Raleigh Family Photographer | est. 2009
Christy Johnson | Photographer & Business Coach

Hi, I'm Christy. I'm a photographer, educator, and business coach. I'm also a mom of two and a wife of 17 years. I'm big into nature, learning new things, and kids of all ages. Oh, and coconut chai tea lattes, of course.


Over the last 12 years, I've photographed hundreds of newborns, babies, and children in the Raleigh area! Most notably, I owned Be True Baby, a boutique newborn photography studio, for six amazing years. My work has been featured several times in Click and Professional Photographer magazines, and once on the cover of Parents magazine in France.


I've since retired from studio photography, but I still love photographing my many returning clients and new friends. And I devote lots of time to coaching other photographers, locally and beyond, on how to operate their own passion-filled yet profitable photography businesses.


family portrait photography

raleigh, nc

As a family photographer for more than 12 years and a former preschool teacher, I've learned a few tricks to make a family photo session fun and painless!


My soft, light-filled, organic photography style includes posed & candid images for moments you'll be proud to display in your home for a lifetime.


Book a session for



Session fee: $200

Digital and print collections begin at $800



NC sales tax added to all purchases. Pricing subject to change unless secured with a session agreement.

Business & marketing coaching

for photographers

It takes more than pretty pictures for a photographer to stand out in a crowded photography market. But most don't have a business or marketing background, so they'll follow and mimic what others are doing, or sadly, they'll quit altogether.


That's where I step in. With more than 12 years experience in the photography industry, including 6 years operating a busy 6-figure studio, I have the expertise to guide you in branding, marketing, pricing, and customer service so you can pursue your passion and book more clients.


1:1 coaching packages start at $500



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fine art photography

prints for your home

Fine art prints inspired by nature


Coming soon!

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Christy Johnson is an award winning Raleigh newborn photographer. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her signature organic fine art style. Offerings include digital images, fine art prints, albums, framed portraits, and more.


Christy serves the northern Triangle area including:

Raleigh | Wake Forest | Rolesville | Youngsville | Knightdale | Wendell | Durham

Travel outside of this area is available by request; please inquire.

Join me on Instagram @betruechristy