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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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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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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Decorating with Photos: Wall Gallery (Part 2)

I have a lot of blog readers tell me they love seeing examples of how to display photographs in their home.  A while ago, I blogged about the Wall Gallery I have in my own home.  Using photos I’ve taken over the years, my mother-in-law recreated the same Wall Gallery for her media room.  Since […]

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T-Ball Story Boards Examples

Common Question:  “What do Story Boards look like?” It’s so much easier (and more fun) to create a few examples of Story Boards than trying to explain it.   Here are a few… If you’ve sent me an email regarding the t-ball game, I hope these examples help!  Also, if ordering a package, call or email […]

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I photographed last year’s New Way seniors while living in Arizona; so, I was really excited to get to know and photograph this year’s seniors during my trip back last month.  I’ve posted all of the senior group and headshots on my website.  (Email or call for password.) Two special packages have been created just for New […]

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My Favorite Story Boards

Most Story Boards features a collection of family, children or individual images.  However, one of my favorite ways to create a Story Board is using a sequence of images.  These are normally images taken within seconds (literally) of one another.  Here are a few I created from my last session. 

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Story Boards

“What’s a Story Board?”  I get this question a lot, so, instead of trying to explain it, I thought I’d post examples of my Story Boards.  As you can see, some emphasize a special image, while others can feature numerous photos.  Any of these designs can be turned or flipped.  In my opinion, it looks best to […]

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