Inspiring Instagramers: christiangideon

Username: christiangideon
Name: Christian Gideon
Info: Portrait photographer located in the Missouri Ozarks

Christian Gideon is a professional portrait photographer based out of Springfield, Missouri. His Instagram account not only shows a sampling of his portrait work, but also captures his local landscape of the Missouri Ozarks. His photos have a nostalgic quality that goes beyond the Instagram filters. Some of his photos have an almost eerie feeling, especially when his subjects are abandoned buildings and expansive, empty landscapes.

I’m a bit of a wanderer so documenting life is a never ending process for me – it’s what makes my heart beat hardest.

Whether he’s photographing a couple on their wedding day or tree-filled mountainous vistas, his photos evoke a lot of emotion. He has a defined point of view and manages to not only capture a picture, but a mood.

Thanks to @Karlie_Mosher for the suggestion!


I like to say that I’m a designer by day, blogger by night and photographer on the side. I started my career in package design before going into advertising, then B2B communications, a small stint back into packaging and I now work for a large digital agency. I am so lucky to get to do what I love every day, but I am always looking for creative outlets. My blog, Girly Obsessions, allows me to design something that represents me – my aesthetic and my obsessive personality! I love taking and editing photos, and am slightly addicted to Instagram and Lightroom. I also love to travel and explore. I love to bake. And most importantly, I just love to think creatively.

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