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...

Waterfront Fall Family Session

Waterfront Fall Family Session

I know this family pretty well and have photographed them before, so when it was time for our session in Old Town Alexandria, I was so excited. This family can bring it!  Their four kids are all so active, and as soon as they all spilled out of the car, they...

Michael Bloomberg Visits Veterans in Alexandria

Michael Bloomberg Visits Veterans in Alexandria

It's pretty cool when Michael Bloomberg visits your husband Brad Halsey to discuss his program for veterans. The 2020 Presidential Candidate came to the Garden by Building Momentum, which recently was awarded the 2019 Best Veteran Owned Small Business in Alexandria,...

Awesome Woodsy Fall Family Session

Awesome Woodsy Fall Family Session

November 2019 - The first weekend in November is one of the best for family sessions.  The craziness of Halloween and its surrounding activities is over but the weather is still quite pleasant.  I have photographed this gorgeous family a few times now and I think this...