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Miss Olivia Circus shoot Las Vegas Child Concept photographer

My concepts are going to be big this year, so if you are looking for a fun and different kind of photo shoot for your child I am your photographer.  This is my recent session with Miss Olivia, one of my boutique models I shoot with on the regular basis.  The outfit was made by Sassy Dimples Boutique.  It just screamed Circus shoot.   :) Enjoy!

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Trashing the Dress with a touch of Marie Antoinette Las Vegas Bride Photographer ,Las Vegas styled shoot photographer

I am so happy to have met a fantastic group of local photographers that  are warm and welcoming and open and FUN!  Chelsea Nicole the head of our PUG group put together an over the top styled trash the dress shoot out at the Jean, Nevada Dry Lake Bed.  We had three brides to shoot with three sets.  This shoot was one of my very favorites for the year!  SO it is here we can finally post  the shoot.  I will be putting together artistic bridal trash the dress sessions for next year.  :)  I am restructuring and taking my photography to the next level this year.  If you have been married recently and had blah photos done and would like some artistic photos done AND are not afraid to get  your dress  dirty, let’s make a concept and make some art!

Here is my take on this shoot:

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There are so many more amazing images from this shoot!  Special thanks to those who donated to the shoot.   The amazing flowers were by Layers of Lovely,  The breathtaking cake was by Gimme Some Sugar ,  Hair and Makup were by Your Betty Call.

To see a clip of the shoot out click below Cinematography by Terrence Lighten

My favorites from 2011 Las Vegas family, children and model photographer

I can’t believe we are at the end of  another year.  My business and dream is growing!  I worked with boutiques this year that I could only imagine about a few years ago!  I have met some amazing families.  I have had visions come to life through my lens.  I have taken workshops to grow, and have met some awesome local photographers and made friends.  I shot my first wedding, I photographed a child who battled Leukemia this last year and won!  I met some new little people that were just days old.    I have loved my new camera, my canon 50d.  I worked with some brilliant models! I got a new logo and a website!  I also broke 2 external hardrives,  so  a handful of my favorites will be missing.   Here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

Here’s to a fabulous 2012!!

Chrystalina McMartin

boudoir

plus size model

sexy tatoo

Favorites of 2011 part 2

continued from the first half!!

More to come in part three!!

My favorites of 2011 Las Vegas children,family,model, boutique photographer

I can’t believe we are at the end of  another year.  My business and dream is growing!  I worked with boutiques this year that I could only imagine about a few years ago!  I have met some amazing families.  I have had visions come to life through my lens.  I have taken workshops to grow, and have met some awesome local photographers and made friends.  I shot my first wedding, I photographed a child who battled Leukemia this last year and won!  I met some new little people that were just days old.    I have loved my new camera, my canon 50d.  I worked with some brilliant models! I got a new logo and a website!  I also broke 2 external hardrives,  so  a handful of my favorites will be missing.   Here are some of my favorites in no particular order. Here’s to a fabulous 2012!! Chrystalina McMartin   boudoir plus size model sexy tatoo

wedding garter groom jump

lemonade tattoo

sour lemon squeeze

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A very Vintage Photo session Las Vegas Children Photographer, Las Vegas Family photographer

This is my 2nd time I have had the pleasure of working with these adorable Children.   After their family session in September their mom wanted to do a Christmas shoot with just the kids.  I suggested a vintage theme and she loved it.   I also suggested a few boutiques and after narrowing things down I recommended Maria of  Wise Sewcial Ties.  (she can make just about anything your little heart desires!)  She did a fantastic job with these cute little outfits.  We chose Floyd Lamb Park for the shoot for the old buildings.  I borrowed some fantastic chairs that are over 100 years old thanks to my friend Bob.  I found the 1930′s doll at  a cool antique store  down in the arts district!  Now let me share this session, that is by far one of my favorites for the year!

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If you want to do a vintage style session I would love to do some more!  I still have a few spots left on my December Calendar for Holidays sessions if you need to get your family photos or children’s photos done!

Lake Las Vegas….. What a beautiful place for family photos! Las Vegas Family photographer

This year as I am shooting with each family, I am striving to find new spots or places I have yet to shoot at!  How can I have missed the fabulousness of Lake Las Vegas?  It is beautiful (although they are building or constructing on on one side of the lake.)  The Village is colorful and you feel swept to Italy!  If I ever have a chance for a staycation here in town I know where I am going?   Love this Mama and her kids.  She is such a strong woman!  Enjoy some from their Lake Las Vegas session.

Thank you for trusting me as your family photographer! :)  XO  If you want to book a Lake Las Vegas Session please email me!

Nelson, Nevada what a great place for taking photos! Three family sets! Las Vegas Family Photographer

Nelson, Nevada have you ever heard of it?  It is a fun little ghost town located about 40 minutes south of Las Vegas.   I have been photographing for more than hobby for over 3 years now and had yet to take a trip out to Nelson.  Wow I was missing out.   The drive is fantastic.  I guess I was afraid it was going to be some dirt road drive in the middle of nowhere.   The family that owns the property is so nice and accommodating.   My first set is from Kelli.  I have known Kelli for 4 years now.  She has also been a huge supporter of me and my art!  This is my third year shooting her family.  It was her idea to go out to Nelson!

 

Next up was Dre and her boys!   I did a shoot with them in 2009, also you may recognize her from her fabulous boudoir session!  I am thankful for all the support she has given me also!  Such a lovely person as are her boys!  Brian such a sweetheart with Autism and Carlos such a fine young man!  He is in the ROTC at his school.   He was so worried about dust on his shoes, he had such pride in his uniform and the flag.  It filled my heart.  We hear about the young people today who do not care, it is refreshing to see there is still hope for the future of our country!

Brian could not stop smiling, I finally got him to!!  Some photos just need no smiling!  Even though his smile will melt you!

He is going to make a FINE Marine some day!

ROTC Marine Youth

I love Patriotism!

One of my new favorite photos!!  It seriously almost makes me cry every time I look at it!

Brothers PAtriotism

 

Family three is Sandi and her clan!  Sandi is BFF’s with Kelli and also has followed me from the beginning.   I am so grateful for friendships I have formed and for the support and love!!  Sandi was supposed to go out to Nelson the same day as Kelli but plans changed so a week later we went back!   I was trying to make each shoot have their own feel to it!

 

Nelson is definitely on my IT list now!  Watch for many a future shoots out there!

 

 

 

 

More La Couture Amore plus some Love Baby J and Rori go a long way! Las Vegas Couture Boutique Photographer

My previous post about La Couture Amore showed some love.  Now let me so even more LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE for one of the goddesses of  hair candy.   This was my 2nd piece to shoot.  When I put out a call to boutiques for couture outfits to match I never in a million years would have known that Love Baby J would contact me and offer her utterly amazing to the point of jaw dropping pieces.  You think these ladies pieces look fabulous on their websites, they are more amazing in person.   You think a little girl feels like a princess in a tutu and a tiara?  Put her in a Love Baby J feathery masterpiece and add hair candy from La Couture Amore and your little girl becomes a queen, at least that is what Rori said.  Her whole demeanor changed.  She walked on air, her facial expressions show.  She danced about and said I am a queen.    Now I think my daughter is beautiful but she shined.  My vision was during the day at a mall with shopping bags sunglasses and a poodle.  I worked for weeks on where and how to make this happen, especially since I did not have a poodle.    I found my location, I found a poodle I set the date.  I forgot about the time change! The night before my shoot the poodle had to cancel and I put a call out for a cute dog that could pull off couture.  What came was Annie the Beagle.  Why didn’t I think of a beagle?  I am outside the box, why did the poodle have to be posh and polished?  Annie is a special Beagle!

Pure bread Beagle

Annie was selected to show but her mother damaged her eye at 8 weeks and it was something that they could not fix. She has 9 champions in the last 3 generations of her pedigree. Her great grandfather is Scout from the Disney movie ‘I am number 4′  “It hard for Annie to live up to the high achievers in her family,”   her owner Stephanie Ruffalo told me. ” I want to be able to brag at the beagle reunion when we go visit the beagle farm again next year.”

Annie shined as a posh dog but her young age and all of the dog smells around the area left her on the hunt instead of being a poser.   My off an hour on my time due to the time change and an overcast day on top of it made for shooting in the dark.   With Annie on the move it made for a bunch of blur.  So for as cute as she was and as much as I wanted her to be in more frames these were her best shots.

One thing I learned is when something normal pops into my thoughts when creating, I need to think again!  I loved the beagle!

The dark made my shoot turn out totally different than my vision and it worked better I thought.   More dramatic!

dramatic light concept shoot

 

Dancing onto the next shoot!!  If you are a boutique and would like have your items photographed contact me! :)   PEaCE and LOve! :)

 

Flores Family shoot! Winner of the Memorial Day give away Las Vegas family photographer

Malia was the winner from my giveaway over memorial day and saved her session for the Holiday time frame.  It was a pleasure to work with her family.  Enjoy a few from their session.

We went to Floyd Lamb Park.  It was a beautiful day.  We almost called it off because of wind and rain but it turned out perfect.

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I still have some room in my holiday booking schedule so book your family ASAP!!

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