Photographing bright, joyful, and adventurous couples and families with the GOAL TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE OF YOU CRY WITH MY BLOG. That's right. I'm going to make you cry. TEARS OF HAPPINESS, THOUGH!
Hey Future CM FAM! I am Christian and I’m the silly face behind the lens. I am an avid believer in tangible products showing your happiness, joy, and beauty. Printed products allow me to take a step back, appreciate what I have, and truly allows me to relive that moment in time. Long story short, I am where I am today because I fell IN LOVE with capturing special, happy moments with couples and families! My ethos is that I serve every single client with not only world-class photos, but an unprecedented experience that they will never forget and top of the line products that I myself have invested in.
CHRISTIAN'S 12 COMMANDMENTS
1. Self-proclaimed semi-professional beatboxer
2. Chocolate chip cookie aficionado
3. Washed up college soccer player
4. Attention span of 3-month old golden retriever
5. Avid reader - I love you, @TimFerriss
6. I have an alter ego named Rick. See IG stories for more information ;)
7. Avid Traveler - 17 countries and counting
8. Boxed wine is my jam
9. I curse like a sailor. I'm sorry, but I'm not really sorry, because swear words make life a little more funny.
10. Family = everything
11. “I get lost in the depths of YouTube,” Level: expert
12. I GENUINELY WANT TO MAKE YOU CRY. Refer above if you don't get it.
Christian holds 9 SCUBA diving certifications! Christian started when he was 11. He's still breathing underwater 14 years later and talking in the third person to this day.
My lovely FIANCÉ, Tanya, is the love of my life. I absolutely 100% couldn't do life without her and thank the lucky stars everyday that she chose me! :D
I run like a deer and played soccer at Elmhurst College for four years while studying Biology and Chemistry!
MY OTHER LOVE: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
I was fortunate enough to be featured in Contour magazine, a student run dental organization for my passion to capture natural night skies like this in Shenandoah National Park!
Two words. Finding Nemo. Tell me that's not Bruce, I'll wait.
I really just wanted to keep things simple, and really take in the sunrise. Sometimes I get caught up in the moment and forget about the actual beauty that naturally occurs around me. I really enjoyed this shot because I took some time to just chill. I setup my camera, and let it do it's thing. Tanya and I held hands and just watched the sunrise together, which was a blessing in and of itself. Challenge for you! Take the time to actually enjoy whatever you're doing. Be present and seize the moment! and BREATHE BABY! Everything...IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT :D
Babysitting my two nieces are obviously the greatest thing on this planet. Well the idea of it is the greatest thing on this planet, until you get hit in the eye with a lego. I escaped the grips of babysitting and captured this beautiful sunset in Milwaukee, WI. The water was not pink. The sky was a little pink. This picture is very pink. Editing can do a lot folks. This was one of my first ever 'long exposure' photographs. This was taken over a period of 6 minutes to achieve that silky look in the water. Much needed relaxation and so happy with how it turned out!
The sun poked through the clouds and I just had to snap a shot of the water and the outcropped land providing for a mind boggling composition! One of my favorite shots I've taken!