Brightly-Inspired Portrait and Headshot Photography by Nashville’s Harazim Photography
Christine Harazim has always had a passion for the arts. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. She released two albums before launching Nashville Offbeat, a popular Instagram account where she began posting photos and endorsing local musicians. Nashville Offbeat quickly became a brand focused on networking and live events, which spurred her love of entrepreneurship, hard work and, above all, photography.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson How does the quote represent your business?
I keep this quote on the homepage of my website because I believe that your essence is wrapped up in not only your physical aesthetic, but also in your personality and how you carry yourself. Despite living in an age of body positivity and empowerment, we’re still being bombarded with messages about how we should wear our hair, clothes, makeup, and weight. Posing in front of my camera, you’ll be encouraged to bring your personality and confidence instead of preconceived notions of mainstream beauty. I never go into a shoot with someone trying to capture anything but who they are. The reason that so many people love the images I take of them is because when they see the final product, they see themselves. I set out to run a business that encouraged self-love and confidence because I myself have spent too much of my life struggling with my own “flaws.” No one should ever step in front of my camera feeling like they’re less than- I see you, and you’re already perfect.