Who is Silver Orchard?

February 12, 2020

Hi! I’m Christine Baumgarten, the photographer behind Silver Orchard Creative. Instead of a long story about my life, let’s keep it short and sweet with 7 fun tidbits about my life.

  1. Silver Orchard Creative is a play on my last name, Baumgarten, which means Tree Garden, or Orchard, in German.
  2. I started my business 10 years ago this fall (2020). I started doing professional graphic design while in college. It wasn’t until 2014 I taught myself photography and started shooting professionally. I now only offer photography services through Silver Orchard.
  3. I went to a women’s college for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. It’s also where I met my now husband- yes, at the women’s college.
  4. I live less than 10 minutes from my childhood home. This is a total coincidence but I bought a townhome in 2015 and it happened to be 10 minutes from my parents house. Even more weird, they moved in 2017…5 minutes closer. Makes borrowing things really easy!
  5. My husband and I have a husky/lab mix, named Salem. He is beautiful and knows how to pose for the camera. Of course.
  6. I work full time in addition to running Silver Orchard. I do this because I love it- really. My full time job is as a graphic designer and photographer for a professional association. I adore my full time job (I don’t want to brag but I have the best career), however as a creative, I also need to keep what I do fun and fresh. That’s why I spend my free time photographing people’s lives, their families, their weddings, and businesses.
  7. Ryan and I love to travel. We try to take 1 long weekend trip a month, and at least one big trip a year.

    Bonus Fact: I don’t like chocolate AT ALL. Never have. Even as a child I never ate it. I really wish I did- chocolate is in everything and always looks really yummy but it tastes bitter and flat to me.

Now that you have gotten to know me a little better, check out some of my work here, and if your think we might be a good fit, send me a note here.

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