With photographs, Forbes helps subjects preserve a legacy

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Christina Forbes is a professional photographer whose primary focus is engagement and wedding photography. "The best part of my job is knowing I help to preserve someone's legacy," she says.


By Anna Goodwin McCarthy

Saturday, June 2, 2018

With a camera in hand, Christina Forbes captures the most important moments of her clients’ lives.

“For me it is a huge compliment that they value my vision,” Forbes says of her photography subjects.

Through the lens of her camera, Forbes creates a storybook of memories for couples as they take their vows and enter into matrimony.

After the music ends and the scrumptious food is gone, the photographs will remain a constant memory of the day when couples took their final step into wedded bliss.

Forbes said one of her most memorable photography shoots was of a wedding in the snow at the Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton. In a foot and a half of snow, Forbes discovered the best angles to highlight the couple’s day.

“I knew it was picture perfect,” said Forbes. “That was pretty awesome.”

Forbes said the current trend in wedding photography is to keep the photographs “authentic as possible.”

“They want things super clean and natural, not overly edited,” said Forbes.

Forbes said the two most popular times of the year for weddings are October and May.

Before Forbes embarked on a career as a professional photographer, she was a surgical technician, working primarily in the labor and delivery unit at the hospital.

“I helped deliver quite a few babies,” said Forbes.

After taking a continuing education photography class at College of The Albemarle, Forbes decided to become a professional photographer in 2012.

Forbes has had a fondness for photography since she was young. Originally from Chesapeake, Va., Forbes moved to Elizabeth City with her family when she was in the 7th grade. A class project required Forbes to take pictures of Elizabeth City. She used her mother’s camera to snap pictures of her new home, discovering the beauty of the city.

Forbes continues to highlight the beauty of her subjects, whether it’s a couple taking their vows by the sand and blue waters of Aruba or in a grass field filled with the Carolina sunshine.

While her primary focus is engagement and wedding photography, Forbes also has taken month-by-month maternity photographs of moms-to-be.

“The best part of my job is knowing I help to preserve someone’s legacy,” said Forbes.

Forbes is an active member of Forest Park Church where she serves on the social media team, taking photographs at church events.

Forbes lives in Perquimans County and enjoys spending time with her husband, Wes, and their two children, Kayleigh and Brilee.

“My husband has been my number one supporter,” said Forbes.

For more information about Christina Forbes Photography, visit her website at https://christinaforbesphotography.com.