photo credit: Bella Nicole Photography

photo credit: Bella Nicole Photography

hello there!

Thank you for stopping by! I hail from the beautiful state of Virginia, but have been living out in the flatlands of Chicago since marrying my husband. He is a first-born, get-it-done man with a servant’s heart, infectious laugh and mad kitchen dance moves.

We’ve got four wild and amazing kiddos this side of heaven (three already there!) who inspire us to be better, to live life with purpose, and to enjoy the most important things in life. I fill myself up each day with frozen matcha lattes, reading good books to my kids (I have a strict rule that bans any lame books from our home) and much-needed silent prayer time.

My family means the world to me and there are so many sacred moments that I just want to bottle up and savor. I try to jot down all the funny and special things in a notebook, but mostly I make photographs to pass down.

I love doing that for other families also and I’m in it for the memories, ya’ll! I believe that every single person is wonderfully and uniquely made, and it is truly an honor to have been invited into the tender and joy-filled moments of the families I've photographed. My goal is and always will be to create images that move the heart - those ones that capture raw emotion and time-travel you back to a specific moment or season of life. Family life is beautiful and it deserves to be beautifully captured!

So, welcome to my space! Make yourself at home here and browse around my portfolios to see my work. If it speaks to you, drop me a line on my Contact page and let’s chat about documenting your own wonderful, crazy family life!

-Christi