Christina L. Maki
Experienced, creative lifestyle photographer. My camera tells amazing stories.
- Lawrence, Kansas Area
Christina L. Maki's Overview
- Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photographer at Ad Astra Photography
- Veterinary Surgical Assistant at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
- Admissions Specialist at Lawrence Humane Society
- Designer/Social Media Specialist at The Social Lites
- Lead Veterinary Technician at Spay & Neuter Kansas City
- Web Marketing Specialist at Virtual Inventories, Inc.
- Veterinary Assistant at Fairway Animal Hospital
Christina L. Maki's Summary
I have been behind the lens since I was a freshman in high school, back in the days of film and dark rooms and praying to the photography gods that your exposure was correct, because you only got one shot to get it right. It was a labor of love. Now I’m well-versed in the ways of the digital SLR, which is a far more forgiving format than a roll of 35mm film.
I love photography and I put 100% into every session I do. It doesn’t matter whether you are booking a simple half-hour head shot session or one of my “Hello, Baby!” Birth Sessions–your photos will be created with equal parts joy and passion.
My specialty is maternity, birth, and newborn photography. I am a mom myself, and parenthood is my first passion. I had a wonderful natural birth in July 2013, so I know exactly how much work and pain go into bringing a baby into the world! It also means I am able to navigate your birthing venue in a manner that allows me to take beautiful photos without disrupting the labor process or being a nuisance to your birth team.
I am an indiscriminate photographer. It doesn’t matter to me what your family looks like. As a matter of fact, I adore doing photo shoots with alternative families. If you’re interracial, a same-sex couple, a little (or a lot!) on the crunchy side, or anything else that may set you apart from the classic nuclear family, rest assured that I will make you feel totally at ease during our shoot and produce amazing portraits of your beautiful, unique relationships. Love is love, and it comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes.
To view my portfolio or schedule a session, visit http://ad-astra-photography.com.
Christina L. Maki's Experience
Veterinary Surgical Assistant
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Veterinary industry
August 2009 – January 2014 (4 years 6 months)
Assist in all aspects of perioperative care for patients, assist veterinary surgeons in the O.R., responsible for oversight of all surgical equipment and instrument care, cleaning, and sterilization.
Lawrence Humane Society
June 2011 – December 2011 (7 months) Lawrence, Kansas Area
Responsible for assisting the public and local animal control agencies in surrendering animals, performing medical examinations and giving vaccinations and prophylactic treatments to incoming pets, and educating the public on spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation.
Designer/Social Media Specialist
The Social Lites
April 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 5 months)
I set up and design websites and blogs for companies, organizations, and individuals. Our company offers full-scale web marketing packages in addition to site and blog setup, including social media optimization, social networking, and search engine optimization.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Veterinary industry
January 2009 – July 2009 (7 months)
As Lead Veterinary Technician at SNKC, it is my job to ensure that the operations of the veterinary clinic run smoothly so that our veterinarians can do their jobs safely and efficiently, allowing us to provide the highest quality care to as many animals as possible.
Web Marketing Specialist
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Goods industry
February 2008 – June 2008 (5 months)
Handled blogging, social networking, and press releases for the company.
Christina L. Maki's Organizations
International Association of Professional Birth PhotographersMember
- January 2014 to Present
Christina L. Maki's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
Christina L. Maki's Projects
Christina L. Maki's Languages
Christina L. Maki's Skills & Expertise
- Social Networking
- Graphic Design
- Veterinary Medicine
- Animal Work
- Social Media
- Web Design
- Social Media Marketing
- Press Releases
- Public Relations
- Marketing Communications
- Event Planning
- Marketing Strategy
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Animal Welfare
Christina L. Maki's Education
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