ABOUT A FOCUSED LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
We are Chris & Christina Barnett. Not only are we partners in photography, we are also blessed to be partners in life. Our love story began when we met in college, while both studying commercial photography. Married for 10 years, we reside in Monroe, GA with our 3 beautiful daughters. After almost 12 years of being Barnett Photography, we started reevaluating our business, our goals and our work. We prayed and decided that everything in our life we wanted to do with complete focus creating A Focused Life Photography. We are rebranding ourselves and stepping out on faith that our photography will bless couples on their wedding day and families with memories that they will forever cherish.
ABOUT CHRISTINA (THE PRETTY ONE)
My love for photography began in middle school when I used my mom’s camera and posed my cousins in front of the shower curtain. From there, I took a class in high school and one after graduation where I learned photography basics. I got a job at a retail photography studio and met an amazing friend and she and I decided to start our own business named K&C Photography. We were in business for a little over a year before I decided to pursue my degree in Commercial Photography. During school, I interned with a concert and event photographer while still shooting wedding and portraits with K&C. After graduation, I studied abroad with a baby-faced hottie and 14 close friends. Coming home, I still had a love for photography but had found a new love…
ABOUT CHRIS (THE BEARDED ONE)
I have always loved art and technology and have discovered that photography is an amazing way to mix both. I can remember using my moms point and shoot camera as a kid and waiting on the film to develop to see what I got. Talk about patience. While in high school, trying to figure out what to do with my life, my dad mentioned the photography class. My parents bought me my first SLR camera, a Canon Rebel 2000 film camera. I know, old school right. In this class I learned the basic principals of photography.
Fast forward a couple of years and its off to collage. Imagine a magical land where you get to develop your talents with access to the tools and the space necessary to do so. This was photo school. For me it was the amazing mix of art and technology I needed. Our class was at the forefront of digital photography making it one of the last graduating classes to use the film darkroom as well as computers to develop our images. At the end of the program, our best images were narrowed down for our portfolio and displayed at a local gallery and later displayed at the school for the following year. Of the thirty two people entered the program only sixteen graduated, and of those sixteen only two of them got married to each other. During school I met the most beautiful, funny, and kind girl who for some reason liked me. And it wasn't the rugged manly me of today it was the scrawny me of yesteryear. But it turns out that before I ever picked up a camera, God had a plan for my life and it involved a stick figure of a guy, a beautiful girl, a couple of cameras.
FUN FACTS ABOUT US
We attend Berean Bible Church in Loganville. Chris plays the bass in the worship band. Christina is the director of their Mother's Morning Out program.
A perfect night for us would be playing UNO at the dinner table with the kids, an uneventful bedtime, and a Burn Notice marathon.
Chris proposed on Christmas Eve eve.
We occasionally have ice cream for dinner.
Most of our studio equipment was purchased by Chris' dad from a retiring product photographer who shot for Ferrari.
Chris found out that he was going to be a father for the first time on the jumbotron at a Gwinnett Braves game.