“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius
My name is Angie Christmas.
The first question people ask when they meet me is, “Is that your REAL name?” The answer is yes. Just as we are all born with a name, we are all born with a desire to find our calling and follow it passionately. Someone’s name can be compared to the cover of a book, but there is so much depth to one’s story. The same goes for a photograph. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have a different theory:
Photography tells a story without words.
A photographer is like an author. An author needs experiences to write a story. Imagine being the person to capture a page within someone else’s life: That first kiss at a wedding, which binds a lifelong commitment; the first glimpse of a military spouse awaiting a soldier’s return; the animation in a newborn’s eyes; a secret smile between siblings; the connection between lovers.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida in the 1980’s during a time when the world had only begun to use digital photography. I found great enjoyment in capturing life’s moments with my first point and shoot 35 mm camera around the age of 10. During my preteen years, I was given the opportunity to choose an elective in school and was immediately drawn to Photography. With a desire to practice outside of the classroom, I saved up enough money to purchase my first film SLR camera, a Pentax K1000. I found myself in love with the art of photography and expressing my creativity through photos.
Throughout the years I have acquired different cameras and lenses as my art has evolved. I now shoot with Nikon camera systems. I currently use the D4 with 24-70mm and 50mm lenses. My backup camera is the D800. I have 4 flash units to use off camera. I also have a private studio. Each new piece of equipment sparks a renaissance of stories that I need to capture. I have artistically preserved very special moments for engagements, weddings, infants, families, and graduates. Nothing feeds my passion more than being behind the lens.
We can discuss shooting at a location of your choice. I keep a revolving list of great places to take photographs. Contact me now to book your session and let's create something beautiful!!