Christina Kjar Hanson - Making It Happen


“I can’t draw from just my area, so I have to really branch out.”

Christina Kjar Hanson is a one-woman-show. As a result, there’s only one person she needs to rely on to make things happen. And it has worked wonderfully.

“I feel proud that I can still be making it on my own.”

1:11 The Run-Down

3:16 The Nutshell

4:58 Becoming More Niched

7:33 Competition

8:37 What Does Success Look Like?

12:37 Family Life

13:59 Pricing and Expenses

16:07 Lavender Lou and Seniors

18:11 Learning More to Educate

19:54 Products

21:03 Where From Here?

“I’m kind of a control freak. I’d just rather do it by myself.”

Since 2003, Christina has won numerous awards on state, district, & international levels. In 2014, Christina received her Master of Photography from PPA. In 2012 she received the Don Knop Award, given to the top wedding entry at the Professional Photographers of Iowa convention. Other awards include 2 Fuji Masterpiece awards, 2 Bronze Photographer of the Year awards through PPA, & many others. She has been in the Top 10 photographers for Iowa numerous times & served as President for the Professional Photographers of Iowa in 2016-2017. Christina also travels to various state conventions to speak to other photographers in the professional industry.

“I’m learning more to educate my clients.”