Please allow us to introduce ourselves… I’m Christian, and my wife Holly and I own and operate our little photography business. We have three daughters (our newest was born in January, and we haven’t yet updated our family photo =) and a giant English Mastiff whom we rescued after his owner had a heart attack. He outweighs all of us, and he lives up to the name “gentle giant.”
Besides photography, our lives are really all about our three precious little girls who are growing so quickly and who model for us almost every day. =) We love to take road-trips and travel. With family who live on both coasts, and even other countries, we always have a great excuse to hit the road and travel together. We’re just getting into camping, enjoy tossing the football and frisbee, and always enjoy visiting with friends over good food. We must have three of the most photographed children in the world, and walls in our home show it.
Professionally, both Holly and I have had a long-time love of photography. In fact, our largest purchases as kids were cameras. Holly did her formal photography training at a photography school in Dallas and was asked to come back to join the faculty there and help teach. She’s a quick study and a diligent learner, and quickly earned her reputation as a gifted outdoor portrait photographer.
Fast forward a few years to 1999, and Holly officially registered the business as “Prints Charming Photography” with the goal to provide comfortable, high-quality, affordable, on-location portraiture. Despite the clever name and other businesses popping up with the very same name around the country, our studio is 100% local and not a franchise or affiliated with them in any way. (Still wondering if we shouldn’t have forked out the money to register the business name nationally. =)
We ‘combined forces’ in 2003 when we married, and we have grown together dramatically by challenging each other to continually improve our skills and stay on top of our game. As our family has grown, I have taken on the role of primary photographer with Holly joining at weddings and on family sessions where it’s helpful to have both of us there.
To this day, our portrait business is still mainly outdoor and on-location. We just can’t imagine being limited to shooting in a studio. The results of shooting outdoors with natural lighting and beautiful authentic surroundings are impossible to duplicate in a studio. Plus, we’ve found that our customers become much more comfortable walking around with us and talking before and during the session.
For children, high-school seniors, families, couples, bridal, wedding and even commercial photography, give us a call and let us meet your individual photography needs at your location of choice.
Most of our business comes from referrals from our happy customers, and we’d be grateful if you’d help spread the word about Prints Charming Photography by telling your friends about us as well. As a small thank you, we’re happy to give you a free 8×10 (or equivalent) for each referral.
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