“Cristina Hope Photography gave me the gift of timeless photos with my daughters. One day I may not be here, so to know my girls have these forever means everything to me. It is true when people say a picture it worth a thousand words because my moments with them at the Lavender Farm were priceless. Cristina has incredible patience and technique. She thinks about every move, yet everything we did was so natural. She has vision and brings it to life. I feel so fortunate to have worked with such talent.
I am a photographer and an artist, so it’s always difficult when you’re the actual subject instead of being behind the camera. From styling my girls and me, she made me feel so comfortable only being two weeks post partum with a caesarean. Our styles collided so naturally, I believe we were meant to cross paths.
The photos have deeply touched me, and my daughters will get to appreciate them in the future. As I scanned the photos, I got glimpses of my mom and me when I was just a little girl. “Be good while I’m gone,” she said. That’s what my mother always told me until she passed away seven years ago. Looking down at both of the girls I see her facial features and I have that to look at for the rest of my lives. This day was a blessing and a true honor to cherish. Although my mother isn’t with me in the photos, I feel her and am inspired by her strength and passions to create beauty in this world. Life is so beautiful if we just let it be. I am forever thankful for Cristina taking her time to touch me through the art of film.” Ashley, Mother
“Working with Ashley and her girls was a dream. I had a vision for this lavender farm and I just knew her and her family would be perfect for it. She is such a loving and carefree mother who let me take full control during the planning of this session, all the way down to the clothing. Mom’s free spirit made things so natural and comfortable during the session, even her new baby girl was sound asleep the entire time. The glowing bond a mother has when she first meets her baby always touches my heart. It radiates a kind of love like no other and puts me in this mood that makes me want to hold all of these moments for them to show forever.” Cristina, Photographer