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best of 2018

Christine Gosch -brand photographer

best of 2018

film brand photographer

2018 was so amazing. It was my first full year offering brand photography for businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives. To get a general idea of how each session goes, you can click here. As much as I’d love to say I could write up an instructional guide regarding exactly how your brand session will go, I can’t. Because EACH ONE WAS SO DIFFERENT and unique to the person or business I was shooting for. I love that!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to address some goals I have for my brand photography business this year, because I learned so much in 2018.

1) Market my mail-in option.

This one, I’m excited about. I’ve actually already got a couple of these lined up for January and February and I’m so excited. It’s exactly what it sounds like: if your business offers physical goods/ products, you mail me what you’d like photographed and I shoot it in my home office studio. Then I mail back your products. Bada bing bada boom.

2) Book more destination brand sessions.

I’ve got two lined up in a couple of weeks and it’s the best of both worlds for me: photography and traveling. If you’re not located within the Houston area, I would love to travel to you for your brand session!

3) New pricing structure.

This past year, I offered very introductory level pricing with the intentions of building up my portfolio and navigating the waters of this venture. Now that I have a clearer vision of what brand sessions entail and what I need to do to operate a successful business, I’ll be offering more fair prices. Any inquiry from here on out will be new pricing.

4) Work with a restaurant.

Ok, I just love food. Period. End of story. Eating it, cooking it, photographing it- you name it. I’m going to reach out to local restaurants in need of fresh content for marketing & see what happens. I’ll keep ya posted!

Below are some of my favorite images from brand sessions in 2018. Travels took me to Salt Lake City and New Braunfels,Texas, with the rest of my work keeping me in beautiful Houston. I worked with the most amazing individuals and businesses, and I am already so stoked for projects planned and unplanned in 2019. Happy new Year, all! Thanks for the support and love as I continue doing what I love.

voyage houston magazine interview

I recently received an email from a local magazine, Voyage Houston, asking if they could interview me about being an artistic business owner based in this wonderful city. I am so honored that I was asked to contribute. Below is the original article link & interview.

Voyage Houston Magazine Interview regarding being a Houston Wedding & Brand Photographer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christine Gosch.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.

I was always the kid with disposable cameras. Picking up that flimsy paper envelope with 24 exposures was always something I looked forward to. That translated to being the teenager in high school photojournalism class, either always photographing or in the dark room developing those photos. That then translated to being a mom photographing her first born and watching this love for photography bloom and extend to others. After a few years of shooting digital photography & shooting many genres, I honed in on shooting weddings + creative businesses while switching back to my first photographic medium, film. Ever since, I feel as if my photographic voice has become clear and concise.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

I feel like there have been times during my career where I tried to force things that shouldn’t have been happening for me. Learning who I am as a person has really helped steer my business journey. When there are opportunities that pop up that are truly meant for me as a person and as an artist, things seem to fall organically into place. I’m grateful to be at a point where I can determine if a project is meant for my vision pretty easily by trusting my gut.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Christine Gosch – what should we know?

I’m a photographer based in Houston shooting weddings & creative businesses/artists.

I’m known for shooting film with a minimal and delicate style. I’m proud of the quality experience & expertise I provide clients, helping to guide them through their journey of working with me. I believe my discerning eye for detail, styling abilities to elevate a session or wedding, and laid back demeanor while working with clients help to set me apart from others.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?

I feel like the art of restraint & the quality of simplicity has helped my business. As a business owner, it’s so easy to get carried away with things like complex pricing structures or flashy website design, but I’ve found those things to be a distraction from my work and the experience I want my clients to have.

Photographer: Christine Gosch | Interview: Voyage Houston Magazine