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Central Virginia Family and Birth Photographer
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.
Things you should know about me.. writing this about me page makes me feel super uncomfortable. I love chocolate, iced coffee (no matter the weather!), and anything with melty cheese and/or bacon. I have a bad habit of binge watching entire Netflix shows from start to finish when I'm stressed. I’m the proud owner of a mini van. I have a dog (Riley) and three chickens (Lil J, Midnight, and Barbie). I’m passionate about birth and desire to see all of my family, friends, and clients have an educated and empowering birth process, whatever that looks like for each birthing person and their family. I believe in equality, regardless of race, gender, or religion.
Kind Words from Clients
“Christi documented our family as we welcomed our newest baby into the world. She took our maternity, birth, and newborn photos. In every circumstance she was a delight to work with. Her talent to capture a depth of emotion in a picture is incredible. Several of my friends have been brought to tears viewing my birth photos, and have remarked that they felt like they were able to experience those moments with me. Christi is unobtrusive in the intensity of birth. When she came to our home for our newborn session, her relaxed demeanor allowed us to also relax and just be ourselves. I am so glad we chose to work with Christi and I highly recommend her!”
“Working with Christi as our birth photographer is one thing I don’t regret at all in my birth experience. We had a very difficult birth which required Christi to stay in a different city than her home (1.5 hours away) for over two days. She absolutely went above and beyond in her dedication to getting our birth shots. She got one of my husband bowing over our son with a tear dripping down his nose that will probably be my favorite photo for the rest of our lives. I can’t wait to work with her again and I can’t recommend her more highly. She is so knowledgeable about birth and even helped me with tips and tricks in ways that not even the nurses could. She is the best. Don’t hesitate to book her!”
— — M.C.
“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.
“I am so happy we hired Christi as our birth photographer. She was incredibly professional and considerate from the moment we hired her. I had an unexpectedly long labor and she patiently waited for a VERY long time for our little peanut to make her debut. The photos turned out so tender and beautiful.”