Chattanooga Family Photographer

Christian Michelle Photography

A family photographer who feels like family.

So you're free to be yourself in photos.

Send me a message to connect today!

Why should your family photographer feel like family?

Because when you think about it, your family photographer is one of the first to find out when you're pregnant or about to propose or planning a special surprise for Grandma. She's invited into your home for lifestyle newborn sessions and is one of the first to hold your new baby. Of course you want a family photographer who feels like part of the family because you want her there to capture the essence of YOUR family. You want someone who takes the time to get to know you and can make you and the kids feel comfortable enough to be your true selves even when the camera is out.

You want me.

“This was our first time doing a professional photo session... I couldn’t have been more pleased... She made all of us feel very comfortable and did an amazing job.”

I specialize in lifestyle family photos for Chattanooga, TN and the surrounding areas.

I want you to feel like we're family so that you are comfortable and free to be yourself in front of my camera. It would be my honor to be YOUR family photographer for everything from yearly family photos to all the small moments and milestones in between. If you want a family photographer who feels like family and easy, lifestyle family photos are for you, then I'm your girl! Let's get coffee, heck, let's have lunch! I can tell we're gonna be friends.

“Christian made it so comfortable for our little one. The photos turned out amazing and I’m so happy and can’t wait to share them with our family.”

Do you like to have fun?

Good, because I do too! Are you worried about how to stand or what to do in photos? Don't be; I've got you covered! This is literally my job so I'll help you feel and look relaxed and natural in your family photos and we will even have fun while doing it.

I'll keep an eye on your necklace or whether or not you forgot to take off your sunglasses so you can focus on connecting with your family and sharing genuine moments and emotions with them.

I prefer to set up a traditional posed photo in a beautiful location with good light and then I'll ask a question or give you an activity to do so that I can get some candid and unposed photos as well. Whether it is a mini session or a full session, you will receive a variety of photos from our time together.

matching mother and daughter almost kiss for family photo session by chattanooga lifestyle family photographer

“Any worries I had regarding the session were answered and everything was simple and not stressful. Christian is so easy to work with! Thank you for taking all of my concerns and making my session the best!”

What you get with me as your family photographer...

Besides awesome photos, obviously. As I mentioned above, I like to start out with your traditional "everyone look and smile" photo but then transition it to something spontaneous and fun. I make jokes and use fun prompts to get the whole family laughing and participating genuinely. I especially love to capture families in their elements. If you want to splash around in a creek, I'm down. If the kids want to climb a tree, I'm down! Want to bring the family dog? Great! I know how to photograph families in motion and interacting and just generally being a family together. With me as your family photographer, you can be sure that I will capture photos you will love and we will have fun while doing it!

If you want to know more about what it is like to work with me, check out my About page or read my very first blog post.

pregnant mama holds hands with her husband holding their young son as they walk through tall grass for maternity session

“Christian did such a great job with my family. My son is usually not a fan of getting pictures taken but she truly took the time to make him laugh and feel comfortable... We are super happy with our photos... She asked me what I was aiming for and she made it happen!”

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Chattanooga, TN