Hi, I am Christina. (We'll work on a self-portrait later...)
My love for photography started when I was just a kid- with disposable cameras. I wanted to snap a picture of everything I would see. As I grew older, the love I had for photography grew with age. I started using a 35mm, and learning on my mother's camera. My mother would always say I had an eye for Photography.
After high school, I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop. Within a few months, I had self taught myself a lot of the program and with the years, and many changes within the software, I became fairly proficient with the program- self-taught.
Around 2010, I started a hobbyist photographer, with a high interest in Boudoir- women empowerment. Just 1 year later, I went from a hobby to a legit fulltime business. While I loved what I did, I didn't find Boudoir completely fulfilling. I began taking workshops to gain more experience in other styles. I quickly fell in love with babies and military families. Christina Rush Photography went a different direction, shifted away from Boudoir, and became known for photographing newborns and military homecomings.
Being that my husband is military as well, we moved a lot. I was well established in Virginia. Then, we moved to California and my photography business boomed there as well. We were thrown a curveball when I became pregnant with our son and he was born 8 weeks early. I took a step back from photography to focus on him, and my family, limiting sessions to a couple a month. Then, we moved again, and again, and again... and one more time, in just 2 years. I let my business go with dreams for the future.
Now, we're planted in Tennessee. We are home.
I've decided to take a step back and get my degree- a dual degree in both Photography and Graphic design. I'm taking this time to go back to basics, see things differently, grow as a photographer and also as a graphic designer with intentions of specializing in photomanipulation. I'm taking this time to reinvent Christina Rush Photography, expand on my creative side and become the best I can be in the world of Photography.
“Christina is wonderful to work with! She was super patient with my crazy boys (ages 4, 2 and newborn). She takes her time to set up the shot so that baby's fingers and toes and every little detail are perfect. No wrinkly blankets or awkward baby poses, just clean crisp photos! I'm always super stressed at photo sessions because they're expensive and I just want good pictures. She delivered!!! Great pictures, worth the price! Can't wait to book again!”