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Meet Tanya + Katy

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About Tanya

Thanks for making it this far! I’m Tanya and I’m based in Chicago, Illinois where I specialize in lifestyle family portraits + outdoor weddings! I’m originally from Dallas, Texas where I actually travel often for outdoor ranch weddings! Who doesn’t love a good pair of cowboy boots? I graduated from Baylor University, Waco with an art degree where I concentrated on Photography and Print Making.

The most exciting thing for me is to think about how the photos I make today will someday be seen by your great grandkids AND my grandkids, and our story will forever be told.  I hope someday the stories I tell with your photos will hang in their homes.  I only wish I had a portrait of my great grandparents, it would be definitely be on my framed wall collage.

Let’s grab some tea…or coffee…or wine and lets hear what your family story is!

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About Katy

I came to this business by way of falling in love with Tanya.  I am a chef and work in Chicago testing and developing recipes but also have a background in restaurants and catering – which really helps in knowing a lot about weddings and event planning!  Working with Tanya started really simply.  I helped her out at a portrait session as an assistant – which basically meant bag holding, furniture moving, and holding a reflector – and I fell in love with it.  I loved how incredible it felt to be a part of someone’s special day, or getting to watch a family as they laugh and play together.

Tanya and I make such a good team, she the creative and talented and I’m the systems.  She will tell your story and make it feel so easy.  I on the other hand am really organized and have spent the last 15 years of my life organizing events.  I’ll be the one answering your emails, scheduling sessions, and making sure that your day runs perfectly and you get to just relax, enjoy, and then wait for the most beautiful photos of your wedding or family.

 

 

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