For Adventurous Lovers

Timeless Portraits. Candid moments. Creative Adventure.

Here we collaborate with you on how to most perfectly document you, your unique love and your adventurous spirit, while still getting those bad-to-the-bone portraits AND all the candid moment (you know, grandma crying, kids laughing etc. all the cute stuff) 

We're going to have fun. Like a seriously good time - which is crazy because have your picture taken is usually super awkward. But not here. I promise. And we'll leave being great friends which is awesome.  

Most Importantly, LIVE your day. 

 

How to Book

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Send Us a Message

Guys, we don't bite. Sending a message is risk free and is the only way to see if we are the best fit for your shoot! 

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Plan Your Shoot

Mountain top engagement? Icelandic elopement, intimate at-home session? We can put together a custom package to fit your unique needs!

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You Bring the Party, We Bring the Camera

We love to jump right in and get to know your friends, and chat with grandma. creating relationships makes for more authentic picts.  

 

Featured on the interweb :)

Charisma Magazine, Christian Aid Mission, World Magazine, Voice of the Martyrs.

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Do I travel? Oh yea... 

I'm based out of Baton Rouge/New Orleans Louisiana, But I am totally down with some travel! This year I'm going to... 

2016

July 26 - August 2nd >> Park Rapids + Minneapolis, MN 

Aug 4 - 7 >> Tulsa, OK 

Oct 1 - 3 >> Rapid City, SD

Oct 6-8 >> Waco, TX

Oct 10-12 >> Hood River

Oct 13-16 >> Moses Lake, WA

Oct 17-20 >> Olympia/Seattle

Oct 21-24 >> Hood River

Nov 1-5 >> Tulsa, OK

Nov 9-12 >> Tulsa, OK

Dec 22 - Jan 1 >> PNW

2017

Feb 9 - 15 >> Orlando, FL 

Feb 24-27 >> San Diego, CA 

March 3-13 >> Peru (tentatively) 

March >> Washington DC (TBD)

March 31-April 2 >> Portland, OR

April 14 - 20 >>  Kona, HI

May 25-31 >> PNW

June 1-3>> Anchorage, Alaska

June 3-8 >> Seldovia Alaska 

June 24-28 - Estes Park, Colorado

Sept 7-9 - Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Dec. >> Kenya 

Where we've been. (You can trust us to travel with you!)

8 hours coverage anywhere in the USA. No additional Travel fees. International packages are custom.

Where we have traveled. Destination Wedding and elopement photographers

USA: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, DC, Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, 

WORLD: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Niger, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand.

Hellooooo its me! Christi Childs!

I AM THE GIRL-BOSS BEHIND THE PICTURE PEOPLE LA! SO WHEN I SAY "US" I KINDA JUST MEAN "ME"... 

  • Traveling Junkie (Country Count: 31 State Count: 43)

  • Married to the hottie known by some as Trae Childs

  • Mom to two amazing cubs Judah - 2, and charlie - 5 months)

  • Jesus is everything

  • One Time Marathoner

  • Ex Expat

  • A fan of roughing it.

  • SCUBA diving is my favorite

  • In my heart I still want to believe Narnia is a real place.

Hey friends! So glad you stumbled across my happy little corner of the internet.

I've always wanted to be a photographer, but not a traditional portrait photographer. Growing up we had a family friend named Amy who always captured the most beautiful pictures that were so full of life and emotion and definitely a long way off from anything budget or studio. I wanted to be her when I grew up and became a mom. A photographer who captures life and emotions and also creates beautiful art. 

Well fast forward 20 years, and viola! I've traveled the globe, finished school  I'm a mother to two beautiful babies and a Work from home mom-boss photographer who focuses on capturing emotion and all the feels. so basically I'm living my dream, and I couldn't be more grateful. My other dream is to start vocational homes for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, but that is a story for another day. 

I don't want to just take pretty pictures (although, i do love pretty pictures) I want to share your love, your story, and save it in a little time capsule for you to have forever, 

Our Story

Christi was from a small town outside Portland, Oregon, and Trae grew up in  Sub- Saharan Africa as a missionary kid. We met while attending school at ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trae had just moved from West Africa, and Christi had been to Uganda several times, so a love for international travel and missions was definitely what brought us together initially. We were married 3 years later in Washington state, and after living another year in Tulsa working and taking every opportunity to embark on loooong road-trips and hiking adventures, we moved to Daegu, South Korea to teach English. During our time in Korea we backpacked all over S.E. Asia, met amazing people, and most importantly, had our son Judah. After several months of spending time with family in West Africa and Oregon we moved to begin a new chapter of our lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

Downloadable Images

When you work with us, you get to keep your digital files. You can print awesome, high quality images through us (which we highly recommend), but we will release printing rights so you can choose how to print your pictures. 

We also include a user friendly online gallery that you can use to share your images anywhere*. We also will include a high resolution folder for printing, and another folder with web-sized images for sharing on social media.

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Online gallery available for a limited time. Ask about how to have the gallery life extended.

 

Christi, you're beyond amazing. On top of your beautiful and busy life, you capture memories for everyone else, and make them look extra special

 Josh + Madi

  I ADORED working with Christi ... She is so chill and makes you feel confident & relaxed as if you were just having a chat while glammed up... Then boom she whips out these phenomenal pictures! She gives great input, and helps you not feel (or look) awkward. Totally recommend Melissa Stockstill-Wiggins

 

I ADORED working with Christi ... She is so chill and makes you feel confident & relaxed as if you were just having a chat while glammed up... Then boom she whips out these phenomenal pictures! She gives great input, and helps you not feel (or look) awkward. Totally recommend

Melissa Stockstill-Wiggins

  She made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable behind the camera! She's so easy to work with and easy to get in touch with...I am looking forward to working with Christi every chance I get Brookney + Gage

 

She made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable behind the camera! She's so easy to work with and easy to get in touch with...I am looking forward to working with Christi every chance I get

Brookney + Gage