I am a mother, first and foremost. My journey to motherhood was not an easy one; but that struggle forged the mother and photographer I am today.
I am joyful and nostalgic. I am driven by the passion of documenting sweet memories and loving moments…while instilling in all women how absolutely gorgeous and magical they are.
When we look back on our life stories I believe we, as mothers, will remember the hugs, the little hands reaching up for us to hold, the way our little ones would wrap their arms around our waist, the way they smiled up at us, and all the details in between.
They might not remember those little moments but we will. And my goal is to have those moments captured forever for our children to see. For our children to see the love and joy in their mama’s eyes and the beauty of it all.
- Emma Stone
Let me start by saying I am probably one of the silliest girls you’ll ever meet. I fully embrace this and love how it helps others feel less awkward in front of me.
Which means that if you are not 100% confident in front of the camera I AM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER. Trust me… I. GOT. YOU.
You will hear me say so many times “Oh my gosh!” “That is gorgeous!” and “You look so pretty!”
I love the natural connections between families, especially children. During family sessions there WILL be cuddling, playing, dancing, twirling, and lots of tickling.
Will you be smiling way too hard at some point? Yes.
But that’s what makes you beautiful; your love, your joy, your smile. In the words of Audrey Hepburn…”Happy girls are the prettiest”.
I believe that God lead me to pursue photography as a career for two reasons: To document all the magic of motherhood and to help women see their beauty.
All of the trials that I have faced have lead me here. They have shaped me into the woman and photographer that I am. I grew up being bullied and believing in the cruel things that were said. It wasn’t until I started to accept myself and all of my quirks that I was able to see the beauty so many said I didn’t have. And I vowed to myself to be the opposite of them…they tore women down; I would lift women up.
Two days after that miscarriage, I was hospitalized for excruciating pain. It turns out that my appendix had ruptured and I had gangrene. Due to the severity and location of the infection, I was told I would not be able to get pregnant again on my own.
I know that we as women are capable and made for more than just motherhood. But the news that I would not carry my own child broke me. I had to claw my way out of a very dark time in my life…I prayed until I learned to accept that motherhood might not be part of God’s plan for me.
This is where I truly saw God’s hand in my life…1 year to the EXACT day I was hospitalized for my appendix…my miracle baby boy was born.
This has made me an extremely sentimental and emotional person which flows into my photography style naturally. Because of this I see children as tiny miracles. I see family as something precious and of immeasurable worth. And I will make sure to treat your family as nothing less than that.
I’m here to show mothers the beauty that is inside them that shines through their love for their children. I want my clients to see the beauty in motherhood, in their love. I want them to embrace every moment of motherhood and cherish all of the cuddles and chaos.
High school seniors are a branch of family photography in my eyes…because they are still those sweet little babies, the sassy toddlers, the wild ones. And I want them to see, before heading out into the great big world, how stunning and extraordinary they truly are and always have been.
It’s my hope to not only capture sweet memories, but to encourage and uplift those in front of my camera. I want to make sure throughout your session and after that you BELIEVE you are stunningly beautiful.
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