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: LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

Baby Crew

WAIT… we were JUST celebrating lil’ Cohen getting a baby brother, right?!?! Well, all of a sudden, baby Crew is SOOO big that my lower back starts tingling and going numb after holding him longer than 30 seconds. Big… but cute and sweet! I dropped by his house for a few quick pictures before his […]

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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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New to the Crew!

Did you see the video on Instagram of Cohen meeting his lil’ brother for the first time?!?!  I was tickled that I got to see him climb into that big hospital bed, rub Crew’s head then kiss Libby on the lips! I was also tickled that I got to take some photos of their new […]

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My Favorite Spot

My favorite place to take photos of my kids is  where EVER they are playing! For us, that usually means the front yard! Rayna’s gotten some great deals at yard-sales, but this bow-and-arrow set is probably one of her favorite finds!   Rayna’s doing really well using my “big” camera! My shutter speed was WAY off […]

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On the road again…

If me or my crew ever have a chance to take a trip, we’ll ALWAYS say “YES!”  Even better when our final destination includes cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and a beautiful backyard to enjoy! Matthew’s the most talented dude I know! Matthew’s dad sends out a Bible verse everyday, but before he does, he takes […]

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Naomi’s Story

Normally, when my sister and I talk on the phone every day, our conversations are usually centered around something we’re cooking, somewhere we’re going or something too immature to share with anyone else.  But there WAS one particular phone call with Hannah almost two years ago that I will ALWAYS remember. I asked her how […]

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Cohen, 8 months old

The idea of JOY is absolutely fascinating to me. I’ve had wonderful seasons where I experienced true JOY every single day. I’ve also had seasons where I was numb; yet terrified I would never, ever feel joy again. I’ve had times when I’ve allowed comparison to steal my joy. Ironically enough, I’ve also witnessed many […]

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