“For more than ten years, Chris’ commitment to the mission of fair trade and her passion for Ten Thousand Villages has shined through every aspect of her work for us. Chris’ creative contributions and ability to breathe life into still photography allowed Ten Thousand Villages to take our print and direct mail marketing and our eCommerce site to incredible levels. Her ability to perfectly blend client direction along with her own creative concepting—on time, every time—while accommodating the client’s needs, all with a captivating energy makes Chris an interregnal part of the Ten Thousand Villages marketing team and our company’s brand look.”
Nata V. Rudy, Art Director ~ Ten Thousand Villages
"I've worked with Christine for the past 30+ years and her photography is ALWAYS professionally done within the time frame we agree to and fairly priced! Even on complicated/large multi-shot projects, she has always come through on time and on budget as planned. She always goes the extra mile to get the shot you want. I highly recommend Armstrong Studio!"
Don Keller, Principal ~ Catalpha Advertising
"The first time I met Chris and started working with her, I knew I had found the photographer that I would be working with for a long time. Her work product is excellent. She is a seasoned professional with the experience to take amazing shots, but I believe what really sets her apart is that she listens to understand the vision of her clients and then focuses on bringing the vision to life."
Funlayo Alabi, President ~ Shea Radiance
Christine is top-notch! I highly recommend her services to anyone hoping to take his/her photos to the next level. Not only does Christine have an extraordinary eye for detail, but she also approaches every project with a strategic plan. She takes the time to truly understand what your artistic vision is and then works with you to make that vision a reality. I am impressed after every project with her and have selected her as my go-to photographer. Her work as taken my e-commerce business to the next level by helping us increase sales with stunning visual images. Look no further for a thorough, patient and engaged artist.
Fatima Dicko, Founder ~ My Best Box
"Chris is wonderful to work with and she creates amazing product photos for us. I can guarantee our sales have improved due to the high quality of our product photos. Highly recommend!"
Sarah Falk Oetting, Founder ~ Sarah's Stands
“I met Chris what seems to be a hundred years ago when I was working for Johns Hopkins School of Public Health as the Publications Director. She had been shooting the magazine covers for a few years before I came on board and was very well-respected by my colleagues. I came to quickly appreciate Chris's knack for beautifully and artfully organizing and styling what would have otherwise been a disjointed array of objects with no conceptual synergy. As I migrated from Hopkins to Callahan & Co. and then on to co-found Incite Creative, Inc. nearly 10 years ago, Chris remained my "go to" gal for any type of catalog or product photography. She was instrumental in the dance wear and sporting good catalogs we designed, including four seasons of the Sports Her Way catalogs. This was complex work because of the vast number of products (over 200 per catalog) as well the flexibility and patience that was required, given the eleventh hour product changes. The shots ranged from large gym bags and lacrosse sticks, to small lanyards and hair ribbons. Chris treated each one with care and devised a way to give each one its own distinct personality and make even the most incidental object appear valuable. The Armstrong Studio process is very similar to the way we work — ask questions first, make sure you fully understand the goal and scope of the project, the budget, potential obstacles, schedule, etc. and THEN shoot. Chris is very methodical and helps me work through the details that I might overlook. For this reason I know that if I cannot be on hand to art direct, then my projects are in extremely capable hands. Having been a professional photographer for 29+ years, Chris has seen it all. It's a huge asset to have a talented creative partner that makes us look good time and again, can offer socially responsible insight, and is someone I can call "friend." Whether it's for client work or for our own portfolio, when it comes to catalog and product lay down shots, there's no question who's the best in town and to whom we turn.”
Dina Wasmer, President ~ Incite Creative, Inc.
“I began working with Chris and Jess on the conversion of their barn to a studio back in 2003. Their primary concern was to have a light impact on the environment, both during construction and into the future. They did much more legwork than most of our clients, which says a lot because we only do green projects. They found beautiful sustainably-logged timber, salvaged materials from demolition to re-use in the project, researched which insulation would be the most eco-friendly and energy efficient, brought in a wonderful Amish craftsman, and even did some of the hardest labor themselves. Their commitment to minimizing their use of fossil fuels extended to selecting an innovative solar hot water heat AND cooling/dehumidification system. Above all, their creativity and enthusiasm carried them through all challenges to achieve their big vision in a beautiful, inviting, and inspiring way. I am very proud to have been a part of this transformation.”
Julie Gabrielli, Architect ~ Gabrielli Design Studio, LLC
“We have been very pleased in working with Chris. Photography is a very important part of our website. We are in the wholesale business and with several hundred accounts across US and Canada, it is impossible to have every client come to our showroom, so photography has to do it all. Chris was very accommodating, professional and knowledgeable and she was able to do exactly what we were looking for. Chris’s concern about “fair trade”, “sweatshops” and “clean clothes” was what made us cross path in the beginning, so her support to our cause shows also her integrity and concern about other people’s well being. If ever doing another photo shooting in US, I would strongly consider Chris to do the photography for my company.”
Karina Pomroy President ~ Peruvian Link Co
“Good photographers are a dime a dozen; but great photographers like Chris and Jess Armstrong are hard to come by. Their artistic eye, attention to detail, timeliness, professionalism, and positive attitude are what set them apart. I highly recommend Armstrong Studio for your next photography project.”
Steve Quigley Principal ~ Grindstone Graphics
"As a fast growing manufacturer within the quilting and sewing industry our photography needs were somewhat unique.
Photographers aren't hard to find, but having someone take the time to fully understand the purpose and objectives of the work before taking the first shot is unusual. By taking that time, Chris delivered high-quality photographs that allowed us to incorporate our vision and message into our web, social media and print content."
David Azen Managing Member ~ Swatch Buddies
“McCormick has been working with Armstrong Studio for about 16 years. The product and public relations shots that they provide for us are very creative & stylized. Armstrong is always able to meet our demanding time lines but also stay sensitive to our budget. Chris is a pleasure to work with, she is very flexible but brings a wealth of knowledge and prospective to each shot.”
Denise Hren, Senior Graphic Designer
McCormick & Co., Inc.
“Chris really made our campaign sing! There's no question that her exquisite work has helped our client increase sales by over 200%.”
Scott Van Der Meid, Creative Director ~ LMD
"We have worked with Chris on multiple occasions and I am always amazed at the final result. We would start out with general ideas for what we were looking for in our shots and through our vision and her ideas she was able to create images well above our expectations. I have had multiple people comment about the photos on our website and that the basis for choosing Mount Carmel Animal Hospital was because of the professional look that sets us apart."
Dr. Paul Fox, Principal ~ Mount Carmel Animal Hospital
“Chris Armstrong brings a deep sense of personal commitment and professional skill to her photography. She not only consistently produced quality photography for a densely-packed product catalog but she became an integral member of the creative team from start to finish. Chris also quickly embraced the fair trade mission. She worked very hard not only to produce good results on schedule and on budget, but she clearly wanted to help advance the overall mission of SERRV. It was a pleasure working with Chris Armstrong.”
Brian Backe former Director of Marketing ~
“We have been using Armstrong Studio for several years for our corporate head shots and group shots. We have found their team to be highly professional, dependable, responsive and the end product is always great.”
Jennifer Glimcher Calvert Investments, Marketing Team
"As the art director at Amerock, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, Chris was my go-to photographer. Her execution of our vision for each photo shoot was always perfect. Her range is amazing -- individual product shots, lifestyle shots, and working with models. She is calm, professional, and very easy to work with."
Heidi Rutzen, Art Director ~ Amerock