I would love to be your photographer. I've been both in front of and behind a camera since before I can remember. Capturing genuine smiles and creating photos that will be passed down for generations is my passion. I love when my clients see their photos for the first time and truly see their beauty and light come through the images. I can't wait to hear from you and to create and capture those photos you've been dreaming of.


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Introducing Courtney Prielipp

Introducing our newest photographer, Courtney!

April 26, 2023

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How Often Should You Get Family Portraits?

Every wonder how often your should get family photos professionally taken? Here are some tips and examples of how fast your family can change through the years. I hope to see you soon for your family portraits!

July 1, 2019

Family smiles upside down in the grass

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Choosing the Best Season for Your Family Photos

What’s the best season for your family portraits? Read about the pros and cons of each season to decide what’s best for your family!

June 24, 2019

Behind the scenes of a photoshoot in a greenhouse

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Spring Mini Sessions!

Now Booking Spring Mini Sessions 2019! Reserve your spot today!

March 12, 2019

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Basic Photography Class!

Have you ever wondered what those extra buttons on your camera do? What is shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are? And how do those settings impact your photos? Come join me (Christy!) for a class on basic photography! There are limited seats, and depending on the response, more classes may be offered in the future. […]

October 19, 2018

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Model Call!

Open Box is in search of models! We need a family with young children, an engaged couple, or a high school senior for a special photoshoot that will be included in an upcoming video. The session will be discounted and you’ll receive your images with print rights! You must be available on Tuesday, June 26th […]

June 13, 2018

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Dexter Daze 2016

Hey everyone! Life at my studio has been CrAzY busy between buying a new house, selling ours and moving my whole studio to a temporary location – but! Dexter Daze was AWESOME! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth and those of you who got your FREE portrait – you can find it […]

August 14, 2016

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A Little History…

Open Box LLC was originally founded in 2010 because I had a wonderful client who kept contracting me to create professional videos and video editing. I started with just offering video (that’s what I was trained in, it was what I knew), it gave me the opportunity to travel and work with all different people and […]

January 27, 2016

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Blog Coming Soon!

I am so excited to have launched my new website, and soon I will start blogging my photography and videography journey! Check back for new posts on my latest adventures! Sincerely, Christy Malene Open Box LLC

January 26, 2016

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