To go back and reminisce on the last 10 years when I am reminded of first learning photography and developing my own film in a dark room, to now creating memories for families so they never forget the lives they lived. It seems like a dream. Throughout the years I have been through an incredible journey of finding myself in Christ, watching my family get saved and a diagnoses journey with my son that left me with such debilitating anxiety I didn't think I could get out of.
I have overcome the struggle and have come out on the other side a different person. No matter what kind of story you have- good, bad, indifferent, and even ugly you still have a story to tell. I am here to help you tell that story through pictures, so that 10 or 20 years from now an image of you snuggled up to your husband or wife, feels just like yesterday.
My name is Christy, I spent the first half of my life in Alabama and Georgia, around southern hospitality, a traveling volleyball team, and a family that always supported me. At 18 I moved to Northwest Arkansas, where my love of photography began, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Graphic Design and Photography. I find myself daily dreaming about traveling abroad to shoot in Italy, or living in the foothills of Colorado drinking coffee at the corner cafe on a cobblestone road. Yes I am a dreamer!
My whole life I have been a hopeless romantic. I see emotional responses in situations that most are blind to, often times, I even feel what others are feeling. My life's purpose is to share my story and to help other's share theirs by exposing in picture the hidden emotions they feel that make for great memories.
I never thought, while growing up in the "white picket fence" household, with parents married since they were 17, I would ever go through something so hard. I may have had a much easier childhood than many other's, but I know now, God was molding me to be able to handle the diagnoses journey we never saw coming.
In 2014, my son had a traumatic brain injury after falling into a step and hitting his frontal lobe. He began to demonstrate some behavioral changes. We struggled with doctors for almost 3 years to try and figure out what was going on. We got every diagnosis' from ADHD, adjustment disorder, and even Autism. My son is now 7 years old and there is still no firm diagnosis as to what, if anything, ails him. This journey has changed my life forever. Because of this, I have more patience, love and understanding than I thought was humanly possible. I now have a special place in my heart for people with special needs and even more for those that care for them.
The experiences in your life marks the beginning of a crazy adventure.
You may wake up thinking today is the day you adventure out into what feels like organized choas. Having to make your kids listen and sit still and smile on 3. You have anxiety because your little one may not listen and you just can't handle the stress so before you have even put your feet to the floor the anxiety has over taken you and the kids havnt even woken up yet. "Stop thinking that!"
The moment you arrive at your session I want you to un buckle the car seat, let your precious little storm be free and be who they are. Let them laugh, run, be silly. *click.. All the while you and your husband grip each other and look up and in to each others eyes *click* with a sign of relief that this isn't the organized chaos you thought it would be. That it's actually a time you will never forget and as he kisses you on your forehead *click* you gently smile making a lasting memory that you couldn't possibly forget.
I aim to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it.
I am to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it. Someone told me once that it's the little things that matter. It's the hand written note, or the compliment that no one was expecting that means the most. That no one cares about how much you know until they know how much you care. The unexpected is a passion of mine and telling someone else's story through my lens is what I live for.
I believe that everyone has a story. It may not be good, it may need some editing, you may have been redeemed, or you may still be in the middle of the storm, but I believe that every story needs to be told. There is someone out there who may need to hear or see your story to know that they are not alone. My job is to tell that story for you, so that you can share it with others.
You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once.
You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. There are great moments in your life will will always remember, and then there are wonderful moments that you will inevitably forget. I want to make sure you don't forget any of life's important memories.
Investing in capturing memories of times in your life that you cherish, and new milestones and even old ones relived all need to happen. Everyone has a story to tell. If you don't document that story the memories you once had when fresh on your mind will soon be a glimpse in time you look back on and try to remember if it were real or if it were a dream.