The Nixon's Newborn Session

The Nixon's are back! I was blessed to be their wedding photographer back in 2011(view their wedding here), and now they have a beautiful little girl. She was born just before Christmas...the perfect Christmas present for two deserving parents.

The Hartle's Fall Clovis, New Mexico Family Session

Get ready to see a super cute little boy, who is loved like crazy by his wonderful parents. These are the photographs they chose to display in their home.Scroll down to see my favorite.

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Zaikowski's Cotton Field Clovis New Mexico Family Photo Shoot

The Zaikowski's were brave as they exited the car into the cold breezy air heading towards the cotton boles. They started the shoot off snuggling in the cotton field and keeping each other cozy, and those became my favorites. After the cotton field, we headed to the local nursery, Guthels. They are always so kind their and let me photograph inside the greenhouses on windy days, so thanks Guthels Nursery and Penny.The nursery shots are some of my favorites of mom and dad. I love that she wanted to try the "Dirty Dancing" lift. You know what I'm talking about! It was awesome and hilarious all at the same time. And last but not least, Sasha, the momma, is a photographer in Oklahoma so I wanted to snap a few headshots that she could use for her business. I had a blast Zaikowski family!! Come back to Clovis and we will do it again!


Clovis NM Portrait Photographer.Rowley Family

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer.Dollins Family

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

Heidi and Robert Vander Dussen and family

2011 H.S Graduates.Looking Ambassadors

Attention High School Graduates of 2011. I am currently looking for H.S Graduate ambassadors. What that means is, you promote Cristy Cross Photography to your friends and classmates and get them to book a session with me, and in return you get your session for FREE! Its very simple.Interested? Send me an email at and title the subject: "Senior Ambassador" (based out of Clovis, but photograph from Kansas, Texas, and other cities in NM for 2011 graduates)


Christmas Season.Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

These pajamas get me so excited for the Christmas holidays. It reminds me of family time and traditions of reading the bible on Christmas eve, opening presents, and good home cooked breakfast. I can smell the breakfast casserole now.


Birthday Girl.Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

Happy Birthday to Makayla. We did a family session for the Drakes this week and on Makayla's birthday. Today she is celebrating with her friends and family with a Winter Wonderland theme. I hope you had a great birthday sweet little girl.drake-family-taken-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross

Cimarron, KS family sessions.Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

Last weekend I took a 6 hour drive to Cimarron, KS. The home of pheasant hunting-which I learned while I was there that weekend. Supposedly Bobby Knight was there hunting, too.As I drove in to the cute town of Cimarron I was greeted by the full and upbeat downtown area. The town consists of about 2,000 people, which reminded me of the town I grew up in when I was younger. I immediately feel in love with it. My adventures started in the cute town when I met up with one of my clients/friend-Aundi.  (You will get to see her adorable family towards the end of this post) The place to "meet" is at Clarks Drug store. I was so excited to see the 50 style diner set up, and then a drug store in the back with an retail store on the side. All of these three businesses wrapped up into one just screams small town, and I LOVE that. Looking at all of this refreshes my memory from my days as a little girl in Tahoka, Tx. Fond fond memories :) So, before I make you go down memory lane with me, I'll stop there. The first family from the  [mini-sessions]  is the Burns girls. So sweet, energetic and full of surprises. The mom started whispering sweet-nothing into the camera and I wasn't sure if she was talking to me, or what! It was hilarious, because mind you, this is the first time I met this family. Shannan-I so enjoyed you and your girls. burns-family-session-taken-in-cimarron-ks-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross

The Fugitt kids are absolutely adorable!!  This was like one of the first ones we took.  Perfect little children :)  I'm sure mom agrees.


The Littlejohn family too was adorable.  Momma has fashion flowing through her husband and kids.  I love their style!littlejohn-family-session-in-cimarron-ks-taken-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross

The Batman family.  First off, I just want to say, what a cool last name!  Ben thought so too.  This little boy was full of energy and so incredibly sweet to his momma.  I loved this image, because it shows their playful side and makes me think of my little man.batman-family-session-in-cimarron-ks-taken-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross

Okay, let me just say how much I love this girls name.  Are you ready for it...Winter Kopper.  I LOVE her name!  And I love the locations we went to.  We did a full session for them, and went to their families old house; old as in like a house that is almost 100 years old I think (I might have made that up haha), and then we went to a friends barn that had this amazing hayloft.  I told Ben soon after their session that I want a hayloft.  Like, I really really do.  So, he is just gonna whip one up for me. Oh, and this cool hayloft has a swing and Winter showed us how it worked in her skirt. I love her carefree personality.


Here is the family that actually got me to Cimarron, KS.  The Curtis family.  I'm hoping Pottery Barn for kids will call me soon after seeing this image below.  And then, they will call the family to see if they can use their kids as models, because they are SO cute!


They are a dairy family, so we went to the cow alley(technical terms) for part of there session.  The cows were a little too busy eating and wouldn't smile.  Oh well.  The family on the other hand looks cute.curtis-family-session-in-cimarron-ks-taken-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross21

Before the weekend was over I also had the great opportunity to photograph the Monical family.  I loved meeting them and their cutie-pie daughter.  And, I love the mommas boots!monical-family-session-in-cimarron-ks-taken-by-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross1

Clovis, NM Portrait Photographer.Jones Family

Had a blast with the Jones family. Every moment was energized by fun times and silly things said by the younger boys :)

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer.Evie.Newborn

Newborn session are so sweet and adorable. Look at beautiful Evelyn (Evie) Adell. 100% precious.

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer.The Tuls Family

For the Tuls family session we headed out to Davis Farms. It is full of awesome mazes, and several pumpkin patches accommodated by hay ride.To the Tuls family-you were wonderful and I had so much fun. I enjoyed our time together :) tulsfamilysessiontakenbyclovisnmportraitphotographercristycross21tulsfamilysessiontakenbyclovisnmportraitphotographercristycross11

Hereford TX family.Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

Last week Rachelle and he family drove from Hereford, TX to Clovis, NM for their family session. Here and her mom made this session outstanding with props and super creative ideas. I felt like I was apart of the AIWL shoot again.

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer.Megyn

Gotta love a cute little girl with red hair.

Clovis NM Portrait Photographer

Last weekend and this week I had the great opportunity of photographing some awesome families.  They are getting ahead of the game and doing family pictures for Christmas cards and just simply updated family photos.  I see these families just about every year (and one is a neighbor so I see them weekly) and I thank you so much for your support of Cristy Cross Photography. Remember this family from the summer?

The Burgins and Bennettsburginfamilytakenby-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-crossburginfamilytakenby-clovis-nm-portrait-photographer-cristy-cross2

The Southard family have been wonderful clients since their oldest was 6 weeks old :) southard-family-taken-by-clovis-nm-photographer-cristy-cross1southard-family-taken-by-clovis-nm-photographer-cristy-cros21


And then the sweet Osburn family, whom I call Neighbor