We have been friends with Tiffany for years…since back in college, before husbands or babies or photography or event planning businesses. Tiffany took photos of our first events, and we planned parties for her before Smash Cake was even dreamed up. It’s been so fun to grow our separate businesses together, collaborating on event, after photoshoot, after event. So naturally, we’re slightly biased when it comes to Tiffany’s photography, but from how her business has grown over the past few years, it’s safe to assume that our bias is substantiated. Her beautiful images are gracing the walls of more and more homes in Santa Clarita, Burbank and beyond.
Personally, we love Tiffany because she’s a blast to hang out with and can pull out a Friends quote for almost any situation. Professionally, we love Tiffany because of her frequent mini sessions (Spring, Back to School, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) which makes photos affordable for everyone, her “pick your favorites” option, her promptness and efficiency in delivery, and her signature sunburst look.
Tiffany is a natural light photographer who captures all of those “lifestyle” special moments, like family portraits for Christmas cards, maternity sessions, precious newborns, senior portraits, holidays, and milestones like the first day of school. She also does some fashion photography and a whole lot of event photography (we may or may not occasionally plan our events around her availability).
Tiffany married her college sweetheart and has two beautiful daughters…Stella, 5 and Vera, 2. She taught Jr. High for 10 years and enjoyed finding innovative and inspiring ways to make learning fun for her students. She loves traveling (she’s been to 42 states and 12 different countries), working out, spending time with family and friends, and reading.
Being around for the past decade of Tiffany’s journey, it was fun reminiscing with her about how she got to where she is today.
I have taken pictures as long as I can remember…seriously, I was the elementary kid on field trips with my cool disposable camera. I loved creating and capturing memories. The ability to see things in various ways has always inspired me and my creative eye. I enjoy the challenging ability to encapsulate stunning moments in a single shot. I began to dabble in photography while I still taught and was able to use a my first DSLR camera. I offered my friends and family sessions in order to practice and continuing to grow. After a few classes, workshops, lots of research, seeking out mentors’ advice, and more practice, I begin developing my own style and skill set. I upgraded my camera and lens and gradually built my business on the side. Once I decided to stay home with my babies, I realized I needed some type of channel to allow my creative and artsy side to flourish. Additionally, it has been a great extra resource to our family as well. I value the ability to work from home and the flexibility of hours. In this business, referrals are your best friend, and I’ve been richly blessed by ‘word of mouth’, and thankfully, happy customers that have helped expand my business.
And like the rest of us, she works hard to make sure her family is her top priority.
Running my business has been so much fun! I love picking my hours and working from home. I try to avoid letting photography interfere or overlap with my family time and other life priorities. I want to enjoy and cherish my time with my family and friends. There was definitely a learning curve, and it took some time to master, but I have been able to create time slots dedicated for photography. It’s not just ‘point a camera’ and done. It’s emailing correspondence, scheduling, shooting the actual session (including travel time and location scouting), editing (the most time consuming), and more. There’s a lot more than meets the eye, so I’ve had to learn to protect my time and designate specific hours to photography. I have a tendency to overwork myself (I just can’t wait to look and edit all the pictures!), so setting parameters has definitely helped me manage my time around running my business and my family.
Below is just a taste of Tiffany’s style and what she can do for you. Additional images and her contact information can all be found on her listing in our business directory.