Because Christy adores you guys (more on that in a minute), she’s offering 10% off, and dirt-cheap, at cost travel for any weddings that are taking place between December 2011 and May 2012. She says, “I’m willing to travel anywhere for weddings with no crazy travel fees—I just need a flight, a room, (and a car only if necessary). Christy Tyler Photography is based out of Chicago, but her bags are packed and she’s ready to go. Plus, given that her packages start at $2,700, this is an excellent deal. Celebrate Christy’s leap into full time with her, yippee!
After a year of working with Team Practical couples, Christy has this to say about y’all, “I have yet to meet a couple through APW that I didn’t like. I am immediately at ease with these incredibly smart, witty, down-to-earth, amazing women and their partners… and that makes a huge difference when it comes to photographing someone! Every APW wedding I shoot feels like I’m shooting the wedding of an old friend. It is truly an amazing thing… that this connection between us lets us both know right from the start that we are on the same page. That I can trust them to be awesome, and they can trust me with the same! When I get an email from a bride and she says she found me through APW, I immediately do a happy dance all over my living room. True story.” And seriously you guys? She does. When you email her, half the time I see a joyful tweet from her five seconds later.
Christy also has such a beautiful and simple artistic philosophy that makes her exactly who you want to work with. Her goal is to take photos that make you love yourself more (I know). She says, “My goal as a photographer is to give couples photos that make them smile; photos that make them feel good about themselves. I want to take photos that make them stop judging themselves for one minute, and allow them to say… I am beautiful…. Our love is beautiful… Our family is beautiful… And in the middle of that if I’m making art, and doing what I love, then it’s a win/win situation.”
And one of the great joys of this year has been watching Christy’s business expand beyond just weddings. She’s started doing newborn sessions so brilliant that they’ve earned her fame around the APW blog-o-sphere. (True fact. Everyone loves them.) Plus she’s been shooting proposals, which she loves for the sheer joy and fun factor.
But mostly what I have to say about Christy Tyler Photography is that she has an eye for moments, she has an eye for love, she has beautiful composition, and she gets you. Her photos are so strong and true that her rates are not going to stay where they are for long.
So go, chat with her, wherever you are in the country (particularly if you need a photographer between December and May!). And know that you’re supporting her in her brand new full time career as a maker. Congratulations Christy, and Happy 30th!