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Uptown Charlotte maternity portraits {Ashleigh and Shane}

Though I’m still on maternity leave myself, something popped up in my facebook newsfeed today that inspired me to pick up my laptop and write a quick blog post– a super sweet, ridiculously adorable couple was headed to the hospital to welcome their son into the world!  It made me realize I hadn’t posted their maternity session yet, so I’m posting it today!

I first met Ashleigh and Shane at a bridal show; shortly after, we met and booked their wedding…the only catch?  Shane hadn’t officially proposed yet!  So, he gave me a call one day and set it up for me to be there and secretly photograph his surprise proposal in the rain at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  Later on, I photographed Ashleigh at the Biltmore Estate again in her beautiful bridal gown, before finally photographing their wedding at Deerpark at Biltmore Estate. (Part Two can be seen here) (Their wedding was also featured on A Lowcountry Wedding and Wedding Row Charlotte!)

I love watching love and families grow…and capturing it for posterity!

(oh-and I’m also super excited because…guess what his name is??? Ashleigh and Shane’s little boy is also a Harrison!!)

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Published {Baby Lifestyles} Beach maternity session

Baby Lifestyles has featured Holly and Rusty’s oceanside maternity portrait session… I love finding my work featured on other blogs and publications!  This one was from this past summer; we had gone to North Myrtle Beach to document Holly’s first pregnancy, and got some gorgeous portraits of this gorgeous family.

Those of you who follow my blog may remember when I first posted this family, that they had -only days after this portrait session- found out that Holly has a very rare form of leukemia, but they were unable to do any further testing to determine how far along it was.  Thankfully, it is still confined to her bone marrow, and she won’t need any treatments for the time being.

If you haven’t read her story, you can find everything in her own words here, on her Caringbridge page.

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Pregnancy portraits {Tonya and Matthew} NC mountains

Hello!  You may remember Tonya and Matthew from last Friday’s blog post on the first half of their beautiful NC mountain maternity session.  There was just so much glowing goodness, I couldn’t fit it all in one post.  Brides, you may recognize Tonya also from her role in the absolutely fabulous Blush Weddings and Events.    I was so happy to be able to document this special time in their lives as they prepare for their first child- a darling daughter.

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Please leaves some well wishes for Tonya and Matthew as they prepare for their first child! :)

Christi Falls is a wedding and portrait photographer located near Charlotte, NC, but available for travel worldwide and destination weddings.  To inquire about portrait or wedding photography, please call 980-522-2933 or email

You can also find Christi’s work published in numerous magazines and blogs, including: Carolina Bride, Charlotte Wedding, The Perfect Wedding Guide, Weddings Unveiled, Baby Lifestyles, Bump Smitten, The Wedding Row, A Lowcountry Wedding, and many more.

Maternity portraits {Tonya and Matthew} Boone, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway

Tonya and her husband Matthew are expecting their first sweet little baby girl this February, and I was SO delighted when Tonya asked me to capture this moment in her pregnancy for them.  Tonya is one half of the dynamic duo heading up the fabulous Blush Weddings wedding and event coordination team; who I first had the pleasure of working with just this past year for Ligia and Michael’s oh-so-fun wedding at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC.

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There was just WAY too much pretty in this session, as we traveled around the mountains of NC, so expect part 2 of this sweet session next week! <3

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Maternity portraits {Jessica} Gastonia, NC

Congratulations to Jessica and Tim, as they welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world yesterday!  I am soooo looking forward to his first portrait session next week. <3

Jessica and I documented her pregnancy back in September, and she couldn’t have been a lovelier, more glowing mommy to be than she was this day!Charlotte maternity photographers

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I love the Schiele Museum in Gastonia–the trail is so picturesque, and was a fun little educational time while we were there.  This ‘pioneer village’ has pigs, chickens (as you can see in the last photo!), sheep, and a cute little garden.  I definitely recommend it to you mommies looking for some fun for your kiddos.  Added bonus-the trail offers great exercise {read-tires the kiddos out so they may just take a nap! ;) }Charlotte maternity photographers

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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

Meet Jackson!

Well, it’s my very first Mother’s Day as a mommy, so what better time than now to introduce my sweet little bundle of joy to the world??

Jackson P. Falls made us wait…he was a week overdue when my doctors finally decided to induce labor.  We ended up having to have an emergency c-section after 24 hours of labor when Jackson went into distress (his heart beat got over 200!).  It turned out to be the right thing, though-not only was he a BIG baby for my little 5’2″ self to deliver, he was also ‘sunny side up’- which meant he was facing forward instead of backward, so the broadest part of his head would have been coming out first.  NOT a good situation.

Jay was a real trooper throughout-he even watched the C-section and cut the umbilical cord!  He was amazing, and he is an amazing, incredible daddy to our sweet little boy!  Life couldn’t possibly be sweeter right now!

Anyway…..Meet Jackson…. 9 pounds, 1.1 oz, 22 inches, born Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm.