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Christy's Story

Why I'm "Happy Chick"


Growing up in Manhattan, KS, my father was a hobbyist photographer and I was his little assistant in the darkroom.  I was fascinated with it all from an early age and began learning more through my local 4-H group.

After having gone into the corporate world as a young adult, I soon realized I needed to follow my heart and get back to photography.  A honeymoon in Africa sealed the deal.  Once back home with my shiny new camera in hand that I had purchased for the trip, I took the leap of faith and started my own photography business (I had to pay off that camera somehow)!  I knew that if I could make it work as a full-time professional photographer, I would be a "happy chick".  That was in 2004 . . . and I've been a happy chick ever since! 


Christy Lonergan Happy Chick Photography studio portrait session child
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Giggster award best portrait photographer 2021 award Christy Lonergan Happy Chick Photography
Top Newborn Photography Award Kansas City
2019 Local Best Top 5 Photographer Happy Chick Photography Christy Lonergan award
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Christy is a full-time professional photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri.  With a playful approach and lots of patience, she skillfully guides families through poses and games to create a beautiful photo session.  Since starting her business in 2004, she has been given several distinguished awards and strives to continue to learn  and provide her  clients with fresh ideas and beautiful images.  

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