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Christina Childress  Photographer of humans, mother of triplets. I make pictures with a heartbeat. Booking weddings, family portraits and individuals for Fall 2018!

Taking a quick break from my social media break while on vacation to share this! The super kind group of people behind @thelaureltexas featured me on their blog today. Read the post to see my advice for brides and grooms and what to me makes for a "perfect" photo (this shot is one of my all time favorites from any wedding). Link in my profile.
Also thanks to @andrewshepherd for the lovely photo of me!

O-K this year is flying by and I've had the best time celebrating with so many amazing couples and their friends and families. All the happy tears, sweet dance moves, and memories I get to be part of make me so grateful.
I'm heading out today for a trip ten years in the making to celebrate all of the ups, downs and in betweens that @justinchildress and I have shared since we got married. Our kiddos are having a blast with their grandparents so the two of us can spend two weeks (!!!) in France and Italy. It doesn't quite feel real that after years of dreaming this is a reality. I'm looking forward to taking a break and soaking up so much beauty (and eating all the food. Like, all of it.) I'm also looking forward to having a little social media break while we're gone, but I'll share plenty of pics when we get back, don't you worry! πŸ˜‰

This gorgeous girl is married!! I've been dying to share her bridal portraits and now I finally can. Meredith and Wade had the wedding of their dreams yesterday and I couldn't have been happier to be there to celebrate with them. See a few more favorite bridals in my stories today. 😍

Marriage is a commitment to be better than you are today. To grow, to serve. To love someone else through their faults and see the best in them. To encourage them and push them to be the best version of themselves and fully believe in them. When that's done mutually its a beautiful, beautiful thing. I'm so happy to celebrate this commitment that Meredith and Wade are making to each other tomorrow. Its been such a joy getting to know them throughout their engagement and I'm honored to get to make photographs of their memories.

Never let a little rain on your wedding day steal your joy. You still get to marry your favorite person and celebrate with your people! See more highlights from Ashley and Micah's gorgeous Virginia woods wedding in my stories!

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary, so I took a (self timer) picture and wrote a poem. We've essentially grown up together in the 13 years we've been a couple, and this morning I found myself feeling thankful for all the little things that make up our ordinary days. I'm grateful for every day we have together. Here's to a million more.
... Ten years of mornings

Hugs while waiting for the coffee
Steam floating up to the lightΒ 
Coming through the kitchen window

Plants on the sill
Kind of growing, little by little
If the cat doesn't eat them first

Kids chattering over breakfast cereal
Spilled milk
Reminders to put dishes away and brush teeth

Your presence in our house
Makes it feel like home
Stay close to me

In case you didn't get enough Father's Day happy tears, here's Alyssa with her dad on her wedding day and HE'S WIPING THE TEARS FROM HER EYES. 😭😭😭

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful man who loves to snuggle, has infinitely more patience than I do, holds down the fort on long wedding days, and loves these three with a depth that I always hoped for. He's enjoying a day of watching the World Cup with Ollie by his side, so it's pretty much his perfect day. ❀️

Just a little sneak of this incredible bouquet by @pollenevents for @onesocialgirl's wedding next week. I can't wait to see the magic she makes @cliffhousetexas!

#fridayintroductions anyone? My friend @andrewshepherd recently took a lot of nice photos for me and I want to use them, so that means you can read a few tidbits about me since it's my excuse to share the photos. πŸ™ƒ 1. I'm a type 4 on the Enneagram, which can translate to me being really introspective, emotional, melancholy and empathetic. Sometimes these are things I find burdensome, sometimes I realize they help me to make the work I care about and that touches other people, so I take the good with the not so good. Also if you ever want to talk with me about the Enneagram I'm aaaallll about it. 2. I struggle with believing positive things about myself and to be 100% honest I feel ridiculous saying that in this context but I'm working on being more open about that so there it is. Connecting with people on a deep level is the most important thing to me and I can't do it if I'm not willing to share more of myself (thanks, therapy). 3. I love cats and dogs and if you have one I'll probably pet it and talk to it instead of making eye contact with you for awhile. Don't take it personally. 4. My husband and I met in design school when we were 19 and 20. We got married 10 years ago and had surprise triplets at 25 and 26. 5. No, multiples don't run in our family. We didn't do any fertility treatments. 2 girls and 1 boy. They are amazing individuals and I make all my choices around what's best for them and our family, but I'm still my own person and they are their own people and my husband is his own person and I want all of us to be able to live in harmony while our individual selves flourish. Sometimes it seems that this may be seen as selfish that my world doesn't totally revolve around my kids, but as a mom my biggest goal is for my kids to have the unquestionable sense of security and love from our family to feel confident enough in themselves to pursue big dreams. If I'm not pursuing my own big dreams what kind of hope am I giving them (especially my girls) for their own future?
Phew, that's a lot of sharing for one post, so πŸ‘‹ and #happyfriday

This is how you do a summer wedding in Texas y'all. Margaritas on deck. 😎

Allllll smiles on their wedding day. β™₯οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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