By: Christie
Date: Oct 18, 2010
Categories: News, Personal
Comments:  Comments

This year has been such a growing year for me, spiritually. I’ve learned a lot of things about myself and my dreams. I’m feeling the need to slow down and to listen to what God has planned for me and for this gift that He’s given me. I don’t really know what that looks like yet, but I do know that keeping up and maintaining this business doesn’t leave a lot of room for His direction. And so, with a lot of thought and a lot of prayer and a lot of discussion with my husband and friends, I’ve found a new direction.

Our kids are young, and God willing, we have many years with them. But, there are so many things that we don’t remember or have tangible memories of. And most of those photos that we do have, don’t include one of us or the other. I want that to change for them. I want them to have these grand and fantastic memories of us living our love together, visible images that include all of us together as a family. A part of allowing this to happen is for me to slow down with the things that clutter my life and keep me distracted from all the moments we miss.

In realizing this about my family, I’ve realized that this is what I want for yours. I want to use my gifts of photography and vision and love to document your family’s real live love. I want to document your quirks and your belly laughs, your warm hugs and your family dynamic. I’ve realized that while family portraits are great and wonderful, there is so much authenticity lacking from them. When you stop what you’re doing to look at the camera and have your photo taken, you miss the opportunity to live in the moment. These missed moments are what I want to document for you.

And so…There are some great big huge changes happening here at CLP. Changes that I’m both afraid and thrilled for. These changes will not only allow me to be the best mama I can be, but they’ll allow me to be the best photographer and documenter of your lives. I’m so excited for what’s about to come.

To see the big launch and what all my excitement is about, check back next Monday October 25th at 8:00 am. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Also, be sure to join my facebook page to see specials and updates (click the link above in the menu). Also be sure to add your email address to the newsletter (look on the sidebar over in the upper left side of the page) for first grabs on any exciting news and specials!



  1. Laura Shook says:

    Exciting times! I love you Christie and I am praying for you as you follow God’s leading in your life!

  2. Jenica says:

    I’m so happy and exited to see what God has for you. I’ve been blessed by your posts lately and I want to thank you for being open and honest. It’s truly inspiring!!