Christina L. Maki

Christina L. Maki

Experienced, creative lifestyle photographer. My camera tells amazing stories.

Location
Lawrence, Kansas Area
Industry
Photography

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Christina L. Maki's Overview

Current
  • Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photographer at Ad Astra Photography
Past
  • 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
Education
Connections

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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

Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photographer

Ad Astra Photography

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months) Lawrence, Kansas Area

Veterinary Surgical Assistant

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Veterinary industry

August 2009January 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.

Admissions Specialist

Lawrence Humane Society

June 2011December 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 2008August 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

Spay & Neuter Kansas City

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Veterinary industry

January 2009July 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

Virtual Inventories, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Goods industry

February 2008June 2008 (5 months)

Handled blogging, social networking, and press releases for the company.

Veterinary Assistant

Fairway Animal Hospital

May 2007February 2008 (10 months)

Helped veterinarians and vet techs perform examinations, procedures, and surgery on patients. Also responsible for ongoing patient care for hospitalized animals.

Christina L. Maki's Organizations

  • International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

    Member
    • January 2014 to Present

Christina L. Maki's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation

Christina L. Maki's Projects

Christina L. Maki's Languages

  • German

Christina L. Maki's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Social Networking
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Veterinary Medicine
  5. Animal Work
  6. Social Media
  7. Wordpress
  8. Web Design
  9. Social Media Marketing
  10. Press Releases
  11. Public Relations
  12. Marketing Communications
  13. Newsletters
  14. Event Planning
  15. Marketing Strategy
  16. SEO
  17. Editing
  18. Advertising
  19. Microsoft Office
  20. Adobe Creative Suite
  21. Pets
  22. WordPress
  23. Animal Welfare
  24. Photography

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Christina L. Maki's Education

Johnson County Community College

Photography

20052010

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art, photography, web marketing, social media, social networking, blogging, web design, graphic design

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