I am a portrait artist, photographer and owner of Christina Lauder Portraits.
Born and raised in Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada, I moved to the UK with a job transfer in 1998. Four years later I met my husband, Andy, and moved to Burbage, Hinckley where we now live with our 3 children.
I started my photography business not long after giving birth to my daughter in 2003. Working for myself gave me the flexibility I needed to be there for my children and running a portrait studio let me fulfill a life long dream.
I have worked hard to develop the skills necessary to provide the utmost quality portraiture to ensure I can provide professional images and products worth paying for. Throughout my time I have attained my Fellowship with a recognised organisation (SWPP ~ Society for Wedding and Portrait Photographers). This is an accolade given to only the best of the best. Less than 1% of all photographers achieve this level and it is the highest level one can achieve through producing a body of work. Click here to see the panel of images used to achieve this. In addition I regularly enter competitions, receiving 7 nominations over the past 9 years. In 2014 I won 3 awards (Pet Portrait and Portrait Studio Photographer of the Year 2013 and Overall 2nd Place Photographer of the Year 2013) from amongst 13877 entries from photographers around the world. In 2015 I won Baby Photographer of the Year 2014.
Competitions play a huge part in my work and are what help drive my creativity and skill in every session. Every client who walks through my door is seen as having the potential to be a part of a competition winner which definitely helps in producing the unique and highly skilled pieces I provide my clients.