As a young mom with lots of littles, I used to dream of having beautiful family photos.
I started to think our family was a little too crazy to look good in photos (and well, there were just so many of us!)
I was determined to unlock the secrets of amazing family photos and learn everything I could about portrait photography. I had no idea how much fun this journey was going to be or all the amazing people I'd meet along the way!
I quickly went from "mom with a camera" to "friend/neighbor with a camera and spent the next several years photographing local families.
By 2013, we opened the doors of Christy Odom Photography officially once we were ready to expand our offerings (and the kids were old enough to help with babysitting). Since then, we've served about 100 families every year and loved every single minute of it!
As our families have grown and entered new stages of life, our offerings have grown to include seniors, weddings, and even commercial photography - specializing in amazing (mom-run!) businesses.
Why I do what I do
Connecting and creating - it's in our nature.
I love meeting so many awesome moms and getting to know their amazing families. I love serving my friends (if you are my client, you will be my friend - just warning you :)) and working together to create something priceless that will be treasured forever as a reminder of what's really important.
Each family is so unique and beautiful.
I absolutely love providing experiences for your family where you're truly having fun, loving on each other, and making new memories that just happen to be beautiful enough to hang life size over your mantel!
My goal is for everyone to leave the session asking when do we get to do that again!
They just happen to be the reason my photography adventure started in the first place!
We have nine kiddos - 2 girls and 7 boys, ages 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 6, and 2. Girl, boy, girl, boy, boy, boy, boy, boy and boy! Yes, 6 boys in a row - always a party around here.
Our girls are attending BYU. Blake is serving a mission in Rome, Italy and will be headed back to BYU when he finishes. Six boys still at home in three schools and our little caboose is still at home all day keeping us young!
Though I'm not sure they would all admit it, our family photography sessions are now a family tradition that we all look forward to. Crazy is not only allowed but encouraged - wouldn't be our family without it!
the family business
My photography team consists of usually one assistant shooting with me (carrying your things and getting your kids laughing) and a small team at home holding down the fort. Definitely a family business!
Chase is our most requested assistant these days, and if you have littles, we'll do our best to have him along on the session with us.
Get to know me
Things I love
- Kids getting along
- Running with baby Drew every morning
- Web design
Not so good at
- Ending photo sessions on time
- Anything to do with social media
My tribe and I are so thankful to all of our clients who have supported our little adventure. We look forward to many more years of photographing your awesome families!!!!