At the end of 2015 I had the pleasure of collaborating with Summer, the talented fashion/lifestyle blogger behind Mermaid & Stilettos. We quickly bonded over our love for the ocean, traveling and Jesus. Summer recently went on amazing trip to Morocco and is hoping to travel more after she graduates from FSU this year. It's always so inspiring to connect with people who are pursuing their passions & sharing it with others - Summer, you rock! xx
Last year was a year full of dreams fulfilled and difficulties overcome. At the start of 2015 I transitioned my passion for photography into a business. After a month long photo journal trip in California I began selling my landscape work online and at art shows. The art shows resulted in new friendships, jobs and collaborations with other artists around the West Palm Beach, Florida area. Together, these entrepreneurs and I created beautiful work for our clients. (View some of my recent work on Chelley Co. & House of Lavande.) Most definitely the highlight of the year was venturing into underwater photography. Shooting in and around the ocean has opened up an entirely new dimension for my creative spirit. As a result I even had one of my underwater photos featured on Roxy's instagram!
The memories of this past year are propelling me forward. I am eager to tackle what lies ahead, building on the clients and friendships who have given me courage and exciting work. Most importantly I am thankful for Jesus who has given me the drive, ability and privilege to live out my passion as a career. I'm asking God that you and I will have a new wave of inspiration and opportunity in 2016!
The best is yet to come. xx
Wow last night was amazing! I kicked off the first ever Maker Meet hosted by Floridian Social with some talented other vendors (listed below) at the Social House. I want to thank all my lovely friends who came out! I was so excited to see so many people that I love and meet some new friends. I'll be launching an online store soon! So make sure you "like" my Facebook page, Christina Cernik Photography, for updates if you haven't already. I am incredibly grateful to do what I love & stoked for all those who came out and bought a print. Hope to see you all at the next event! xoxo
As many of you know, I went on a three week photo trip last month to California! It was an incredible experience. I partnered with my buddy Brandon Nelson / Raw California. We couldn't have done with trip without all the support from our Kickstarter campaign - THANK YOU! It was amazing to be exploring and shooting almost daily. We flew into LA and journeyed from Joshua Tree National Park up the coast hitting San Luois Obispo, Big Sur and Santa Cruz. We were able to meet up with Chris Burkard & interview him for Brandon's documentary. Chris is an amazing photographer who recently opened a gallery in Avila Beach - go check it out if you're local. A huge thank you Kristen Bruce & the Nelson's for taking care of me while I was sick.
Below are some of my favorite shots from the trip. I will be blogging specific adventures from each area as well. I am also really excited to announce that I will be selling some of my landscapes in an online store soon. Happy Monday!