It's Marvelous Monday and we have a fabulous photographer to spotlight today! Giselle Christinson of Sunshine Avenue Photography is a super awesome Inland Empire and Orange County photographer. She is crazy talented and she can seriously rock both studio set-ups and outdoor photo sessions.
Giselle took the time to answer a few of our questions recently. We are so excited to introduce you to this awesome, talented lady! Read on to learn more about Giselle and her business.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business! What's your specialty?
I started learning about photography in 2012 and have not put my camera down since. THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN AND EXPLORE! I enjoy shooting in Natural light and Studio. I currently do not have a specialty. I pretty much enjoy all aspects of photography—I will never be bored—I want to do it all. My goal is to one day become a wedding photographer.
Tell us about your journey! How did you get to where you are?
I was put on bed rest with my 3rd child at 32 weeks. I thought to myself, what the heck am I going to do to remain sane...lol. I was pretty much married to my laptop for 8 weeks. I decided to take my first photography course at West Virginia University. I never knew that photography could be so complicated. I was up for the challenge—I'm a techy at heart.
Since then, I have been photographing my 3 girls... they make the best models. As I learn more, I become more and more hooked. There is no turning back now, I have a new found passion! So glad that I discovered it at a time in my life when there is so much to document both personally and professionally.
What are your favorite things about working in your field?
My favorite thing(s) are capturing candid moments. I love documenting life and shooting at different locations. I also like the adrenaline rush I get as I fumble through my camera settings for the perfect exposure. I remember trying not to lay on the grass as a child because it made me itch like hell. Those days are long gone. On weekends, you can find me laying in my yard with my macro lens photographing ants, dandelions, and blades of grass. Wouldn't trade it for the world—it sure as heck beats my desk job.
When I am outdoors, I wonder how the heck I overlooked sunlight, fields, clouds, and pretty much anything that would lend itself to a perfect location (photo shoot). I seriously have never spent so much time admiring my surroundings, like now....I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER! I'm very proud to say that.
What are some of your plans/goals for the future?
My future plans as aforementioned, to become a wedding photographer, to be fearless, to be able to tackle any and all lighting situations.
Check out more incredible work by Giselle by visiting her site, Sunshine Avenue Photography, and liking her Facebook page. You can also get in touch with her by e-mailing email@example.com.
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