Welcome to Cristi Snapp Photography! I specialize in family portrait and lifestyle photography in the Lexington area and I love to help my clients keep their beautiful memories! I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and Midway University. I grew up in Nicholas County and I live with my wonderful family, our 4 pooches, 2 cats, and a bunny named Ernie. I love Star Wars, vegetables, and I have a mild obsession with handbags and shoes.
specializing in maternity, newborn, families,& children
what to expect
I really love what I do, and I have a photojournalistic approach to photography. That means I'm not into a lot of strict posing. I love photographing children because they WON'T pose. You can expect me to try to make your session fun and to try to bring out you in your photos and not some stylized, Pinterest version of you.
Regular sessions usually last one hour, senior sessions last 1-2 hours, and newborn sessions can last up to 4 hours (depending on baby's mood). Once the session is over, you will receive your images via online gallery in 2-3 weeks. You will be able to download the full-resolution files and/or order prints from your gallery. All regular sessions also include a USB drive. You are responsible for picking up your USB at the studio or arranging shipping ($7). All USB drives not picked up after 30 days are formatted and reused. You will receive a print release statement at the end of your session so that you may print the photos any where you choose (TIP: when printing photos at Wal-Mart - and yes, I am cringing as I type this - or other big box retailer, deselect the 'auto enhance' feature). I am NOT responsible for any prints purchased outside of your online gallery.
scheduling a session
Outdoor sessions need to be scheduled before 10am and after 3pm for better lighting conditions. If you want the BEST lighting, schedule your session an hour or two after sunrise or an hour or two before sunset. If you are expecting a new addition to your family, contact me as soon as possible with your due date so I can a put reminder in my calendar. That way I can keep some time open for you. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled within the first 14 days after birth, when baby is still comfortable being folded into womb poses.
Appointments are required for all sessions and are made at least 2 weeks in advance. First time clients will be invoiced for a $50 deposit within 7 days. You will need to pay your deposit within the specified time frame to keep your appointment. If you are not able to pay your deposit invoice via credit/debit card, please make arrangements to use an alternative payment method. Overdue invoices ALWAYS result in cancelled appointments. All clients will be required to sign a contract which is delivered digitally and you can sign it right on your computer screen (with your mouse or with a finger on a mobile look at device). This consent will need to be updated yearly for regular clients.