Based in Howard County, Maryland, Christina Tundo Photography serves all the definitions of family within the DMV area, preserving the authentic moments, both big and small, that you want to hold onto forever.
Hi!!! I am Christina, but you can also call me Chrissy. I am a lifestyle photographer for all definitions of families and service the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. I am located in Howard County, Maryland.
My first year of business I felt like I wasn’t a real business owner even though I had a business account, was registered with the state, and all the super important stuff that makes you legit (perks to being a CPA wife). I thought that since I wasn’t “full time” that I wasn’t a real business owner. I have learned that I was no less a business owner than anyone else. There are so many successful and passionate business owners that have a family and wear multiple hats. I can be passionate about teaching elementary school teacher and documenting families.
How did this journey begin? It begun with a hobby. But, here is the REAL story. My daughter was two and my husband played soccer three times a week and I didn’t have time aside for me. Michelle Obama tells a story similar to mine.
“My resentment for him was that Barack was prioritizing himself, in a way. We had babies; he was at the gym. I was like, ‘How do you find time to work out?’ I was like, ‘So let me stop being mad at him for going to the gym and let me get to the gym,’ you know?“- M.O
Problem was I didn’t go to the gym. That wasn’t my jam. I wanted to be creative. I got my first camera in 2013 and in 2017 I was determined to have a hobby so that I could get out of the house. There, I said it. I wanted to take better photos of my daughter. Whenever I picked up my camera and took the images, it rarely turned out in the way that I had planned. So I invested in education and got out of the house. One problem with photography as a hobby is that it is expensive and addictive. Next I needed a $125 fifty nifty lens. My husband gave an ultimatum, if I wanted the lens and a NEW camera, I needed to start a business. “WHAT!?!?!?! No!!!!” So what did I do? Launch a business in July 2017. I just dived in and so thankful for the community and support.
I went from the image to the left (my first paid session in 2017) to the image on the right.
I have documented well over a hundred families since 2017. Each family is unique and I am always excited to produce images that reflect their connection and love, even if it is chaotic at times.
How do I do it all? That is for another blog post. Be sure to join my client community, Christina’s Click for all the latest news.