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  • Hi, I’m Christie Mumm!

    I am so glad you have found your way here!

    I am a Mom, Wife, Christ-Follower, Author and of course Photographer.

    I opened my business in 2001 and operate my adorable historic studio in Downtown Reno.

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my passion for families, photography and God's amazing creation with you through my work.

    Please enjoy the images you find here, and if you are so inclined please also follow the links to the right to like/follow my Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest accounts as well as subscribe to my feed.

    Blessings,
    Christie Mumm

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Hello everyone, I know it’s been a REALLY long time since my last post, I have been so busy I really have not had time to post often. I admire bloggers and photographers who have the time management skills to blog regularly, I am not that savvy! Anyways, here today I would like to talk a bit about High School Seniors and Senior Portraits. I simply adore shooting High School Seniors and wish that I had the opportunity to shoot a much higher percentage of them. I know that many kids do not get “casuals” done, and simply settle for the class photos that they are instructed to have done by a per-arranged large chain portrait studio by their school, but that just makes me sad. Every senior should have the chance to do their own personalized styled session. I really love working with young adults in creating images that speak to their uniqueness, style and personality. Who wants the same boring dated senior portraits that HUNDREDS of other kids in our area have had year after year, these cookie cutter images are so boring and do nothing to truly commemorate the individual spirit of their subject. What I provide for seniors is so individualized and customized to each student, and we really do have a fun time.

The beautiful senior girl I have to share today was an absolute JOY to photograph! Alex is, as you can see, a gorgeous girl, but more than her outer beauty this girl is a beautiful person on the inside. She was so much fun to work with, and to know that these images mean so much to her, and her mother as well as the rest of her family just makes me smile. I am blessed to do what I do, I really do love my job! Please enjoy this sampling of some of my favorites from Alex’s senior portrait session.

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This little man gets more adorable every time I see him! This time we decided to go with a bit of an d UP or Travel theme, and I like how it turned out. Despite the cold weather we got some darling shots of little “A” and his family! Enjoy guys!

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“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda

 

I have been photographing weddings here in the Reno/Tahoe area for over a decade now, in fact my very first wedding was back in 1998, shortly after I graduated High School, so suffice it to say that I have seen many many people in love commit their lives to each other. I ADORE weddings, and I have a deep reverence for the institution of marriage itself (going on 15 years married to the man of my dreams). There is something so life affirming and beautiful about being a part of that day.  Being present when two people who have, by some divine miracle, managed to find that one person in the whole world who was made just for them, who compliments them so perfectly, declare publicly that they cannot imagine their future without one another is a true honor! Being chosen to capture that day, to record every detail and preserve it for future generations, to create images that will forever evoke memories of that one special day, is beyond an honor, there are no words! I take my job so seriously, I realize how important what I do is to the people who hire me and when I  get to work with clients as special and beautiful inside and out as Nicole and Charles, well I just have to pinch myself, because I am so blessed! I cannot count how many times dear Nicole thanked me on her wedding day and since, she is beyond graceful and a true delight! Charles and Nicole are headed towards a bright and truly lovely future together, and I just thank God they allowed me to be a small part of the day they said “WE DO”!

Please enjoy the photos here as well as a short slideshow I have created for Nicole and Charles. In addition to our work, at the bottom of this post you will find their highlight video by Danny S Films, and may I say WOW, I am blow away by this amazing video, Danny nailed it big time and I am so blessed to share his beautiful work!

 

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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely holiday and spending time appreciating the blessings in your life today! I bring you a sneak preview of the Black Friday Sale which will begin tonight at 11:59 PM.

This year we will be offering a number of specials for Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.

  1. 25% off all online print and digital file orders placed on existing galleries and proofs.  To take advantage of this sale simply place an order for Prints, Products or Digital files in your existing gallery (canvases not included) and when checking out use the coupon code “BIGSALE2014”
  2. Gift Certificates and Prepaid Credits are offered for sale with 50% more value added (i.e. purchase $100 and get $150 and so on). To order Gift Certificates please email me at christie@jlmcreative.com and in the subject line put “Gift Certificate Purchase” then tell me the amount you would like to purchase and whether you would like a Gift Certificate or a Print Credit, remember to indicate the amount you would like to purchase not including the 50% added value (so if you pay $100 you will get $150, please indicate that you want to purchase $100).
  3. Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Gallery Canvases (the lowest price of the three canvases will be free). To purchase canvases please download the canvas price list here then email me at christie@jlmcreative.com with the subject “Canvas Sale” then let me know what three sizes you would like. I will send you an email invoice to complete your purchase. You can then choose to finalize your order by providing me with the photo file numbers you want for your canvases or choose to have a gift certificate emailed to you for use at a later time.

In addition to the sale I am going to give away 2 Gift Certificates for sessions in 2015 ($500 value total) if you will help me spread the word about the sale!

The contest will run starting right now and going thru Cyber Monday at 11:59 PM (when the sale ends as well).

The best part about this is that one winner will get both sessions, one for themselves and one to give to a friend or family member as a gift!

To enter you may do one or all of the following.

  1. Comment on THIS blog post (1 entry)
  2. Like the Facebook post linked right below (1 entry)
  3. Comment on that same Facebook post (1 entry)
  4. Tag a friend in a comment on the Facebook post (1 entry per friend you tag, must be a linked tag not just their name written)
  5. Share the Facebook post on your page (5 entries)

*** Facebook post to LIKE, Share and comment on: HERE ***

I will draw the winners name on Tuesday Morning and announce it here on my blog.

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God Bless you and have an amazing Holiday!

 

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  • Jamie - November 27, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Mindi - November 27, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Larramendy - November 27, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    Love JLM!! We can’t wait to see our pictures 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Hamlim - November 27, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Pick me! ReplyCancel

  • Tami Berg - November 27, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    So want to win this! Christie you take amazing photosReplyCancel

  • Aubrey Giovanetti - November 27, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Love your pictures! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne - November 27, 2014 - 10:35 pm

    awesome giveaway! I definitely need some family photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Abby Heywood - November 28, 2014 - 7:34 am

    What a wonderful way to share love and happiness this holiday season. 🙂 Love that you are doing this! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laurel Muchicko - November 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Love your work and the sessions are always a wonderful experience!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Pierce - November 28, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Crossing my fingers!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - November 28, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    Thank you for opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Visman - November 28, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Shauna - November 29, 2014 - 1:44 am

    I would love the chance to win! 🙂 I’ve got two adorable 14 month old babies and we have no good family pictures to show-off! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kristine - November 29, 2014 - 7:49 am

    This is a great idea! Here’s hoping!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Dickson-Hanchett - November 29, 2014 - 8:06 am

    I love the idea of getting to give one to a friend if you win!ReplyCancel

  • Alena - November 29, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Love the photos you took of my son and I, now I have an engagement and wedding I need a photographer forReplyCancel

  • Kali Smith - November 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I’m so excited about this giveaway!!! So fun 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha silva - November 29, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    We would love a chance to get an amazing photoshoot:)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - November 29, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Hope it’s me!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Shuman - November 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    What an amazing deal! I love JLM and her beautiful pictures! You will not be disappointed!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Brown - November 29, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Your blog looks amazing! So would my family in your pictures! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Denise - November 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    This is great!ReplyCancel

  • Cassi salo - November 29, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    Awesome! I hope I win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - November 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    I’d love to win 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Casey - November 29, 2014 - 5:11 pm

    Would LOVE to win more sessions with you :)!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Outland - November 29, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Would love to win! Family photos are on the top of my Christmas Wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - November 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Pictures are the best gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Francis - November 29, 2014 - 6:25 pm

    We love JLM Creative Photography!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kati roberts - November 29, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    This is awesome. Thanks you and happy holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Dolezal - November 29, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Can’t wait to have some new photos taken!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Elms - November 29, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    Oh my gosh I would love to win some photos!! I loved the boudior session you did and have been seriously wanting to do photos with my daughter since then, but finances are preventing. Merry Christmas! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • miosha oliver - November 30, 2014 - 12:03 am

    Hope I win this time I wouldn’t forget to order the pictures that I paid for.ReplyCancel

  • miosha - November 30, 2014 - 12:04 am

    She has a way of making you feel like a top modelReplyCancel

  • Sarah Landry - November 30, 2014 - 5:29 am

    Love your pictures! You do such a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Loida - December 1, 2014 - 3:52 am

    Love your sessions and photos! Thank you for taking our family pics. Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Howard - December 1, 2014 - 5:12 am

    What an awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Gibson - December 1, 2014 - 5:27 am

    I know exactly who I will share this with!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Anguiano - December 1, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Beautiful, great pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

  • sarah Perez - December 1, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    love this giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Case - December 1, 2014 - 10:13 pm

    How nice of you! Hope you do well!ReplyCancel

I am delighted to share this gorgeous senior girl and her beautiful ranch session. I adore all of these images, what a fun session theme!

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