My name is Christie. I am an Austin, Texas based artist specializing in creative portraiture and fine art photography. I've been working as a portrait photographer since I stopped teaching high school in 2008. I am married to a very understanding man, who often finds himself in front of my camera, and we have two sons, who, not always as willingly, find themselves in front of my camera.
My images are often organic, mysterious and earthy but may also be dark, quirky or humorous. Whatever the case, I want my photographs to provoke a visceral reaction - to cause the viewer to smile, laugh, swear, tear up, gasp, or forget to breathe.
I am also available for mentoring, speaking and teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Workshop content ranges from camera fundamentals to finding inspiration, staying motivated, creating a series of work and turning portraits into works of art.
08/2016 Selected as a finalist for Click Magazine's VOICE collection.
05/2014 - fine art work included in a Digital Exhibit in Slovenia for PhotoFest
03/2014 - 04/2014 Three images accepted to group exhibit, BeHuman Gallery, Houston, TX
09/2013 1 of only 16 artists selected as recipient of the 4th edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers.
2014 - Member Fine Art Guild
2009 - present - Member, Professional Photographers of America