I'm So Stoked That You're Here.
Hey there, I'm Tia.
You spend a hell of a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day-
It's crucial to work with someone you actually like hanging out with!
That said, I want you to feel like you know exactly who you're getting when you book with me, so here's what you should know.
My value system guides the way I run my business.
Some of my core values are inclusivity, serenity, and being present.
Inclusivity means that all love is celebrated in my work, but that's not all it means.
I’ve found that in the wedding industry, a lot of vendors have defined inclusivity as just being willing to take money from any couple, regardless of who they are. To me, that’s just not right.
Yes, I’m here to celebrate all the types of love, but doing that means a lot more than simply working with queer and BIPOC couples. It means I learn the value systems of other wedding vendors, so when I make recommendations to you, I know they are also prioritizing your safety and will fully celebrate and support you. It means researching the history of venues before choosing to work there. It means not making assumptions about who you are based on your name, your skin, your body— and getting to know you on a personal level so that your photos are a reflection of YOU and how YOUR relationship feels. It also means turning away work where these value systems don’t align.
Serenity means that I approach my work in a calm, measured, quiet way.
It’s funny to me that while being an introvert to my core, I chose a job that requires being around crowds of people. I guess it be like that sometimes. To be honest, if you would love a life of the party wedding photographer, I absolutely respect that- and I’m probably not your girl. I love to joke around with you all and have the rapport of friends, but I’m not gonna be at the center of the dance circle during your reception lol.
I approach wedding days with a sense of calm that allows me to take everything in so I can document it. If you seem overwhelmed, I’ll take you aside and check on you, and see what I can do to alleviate that. I connect with your most important people- your wedding party, your family- to help them feel calm too, so they can enjoy the day as it comes.
I find that having a quiet approach to weddings allows me to better see my couples as exactly who they are. It helps me to serve you the best way I can. It also aligns me with my other core value of being present.
Being present is at the core of being human.
Being present has not always come naturally to me (fellow OCD girlies, rise up), but it has become an integral part of my work. I want you to be fully in the moment during your wedding, so I need to be as well. Of course, I give timeline assistance and know the order of operations— but weddings never go exactly to plan. I’ve become an expert at rolling with the punches.
I think that is one of the most beautiful parts of life— that regardless of our plans, we never know exactly what will happen next.
It can be scary, but it’s so uniquely human.
Who I Am
Now that you know about how I run my business, let's get to know each other as friends!
I'm a hopeless romantic (if you guessed that I'm a Cancer, you'd be right), so from the moment you choose me as your wedding photographer, I'm 100% invested in your love story. I love hearing you gush about all your little "relationship things."
In my personal life, I prioritize time with my loved ones, because I believe quality of life is largely measured by the people you share it with. I spend a lot of my free time trying new recipes (or restaurants, let's be real), playing board games, and spending time in nature. Aside from that, I'm a sucker for 70s and 80s rock and am a die-hard super fan of Talking Heads. Like seriously, there's a Talking Heads tribute band in Baltimore that I've gone to see by myself because I'm simply ~obsessed~.
Last, but certainly not least, I'm a total stage mom to my cat Goose (pictured below). I'm obsessed with her, obviously.
(Is this the best photo I've ever taken?)
I so appreciate you taking some time to get to know me. Now, it's your turn!
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