Christine Retzer Photography originally started around 2000 in Los Angeles. Christine earned her degree in both Theatre and Film-Television from the University of Southern California where she first found her love of working behind the camera. She began her professional photography career shooting headshots for actors. It just made sense- it was an organic, creative and simple way to work for her since she, herself was also a performer. Early on she discovered that capturing the human spirit was something that interested her the most.
After living and working in Los Angeles for nearly twenty years where she specialized in actor headshots, corporate photography and special events, she and her family re-located in 2014 to the western suburbs of Chicago. After almost a year long hiatus from shooting in order to manage her own little ones and after much soul searching, she realized that she desperately needed a creative outlet in her life. Since having children of her own, she discovered a passion for newborn & family photography and has been mentored by some of the best in the newborn photography world. By the fall of 2015, Sugar Plum Photography was created where she focused on newborn, maternity, and children.
By 2019, she decided to expand her business in order to give focus to the needs of more mature clientele by re-establishing Christine Retzer Photography. Here she merged the two businesses to incorporate families, high school seniors and professional headshots as well.
Christine is a storyteller through and through and believes that the art of photography tells the story of specific moments in our lives. It represents who, what, how, when and where we are in our lives at any given moment. She feels extremely honored every time she has the opportunity to express her art and document these moments for her clients. She believes that capturing the heart and soul of the human spirit will be cherished by loved ones for generations to come and that in itself should be priceless.
My own 3 little inspirations~