Hi, I’m Christy!

I was born in Montana and for the most part of my life I was raised as a military brat. Upon retirement, my mom and dad‘s dream was to relocate back to Idaho to give my brother and I a taste of ranch life. Idaho is home.

I am a small town country girl, wife, mama and Mimi. My favorite nickname comes from my grandson Cash.. who calls me Grandma Cookie. I take pride in my family.

At a young age, my ever so handsome husband and I brought four children together into this union and together we have four boys. Yes, we have 8 children!

As a young mom I’m sure you can only imagine the looks I got. They are a tight bunch of siblings. Through every trial and tribulation my family has endured ... you would never guess that we are a blended family.
We choose to celebrate life’s triumphs together! I am always up for a great adventure! My curiosity and spontaneity drives my husband crazy. Rarely will I take “no” for an answer.

I always look for the good and the possibilities in everything and everyone. I love fishing, hiking and being outdoors with my family. Exploring every nook and cranny of God's creation is my fav!

In my younger years, I always carried a disposable camera to document my days. In 2008 I bought my first real camera with the intent to create and save precious memories of my family and children to keep forever.
As Gretchen Rubin says, “The days are long but the years are short.”

Over the years my love for people and photography has grown. When my dad died of Leukemia in 2011, I realized that I only had a handful of portraits with him. His death was the catalyst that put so many things into perspective. I have learned that it isn't always enough to be intentional about preserving memories in my heart, but to also invest in tangible portraits that will last forever.

It brings me great joy to offer this to you as well. I am so excited to be living my dreams!!
I bought in as a partner of ShutterHappy in 2020 and worked alongside Sarah as partners for 2 years.

In 2022 Sarah retired and I purchased her remaining interest in the company to become the sole owner and I am still pinching myself that this is my reality!

Together, let us help you preserve what is most important to you and turn your precious moments into art that will last for years to come!