As far back as I can remember, I loved taking pictures. I was always the kid with the disposable camera snapping away! (Did I just age myself?) I love being able to look through those pictures and remember the moments and memories from one photo. Now I get to offer the same experience to you and your family: images you pass on to your children and look back on to always remember your family's love for each other and how the kids were "back then" (before they started talking back and not wanting to share, ya know?).
Whether you're expecting your first precious babe, or you already have your own mini people chasing you around all day demanding snacks, you probably feel like life is insanely busy. Maybe you even have those moments when you think "I wish someone was here to photograph this right now," Well, I'm here. You understand that every morning they wake up they've grown, they've changed. And you can do nothing about it. Except photograph it! I am dedicated to capturing those moments for you.
Ask anyone who's had a session with me and the first thing they'll tell you is "we had so much fun!" Not only am I a pro at having fun, I'm also your personal stylist from start to finish, providing your outfits and planning them with you.
This isn't a stand-there-and-look-bored type of session. This is an experience filled with authentic moments, joy and love. As an outsider looking in, I capture details you may not see, I freeze moments that won’t really last forever, and I capture memories for you to cherish for years to come.
Here's a snapshot into my world.
A Little Behind The Scenes Of My
I love hiking! Whether it's to see a cave, a waterfall or zip line, I'll enjoy it. When we lived in Northern Arizona (2004-2019), we hiked most weekends. Camelback Mountain, Lynxx Lake, Squaw Peak, Sonoran Trail, Bell Rock and multiple other trails in Sedona. Ohio doesn't have mountains to hike but the trails are absolutely beautiful, especially during the fall!
Cathedral rock, sedona, az
I'm sure you know nothing is better than family but while getting to know me, you'll quickly learn that they are my everything. They are the reason I decided to create my business, the reason I continue to push and level up constantly, the reason for my huge goals, the motivation to succeed and the people I want to make proud. I always wanted to be a mother, but I never knew how hard and amazing it would be. I am constantly being wowed and forever impressed by not only my hard working, smart, handsome husband but my intelligent, sweet children.
My sweet Family at the beach
My Favorite Things
Rachel & Family
“Alison was easy going and a joy to work with. She treated my son like one of her own and interacted with him from start to finish, which made him enjoy our newborn session. She got the little details of the baby I wouldn't think to capture and even got a great photo of my husband reading to my son. I will forever cherish these moments."
jamie & FAMILY
"Alison did my maternity session and my newborn session. She was quick, on time and very helpful. I definitely love every image she took and am so thankful she captured these fleeting moments for my family."
north royalton, ohio
kristin & FAMILY
"Alison was flexible when it came to planning our newborn session. She kept in touch with us and I appreciated that. I absolutely love the photos she took and see them every day on my wall. Thank you, Alison!"
shaker heights, ohio
madeline & FAMILY
"I definitely recommend Christella Photography. Alison is a kind, patient and talented photographer. She did my maternity and newborn photo sessions. My labor was tough, and we had a lot of unplanned events coming up, but Alison worked with us to get our newborn session done. Highly recommend!"