Christina painting illustrations for her children's book

Capturing Imagination: A Creative Brand Session with Christina, the Author and Illustrator

In a world brimming with stories waiting to be told, Christina stands out as a beacon of creativity and innovation. An author and painter, she embarked on a journey fueled by her boundless imagination and her curious and adventuresome children. Each page of her book, A Very Long Walk, bore the mark of her artistic brilliance, and her story is nothing short of inspiring. Join us as we delve into the vibrant world of Christina, a DC-based artist, in this creative brand session.

The Author and Painter Extraordinaire

Christina’s story began with the inquisitiveness of her children. As they embarked on their own adventures during the COVID lockdown on their property in the British countryside, she found herself inspired to pen a children’s book that would capture her children during this season of life. With a heart full of love and a palette of colors at her disposal, she decided to illustrate her book herself. It was a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, as she poured her soul into each page, ensuring that her artistic vision and storytelling prowess shone through.

Goals for the Creative Brand Session

As Christina embarked on her creative journey, she realized the importance of establishing a strong brand presence. Her vision for the brand session included several key elements:

A Captivating Headshot for Her Book

Christina wanted a headshot that would grace the back cover of her book, giving readers a glimpse into the face behind the magical words and illustrations. This image needed to convey her passion, creativity, and approachability, inviting readers to join her on her literary adventures.

Capturing the Creative Process

The heart of Christina’s work lies in the creative process. She wanted the brand session to document her writing and painting processes in action, showcasing the magic that unfolds when she brings her stories to life. Capturing these moments would provide her audience with a behind-the-scenes look at her artistic journey.

This creative brand session with a DC-based painter and author would serve as both an author brand session and an illustrator brand session, encompassing all facets of Christina’s artistic identity.

Christina’s journey as an author and painter is a testament to the power of creativity and the inspiration that can be found in the everyday adventures of life. With clear goals in mind for her brand session, she is poised to take her brand to new heights, sharing her imaginative world with readers and art enthusiasts alike.

If you’re interested in purchasing Christina’s book, A Very Long Walk, can do so here on Amazon.

Take a look at my favorites from Christina’s author and illustrator brand session

Studio photography of Christina’s paintings for her Children’s book

In addition to her brand session, I also had the honor of capturing Christina’s paintings. Christina wanted to capture the texture of her paintings in her book and we thought that photographs of the paintings would be the best way to capture all the texture and shadows. Her paintings are truly amazing!

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meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.