Hi...my name is Christina and I would like to share with you the miracles of my life and why I enjoy what I do today. I was born February 7, 1976 being 6 weeks premature and weighing only 4lbs 4oz. As a young child I had severe juvenile arthritis in both ankles and my family was told I would be crippled by the time I was 18. At age 5, I was diagnosed and hospitalized for a rare but serious disease called Reye's Syndrome caused by a doctor prescribing medication that contained aspirin. After already being hospitalized for a few weeks my family was told I wasn’t going to survive and then ended up in ICU an additional 2 weeks. I will never forget when my mom told me the words I said to her and that was “Mommy, I’m going to be OK because I know Jesus.” Well, guess what? After 2 weeks of being in ICU, I suddenly became well! Now, I no longer suffer from arthritis and have participated in gymnastics, dance, boxing and track. Doctors said I would be a slow learner but I proved them wrong by completing Graphic Design College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology while continuing to succeed in multiple fields. I have been in the Information Technology industry as long as I have been doing photography and even though I’ve succeeded in the technology field my real passion is photography.
I was introduced to photography by my beloved Uncle Dennis who took this photo of me when I was 4 years old in Texas. I will never forget the smile on his face from the joy he capturing all of our special memories. Though he passed away in 2004 unexpectedly on his birthday, I know he is with the Lord from his continued faith and I will always cherish the memories of the photos he left behind.
As for my photography, I shot professionally for awhile but stopped in 2008 when my daughter and I moved from California to Pennsylvania. Then in 2011, we moved to Georgia and since she's now graduated college I decided it's time I start pursuing my passion of photography again. While my website is a work in progress as I continue to rebuild my portfolio and dig up old photography work, I'm hoping to transition back into the photography business.