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Hello

My name is Christina Hopper, a Business Resource Specialist who recently joined the WIB. I am also a small business owner and professional photographer for the Central Valley for 17 years. I specialize in working with professionals to authentically create high-quality portraits 

My Story

Photography was a natural medium that brings my two passions together. Art and people. Ever since I was a little girl I've gravitated towards human relationships. I was fascinated by pictures and desired to create my own. 

I studied photography some in college but I am mostly self-taught and mentored by my talented husband, Jason, who taught me the technical side of photography as well as the business. In 2009, Jason and I decided to open a small photography studio on Main Street in Downtown Visalia. We knew nothing about running a business but bootstrapped our way with three small children. It was a struggle but we managed to build a semi-successful business that provided for the family until Jason completed his educational degrees and left the business to pursue a second income. 

 

With Jason gone, it was up to me to keep the business going. In the challenge of learning to run a small business, I amazingly discovered I was more than a photographer or a business owner. I discovered that I am a relationship builder who strongly desires to cultivate and develop the beauty I see in people. I create an authentic professional experience that clients can trust while providing talent and skill behind the lens. 

 

I hope to build new relationships and share my talents in my new position at the WIB as we continue to design customer-centered business services that lead to a thriving workforce. 

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Headshot sessions are provided by the Workforce Investment Board Business Services Team and do not cost anything to participate in.

The studio location will be near Downtown Visalia at 317 S Central Street. 

Contact

 

Christina Hopper

Business Resource Specialist

text: 559.402.0024

email: chopper@tularewib.org

WIB Slack Channel #general or direct message