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!



Not only is Hank super-sweet, but he is SURROUNDED by SO many people who already love her dearly.  (Oh, and I wish you could breath-in his intoxicating smell through these photos- just heavenly!) Thank you, Molly and Michael for asking me to photograph your family!

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Decorating with Photos: Photo Collages

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar… More than anything, you want your home to reflect images that fill your heart with joy and love. But, whether it’s fear of everyone’s schedule, planning outfits or getting everyone on board, you put-off doing your family photos for way too long.  Then, once it actually happens, you […]

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50 Year Anniversary

Family portraits are a great way to celebrate ANY milestone, but ESPECIALLY important when you’re celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary! Loved spending time with everyone at Ronald & Eloise’s home… Ben’s a SENIOR! Thank you all! Beautiful night. Beautiful family. Beautiful milestone to remember forever!

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I love this senior.  (I can say that because he’s my nephew.) When I met Matthew, I could tell how much he loved Blane.  I quickly joined the club. Over the past years, I’ve always enjoyed the time I’ve spent with him.  Even though he lives in Mississippi, we’ve cooked many meals together, enjoyed out-of-town […]

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Pricing and Session Information

    THINKING ABOUT SCHEDULING A SESSION? Q: “What should I expect?” A: Aside from receiving beautiful images that you can’t wait to get on your wall, my MAIN goal is to make the ENTIRE process easy, fun and enjoyable!  I want you to be EXCITED about the location, session ideas and clothing options!  During […]

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Ruthie’s Milestones… 1st Steps, Tears and Giggles!

First MAKE-BELIEVE STORY. First LAUGH. First CHRISTMAS. First CRAWL. First TEARS OVER ICE-CREAM. First STEPS. Here’s some of my favorite memories and milestones over the past year… If you can’t view, use THIS link:

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Last year, just a day before her 5th birthday, Kate brought ‘Bunny’ because she wanted him to be with her during our session. This year, just a day before starting KINDERGARTEN, Kate brought ‘Bunny’ just because she thought I’d like to see him again! That’s the GREATEST thing about my job… Not only am I […]

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