HI, I'M CRISTY HOLCOMB.
I live in Bellingham, WA with my husband, two kids, and our standard poodle fur baby.
I love small and simple things like hikes through nature, holding hands, deep breaths, the sound of the wind, the smell of the Earth after it rains, smiles and winks, and Simon and Garfunkel. Mostly, I attach myself to things that trigger a memory, which is just one reason why photography is so important to me.
My interest in photography started as a member of a 4-H group as a child learning the basics using an old film camera. Photography was always just a side hobby, but a passion was ignited when my children were born, and I realized the importance of documenting the moments that were passing far too quickly.
As a former English teacher, I love a good story. Stories can help to inspire the future and to remember the past. Photos can serve that same purpose. They tell a story about people who lived, loved, and laughed. They reveal emotion, connection, growth, and change. They preserve a chronicle of motherhood, fatherhood, and sibling relationships. Everyone's story deserves to be told and remembered.
As your photographer, I love that I am narrating the story of your present through images to inspire you moving forward and to help you hold onto the memories of the past.
Below is a snapshot of my family. I love each image for different reasons, but each is attached to a memory that tells a part of our story.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR SESSION
As a maternity photographer, I see pregnancy as magical and beautiful in a unique way that deserves to be captured. This is such a relatively short time of sharing your body and connecting with your new baby. My goal is to make you feel the beauty of the moment before it's gone. To help, I offer a complimentary pre-session consultation to try on maternity dresses from my client closet and to discuss your session in more detail. Even if you may not feel your best while your body is growing and changing, these sessions are a way to allow yourself to celebrate the miracle of growing a new life.
As a newborn photographer, my passion is capturing the overwhelming love between you and your new baby. I focus on the bond that pulls your family together as you welcome baby into your lives. I encourage simplicity and neutral colors to truly highlight the beauty of your new baby as I take lightly posed and baby-led portraits. As a lifestyle session, sibling and parent shots are always included to help capture your growing family and fresh new relationships. This session can take place in the comfort of your home or we can rent a local studio space as our session location.
As a family photographer, my goal is to capture authentic moments of your family. I will do my best to make our session light and fun. I love interacting with children, playing games, creating challenges, making silly faces and noises, etc. Since I have young children of my own, I understand how challenging it can sometimes be just to get your family to the location. My goal is for you to relax, be present with your children, have fun, and let me handle the rest!