Welcome to A Focused Life Photography

We are a husband and wife photography team from Monroe, GA. We have served the most amazing families in East Atlanta for the past 12 years. We work across Atlanta and Athens, including Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, Buford, Conyers, Covington, Decatur, Duluth, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, McDonough, Roswell, Social Circle, Snellville, Marietta, Norcross, Stone Mountain, Watkinsville and everything in between. We also love to travel!


We are a husband and wife photography team from Monroe, GA. We have served the most amazing families in East Atlanta for the past 12 years. We work across Atlanta and Athens, including  Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, Buford, Conyers, Covington, Decatur, Duluth, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, McDonough, Roswell, Social Circle, Snellville, Marietta, Norcross, Stone Mountain, Watkinsville and everything in between. We also love to travel!

 


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We are Chris & Christina Barnett. Not only are we partners in photography, we are also blessed to be partners in life. Our love story began when we met in college, while both studying commercial photography. Married for 12 years, we reside in Monroe, GA with our 3 beautiful daughters.

Trusting God's faithfulness we combined our passion for Christ, family, and photography to create Barnett photography. As our family grew, so did our love for each other, sparking a desire to translate the love stories of other couples and families through pictures, one frame at a time. This led to a faith filled decision to re-brand and expand our labor of love, resulting in the creation of A Focused Life Photography. Whether we are at home, out with our girls, with family and friends, or on a photo shoot, we are constantly having a good time. 


a little bit about us

christina and chris barnett

"two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor; if either of them falls down, one can help the other up."

ecclesiastes 4:9

My love for photography began in middle school when I used my mom’s camera and posed my cousins in front of the shower curtain. From there, I took a class in high school and one after graduation where I learned photography basics. I got a job at a retail photography studio and met an amazing friend. She and I decided to start our own business named K&C Photography. We were in business for a little over a year before I decided to pursue my degree in Commercial Photography. During school, I interned with a concert and event photographer while still shooting wedding and portraits with K&C. After graduation, I studied abroad with a baby-faced hottie and 14 close friends. Coming home, I still had a love for photography but had found a new love…

about christina

(the pretty one)

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

psalm 143:8

Before I ever picked up a camera, God had a plan for my life. It involved a stick figure of a guy, a beautiful girl, and a couple of cameras. From the time I was a kid I remember using my mom’s point and shoot camera and waiting for the film to develop to see what I got. Talk about patience! When I got to high school, my dad mentioned a photography class that mixed my love of art and technology perfectly. My parents bought me my first SLR camera, a Canon Rebel 2000! 

A few years later, I attended photography school. Imagine a magical land where you get to develop your talents with access to the tools and the space you need to do so. This was the perfect place for me. Our class was at the forefront of digital photography making it one of the last graduating classes to use the film darkroom as well as computers to develop our images. Of the thirty-two people who entered the program, only sixteen graduated, and only two married each other. While I was there, I met the most beautiful funny, and kind girl who fell for the scrawny me of yesteryear (not the rugged manly me I am, today)! 

about chris

(the bearded one)

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engagements and weddings

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

romans 12:10

maternity and newborn

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him."

psalm 127:3-4

family, kids, and seniors

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

proverbs 22:6

headshots and branding

"Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”

proverbs 16:3

Danielle & kevin

"When we met Chris & Christina, we knew we wanted to work with them because our personalities meshed well. They were very friendly and made it clear that they were there to do whatever we wanted. Chris and Christina were so much fun to work with! They had a routine that helped the pictures go quickly and smoothly, and it was awesome to see a husband and wife team working so well together."

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the dillon family

A Focused Life Photography has taken pictures for all the big things that have happened in my life for the past 3 years, and some little things too. From our engagement to a boudoir for my husband to be, our wedding, maternity, the birth of our daughter, her newborn pictures, and our first family photos. Chris and Christina are the perfect pair and man do they capture the most beautiful moments into pictures. I will forever be thankful for the moments they have captured and will continue to capture for many years to come for my little family.

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the lakhini family

"Very patient and creative couple! Our toddler was too stubborn to smile during the shoot, yet, they someone got amazing pictures of our family. We highly recommend them!"

CLIENT LOVE

We believe that God made marriage but He doesn’t make it easy. There are an estimated 7.7 billion people in the world so meeting the one that you want to spend your life with is a huge deal! We understand the responsibility of capturing your wedding day. We have been there ourselves, we have photographed hundreds of weddings but most importantly we know that no two weddings are alike. It’s YOUR day! We make sure to capture the traditional posed photos, the candid laughter and romance, your guests having a great time and all the special details that you may miss.  

Our packages are for every bride and groom looking for amazing photography for most budgets. Our complete and deluxe packages include both of us as photographers (and can be added to the essential package). The benefits of using a husband & wife photography team are simple, two heads are better than one. We know each other and we have a process that makes your photos go smoothly. When you capture a special moment from two angles it enhances the story of your special day.

Engagements & Weddings

packages start at $1950

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children, family, & seniors

packages start at $195

We know that some people do not like to have their photos taken. We bring an element of fun to the session, that those love - hate relationships with the camera seem to fade away and they end up having a great time, and we do, too. Your family is not like any other and we want to capture those differences. Bring your silliness, goofiness and happiness and we will give some memories to keep forever! As parents of 3 little ones, we know that patience is key. Get the "oh, I hope he cooperates" fear out of your head and relax. Be in the moment and let us handle the smiles with our silly jokes, loud noises (that Christina is incredible at making) and super speedy shutter. Our main goal is for you to leave knowing that we captured awesome images and that we will get the privilege of being your family's photographer and watching your family grow.

There are no hidden fees or surprises with us. Our packages are tailored for pretty much every family. Every package comes with a print release. This means these images still belong to A Focused Life Photography, but you have unlimited printing and sharing rights. You will receive high resolution images so you can print and share with your friends and family. It doesn't make sense to hold your photos hostage. We want you to show off the results.

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Our packages are tailored for pretty much every family. There are no hidden fees or surprises with us. Every package comes with a print release. This means these images still belong to A Focused Life Photography, but you have unlimited printing and sharing rights. You will receive high resolution images so you can print and share with your friends and family. It doesn't make sense to hold your photos hostage. We want you to show off the results.

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