I’m a family/kid photographer in the central Ohio area. I've been taking photos in a professional capacity for over a decade! I am originally from California but now reside in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
I love the sun, the ocean, the wind in my hair, and spending time at the beach in Florida with my family. I am blessed to be the mommy of two sweet, spunky, adorable girls and wife to an amazing man who tolerates and supports all of my creative whimsy. With good humor, no less.

I love coffee. And the ocean. And nature and being outdoors, especially near the ocean, preferably while drinking coffee. When I can't be there, you'll often find me on the paddle-board with my husband at our nearby lake/reservoir, or drinking coffee. Often with my husband. There may be a pattern here! Did you know that coffee can be a love language? I'm an animal lover and dog person through and through, and adore our two yellow Labradors, Biggs & Wedge (Star Wars fans unite!). I also enjoy singing and playing the piano, writing fiction, and exploring central Ohio for coffee shops and interesting photo spots. My weaknesses are dark chocolate and strong, rich coffee. Did I mention coffee?

Color inspires me. Nature inspires me. Joy and the bond between family members and friends inspire me - and being able to capture all of these beautiful things in my lens at one time is massively fulfilling!
I would love to meet and work with you!

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your custom session.


Capturing life's moments with Christy Rice Photography is creatively fulfilling in so many ways. My fashion design and photo styling background is helpful in assisting with posing subjects to create desired images, while also making sure the overall look feels natural in fitting with the Christy Rice Photography style. In addition to photo styling, I create hair and makeup looks and second shoot as needed. From engagement sessions to model look books and family sessions, Christy and I connect with our subjects to put them at ease in order to capture their truest beauty. It's not uncommon to hear me singing Disney songs at the top of my lungs or doing my best dinosaur impression to make the little ones giggle. You never know what each session will bring!

I adore my black bobtail cat Mischka and love all things pineapple and leopard.

"We got our maternity photos done with Christy and we couldn’t have had a better experience! She made us feel super comfortable and the pictures came out AMAZING! We can’t wait to do our newborn session with her!"

- Sarah Dickhaut

"Our last session with Christy involved one pouting child and a runaway toddler. With the magic of Christy and Sarah we somehow ended up with beautiful family photos that I will cherish forever!!"


- Emily Cook