April 20, 2011

Amazing Giveaway!

Crave Photography is having an amazing giveaway for a FREE 2-day all-expense paid mentoring session.  She does AMAZING work and would be so honored to win a spot!  Here's to hoping!   

April 19, 2011

Emilyn {newborn, Lemoore, CA}

Here are a few more from Emilyn's session. She is so cute!  I want to squeeze those little cheeks every time I see them!  :)









April 13, 2011

Culture's Effect On Girls - Let's Change Lives!

Do you know a young lady who struggles with her self-image? I'm sure we all know at least one. If you have a daughter from ages 12 & up and want a way to teach her how beautiful she really is, think about getting her a gift that will do just that.


After reading this article, and reflecting back on what my life was like in high school, my heart breaks.  Please read it and then come back here.

To know how things have changed (become worse) in even the last 10 years for young girls makes me want to do something about it!  If I ever have a daughter, I want her to know how beautiful she really is.  She will always deserve to be treated with respect and loved for who she is, rather than be judged by what society says she should look like or do.  For my son, I plan to raise him as a virtuous young man who respects women and sees the beauty in what God has created.  I know all parents want their children to be moral people and treat others with respect; but if we don't talk to our kids about what is in the media today and the messages they are being bombarded with everywhere they turn - how can we expect our children to know they have value? 

Help me change the lives of young girls in our area by booking your daughter her senior or other portrait session with me and it will not just be like any other photographers.  It will be a life-changing experience, I promise! 

April 12, 2011

Emilyn {newborn, Lemoore, CA}

I had the pleasure of photographing little Emilyn on Saturday.  She is so precious.  Despite not enjoying being naked, she was so calm.  Her big sister is a cutie too!  Here's a sneak peek from Saturday's session. 



April 11, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Specials!

Mother's Day Specials have arrived!  I decided to save a day for Mommy & Me sessions.  You can see the specials by clicking here.  Call or email to set up your session.  Gift Certificates are also available upon request.

April 7, 2011

Evolution of Beauty

Found this video from Dove. Such a great illustration of how altered images seen in the media are. No wonder we have such a distorted view of beauty. I promise to never alter your images in a way that will make you look like a different person. I will get rid of temporary imperfections and blemishes so you have an image you LOVE, but will not alter how you really look. You are beautiful just the way you are!



To learn about My Beauty Campaign (created by Mandi Nuttall) visit my website (www.christinabaltazarphotography.com) or www.mybeautycampaign.com.

April 2, 2011

My Beauty Campaign Recap

I AM BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE...

I am honest
I am self-sufficient and reliable
I see the good in everyone I meet
I am a great mother
I was created by a wonderful and  merciful God

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Now that I have completed my own personal session of MBC, I could not be more excited about sharing this experience with other women!  When I came across MBC a few short months ago I thought it was an amazing thing to do for women.  I didn't think I would have the chance to be a part of it.  I kept thinking about it, and decided it was worth the investment.  I am so glad I did!  Even if this doesn't take off with my clients (but, please if you are interested, let me know!), I have become more confident in who I am.  I still struggle with the typical things like my tummy is too flabby, or my butt is too big.  But, now that I've gone through this process, I'm okay with not being perfect.  Of course, it helps that I have two wonderful men in my life that help me to see how beautiful I really am.  Joseph, my nearly 18 month old son, loves to play with my "flabby" tummy.  And, Frank, has always loved my "big" butt!  :)  So, even though I may struggle with the way I look sometimes, to know that there are people who love me for who I am and what I do, is a true reminder that I am beautiful!  

A big thank you to my Mom for helping on my journey.  I wouldn't be this confident if it weren't for you.
Another big thank you to Vanessa Villagrana for taking the photos you see above.  She did a great job!


Chasing Beauty? {My Beauty Campaign Photographer - Lemoore, CA}




I can definitely relate this video. Every time I see a woman I see something in her that is beautiful that I may not have. I long for it. At least, I did, until I realized I am beautiful too - just the way I am. Please, join me in My Beauty Campaign. You will see that YOU are beautiful too!

I am now offering sessions. These sessions are SIGNIFICANTLY discounted compared to my other session packages, as I know many women have a difficult time spending money on themselves. Contact me for more details, or visit my website. www.christinabaltazarphotography.com

April 1, 2011

Mother's Day is Coming May 8th!

Mother's Day is May 8th and quickly approaching!  Have you thought about what to get your mother?  Or, the mother of your children?  How about a photography session?  Lookout for specials to be posted by next week!  Act fast, because the deals won't last long!