Hello. My name is Christi Marie, but you can call me Spuddle Funk.
What does Spuddle Funk mean?
𝗦𝗽𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲: (noun) 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵
𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗸: (noun) 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯
“I am feebly moving through life in a state of depression…𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶 𝒸𝒶𝓂𝑒𝓇𝒶!”
Stay weird, stay different.
I’ve had my eyes behind a lens for much of my life. There’s something special about capturing memories for others that brings my soul peace in a world of chaos. Am I perfect? No. I’m rather unconventional in appearance with my multiple piercings and tattoos, but I can promise you one thing: I will never pretend to be something I’m not. I am often described as shy, opinionated, opinionated, caring, and strong woman who is prone to random acts of stupidity.
At the age of 13, I was formally diagnosed with anxiety and depression later attributed to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and I also suffer from a chronic form of the auto-immune disorder called Mucha Habermann disease and severe eiosiniphillic asthma.
Photography is not just a passion, but a therapy. While I am behind a lens I don’t feel anything but absolute joy. No anxiety. No PTSD.
When I am not behind my camera, my main focus in life is my children. They are not only my greatest achievement in life, but also my greatest love. My dad once told me that I would never understand true love until I had a little "mini me" walking around....and well, he was right. I take parenting very seriously - especially since two of my children are considered "special needs". While I do feel like this aspect of my life gives me the unique understanding and ability photograph families who face the same struggles I do, being a parent to special needs children combined with my own unique disabilities means that I cannot and will not be doing photography full time in the foreseeable future.
My reason for breathing
- and the source of my grey hairs.
United States Marine
Master of Sarcasm
Vintage Car Aficionado
ASD, ADHD, DMDD, Speech/Language Impairment & Delay
Landscape Photography Enthusiast
Science, History, & Robotics Junkie
True Crime Addict
ADHD, Speech & Language Impairment, Non-Binary
Horror Movie Fanatic