We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Nicole Purcell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina Nicole, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It wasn’t something I ever planned on doing it kind of just fell into my lap. Although I had always loved photography and taking pictures I never looked at is as job, just more of a hobby. I had left my dream job after I became a mom and starting my own business was a way I could still create, and contribute, and take beautiful pictures along the way. People would see pictures I would post of my family or friends etc. and I realized then they valued me and my talent and I could make a business out of it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what sets me apart from others is just me. I have learned something new within every shoot (practice practice practice) but I also think having my own family has helped me a lot. I think of how I would want to be photographed and things I would do or wouldn’t do. How to make people feel comfortable how to pose them all of that. I am pretty excited that I have been featured in a few magazines for my work one main one being Rocky Mountain Bride. It wasn’t easy to get to where I am today but the journey is all about the story. Starting a business and finding your style and telling your story through photos takes time, it takes work, it takes dedication, and it takes you taking pictures. I went to a wonderful workshop that helped me a ton kind of finding my style and just with each session growing more and more as an artist. I think what I want people to know about my brand or my story is that I’m human and that the raw chaos of life is what I like to photograph. I like a little grain in my editing, I like a little edge, I don’t like perfect everyone staring at me photos, I like movement and texture and laughing and kissing and all of those things just love!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
OOOOhhh thats a good question. Well I’m an avid outdoor/exercise person so I think we’d do a hike somewhere in the hills or stairs then we’d go to brunch and get some good food and drinks. I love true food kitchen and happy camper Denver. I have two little kids so the Denver Zoo, the Aquarium, and The Children’s Museum are always a top on our list here in Denver. My husband actually plays for the Denver Broncos so I feel like I get guests a lot during the season so games are always a go too one of the days and just food places. We love local restaurants and supporting local businesses if we can and we are always open to trying new things!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I think I have to give credit to everyone who has ever trusted or believed in me. All the countless people who I have got to photograph and who’ve kept coming back, made referrals, etc. THANK YOU