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by christine deaton creative

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

When you have a family with 2 little girls who love to twirl, dance, and giggle- you are sure to capture playful family portraits! Documenting playful family connections in the Arizona desert is a dream. I met the Stebbins family through a loving client referral. They are new to Arizona, having recently moved from California. […]

Couples, Family, Portrait Sessions

Playful Family Portraits in Scottsdale

As a newborn photographer, my goal is to provide a stress-free experience that’s filled with bright & joyful newborn photography. The bright environment for this session was provided by one of my favorite newborn studios. Booking a studio session with me is a great option for families whose homes aren’t filled with bright natural light. […]

Newborn, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

Bright & Joyful Newborn Photography

Don’t Panic! I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve booked my photoshoot (yay!), but I don’t know what to wear for desert family photos!” I’ve got you mama! Take a deep breath. Follow my tried and true styling tips and it will all come together smoothly. Let’s start with you… The Mama Find that perfect dress […]

Family, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

What to Wear for Desert Family Photos

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I couldn’t be more excited to share these dreamy maternity portraits with you! Photographing this beautiful family was such an honor. This gorgeous mama was a natural model and took each of my cues to the next level. She dressed her family in solid neutrals and used two of my client closet dresses. As a […]

Maternity

Dreamy Desert Maternity Session

One of my favorite spots in Southern California to photograph an engagement session is in Laguna Beach! The rock formations, the sunset, and the beautifully pristine beaches make for an epic background during your session. This gorgeous couple brought all of my favorite elements to an engagement session- they played, they cuddled, they kissed– they […]

Couples

Laguna Beach Engagement | Nelson