The Zink Family, Lake Tahoe Family Portraits

It’s been a VERY long time since my last blog post. I have been here, shooting and creating magical memories for my clients all the while, and this session is one I just had to share. The Zink family are good friends of ours and I was so delighted to be able to capture all the love that these beautiful people share. We started their session at a little spot on the way up to Kings Beach that I just love on the fall for it’s bright and beautiful Aspens and the funky falling down old cabin. After some lovely time in the trees we headed up and over the mountain to Kings Beach to capture the gorgeous golden hour light on Lake Tahoe. I simply adore our gorgeous lake and the fact that we are just minutes from one of the most lovely alpine lakes in the country is such a blessing! I need to get up there more often for sure.

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  • Alissa GardnerSuch a cute family. Great pictures! ReplyCancel

  • RyaWhat a beautiful location! Such a unique spot. Love the images, and the variety you captured! Mama must be so pleased!ReplyCancel

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  • KathryneThese photos are beautiful! What a sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Mary BethOh my! What a beautiful family!  Mom must be thrilled over these!  So perfect! ReplyCancel

  • kami vanousThese are beautiful and that location is magic!  SO stunning!ReplyCancel

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Amber + Nick are Expecting

“Being pregnant means every day is another day closer to meeting the other love of your life.”


Amber and Nick are getting ready to welcome their first tiny human into their family! What a gift children are. I remember thinking, when I was pregnant, that I couldn’t possibly love another person as much as I loved the little one growing inside me. I believed this to be fact until the moment I held her for the first time and heard her little cry (which stopped at the sound of my voice calling her by her name). THEN I knew my heart had expanded to a size I could never have imagined, and this little person filled every nook and cranny!

Babies have an amazing way of introducing both chaos and calm into a home. I don’t know if there is another season in life that contains such starkly juxtaposed emotions and experiences as the introduction of a new baby to the family. Joy and heartache in perfect balance as you realize that life will never be the same again. This little one has your whole heart gripped in their tiny palm!

I appreciate the unique privilege I have as a photographer to help document and preserve a time in a families life that holds such powerful emotions. As special as this time can be, it is also one that slips from memory so easily, purely because there is so much vying got ones attention with a new baby at home. It’s such a special but fast moving season and if you are not careful to intentionally store away the precious little moments and details they will easily slip from memory forever.

I am delighted to share this session and so pleased with the outcome of my time with Amber and Nick. Amber chose to wear four different dresses from my Client Closet and these happen to be some of my very favorite pieces! Enjoy their images!

Reno Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Reno Family Photographer | The Phillips Family

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”

John Wooden

The joy of what I do is in working with families who just really really love each other and have no problem showing that for the camera! I think these three kids may have been the most cooperative and yet still adorably playful kids I have had in a long time! They loved to ham it up for the camera and showing their unique and beautiful personalities!

Mom and dad made this so easy on me, look at how sweet and obviously in love they are, come on now! I loved every minute I spent with them and really adore these images that came from it our fun time.

Christie Mumm of JLM Creative Photography is a Portrait Photographer and Print Artist located in Sparks Nevada. She serves families in the Reno, Lake Tahoe areas as well as Northern Nevada and Northern California. She specializes in creating timeless family heirlooms through emotive, organic, light and airy imagery.

Reno Family and Newborn Photographer | The Titlow Family

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

There is something so sweet and so special about documenting a family as they grow! I love that I am able to freeze moments in time and catch small glimpses of the future grown-up’s that the tiny humans in from of my lens will some day be. As I work with each family I have the pleasure of photographing I am astounded at how each child is a small reflection of each of their parents. I delight in catching the little nuances of how “she smiles like her dad” or “he wrinkles his nose like his mom when he giggles”. I particularly love seeing how older siblings are typically just naturally fascinated and drawn to show affection for their younger siblings.

This family and newborn portrait session was such fun! Little miss L was the perfect reflections of her loving and attentive parents who obviously allow her imaginations and spark of childhood joy to blossom in their care! I simply loved how thrilled she was to borrow a twirly white dress from my studio wardrobe and show me just how very well the layers of tulle would fluff and spin when she danced!

Little baby L is their newest addition and already has his sisters love! She was so careful when we placed him in her arms, and her pride as the big sister was unmistakable!

This family and newborn session is the kind of thing that just makes my artists heart sing, it was an absolute joy to create these special images for this darling family!

Christie Mumm of JLM Creative Photography is a Portrait Photographer and Print Artist located in Sparks Nevada. She serves families in the Reno, Lake Tahoe areas as well as Northern Nevada and Northern California. She specializes in creating timeless family heirlooms through emotive, organic, light and airy imagery.

Mothers Day Giveaway!

Welcome! I am so excited that you have found this fun giveaway!

I have joined with a few amazing local women-owned businesses to offer this incredible giveaway for Mothers Day.

This amazing prize package includes…

  1. A custom styled Mommy & Me Portrait Session with ME including a beautiful fine art print for your home!
  2. A $25 gift certificate to the Classy Bear Boutique
  3. Flower crown and chocolates for mom from Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique
  4. Hair and Makeup Styling for your session by Kenzie Young and Kailey Huckaby

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Okay, now for the rules. This giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram or Facebook and neither are responsible for the outcome of the giveaway in any way. Entries will be collected from May 4th through May 10th 2019 and the winner will be announced on May 11th 2019. The winner must contact JLM Creative Photography to claim their prizes by June 11th 2019 and session must be booked before August 31st 2019. Contest is open to anyone in the United Stated BUT the portrait session and prizes must be claimed and used in Reno Nevada. No prize will be shipped and the photographer and hair and makeup artists will not travel to complete the portrait session, winner must be available for the session in the Reno/Sparks area. The prize is for a Mommy & Me session and is not transferable to any other type of session nor does it or any prize have trade in or cash value. By entering this contest the entrant agrees to the above rules and terms.


Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you have found your way here. I use this blog as a way to not only sneak peek images for my clients and their sessions but also to share a bit about myself, my studio and all the fun and exciting things going on. Please browse through the different categories and explore! I hope you enjoy my work and what I have to offer as an artist and fellow human being.





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christie mumm is a Newborn, Motherhood, Maternity, Baby, Child, Family and Senior Photographer serving Northern Nevada and North Eastern California including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Tahoe City and Truckee.