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Christina Maki

Freelance Photographer/Social Media Specialist


To find a position where I feel challenged and can use my skills and knowledge in social media to help others achieve success.

Work experience

Jan 2012Present


Designed, implemented, and continue to maintain and exclusively write for, a personal blog focused mainly on green living and attachment/natural parenting. Average unique page hits: 3,000/month. Have established partnerships with well-known natural companies like Earth Mama Angel Baby and Rockin' Green, have a long-standing partnership with Pretty Pushers (manufacturer of labor and delivery gowns) and MommyCon, have been invited as a guest blogger for other blogs including SmartMoms. Also maintain Twitter account and Facebook account for the blog. 

Jul 2008Present


Ad Astra Photography

Complete freelance photography projects for a wide range of clients with a focus on Birth and Motherhood/Baby portraiture. Experience includes portraiture, still life, architectural, and landscape photography of a variety of subjects. Proficient in photo editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

May 2008Jul 2009

Co-Owner/Social Media Consultant

The Social Lites, LLC

Co-owned social media consultation company in Kansas City, MO. Wrote and implemented social media strategy plans for local businesses and individuals. Clients included Spay and Neuter Kansas City and Ink, Inc. (a PR firm with clients nationwide). Was invited to speak on social media for nonprofit organizations at BarCamp KC and Highlights Midwest (local social media conferences), and Chicks Who Click (a traveling national women's social media conference that has since been discontinued--unrelated to the photography group of the same name.) Left in July 2009 to pursue photography.


Social Media Specialist

Virtual Inventories

Responsible for creation, maintenance, and promotion of company-driven social media profiles on platforms such as WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook. Also responsible for some photography and graphic design contribution, web content creation, and copywriting, as well as creation of all company press releases. Also handled customer service issues for several of the company's retail sites. Created and maintained successful blog for the company's retail toy site, which received more viewers, commenters, and invitations for guest posts than any other company blog


Aug 2006May 2008

Prerequisite Courses for Veterinary Technology

Johnson County Community College

Completed general education prerequisites to enter the veterinary technology program at Maple Woods community college. Maintained 3.8 GPA throughout courses.

Professional Memberships

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Jan 2014-Present

  • 2014 Image of the Year Finalist

Volunteer Experience

  • Olathe Animal Shetler - 2000-2003
  • MoKan Boxer Rescue - 2003
  • Wayside Waifs Humane Education Program - 2004-2005
  • Hope House Hospice Care - 2007-2008
  • Spay and Neuter Kansas City - 2008 (prior to employment)
  • HSUS Disaster Animal Rescue Team - 2004-Present
  • Operation Wildlife - 2013-Present
  • Missouri Heart Gallery (The Adoption Exchange) Volunteer Photographer-2014-Present
  • Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Volunteer Photographer - 2014-Present
  • NICU Photographer at several area hospitals - 2014-Present