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Born and raised in Houston, Texas.

I began my journey into digital portraiture in 2008. After working 9-5 in Corporate America for over 7 years + shooting for a Houston-based wedding photographer , I took the leap of faith (and a huge pay cut… ha!) in 2011 and started Christin Marie Photography.

As a mom and wife, I’m constantly kept busy (who isn’t!?). We have two children. Our daughter is in the 2nd grade and son is a high school sophomore. My husband stays busy as part of the Houston Astros Organization, so in our “free time” … we spend lots of time at Minute Maid Park during baseball season.  GO ASTROS!

I am the ultimate DOG-LUVAH – we have 3 puppies: Max the Mini Schnauzer, Leila the Pomeranian, and Ari the Australian Shepherd.

I live a very active lifestyle. You will find me in the gym every day… the gym is my therapy! I competed in my first NPC Bodybuilding competition (bikini division) in December 2017.  In January 2018 , I underwent back to back foot surgeries and have been working really hard this year to rehabilitate back to “normalcy”… and hope to compete again.  I enjoy cooking clean meals for my family & currently  working on earning my nutrition certification.  You are welcome to follow my fitness journey / recipes on Instagram : @christinmariefit.

As if I’m not busy enough ((*wink*)) …. every Spring, along with other Houston professionals,  I volunteer/ fundraise for the RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes Houston for the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter. Since 2015,  I have personally raised over $11k for Team Brunettes in honor of my grandfather who lost his battle to Alzheimer’s many years ago.  RivALZ Houston is the largest charity game in the country — each Spring we raise over $300k for the Alzheimer’s Association, in a matter of a few months.  If you have any interests in volunteering or learning more about RivALZ… send me a message!