Meet The Christmans
We are based out of Carbon County PA, in a sweet spot nestled in between the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos. We are always willing to travel and explore new places to give our clients the very best experience. We are very laid back and relaxed and we hope to make you feel that way too! We strongly believe in capturing raw, authentic, and natural moments that you'll be able to cherish forever.
Graduates of Two Mann University
In a world that is constantly changing, we are always eager to learn new and epic ways to help expand and develop our skills and knowledge in any way possible. Photography is something that we are extremely passionate about and takes very seriously because you are being trusted to capture moments that may never happen again.
This badge represents that we have both successfully completed all courses and have graduated from Two Mann University. Two Mann U was founded and executed by two of the world’s leading and award-winning photographers, who also happen to be a husband and wife team, Erika and Lanny Mann! Two Mann University consisted of 14+ weeks that were jam-packed with a wealth of education that focused indicatively on the world of wedding photography. We covered everything from posing and lighting to editing and workflow while hitting every morsel of information in between. All of these topics collectively play an extensive role in us being able to perform to the best of our abilities for you on one of the biggest days of your life!
We pride ourselves in doing everything possible to make your wedding planning experience as well as your wedding day as easy and stress-free as possible.
We ELEVATE your Experience
Elevate is a community of photographers dedicated to serving and loving our clients better. As photographers, we know we’re more than just photo-takers. We take pride in being someone who helps people navigate the extremes of emotions, the milestones and journey of life, and establishing a legacy.
Elevate is not just about single photographs. It is their goal to help elevate the industry as a whole.
My Story 📸
Hey there! I grew up in Catasauqua, PA, small-town USA. After high school, I had a few odd jobs to pay the bills but didn't really have an idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up. A few years later, I decided to enroll in a local technical school where I majored in criminal justice. During this endeavor, I quickly realized that I didn't know where I wanted to land after graduation. However, I did know that I did not want to be a police officer, work in a prison system, or pursue law in any way. Soon after graduation, everything changed when I purchased and held my first camera. I wanted to learn as much as I possibly could about this mechanism and unleash its potential. It soon became clear that I wanted to capture the memories of my friends and family. Soon thereafter, I was able to offer my eye for photography to everyone. Candid moments are my absolute favorite to capture, as they share your true emotions at that very second. My wife, Laurette is my partner in crime. Together, we make one heck of a dynamic duo. She often assists me at my sessions, events, and weddings. She offers a very creative eye and bold ideas which all help to make your experience personal and unforgettable.
Fun Facts 🍺
~Stouts & Sour beers are my absolute favorite. ~On Laurette and I's first date, I was so nervous that I commented on her shoes after we hugged each other. ~Coffee. I kinda need this. ~I occasionally dress up as a Stormtrooper for various charity, sporting & comic con events. I guess you can call me a Star Wars fan. ~I can't swim to save my life. No really, I can't swim. ~I am deathly afraid of spiders and scare easily. ~Our cats Chester & Jade are life.
My Story 📸
Why hello there!
So you wanna know a little about me, eh? Well, grab your favorite beverage and a bowl of snacks because you are in for a ride! I grew up as a small-town girl with a BIG heart for arts and crafts of all kinds. I was a dancer almost all my life and even began instructing at the age of 12. You name it, I danced it! From hip-hop to gymnastics and jazz to tap. I poured my heart and soul onto that dance floor every chance I was given. Believe it or not, I didn’t always know that I had the creative eye and intense passion for photography like I do now. The more Preston would photograph, the more I couldn’t wait to meet the amazing clients he always boasted about. I wanted to be hands-on, interactive, and help with his business at any open opportunity I was given. I’ve been working in the medical field for nearly 10 years and was also continuing my education to pursue a nursing degree. At the beginning of 2021, I was accepted into a nursing program and given the chance of a lifetime, or so I thought for many years. After what seemed like months of inner conflict, I came to the realization that I needed to do what truly made me HAPPY. I declined acceptance to the program and decided to dive headfirst into Christman Photography. I’ve always carried the passion for taking care of other people and this new journey will allow me to do just that. If you made it this far into my autobiography, thank you for taking the time to get to know me! I really look forward to getting to know you and capturing your unforgettable moments!
Fun Facts 🍷
~Hot lattes and wine give me life. ~Preston and I performed a surprise dance at our wedding that included a lightsaber battle and rump-shaking. ~I love creative writing and bringing words to life. ~We have 2 feline furbabies, Chester and Jade, who I love more than life itself. ~I am a lover of all animals but have a small obsession with otters and pigs. ~I've been told on many occasions that I should be a stand-up comedian. Ha!
Meet Our Furbabies!
Our little family is simple. When we are not capturing new memories, we are kicking back and relaxing in our bed, giving some attention to our two furbabies, Chester & Jade!
“We are so grateful we chose Christman Photography! We were bombarded with so many recommendations from everywhere across the map, but when it came down to it, choosing someone close to home was the best choice we could have made. From the very first zoom interview, through our album design session after the wedding, not to mention everything in between, the process was excellent, and they are SO professional!”