Meet Christie, our Office Manager!
“Write something about yourself!” Wendi orders (nicely). She says it like its some simple little task. Couldn’t I audit the mileage reports or something else less daunting?
There isn’t much interesting to say! I was raised in Fort Madison, Ia, as was my husband of 19 years, John. We have two entirely too energetic boys – Jackson, 8 1/2 and Kyler, 7. I love portrait photography and writing, which contributed to my choosing to work as a graphic designer and marketing consultant. I have had the opportunity to work professionally as a photographer, which helps me appreciate how much Wendi has it together. Organization, high-end products and talent out the wa-zoo, all wrapped up in a neat little bow (or snowflake ribbon as the season may dictate).
See? Not very interesting. Maybe the key is not what I say about myself, but HOW I say it. I could make up a trailer for my (yet to be made) autobiographical movie – “Couch Potato Entertainment presents a Lifetime Original made for television event, “Medicated and Motivated: The Christie Holtkamp Story, starring Drew Barrymore.”
Or, I could describe myself in the cheesy personal ad format: “White female, 39 (and holding), blond, blue eyes, 5′ 5″ – there’s a lot of me to love! Enjoys bubble baths, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Seeking fun-loving companion. Must love children, have reliable transportation and full set of teeth.” That’s a bit old school, though.
If I kept up my Facebook page, my profile would reveal… “Likes: Jane Austen, Nick Hornby, Morgan Freeman, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Adele, Bob Seger, HGTV and Thesaurs.com.” Obviously, I have multifarious predilections.
I guess all you really need to know about me is that I really like it here at Wendi Riggens Photography – and I know you will too!