I have spent so much time sifting through shoeboxes upon shoeboxes of old photographs from my childhood, my mother's childhood, my parent's and grandparent's family, and wedding albums. So many stories of youth, innocence, imagination, and wonder.
With each photograph, I am able to travel back to a much simpler time, remember a loved one who is no longer here, and remember a moment that passed too quickly before my eyes. I'm also able to learn more about the people captured in these images, their adventures, the ones they loved dearly, and how eventually their legacy lead to me.
Somehow their memories have become the memories I now cherish. I'm able to appreciate who all these people were before I even existed. To see how they grew up. The nostalgia feeling. I grew an even deeper connection and appreciation for family and learned more about who exactly they were before me.
My passion for documenting families was fueled by my love of looking through old photographs and albums. Being captivated by the mystery of who those people were in that era of time, learning more about the life they lived. It also stems from the loss of my grandmother. Being drawn to photographs of her in every stage of her life and wishing I had more of her with me.
Photographs are one the most profound inventions to date. It's amazing how it can freeze moments in time and hold such a powerful influence in our lives. We can learn so much about a person just by looking at the photographs that documented all stages of their life.
As children grow up—as we get older—memories inevitably fade. Time flies by. Day to day it seems nothing changes but when we look back everything is so different. Life becomes busier. We blink and your babies are not little babies anymore.
Family sessions start at $750. Inquire now to start the conversation and get the family session investment guide.
"TAMMI HAS BEEN MY FAMILY'S PHOTOGRAPHER SINCE MY GIRLS WERE YOUNG. WE FELL IN Love WITH HER Style AND WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN TO OUR IDEAS, AND HER Playfulness. SHE HAS CAPTURED MANY IMPORTANT Memories. SHE'S PHENOMENAL!" - SONYA K.
They're intended to be a realistic representation of your everyday life, capturing family life in its true form. Portraying the natural, candid, organic essence of this stage of life and focus on connection, growth, and love. When you create a time capsule, what memories would you treasure the most?
My approach to family sessions is spending less time posing, and more time feeling and taking in the moment. Some days are hard, loud, unpredictable, and busy. Other days are easier, quiet, and balanced. No matter what day you're having, they move past quickly. During the session, we'll document the real-life you’re living in the right here, right now. You don't have to feel the pressure of performing for me. We will embrace the messy, intimate, honest, funny, and all moments in-between.
My goal is to capture exactly how you are and they are in this moment in time. So that when you look back at these images years down the road, you'll be taken back in time—remembering the sound of their giggles and tiny little voice, the crazy bedhead hair or how their hair curled in the back, the way their baby shampoo smelt like and the way they clung to you...even on the hard days.