Hello, and welcome! I'm Christi Stoner, a baby and family lifestyle photographer based in Lancaster, Pa. My husband and I are parents to six children, all born within a 10 year time frame. To read more about our family and about what my clients have come to expect from a session click the "more" button...
My husband and I have learned first hand the importance of capturing photos of our life in the midst of chaos. (read more about that on the next page).
My passion is to create an atmosphere where you are invited to be in the moment with your loved ones.
I desire that as you look back over your photos they truly will be good memories, that those smiles would be real ones. During your session I will arrange you (yes, that means I pose you) and then I direct you in ways that produces natural interactions.
...you want a relaxed, yet interactive session.
...you value photos that display emotion and connection.
...you are open to new ideas when it comes to posed photos.
...you are comfortable with snuggles and kisses.
...you are fond of photos that capture the warmth and love within a family.
...you desire to savor and see the beauty in your "everyday" normal family life
My husband and I have been married since 2005. Did I know back then that I wanted to be a photographer? No, but because of our story, it became a very important part of our lives.
In 2008 we became parents to our first born son, twenty months later our second son was born. A few years later we had a miscarriage. Eventually we received a diagnosis that both of us were considered to be labeled with "secondary infertility". It was clear that the door was shut for us to have more biological children. We then became foster parents and quickly learned that this wasn't about us growing our family but rather it was about us loving the children and their moms. We eventually, somewhat unexpectedly, ended up adding four more children to our family through adoption. Along the way, because we never knew if "our children" were staying or leaving, I realized how important it was to be documenting moments of us with our children. It was important not only for us but also for their bio moms. Enter photography! This passion has blessed not only my family but also our bio moms. And in 2017 I launched my photography business in hopes of blessing other families by documenting their love for each other. My story has taught me not to wait for things to look or be perfect before I start to document this life we live. With six (young) kids we almost always live in a state of semi to full blown chaos. But I am learning to love this big loud life that God has given me and I love to photograph it, as it is. To remember how crazy these years of our life is and to remember how big God's grace is in the midst of it! Capturing moments of parents loving on their babes, no matter how old, brings me SO much JOY!
Your experience with CSP is all about capturing your everyday normal, to savor the moment. These photos are not about having a perfect house or perfect family, but rather to capture the beauty of your relationships. I desire to provide you with an experience that is fun, relaxed & stress free. I love to capture intimate moments of connection between parents and their little ones. Not only will we make good memories but you will have beautiful photos to cherish forever. You will not regret taking time to document this stage of life that you are in.
" The pictures turned out so beautiful and exceeded all our expectations. We couldn’t be more pleased with her communication, professionalism, and quality of work"
"Christi is an amazing photographer! She is so great with small children and the photos she takes are top notch! Highly recommend!"
"Christi was amazing! She came to our house, was super accommodating to our personal requests and I love how relaxed and natural her photos are."
Once you book a session you will receive a Style Guide with suggestions and ideas of what to wear.
Yes and no. I will arrange you and then give you prompts that help produce natural looking and yet beautiful photos.