Christine Shepard - often called cShep - is an international award-winning photographer based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii who is passionate about illuminating the beauty of our world through world-class imagery. Her raw creative talent, vibrantly optimistic attitude, formative years of experience working alongside leading marine scientists, and current entrepreneurial endeavors leading her own media production company make her a sought-after professional.
Originally from Southern California, Christine moved to Miami, Florida for college, graduating summa cum laude with a dual degree in Ecosystem Science and Policy, as well as Electronic Media. Upon graduation, Christine served as the Media and Virtual Learning Manager for the University of Miami Shark Research Lab. During her four years with the Lab, she shared cutting-edge scientific research with the public through visually engaging multimedia packages. Her work has been internationally published including several journal cover images, photo stories and interviews for Popular Science, National Geographic Online, The Washington Post, Professional Photographer Magazine, and Scientific American, and personal spotlight stories on the Discovery Channel and Oprah’s O Magazine. To learn more, visit: http://www.christineshepard.com/Awards.
cShep imagery strives to capture beauty in our natural world – whether it be in the striking toothy portraits of sharks, the sun-kissed sandy shores of tropical beaches or even the textured face of forgotten wildflowers. Christine always seems to find a way to appreciate the beauty, the simple pleasures, and the inspiration in each day. This joyous philosophy translates seamlessly into her photography. She's been named a “Highly Honored Winner” in Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Competition, a finalist in two categories of the 2014 BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and placed fourth in the Animal Portrait category of the International Ocean Art Photography Competition.
Christine resides in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, where she runs Coral Cove Imagery, a boutique media production company. When Christine isn't behind the lens of her cameras or at her desk editing, you'll likely find her hiking through the cloud forest, paddle surfing down at the beach, or cooking with some homegrown veggies in the kitchen.