When I take a photo I don't want people to just see the photo when they look at it,

 I want them to feel it! 

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BEHIND THE LENS

 

CHRISTINA IS A NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAIT AND COUNTRY LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FROM MITCHELL, GEORGIA A SMALL RURAL COMMUNITY. SHE IS PASSIONATE FOR EVERYTHING COUNTRY AND HER LOVE OF GUN DOGS AND FIELD SPORT IS  GETTING NOTICED IN THE FIELD SPORT WORLD. SHE HAS DONE ARTWORK FOR THE BIRD DOG DAYS, WINGSHOOTING WAYS BOOK AND IMAGES FOR NUMEROUS GUNDOG MAGAZINES.

CHRISTINA, AN ONLY CHILD, SPENT HER EARLY DAYS IMMERSED IN CREATIVITY, SURROUNDED BY ADULTS WHO LOVED ARTISTIC THINGS. IT WAS GRANDPA OLUND WITH WHOM CHRISTINA SHARED A SPECIAL BOND—A LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY—AND AS HE PASSED ON LAST YEAR’S MODEL OF CAMERA TO THE YOUNGSTER, SHE SAW THE WORLD THROUGH THE TREASURED HAND-ME DOWN LENS. SHE LEARNED THE FAMILY INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS, WHICH EVENTUALLY BECAME HER PROFESSION, BY SHADOWING HER GRANDMOTHER OLUND AND HER AUNT VICTORIA. SHE SPENT A NUMBER OF YEARS IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN TRADE, BUT WHEN CHRISTINA’S MOTHER AND FATHER PASSED AWAY WITHIN A YEAR OF EACH OTHER, SHE CRAVED A HEALING DIVERSION FROM THE ONLY LIFE SHE HAD EVER KNOWN.

CHRISTINA’S MOTHER, CLAUDIA, PAINTED WITH OILS AND SKETCHED WITH PENCILS AND CHARCOAL AND CHRISTINA PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER HERITAGE WITH HER OWN BRAND OF ART. CHRISTINA, WHOSE SCHOOLING IN PHOTOGRAPHY IS SOMEWHAT NONTRADITIONAL—GRANDPA-TAUGHT AND SELF-TAUGHT WITH SOME ON-LINE COURSES PEPPERED IN—HAS A UNIQUE WAY OF CAPTURING MOMENTS IN THE FIELD. LOOK CLOSELY AT HER WORK AND YOU WILL SWEAR YOU CAN TELL WHAT A DOG IS THINKING AND YOU WILL FEEL THE PRIDE AND KINSHIP THAT A OWNER HAS FOR HIS HARDWORKING COMPANION.

CHRISTINA SEEKS TO FIND EMOTION IN EVERY IMAGE SHE TAKES & SHE THEN TURNS THAT IMAGE INTO HER OWN PIECE OF FINE ART. THROUGH CHRISTINA’S IMAGES SHE IS TELLING A STORY OR TRYING TO CONVEY AN EMOTION IN THAT IMAGE.

xo Christina 

Old Cameras

 

I use many different cameras for my photography business. I also still shoot old film cameras to get that older classic look. My go to camera in most cases is my Fuji XT 2 with the Fuji lens 50-140mm. I have a number of other Fuji lenses and Canon lenses with an adaptor for my Fuji Camera that I use. I used to use all Canon cameras but due to the size and weight I decided to change to the Fuji. 

  I love taking photos!

I love capturing moments!

I love making memories!