One of Chrissy’s goals for 2017 was to be featured on a blog, and Life + Lens Blog inspired her to give it a try! And look, lifestyle family portrait session SUCCESS!!

As photographers ourselves, we’ve been there! We’ve been published and featured on sites and blogs, but we’ve also been told “no.”  The key is not giving up!  For more tips on how to get your work featured, read more here.

Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up. -Nicki Minaj

What We Love:

Chrissy: This session I am submitting is one of my all-time faves. The Barr family was so much fun! They are a husband and wife with FOUR daughters. FOUR! They are all gorgeous with each their very own personality. Lots of giggles that day. Mom is a photographer also ( so that made me a bit nervous. Side note- we met on instagram! 🙂

I think the best part of the session was that Mom requested non-posed, authentic images of her family. They are not sure if their 4th baby is their last or not so capturing them as they are now was even more important to her. Dad was one of the most tender fathers I have encountered. He genuinely cares about what they have to say, hears them out, and is attentive. I could see mom falling in love with her husband all over again as he wrestled and loved on them. It touched my mama heart the ways in which Jenni would make physical connections with the girls and express her love for them. Being around a family filled with so much love made me want to be a better mom to my girls!

Rachel and Lisa: There is so much to love about this session. We are very flattered and humbled that we inspired Chrissy to go for one of her goals and attempt to have her work featured. We often get comments and messages from people in our community telling us that they feel so supported by us. This is why we do this. We LOVE that we are cultivating a community for photographers to feel supported and assisted. We facilitate this community for the psychic income, so if you are reading this and love our content or feel supported, consider purchasing something from our Life + Lens Shop or clicking the little donate button on the right hand sidebar.

We also love that Chrissy and Jenni met on instagram, it goes to show how important online communities are to our photography businesses and supporting one another and not competing with one another is.  There is room for all of us to be successful.

Putting all of these great thoughts aside, this session itself is just gorgeous and really captures the love of the family.  We love the loosely posed images because you can see everyone’s individual personality shine through.  The location is awesome, we really love the level of interest the funky trees add to the images.  Thank you Chrissy for sharing this session with us and congratulations on your first feature!


Camera: Canon 5D Mark iii
Lens: Sigma Art 50mm 1.4 and Canon 24-105mm f/4L

Location: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta CA

Where to Find Chrissy Walther Photography



What inspires you about this session? Leave a comment below!

We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

Looking for more family photography inspiration?  Check out this family session from Megan Lena Photography.

What would you like to see featured on Life + Lens Blog? We’d love to hear from you!

Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel

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