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Sam & Alex

Things don’t always work out the way you plan but it’s so great when they turn out better than you could have imagined. Alex and Sam had originally planned a large celebration in New Orleans. But like so many other couples in 2020, their plans were derailed by travel and gathering restrictions. Not letting that stop them from celebrating, they chose to hold an intimate ceremony in California where they have family. Through Airbnb, they found the coziest little cabin tucked away in the woods. With string lights, vintage rugs and flowers, they added their own personal touches creating a truly magical setting. One of the most important elements for them was that they really wanted to enjoy their day and be with their family as much as possible. They didn’t want to spend very much time taking posed photos and wanted the day mostly captured candidly. That’s exactly what they got. We let the evening unfold naturally and move at its own pace. And when it came time for their photos, well, it’s amazing what 10 minutes with a gorgeous backdrop and some beautiful light can do. That’s the only time we spent taking photos of the two of them. The rest of the evening was spent documenting all the lovely moments just as they happened. It wasn’t the big New Orleans wedding they thought they would have, but it was perfect, absolutely perfect.

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Alex & Sam

If you are looking for a photographer who is professional, reliable, flexible, and immensely talented, work with Tammy! There are a lot of challenges you face as a person trying to get married in a pandemic, and from the second I spoke with Tammy on the phone, I knew I wasn't going to have to fret about the photography aspect of the wedding. She was so patient in understanding our somewhat chaotic vision and last-minute changes, and I was so thankful I got to work with her. She had such a positive attitude and all our guests commented on how great she was. And most importantly, her work was amazing! The pictures captured how special our wedding felt, and I'm so grateful to have them as a reminder of that day.


"EARTH ANGEL ALERT!"

INNA & ANDREW

My husband and I had her shoot our outdoor engagement session and loved how elegant and artful they turned out. She also flew out to shoot our NY wedding! My parents loved her, which is very important to me, but it also is a great example of how comfortable everyone felt when it was "photo time" and during the reception. Weather had interfered with our outdoor plans and Tammy not only beautifully captured our last-minute venue change, but also helped the bride (me) gather her emotions as things were shifting, families were awkwardly wondering what's going on, and chaos loomed.

"TAMMY IS A RAY OF SUNSHINE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE NEAR THEM AT THEIR WEDDING”

KAT & DYLAN

I don't know how we can thank you enough for what you captured on our wedding day. We know how much work shooting a wedding is, and that it can be particularly stressful when it's another photographer's wedding, but you handled it with class, poise, professionalism, and a prodigious amount of talent. Even more impressive, your personal style and light touch kept us both comfortable and at ease throughout the day. It's rare that one feels more comfortable with a camera following them around, but the calming force of your personality made that true on our wedding day. 

"YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND LIGHT TOUCH KEPT US BOTH COMFORTABLE”

BRIANA & MATT

She made our engagement and wedding photo experience so special, easy, and best of all comfortable. From the moment we contacted her, she was super communicative, answered all our questions, was totally open to our ideas, and worked with us to make both our engagement and wedding photos exactly what we wanted. Best of all, the photos turned out STUNNING and totally captured the vibe at our wedding. I was drawn to Tammy because her photos almost looked like they were in motion. Her images feel authentic and take me right back to the moment.

"I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START, TAMMY IS THE BEST!”

ALISHA & CODY

Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more amazing and laid back than we ever could have imagined! We knew from the moment we met you that we chose the perfect photographer. We felt like friends immediately. There were moments for both of us that really stand out that day where you were so much more than a photographer to us! We can’t even begin to explain how at ease you made us feel! You are so amazing at what you do and a blast to hang out with! 

"WE FELT LIKE FRIENDS IMMEDIATELY.”

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