If you’re reading this, that means I've had the honor of making memories with you and your family, and WOW I am grateful! All your smiles, laughter, and tears of joy captured have made this job a dream.
Christina Joy Photo (aka CJ Hopper) will be making a big change this year. My photography studio (started 12 years ago in Downtown Visalia) will be coming to a close. It feels SO strange to say that out loud.
Please don't worry, I'm not going away, at least not entirely. I am transitioning to part-time because,... I have accepted a full-time position in a completely different industry. I'm really excited about this next step. I'll be working with the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County as a Businesses Resource Specialist, which basically means I'll still be in the business of helping people.
So, what does this mean for 2021 and beyond? My hope is to offer a limited number of sessions per year to my returning clients, and for NEW clients, I will specialize in elopements to Sequoia National Park and the Central Coast.
For my wedding couples currently booked in 2021, I will work my heart out for you guys until I can no more. I am so excited to see you on your special day!
But Christina, what if I need pictures and you're not available? (great question..) I will be happy to make a referral to photographers I know and trust that can provide the same great services so you don't miss out on making new memories.
This isn't goodbye, just a new path after living and breathing a photography business for the past 17 years. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I love you and your families so much. My family and I appreciate all the support you've given through the years.
Please, do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or a note to say hello! (…but, if I don't answer right away, you'll know why and won't freak out.)