Real Moments. Real Beauty. Real Life.

christine halsey

I'm Christine

     
Real moments.  Real beauty.  Real life.

That's how I try to live and view the world.  It means going to the bus stop every morning in my PJs.  It means letting the little ones help in the kitchen even though the mess they create will take an eternity to clean.  It means keeping the kids up past their bedtime on a warm spring night because that backyard family soccer game is just too much fun.  It means hiding in the closet with my chocolate because I just need a break for a few minutes.

I agree that the days are long but the years are short.  Yes, those days with little ones can be oh so long.  And very hard.  When you’re holding on by a thread and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.  But there is so much magic in these days.  And smiles.  And laughter.  Because suddenly it's gone in a blink.  And when it is, you want to remember that precious time.  The highs, the lows, and everything in between.  That's what shapes your family. That’s what defines your life.

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Multi-Generational Spring Family Fun Session

Multi-Generational Spring Family Fun Session

I love when large families get together.  In this case, grandma and grandpa were visiting from out of state.  The thoughtful mamma wanted to capture the entire family together.  From my personal experience having family members spread out all over the country, I know...

Bacon Brothers Help the Homeless in DC

Bacon Brothers Help the Homeless in DC

I have been extremely honored to photograph the Bacon Brothers' drop-in performances for four years in a row.  The band comes to Alexandria every summer to perform amazing concerts at the Birchmere.  When they're not rocking in front of sold-out crowds, they spend...

Rotten to the Core

Rotten to the Core

I love Halloween so much.  More than any other holiday, it's just FUN!  It may not have originated that way, but the way we do it in my family, it is sheer fun.  The colors, the decorations, the costumes, the candy, the weather, the pumpkin patches, the imagination,...

Lady Liberty Fundraiser

Lady Liberty Fundraiser

Birthday Party for Lady Liberty - Fundraiser for Just Neighbors October 12, 2019 - The Garden - Alexandria, VA I love photographing events, especially when they are for a good cause. This fundraiser benefitted the organization Just Neighbors, who provide immigration...