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I’m a wife, mom of two, a dreamer, a doer, a creator of oh so many things and a huge nerd when it comes to photo takin’. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to hear that I’m super passionate about teaching others how to use their cameras so they can make great everyday photos like the pros.

When my son was born I got my first camera and I remember I had no idea how to use it, but I was determined to figure it all out. Little did I know it would become a life long passion of mine and turn into what you see here.

Throughout the years I’ve tried many different types of photography, and although I’ve loved them all, I’ve found that my real passion lies with capturing my everyday moments and TEACHING others how to do it too.

 

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You see, I’m all about capturing REAL LIFE MOMENTS! And the randomness, chaos and humor we can find in our everyday lives is worth remembering. For me, there is something so rewarding and therapeutic about grabbing these precious, fleeting moments to have forever. I feel so fulfilled doing it, it's exactly why you find me showing others how to do for themselves.

I am super excited to share my knowledge with you and can’t wait to follow along with your photography journey. Fancy camera or not, grab whatever it is you use to take photos and let’s get shooting!

xoxo,

Tia

 

when i’m not taking photos…

I love self help stuff! I’ve always been motivated to improve myself in any way, shape, or form. Whether it be personal or professional, if it helps me improve and get better, I’m on it! Right now, I’m all about proving to myself that I am capable of accomplishing things that I never thought possible. My newest improvement, becoming a runner. It’s something I used to imagine for myself, but would laugh at the thought. Guess what though? I’m doing it now! I run at least one 5K/10k per month and I’m hoping to register for my first marathon at the end of 2019.

I also LOVE reading about a whole food plant based diet and I am constantly learning new recipes to force upon my family hahaha I’m so intruiged with how this way of life is both so amazing for our bodies and delicious…who knew? Oh and smoothie bowls…well, I’m always making or eating one…I’m kind of obsessed.

And last but not least, I’m ALWAYS listening to music. I NEED IT TO FUNCTION! It gets me going. It get’s me thinking. It gets me doing! If can’t listen to it alone and loud for at least two hours a day, I go crazy.  It's my therapy and where I get most of my inspiration from.

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awards:

FPJA Top Documentary Family Photographers in 2017 -Global click here

2017 F|PJ Family Photojournalism Association -GOLD Pro Award and BLUE Pro Award click here

2016 {TML} International Photography Competition  - Runner up click here and two Honorable Mentions click here

publications:

Beauty Revived - 50 Beautiful Mothers edition - May 2017 click here

The Long Way Home magazine - Volume VII - Dec 2016 click here

features:

Skin Cancer Foundation - Sun & Skin Blog - Through the Lens: Six Melanoma Survivors Share Their Stories