Giving Back

At Christina Rush Photography, I believe in the power of giving back—using my lens to capture moments that matter and create lasting memories for those who need it most. My commitment to philanthropy is deeply rooted in personal beliefs and a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others.

I understand the profound impact a photograph can have, and I am dedicated to using my craft to make a difference in the lives of others. Join me in my mission to capture moments, create memories, and give back to the communities I hold dear.

A Decade and a half of gratitude

Military Homecomings

Navy Pilots for a horizontal single line as they walk away from their jets upon arriving home from deployment.
Navy Pilot reunited with Wife, Daughter, and Son. He's holding both children with his forehead pressed to his grinning young daughter's forehead.
Little girl reunited with dad, showing him the sign she made him that says, "we missed you so much"!

For over 15 years, I have dedicated my time and talent to the military community, capturing the emotional reunions of brave service members with their families. While volunteering with programs like Operation Love Reunited and Welcome them Home, I realized the unique needs of our military clients weren't fully met. That's why, independently, I offer complimentary coverage of military homecomings, ensuring these special moments are immortalized without any cost to my clients.

Documenting the Journey


I was a proud participant in the Red Thread Sessions, a program that supported families on their adoption journeys. Although the program has concluded, my commitment to adoptive families remains unwavering. Families embarking on the beautiful journey of adoption can choose from various options under my give-back program, including homecoming documentation, courthouse sessions (upon approval), and a family session within two weeks of adoption finalization.

We are currently curating a new portfolio for adoptions.

A Heartfelt mission with nilmdts

Capturing Love in Times of Loss

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) holds a special place in my heart. After years of contemplation, I took a crucial step by joining as a Digital Retouch Artist. This incredible program provides parents experiencing the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. As I continue to support grieving families with services professionally retouching remembrance portraits, I hope to become an active volunteer photographer for NILMDTS in the future.  My journey through personal loss has fueled my determination to be a source of strength for others during their most challenging times.

If you are interested in learning more about being involved with NILMDTS as a volunteer, I would love to send you more information regarding the program. There is always a need for more Photographers, Digital Retouch Artists, and Medical Affiliates. 

If you or a loved one would like more information on services provided, I would be more than happy to provide you with information on the program.

NILMDTS website

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Digital Retouch Artist

Beyond the Lens

Community Engagement

Beyond these specialized programs, I actively contribute to my local community. Volunteering at community events, participating in Boy Scouts, Youth Sports, and School events allows me to extend our impact beyond the photography studio. We reserve a portion of our schedule each year to take on additional charitable projects. If you have an event or cause that aligns with my mission, I encourage you to reach out at

Boy Scouts set flags on Veteran Gravestones for Memorial Day in Pleasant View, Tennessee.
Girl Scout Waves in Pleasant View, Tennessee, Christmas Parade.
8U baseball in Black and White, backlight, shallow depth of field, runner on 3rd, focus on the 3rd baseman

Special Projects

While videography may not be my primary focus, my proficiency lies in the art of video editing and Kinetic Typography. Engaged in community-driven initiatives that contribute to social causes, I am open to undertaking special projects and collaborative opportunities that align with my passions. If you have a concept you believe would resonate with my interests, please don't hesitate to contact me at

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Let's work together

Book a session with me today and let us create art from your Baby's milestones .

Together, we'll create memories that will last a lifetime.

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