a natural light photographer seeking inspiration in our everyday lives, sharing images, creating art, and telling stories about all that we are and all of the beauty that surrounds us. And, I'm so glad you're here.
I'm a native of the Virginia coast where I grew up near the beach, always wanting to be outdoors. I am a proud wife of a law enforcement officer and mother to 3 wonderful children and am so grateful to live this life.
Creating memories and art for others is an honor for me.
One Photo Changed Everything
I come from a family of disciplined photo collectors and my dad has been a photography enthusiast for as long as I can remember. Although I didn't have the foresight when I was young to develop any creative interests I might have had at the time in photography, it sort of feels like it's in my blood.
I grew up to study psychology and child development and eventually ended up in the business world. One hot summer day on vacation, a photograph of my two daughters taken by a college student, moved me enough to buy my own camera and ultimately leave a demanding 17-year career in corporate America for the pursuit of creating my own art.
Why Stories are Important
There are too many reasons to list here but the short answer is this: I love my life and the people in it and every day that I can wake up and enjoy my family is a gift. We are all familiar with that lump-in-the-throat feeling, that one we get when we breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that "everything is going to be ok." And, we all know the helpless feeling of regret.
Maybe you didn't say what needed to be said, or you let too many years go by without a visit, or you worked too many hours or maybe you regret that you don't have any photos with that special someone and now it's too late. I choose to live in the moment, say the words, document, and savor all that I have. I aim to help others do the same.
I am here today, a corporate dropout on a mission to relish what is most important in life, to create artistic images that move people, and to give families the experience of photography with a purpose by telling their stories.
Each photo is so special and beautiful, it's hard to believe. Besides her gorgeous photography style, Tammy is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure they are truly happy.