Hi, I’m Tamara! It’s wonderful to meet you! I specialize in wedding photography and portraits for couples in love and growing families.
I live in Crystal Lake, Illinois with my best friend-slash-husband, Tony, our mini goldendoodles Winnie + Mayble, and our adopted pup Roo. On a typical couch night, you can find us all watching a movie and eating Yumz—a hopeless addiction of mine. I’m obsessed with peonies because they remind me of spring and romance. I’m a dabbler in DIY projects around the house—another hopeless addiction.
I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and was constantly grabbing my mom’s camera from the cabinet. I would use up her film by taking photos of everyone and everything around me.
When it was time to choose a major and move on to college, I thought getting a degree in business would be the best choice. But I quickly found myself spending more time in the studio and darkroom than studying for exams. I decided to follow my dreams and attend art school in hopes of becoming a professional photographer. It wasn’t until my internship with a wonderful friend and mentor at a local studio that I realized my love for photographing weddings, couples in love and growing families.
Whether it’s your wedding day or a lifestyle portrait session, I strive to provide you with the utmost in quality services and images. It's a groom catching a glimpse of his future wife walking down the aisle, or the precious seconds when a newborn baby smiles at hearing his mom’s voice, or a senior graduating from college with enough courage to take on the world—it’s all these special moments that make me love what I do every day.
I am so honored to have such amazing clients that have chosen me to be a part of the most special moments in their lives. I’m even more honored and humbled that I get the opportunity to become such wonderful friends with those amazing people.
I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!
Feel free to stop by my Facebook page to see what I’ve been up to, or shoot me an email so we can chat about your wedding day or portrait session.