Business Name: Christine Gosch
Where are you based out of? Houston, Texas
Are you currently a part-time or full-time photographer? full-time
What is your predominant photographic specialization? weddings + brands
What camera(s) do you currently shoot with? Pentax 645n + Canon-AE1
How would you define your style?
simple, intimate, or romantic, depending on what I’m shooting
What motivated you to become a photographer?
I’ve always loved photography. I was always the kid with a camera and my love for photography grew in high school when I was able to develop and print my own photos in a school photojournalism class.
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
I try to convey that there’s beauty in every detail, whether it be on a wedding day or at a brand session for a fellow creative small business owner or artist.
How do you accomplish that?
We all know the famous quote by Robert Papa: “If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough”. I apply that to my mindset a lot whilst shooting. I shoot fairly intimately to tell the story of whatever I’m photographing. Stories include lots of delicate, beautiful details, so why wouldn’t I incorporate that into photographic stories, as well?
What do you do during a session or wedding day to help make your clients feel comfortable?
The three things I think I do best to make clients comfortable during a shoot is to have a calm demeanor, talk constantly to naturally direct the shoot and ensure them that they’re doing a great job, and perform the pose myself so the client knows exactly what I’m asking them to do.
Have you had a photographer inspire your work, and if so, who and why?
There are so many talented photographers out there, but I have always been drawn to the minimalistic yet romantic vibe I get from Elizabeth Messina’s work. I even wrote a paper on her in college.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
Switching from digital photography to film photography. It was absolutely the right move for me, and I can’t imagine my business now without the fabulous medium.
What is one important lesson you have learned during your career?
Your photography is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s ok. It’s just as important to repel the wrong client as it is to attract the right ones who will invest in you + your business.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
mahogany USB drives
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
The sleek and simple USB design ties in perfectly with my neutral and organic client packaging.
How has packaging elevated your brand?
It elevates the client experience tenfold, especially as a creative small business owner offering primarily a service and not a product.