Tammi Camp has photographed hundreds of families and weddings, ranging from small elopements to multi-day events with 400+ guests. To Tammi, photography is more than simply clicking a button. It is taking a step back and giving her clients the space to live their moments, while she expertly captures their memories.
Nostalgic and always drawn to emotive imagery, she veers away from overly-posed and fake laughing photos. Instead, she captures real moments that tell a story true to you and your day. Artfully and effortlessly, she guides couples and families, manages large parties, and documents the most intimate and candid scenes. She knows when to break the ice, how to be easy in conversation, and how to seamlessly work with vastly different personalities and family dynamics.
TAMMI is EXTRAORDINARILY PASSIONATE about being an ARTIST. Her PASSION has GIVEN LIFE to a UNIQUE, HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER STYLE of EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: a MARRIAGE of PHOTOJOURNALISM and VOGUE — CANDID, yet POLISHED.
At the age of 23, I lost my grandmother to cancer. One memory of my grandma in particular stands out among the rest. Every time we left her house, she would stand by the door waving until she couldn't see us anymore. I remember always looking back in the rear window of the car as we drove away to see her smiling and waving. I would give anything to have a photo of her waving goodbye, so I can go back and relive that little moment over again. A moment I didn't even realize I'd miss so much.
With the force of a gut punch, I was made aware of how important reminders of loved ones are after they're gone. It is how we can ensure that all of our stories live on. This awareness will forever influence my approach to photography.
“You NEVER KNOW how VALUABLE a PHOTO is...UNTIL it's ALL you HAVE LEFT.”
Your wedding is not about the photos, but the photos are about the wedding. My goal is to make sure that everyone can still be immersed in the flow of the emotions and adrenaline of the day without making it feel like a big photography production.
It’s a tie between those first few moments of celebration as a married couple that has so much excitement, relief, and pure joy. It’s a very sweet moment before joining the party, and everything sets in. Most often they become fully present and swept into the moment and forget the cameras are even there. The other is capturing grandparents and parents. Seeing their own witnessing of the day is just as important to document as the couple. Getting loved ones’ perspectives and viewing it through their eyes completes the story.
The future is not promised, live for today. Be present.
I love documenting history for people. There is something so powerful in creating work that outlives us. Photographs tell our stories, shift narratives, and are the only thing left representing us at the end of the day. My responsibility as a photographer is to create space for my subjects to be vulnerable and leave a bit of their true selves in the image.
The studio’s most coveted offering is The TC Wedding Collection, a fully-customized, multi-day wedding photography experience.
Tammi Camp Photography is a destination wedding, elopement, portrait, and brand photography studio, specializing in intimate weddings and serving St. Louis and beyond. Founded by a cosmetologist turned photographer, the studio is a haven for those seeking detail-oriented images that expertly intersect photojournalism and Vogue.