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When Stephanie first contacted me about scheduling a session with her and her boy Lochlan, I got really excited and had some amazing ideas come to mind! These two are not only adorable with a great sense of style but I loved watching them and their special bond as mom and son. We started out at one of their favorite San Diego coffee shops, darkhorse coffee roasters in North Park, then walked around and stumbled upon the coolest book store and my favorite shop, Pigment.
These are hands down some of my favorite images from 2018. Thank you again Stephanie for the privilege to document such a special part of your life.
Christmas Minis are here!! Bring your littles into the studio for some adorable pictures to get in the Christmas spirit! We'll have some yummy Christmas cookies, music and the cutest setup.
(up to 4 littles per time slot)
What you get
30 minute session
15 images on digital file
1 5x7 of your favorite print
(other prints sold separately)
Studio is located in Pine Valley CA. Must be paid at time of booking to reserve time slot, non-refundable but can be put towards a future shoot date.
How to book
Fill out form below and check desired time slot, contract will then be emailed to you to pay and sign. Once that is taken care of your all set!!!
My fam is getting ready to wake up at 2am and drive to Idaho for a vaca!! I'm pretty excited to have more time with my people, visiting framily plus I'm getting my photos done!!!
Here's to an amazing week!!
I'd love to capture some beautiful memories for you.
This photo was taken in the middle of the day, the light is a little more harsh but its still a great shot!
choose outfits that are comfortable and easy for kids to move around in. Both of my kids are sensitive to tags and certain fabrics. Therefore I know they will complain if there is a itchy tag in their shirts or an uncomfortable waist band on pants. I'm obsessed with flower crowns but I also know that not every little girl is going to be ok with wearing one. It's always worth a try but don't force something otherwise there might be lots of tears in photos.
Plan to bring something fun to play with or an activity that your kids will enjoy! Bubbles, a picnic, a favorite stuffed animal, a fun game such as ring around the rosie or dancing are always a fun way to get kids distracted if they are over it or starting to throw a fit. During a session I will always suggest a fun game like peek a boo or dancing to get some giggles.
SNACKS! Kids can eat none stop, sometimes I like to take a break in the middle of a session for a quick snack! Remember to bring something that won't stain faces or clothes. I also suggest bringing or offering some kind of treat at the end of the session. I'm not against bribing kids for great photos, sometimes it works like a charm!!
Go with the flow.
At the end of the day kids will be kids. We can't always predict their mood changes and even though it can be frustrating we can't flip a switch and turn it off, even though that would be awesome! Of course we all want "the perfect shot" with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. I'd say most if not all of my sessions I can at least get one of those in your gallery.
Some of my favorite images are the in between moments, the candids, everything may not be going exactly the way you pictured it but the moment, together, is being captured and honestly as a mom I'm so grateful for every image of me with my kiddos.
Thank you again Kleinertz family for having me in your home to capture this special time for your beautiful family.
I set this all up with all things pink, of course, and it turned out so cute!!
If you would like to see more of my work please follow my instagram page, sorry guys, ladies only!! Boudoir by Christy
Here's a few more things about me that you may not know.
Most days you'll find me at home raising my little boy, Hunter 5 and little girl, River 3. I also love to craft/DIY, love wine, coffee and donuts not all at the same time, except the coffee and donuts.
My guilty pleasure is the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I've been married to my hubby now for 12 years, we started dating as babies, when I was only 14 and we still like eachother ;)
We live in the small mountain town of Pine Valley, CA about 45 minutes from downtown San Diego. Both my hubby and I have dreamed of living in a quiet, smaller, rural place to raise our kiddos and are so incredibly happy and blessed after moving here a year and a half ago.
I hope you stick around for a while and take a look at my blog/journal. I love to document all of my clients images as well as personal ones.
Now that you know a little about me, I would love to get to know you!
Please contact me HERE so we can chat