Monthly Archives: September 2011

Maternity session {Holly and Rusty} North Myrtle Beach, SC

This is kind of a hard blog post to write, as my heart is heavy for this very special family.  This should be the happiest time in a couple’s lives…the time when they have soooo much to look forward to in their lives together.

Holly is 7 and a half months into her first pregnancy {a son named Avery} and has had {to put it mildly) a tough time of it.  Countless doctor visits, a stay in the hospital, a bone marrow biopsy (no anesthesia because of risks to the baby)… and now the diagnosis: a rare form of leukemia.

Before the diagnosis, we took a trip down to the coast and did a portrait session to document Holly’s pregnancy and do some family portraits with her husband, Rusty, and their son Austin.  They are a wonderful, loving family, and some of the best people I’ve ever met.

Please be sure to read on to the bottom, after the photographs, where I have listed some ways you can help this family. <3

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After baby Avery is born, Holly will be undergoing treatment at Duke.  Her doctors have taken her out of work, which of course makes money tighter than just having a baby does…plus, Rusty would have to miss work to spend time with her while she is at Duke.

Any monetary contributions or contributions of baby items (especially diapers and wipes) would go a long way to helping this family.  Formula coupons are also extremely helpful.  You can read more about Holly at Caringbridge.

You can also make a DONATION.  Every bit helps!

If you want to mail any baby items, you can send them to me at: 804 Brookside Drive, Gastonia NC, 28056 and I will deliver them to to her.

Also, a benefit is planned for her at Connolly’s on 5th in Charlotte, on October 2nd.  Get more details here.

For my clients: I will give you a free 8×10 portrait  or high resolution digital download for every package of diapers, wipes, or Similac baby formula you donate–bring it to your portrait session or I can come pick it up!  Also, I am working on a gift certificate special for the holidays- you’ll get a discount AND the proceeds will go to help Holly and her family.

Thanks in advance for your help.

x0x0, Christi

Engagement portraits {Liane and Ryan} Charlotte, NC

What a wonderful engagement session, and how fabulous to to catch back up with someone I went to high school with {won’t say how many years ago that was! ;) }!  Liane and I both graduated from Clover High together, saw each other on Facebook here and there, but just caught up again on life and all the changes (new baby here; new marriage there!).  She and Ryan will be getting married in Charlotte next April, at the awesome Byron’s South End, and I am SO thrilled to be photographing their amazingly special day for them!

{Oh, and Liane and Ryan both work for Coors, so of course we had to hit an uptown bar! ;) }

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Blog features {Bump Smitten and Wedding Row Charlotte}

Sooooo excited whenever I find something I’ve photographed shared on another blog or magazine…and so can you IMAGINE the excitement when I find that MY personal Candyland baby shower from earlier this year was featured on the amazing Bump Smitten blog??? <3  They always have the most amazing baby showers, and I am so honored to be among the gorgeousness that is Bump Smitten!

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Oh, and two of my favorite lovebirds just got their gorgeous Biltmore Estate wedding published on the Wedding Row Charlotte!

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I hope you enjoy these two blogs as much as I do! Thank you so much to Bunp Smitten and the Wedding Row Charlotte for sharing my work! :)

Wedding {Ashleigh and Shane} Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

So glad to finally have Ashleigh and Shane’s gorgeous Biltmore Estate wedding up on the blog!  They had their wedding and reception in the lovely open-air pavilion of the DeerPark Restaurant.  SOOOO pretty!  I’m a sucker for gorgeous lights in an outdoor setting, and the DeerPark didn’t disappoint.  With trees wrapped in string lighting, to the beautiful candle lanterns hanging from the branches, and the amazing flower arrangements, who could ask for a better setting in which to say two of the most important words in your life~I do… <3

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More to come soon! <3

Christi Falls Photography is a wedding photographer and portrait photographer in Charlotte, NC,  and is available for travel worldwide.  To book Christi for your wedding or portrait session, call 980-522-2933 or send a message!  You can also send some information about your upcoming wedding by filling out this questionnaire.

Have questions?  Contact Christi — and lots of answers can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions!

Children’s portraits {Charlee} Gastonia, NC

This session is extra special to my heart, since it is my sweet, wonderful, amazing, smart and beautiful niece.  {Nope, I am not the least bit biased! ;) }

She is SO funny!  She happened to be staying with me one day recently, and although I had my nanny here, she wanted to spend time with ME…so, she kept coming in my office and asking when we could ‘go do something fun.’  So, I asked her what kind of fun things she thought she might like to do, and she replied, “Welllll, we could go to Monkey Joes, get our nails done, do a little shopping, or WE COULD HAVE A PHOTO SHOOT!”  {You can not tell me this kid is not a natural born ham!}

Anyway, I let her pick which of those she wanted to do, and the photo session won… So, here are some of her photos from that portrait session… <3

Child portrait photographer in CharlotteEven Crisco {my sweet 11 year old lab mix} is pretty photogenic! <3

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Engagement session {Mimi and Ben} Matthews, NC

I can’t help but mention how much it warms my heart to be published…whether on a blog, or in a magazine, but wow… when one of my clients says some lovely stuff about me and I just find it out of the blue… Super bonus! ;)

I photographed the 0h-so-sweet and terribly hilarious Mimi and Ben recently for their engagement session… Oh, and did I mention that Mimi is ridiculously talented?? She made the super cute GIANT Scrabble tiles for their engagement session, and has TONS of swoon-worthy (is that a word?) DIY details planned for her wedding next year.

So, here’s her super sweet blog post:

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Congratulations, Ben and Mimi, on your engagement! :)  Lots of happiness to you both!

Interested in booking Christi Falls Photography for your engagement, bridal or Rock the Dress session? Contact me here, or fill out the questionnaire to get information on booking your wedding!

*Find Christi in: Get Married Magazine, Carolina Bride, Charlotte Wedding, The Perfect Wedding Guide, and Weddings Unveiled.  She can also be found on Heart Love Weddings and Wedding Row Charlotte, Hindsight Bride, and Bump Smitten. Christi is based in Charlotte, NC, but is available for travel worldwide for destination weddings and portrait sessions.