When you look at your photos,


I want it to feel like a warm, heavy blanket’s just been wrapped around you.


If you’re feelin’ the vibe,

Let’s immortalize some memories!


When you choose me as your photographer, you choose my preferred color palette, techniques, and eye for detail. I describe my artistry as Warm, Comfortable, Connected, Natural, Moody, Dreamy, and Deep; and I focus on a palette of colors like Chambray, Cream, Rust, Gold, and Wheat.

+ Weddings and Elopement
+ Couples and Engagement
+ Newborns and Children
+ Maternity
+ Families
+ High School Seniors
+ Couples
+ Boudoir



Photographer Christine Colter and Husband

Before we’re sipping mimosas or some fancy mocha-choco-gotta-latte-calories and tying up new friendship bracelets, allow me to introduce myself.


I’m Christine, the girl with the tattoos who’s trying to look cute for the camera but is secretly thinking about Chinese food. Next to me is the ride-or-die I get to call my own. My family is the reason I get up in the morning. They’re also the reason I have to keep a secret snack stash, but don’t tell them that.

Moberly, MO is home to Ivy and Ink Photography, but I’ve got one heart and four wheels that long for the road. I serve all parts and pieces of our beautiful state – Hannibal, St Louis, Cape Girardeau, Branson, Springfield, Joplin, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, and every great-place-to-call-home in between. Besides Missouri, my camera and I find stories to tell all across the nation and beyond.

I want to photograph authentic moments of connection and deep emotion. We’re making more than Christmas Cards and Instagram Stories here. These photos become a part of the history that is passed along to the future generations of your family. I want to deliver a series of impactful images that truly capture your character.

When you work with me, there will be feels. All of them. Tell your Night’s Watch to take a hike, because all Walls are coming down for this photoshoot! We’re letting the Wildlings free. When you’re open and vulnerable, a true story can be told. Let’s chat with glasses in our hands at a great local spot or while we’re at home in our jammies on a video call.



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What They’re Saying



“I remember when I first booked Christine for a Mommy & M session years ago and how excited I was. When I got that session back, I was in love. They captured so much more than my daughter and I. Her pictures tell a story. Every session I look back on with Christine it brings back a feeling of a chapter in my life.. An announcement, a Christmas card in the mail, first family pictures, and a newborn session that completed our family. I tell Christine what I want and she makes that happen better than I could even image. I told her how simple I wanted our lifestyle newborn session, and the simplicity of that session took my breath away. She has an eye for every detail and environment in which she photographs in. Christine will be a forever friend and photographer. I can’t wait for her to capture the next session of my sweet girls".”

– Katie


“Christine was our photographer for our wedding on June 9, 2018 and I could not imagine choosing anyone else to do the job. She made my husband and I feel soo comfortable. My husband is not much of a talker or photo taker, and even he was having a good time. She made the process so easy and traveled to St Louis for both our engagement shoot and for our wedding. She captured everything I wanted on our big day and went above and beyond all of our expectations. She even helped me get into my wedding dress after a few minor (possibly major) setbacks! She creates such beautiful moments and you can tell she has such passion, love, and knowledge for what she does, and she truly cares for each and every couple she works with. My husband and I loved sharing our day with her, and we now get to look back on all the amazing memories she captured of our beautiful wedding.”

– Sarah


“Christine has captured my family since 2012 including one of the most important moments in my life, when my last baby and only daughter was born. I wouldn’t pick anyone else to capture my moments. Not only in her work beautiful, but she thrives to make it better with every photo she takes. She captures the beauty of every moment and allows me to feel those emotions all over again. She takes her job very seriously and she’s not afraid to step out of the box to give you exactly what you want. I highly recommend that you allow her to capture your special moments too. Her work speaks for itself, but it’s your moments she froze in time that you get to look back on.”

– Michelle


“Christine did an amazing job capturing our special day! We planned out the day beforehand and it helped calm my nerves. We talked about my vision and came up with a picture list so it all went smoothly! The pictures turned out better than I could imagine! After your special day is over all you have to look back on is your pictures! My husband and I are so happy with our choice!”

– Shelby

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