A favor leads to passion: “Creative Captures Photography”

Published 8:59 am Friday, December 20, 2019

For one Elizabethton local, a favor for a friend led to a passion.

Christine Roberson, an Elizabethton local, recalls that being asked to take prom pictures by a friend is what led her to photography.

“My start in photography was unexpected,” she said. “I had a friend who asked me to take some photos of her for prom. My mother had a pretty nice camera at the time so I borrowed hers. I was 19 years old, and had no idea what I was doing. After I took the photos, I remember coming home to edit them for her, and I realized I enjoyed it. It wasn’t just taking a photo; I was capturing important moments in someone’s life and getting to add my own creativity to it.”

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According to Roberson, despite unexpectedly starting photography, she always had a creative side.

“Growing up, I always loved music and being creative,” she said. “I spent a lot of time drawing, and playing the piano as a young child. As I have grown older, my creative side has stuck with me.”

In addition to her creative side, Roberson also has a love for animals.

“Being a photographer was not at the top of my list of things I wanted to be growing up,” she said. “I always wanted to be a veterinarian when I was young. I loved any and every animal I ever met. As I got older, I chased my creative desire and it finally led me to where I am now.”

Roberson has been behind the camera for six years and has been a professional photographer for one year.

“I absolutely love what I do,” she said. “I get to take memories and turn it into something permanent. It’s rewarding to give someone a photo they’ve been waiting to see. It seems so silly and small, but just one good photo can make someone’s day.”

According to Roberson, her favorite photos to shoot are couples.

“I always have fun learning about each of my couples that I get to work with,” she said. “I try to capture their personalities and the love they have for each other.”

Roberson showcases her work on her Facebook page and Instagram account, both called “Creative Captures Photography.” Bookings are possible by messaging her on her social media accounts, or by her email at christinerobersonphotography@gmail.com .

“With photography the possibilities are endless,” she said. “A photo I take can be hanging in a frame on your wall for a lifetime or published in a magazine. There is no limit.”