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My name is Christie, I'm the girl behind the camera at Christie Leigh Photo. In my photography business, I specialize in Maternity, Newborn, Lifestyle and Family photography in Warren OH, Youngstown OH, Sharon PA and surrounding areas in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. I love meeting new people and creating relationships that last. Honesty is something that I live by, sometimes that gets me in trouble, but I hope to always feel super passionate about keeping it real with the people that I love.

I'm small town raised and my husband and I continue to grow our family in a small town in Northeast Ohio, just north of Youngstown and about an hour south of Cleveland. I'm a wife, first to Drew; he's super down to earth and loves the outdoors [and sleep]. I'm also totally rocking the mom life- and that's "rocking" as in I love it, but I fail daily and I'm not sure there's any better avenue to go in parenting! I wasn't a "cryer" before becoming a mom, but with a threenager and an 8 month old, I'm finding I do so often; I've grown fond of the lock on our bathroom door. I can't forget about our children before children; our family wouldn't be complete without our lazy mutt and crazy chocolate lab.

The biggest goal I have for my business is the gift of moments. We hear it all the time, but as a mother, I know all too well how quickly our babies grow and how difficult it is to remember. Through all of the tips to keep them small forever [keepsakes, journaling, writing letters, taking videos] there's nothing like being transported back to that EXACT stage of life, like you are when you look at pictures of your kids. I look at pictures of Savannah from her first year and I can hear the way she kind of growled when she laughed, or remember that she did always scrunch up her nose when she was overjoyed- because I didn't really notice that she had stopped doing that, I can see where she started to clap from one month to the next and when she was six months old ALL she did was blow raspberries! I have those moments, forever, because I invested in having them documented and I only want the same for you! 

To check out some of my skills behind the camera visit my photography links and visit here to read more about who I am. I'm so blessed to have you here and I hope you enjoy my internet-space!

Photo by: Catherine Rose Photography

Photo by: Catherine Rose Photography


 
It's not that we don't want to have our children photographed every month for the rest of their lives. It's that in that first year, we learn how fleeting parenthood is. One day, they're the smallest little baby laying on your chest and the next, their toddling around on two feet. It's that quick! There's SO MUCH that goes into parenting and navigating the first year; whether it's your 1st time momming or your 5th go around with those first stages. Parenthood is a constant battle to keep them small but help them learn how to grow. I've created The Milestone Collection to give you a year to remember. From your moments together growing your child inside of you, all the way to their first birthday, I want to gift mama's with the memories of their babies while being able to enjoy all the moments in between.

It's not that we don't want to have our children photographed every month for the rest of their lives. It's that in that first year, we learn how fleeting parenthood is. One day, they're the smallest little baby laying on your chest and the next, their toddling around on two feet. It's that quick! There's SO MUCH that goes into parenting and navigating the first year; whether it's your 1st time momming or your 5th go around with those first stages. Parenthood is a constant battle to keep them small but help them learn how to grow. I've created The Milestone Collection to give you a year to remember. From your moments together growing your child inside of you, all the way to their first birthday, I want to gift mama's with the memories of their babies while being able to enjoy all the moments in between.

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It's not every day you get the opportunity to have a session centric of your belly. I get it. That sounds less than ideal. You've created and are growing a human being. It's inside of you. That's CRAZY! Every single pregnancy is unique and special, even for the same woman, multiple pregnancies. You're never going to be in this moment again. As a first time mom, you'll find out all to soon how fleeting this stage of your life is going to be and as an experienced momma you already know; so let's start now. Let's document your body, your journey, your growing family.

It's not every day you get the opportunity to have a session centric of your belly. I get it. That sounds less than ideal. You've created and are growing a human being. It's inside of you. That's CRAZY! Every single pregnancy is unique and special, even for the same woman, multiple pregnancies. You're never going to be in this moment again. As a first time mom, you'll find out all to soon how fleeting this stage of your life is going to be and as an experienced momma you already know; so let's start now. Let's document your body, your journey, your growing family.

Jon & Julene; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Jon & Julene; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Justin & Taylor; Youngstown, Ohio

Justin & Taylor; Youngstown, Ohio

Frank & Amanda; New Castle, Pennsylvania

Frank & Amanda; New Castle, Pennsylvania

John & Jess; Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

John & Jess; Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

 
Fresh 48 sessions, are post birth, in hospital sessions. These session are held with in your babies first 48 hours of life and capture the special moments that are apart of welcoming a little human into the world. These can be customized to include any hospital moments you want [first bath, siblings meeting, introduction to new grandparents, or simple moments between you and your baby.]

Fresh 48 sessions, are post birth, in hospital sessions. These session are held with in your babies first 48 hours of life and capture the special moments that are apart of welcoming a little human into the world. These can be customized to include any hospital moments you want [first bath, siblings meeting, introduction to new grandparents, or simple moments between you and your baby.]

Ella; Youngstown, Ohio

Ella; Youngstown, Ohio

 
Charlene; Youngstown, Ohio

Charlene; Youngstown, Ohio

 
Casen; Warren, Ohio

Casen; Warren, Ohio

 
Casen; Warren, Ohio

Casen; Warren, Ohio

 
A Posed Newborn Session is a traditional session, with styled outfits, backdrops and select props. I typically travel to my clients home for these sessions, but if you feel like your space won't suit our needs, prefer travel or you just aren't up for having guests there are other options for the location of this session.

A Posed Newborn Session is a traditional session, with styled outfits, backdrops and select props. I typically travel to my clients home for these sessions, but if you feel like your space won't suit our needs, prefer travel or you just aren't up for having guests there are other options for the location of this session.

Madeline; Kent, Ohio

Madeline; Kent, Ohio

Lillian; Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Lillian; Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

A Lifestyle Newborn Session must be held in the clients home. These sessions are centric of baby, but use unique spaces of your home as the setting for your photos. The purpose of these sessions is to represent the truest form of your life together as a family, so living spaces should not be altered to "accommodate" me.

A Lifestyle Newborn Session must be held in the clients home. These sessions are centric of baby, but use unique spaces of your home as the setting for your photos. The purpose of these sessions is to represent the truest form of your life together as a family, so living spaces should not be altered to "accommodate" me.

Luke; Champion, Ohio

Luke; Champion, Ohio

Gianna; Niles, Ohio

Gianna; Niles, Ohio

 
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