Carlson family peaking over edge.] of table.

Rachel, Kylee, Christin, and Chris goofing off for a photo composite.

I Am Your Photographer

Thank you for checking out my website. I am extremely excited that you are here, but first a little about me. Husband, father, nerd, sports lover, Razorback fan, and LEGEND in his own right. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Rachel, since April 2005. I'm also a proud dad to my two daughters: Christin & Kylee. They are my rock, my foundation, and my number one reason for everything that I do. The son of a pastor my life has always been on the move. I've lived as far south as Houston, TX and as far north as Farmer City, IL and just about everywhere in between. I moved to the Branson area in 2003 and into the Forsyth area in early 2004. Forsyth is the longest that I have ever lived in one place and honestly it has become more a home that any other place I have ever been.

Photographer with 2 ball players.

Chris with 2022 Forsyth baseball seniors Austin & Keegan.

Origin Story

I wouldn't ask you to be a LEGEND and step out of your comfort zone if I wasn't willing to do the same. It wasn't long ago that I was a stay-at-home dad that was afraid to ask for jobs or pursue clients. Moving completely outside of my comfort zone, and doing something I normally wouldn't do, opened doors. Asking to take photos at a Forsyth football game opened up a whole new world to me. It combined 3 things I love and had been missing: Youth, Sports, and Photography. All because I took a chance and stepped out of my comfort zone.

Chris with 2022 Forsyth basketball seniors Emma & Landry.

The Unexpected

I was recognized for my work in the community and awarded the Community Excellence Award at the 2021 Forsyth Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. To say I am honored is an understatement. The kindness, support, and generosity of this community is second to none.

Chris holding Community Excellence award with Jeff Walls & Rose Backlin of Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.

Chris holding Community Excellence award with Jeff Walls & Rose Backlin of Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.


Below you will find a small selection of the photos I took when I first started with a film camera in 1999.

Beaver bridge in Beaver Arkansas.
Old church steeple.
Bright red rose bush.
Vibrant pink rose with rose buds.
Father and daughter closeup.
Three birdhouses
Ducks on a pond.
Cheerleader holding another cheerleader up.
Dirt road.
Roses with a variety of pinks.
The Saint Louis Arch

Sports Seniors

Covering sports in Forsyth the way I do I get to know the wonderful students a little bit. To remember all of the student athletes I have spent so much time with I started asking the seniors to take a photo with me. These are some of my prized photos. I hang each one next to my desk where I can be reminded each day why I do what I do.

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