Thoughts on love, family, motherhood, photography, and life in the Arizona desert

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by christine deaton creative

Camera settings for lifestyle photography aren’t difficult. However, there are times we miss the mark (raising my hand over here, guilty!). Why? As photographers, we are given the challenge of organizing family poses, keeping the attention of their furry friends, and breaking the ice when it comes to nerves in front of the camera. With […]


Camera Settings for Lifestyle Photography

For any mother that has been told she is “simply glowing,” a desert maternity photoshoot is a priceless opportunity to capture that feeling. Take a look at these recent desert maternity photos and see why you should consider desert maternity photos of your own. Backdropped by the luxury of the desert There’s a certain sense […]


Desert Maternity Photoshoot

Hey Photographer… so you’re frustrated and fed up with the editing process, right? You are ready to solve the most common photo editing mistake photographers make. You are ready to finally have the secret sauce. Well, I’ve got it friend! I’m going to tell you how I cracked the code on sun-kissed skin tones and […]


Most Common Photo Editing Mistake

The Redfin Blog posted about 12 Unique Things to do in Phoenix. I was featured in their list as a photographer and educator who can capture timeless photos of you and your family in the desert. If you are a local or a family on vacation, it is always a great idea to capture the […]


12 Unique Things to do in Phoenix

North Scottsdale Desert Family Photography is so much fun to do! Calling this work feels silly because it brings me so much joy. Photographing families in North Scottsdale, showing them the wild desert, and then delivering a gallery of photos filled with love and connection always fills my cup. This sweet family was no exception. […]


North Scottsdale Desert Family Photography

Continually improving my client experience is a top priority! Some years that comes in new products I offer, other years it may be in expanding my photography education. Two years ago it was with a CRM, and not just any CRM. I improve client experience with Honeybook. HoneyBook is a CRM, or Client Relationship Management […]

Business, Education, Tips & Tricks

Improve Client Experience With Honeybook

There were 4 reasons I rebranded my photography business- and it was a big deal. As a Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer, I took the decision to rebrand really seriously because I’m a visual storyteller, and telling the perfect visual story with my brand is a really big undertaking! It was scary to make a […]

Business, Education

4 Reasons I Rebranded My Photography Business

I heard the familiar ring of a FaceTime call, I looked down and saw Nichole’s name. When I answered the call I gasped. I didn’t see Nichole- she had the camera turned around. She was walking through a field of desert wildflowers in the Tonto National Forest! She giggled when she heard my reaction. “I […]

Newborn, Portrait Sessions

Wildflowers & Nursing Portraits in Tonto National Forest

When I tell you my jaw-dropped as my gorgeous client arrived on location for Motherhood Photos at Newport Beach, I mean… it took me a whole 5 minutes to compose myself. From the details of her wardrobe, to her sweet as can be baby, I was so excited to start snapping my shutter for their […]

Family, Portrait Sessions, Travel

Motherhood Photos at Newport Beach

I’m sharing my top 5 tips for Newborn Session prep because getting ready for a photoshoot that is so important to you can feel overwhelming. Especially, if you’ve just brought home a new baby. When you book your newborn session with me, Christine Deaton Creative, I always send along my Maternity and Newborn Style Guide. […]

Newborn, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

5 Tips for Newborn Session Prep