Welcome, nice to meet you!
My name is Christine and I've been a photographer in the Tampa Bay Area since 1999. I started in photography in 1996 when I began working at Eckerd Drugs, followed by 10 years at Ritz Camera as a Lab Manager. I got my professional start in 1998 when I apprenticed for the biggest wedding studio in St. Petersburg. I was hired as one of their regular freelancers in 1999 and continued with that studio for about 8 years. I have freelanced with several other studios as well as held my own.
To add to my love of photography and my community, I became a freelancer for the Laker/Lutz News in 2017, and was hired as the paper's staff photographer in Feb. 2019. The Laker/Lutz News is a news publication that serves the communities north of Tampa in Pasco County. I am so gracious for this amazing job!
In 2018, I became an award winning photographer, when I won two second place awards for 'Best Independant Photo Feature' in the Awards for Excellence competition with the Community Papers of Florida.
In 2019, I won two awards with the Florida Press Association. I was awarded first place for the 'Feature Photo Division A' category and second place for the' Portfolio Photography Division AB' category.
I feel blessed not only for these amazing opportunities and experiences, but for my family. I am a wife and the mom to two amazing girls (that happen to be 21 years apart in age!) and our nutty Boston Terrier.
Over the past 20 years, I have had the pleasure of capturing life's moments for so many fabulous families and friends in this community. I truly love what I do and look forward to working with you!
Thanks for reading,