Photographs are traditionally a way to preserve memories and while that is true, they are so much more than just a keepsake. As your photographer, I strive to make the images we create raw and timeless. I cherish the art of photography for its transcendent ability to show us our true selves. So often we are too caught up in the busyness of our days and we are unable to appreciate our own beauty and strength until we are able to see from a different perspective. My goal as your photographer is to create artwork that represents this season of your life, honestly portraying your story in a way that is organically, uniquely and beautifully you.
"It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro
Hey! I'm so glad you're here. I'm Christi, a birth and family photographer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. I wasn't raised in Virginia, but this is the place my husband and our three children call home. It's where I became a graduate, a wife and above all, a mother. I'm honored to be able to serve the community that has served me so well. We're so fortunate to have an informed and supportive birth culture here and I'm truly grateful to be a small part of that.
I love chocolate, iced coffee, and anything with melty cheese. I have a bad habit of binge watching Netflix shows when I'm stressed. I believe that photography is more than just digital files. Photographs are like tangible memories and seeing my work printed and displayed in the homes of my clients evokes a certain emotion in me, knowing that they will treasure those memories for years to come.
“Christi was our birth photographer for our drug-free hospital birth. We couldn’t be happier that we chose her to document this incredibly intimate event. Some of what we loved: She photographs with a beautiful un-posed natural style. She is very reasonably priced, even despite a small travel fee because we are located so far from her typical service area. She was a great support during labor. She has a talent for knowing when to lend a comforting word and when silence/distance is best. I had a better birth experience because she was there, rooting for us from the sidelines. The hospital staff later told us how happy they were with her services because she did not “get in the way” of any part of their processes. She worked well with the team. She provided a few absolutely stunning “sneak peek” images very quickly after birth. It was great to use for our social announcement!
We’d recommend Christi as a photographer over and over.”
“Christi was so easy to work with and her photographs were beautiful. We had so many adorable family photos and we used one for our Christmas card and gave many others as Christmas presents. The pictures she printed and matted for us were exceptional quality — she went above and beyond what we paid her for so the value is very high.”
— — A.C.
“I cannot tell you enough why you should choose Christi as your photographer. When I first talked to my husband about doing a maternity shoot, he didn’t even want to be in them. After a beautiful sunset session with Christi, we now have photos of us that my husband loves and my little girl can have for years to come. Working with Christi was well worth the investment!”
— — M.R.
“Christi has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She captured every detail that I had wanted and more for my labor and delivery along with newborn/family photos! She is flexible in working around schedules and trying to get our family photos with our 3 year old, 1 year old and newborn. I would definitely recommend her!”
— — T.C.
“Christi takes beautiful photos and she is fun and easy to work with. She got our proofs to us very quickly and after taking forever to decide on which photos we wanted - it was difficult! - she got our prints to us quickly as well. I would love to do photos with her again in the future.”
— — M.T.
“She captured some amazing photos for our family and especially of Joy when she was a year old! Some of my favorite images were from that session because they capture her expressions and natural personality.”
— — J.R.
“Christi came to my home to take pictures for our Christmas cards. We ended up with multiple that we would have loved to use - it was so hard to decide! We got many compliments on our final card. She was so patient and wonderful with our puppy and baby! She also got our photos back to us quickly. We would definitely use her in the future!”
— — N.C.
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