Who: I would like to introduce you all to the fun and energetic Christin of Christin Rose Photography who also happens to be one of my best friends that I have known since I was 10. Christin shot our awesome engagement photos last year, which was such a fun experience for both Matt and I! Christin is an LA based photographer, but comes back home to her roots (Oregon) often to take photos. We did a little Q&A...
Why did you become a photographer?
When I was 15 in Italy, I took a photo of an old couple laughing and eating ice cream on a bench. When I got home and got the film developed, I thought, "oh my gosh, that is the sweetest thing, I wish I could give this to them!" So I started taking photos of sweet moments and really never looked back. When I've got my camera in hand - I'm the happiest. It's the one thing that makes complete sense to me.
Where do you find inspiration (what inspires you)?
The here and now. Truth. Real-life love stories. Everything that's happening at age 25 feels so fresh and exciting. The new people, new places that I get to meet and see are what fuel me. I'm constantly ripping pages out of magazines and pulling bits of inspiration from my everyday life - I put it all in my "dream book"…so if I ever need inspiration, I just start flipping through that.
What makes you smile?
My parents kitchen table. Fleetwood Mac. First Dances. Going places I've never been before. Rooftops, sunsets, convertible rides, acting like a kid, seeing my friends truly happy.
How would you describe your style? What makes you, YOU?
Haha, well it's definitely energetic. It's a little wild even. :) I don't take myself too seriously & that is all in hopes to make people comfortable and willing to just be themselves. The best photos come when people let their guard down so I joke around a lot and try to make my clients smile and enjoy. My photos are about happiness, laughter, & love...so my style as a person and a photographer strives to be just that.
What direction do you see your company going?
It's crazy, building a business. It's constantly evolving and taking on a life of it's own. I see myself continuing to shoot weddings and lifestyle. I want to be in peoples lives, tell their stories through photos…& well beyond that….we'll see! ; )
To see more of Christin's work or contact her for inquiries about an engagement session, wedding or lifestyle photo shoots - be sure to check out her website and blog.