins, waterfalls, forests, mountains and breathtaking hikes […]

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