My oldest daughter pushed me into the niche of motherhood photography when my time became her most sought-after commodity. In all of her three-year-old wisdom, she reminded me that I was missing her important moments while documenting brides all over the United States. I missed soccer games, dance recitals, and birthday parties because I was often committed 12 to 18 months in advance. 

 When you become a mother, you truly understand the price of a single minute. The scarcity of time becomes painfully apparent. How the days turn to weeks, the do lists become a little longer. As I refocused the lens of my business, my mission became clear: prioritize my spare time and add value to my clients.

As a mother of four, I have carefully crafted how I run my studio to fully serve my clients to the best of my ability to create authentic moments to be cherished tangibly. I have taken the busy work out of the equation by anticipating pain points from day of beauty & wardrobe to hanging the final nail of their gallery wall. Consider it already taken care of.

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Purchased my first DSLR camera to create online content for my then Wedding Design business.

2010

2010

I gave birth to my first baby & launched my career as a wedding photographer!

2012

2012

2010

Built an in home studio & started educating myself  about newborn safety & learning from some of the best Newborn Photographers in the business.

2014

2012

2010

2014

Opened my brick & mortar studio and photographed my very last wedding. 

2017

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2014

2017

Introduced heirloom artwork to fully serve my clients memories & safely documented over 95 families. 

2020

Let's take a trip back in time...

IT haS BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING

A mother's work is never done.

THAT WHY I HOLD YOUR HAND FROM START TO FINISH

When I was pregnant with my first child ten years ago, I had NO idea what I was doing. Luckily I had a fellow wedding photographer who offered to do my maternity session. Had she not... I very well would have missed the moment.

After a traumatic birth experience, the last thing on my mind was a newborn session. When the fog settled & I finally felt well enough to commission someone, I was shocked. I should have booked my session WHILE I was in my second trimester. My very first mom fail & the guilt was real.

I finally found a photographer who wasn't booked into Tinslehy's first birthday and fumbled through a menagerie of emotions. The overwhelm was astounding. I didn't know what to wear, pack, or prepare.

The day was chaotic; trying to put me together between feedings and changing diapers left me feeling defeated before our session began. When we arrived at the studio, I wasn't prepared to sweat off all of my hard work... literally. Three hours into the session, it was finally time for our family photos. My hair had melted into a flat mess, and so had my makeup. I felt as exhausted as I looked. Looking back at the experience sparked the very foundation my experience would become.
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When I opened my studio, I decided my clients would never feel that same feeling of stress & defeat preparing for their portrait session. This singular experience catapulted what would become the HHP experience and molded my entire studio.

Ten years later, am I happy that I documented the moment? Yes! Do I love our first family portrait? Absolutely not. The photos will forever remind me of all the stress and dread I felt as a new mother struggling in those early days.

Problem solved.

I make my own candles.
Pandemic Hobby turned obession.

My Mother set me up with my husband.

All my loves.

Text

Call

Burger

Taco

Netflix

Hulu

Coffee

Tea

Winter

Summer

Dog

Cat

There's more, A few random facts...

I work with a limited number of clients each month to ensure each client gets my full attention & the highest level of service. I can't wait to connect with you.
To take the next step lets take some time to chat the old fashion way!

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Discover what our luxury signature sessions are all about. 

FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Artwork design & installation

Hair & makeup

Client Wardrobe

Pre session planning

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Before your session, we invite clients into the studio to talk about their upcoming sessions' details. Together we select your color story & wardrobe for your entire family, discuss location & any pain points you may have that are unique to your family. (Your husband hates being photo shoots, your two-year-old has the attention span of a goldfish, etc.) The session handles a little over half of an hour and is a great way to make sure you feel confident the day of your session. 

PRE SESSION PLANNING

Every detail Attended

One of my clients' most significant pain points is "What do we wear?" We have curated an entire closet of clothing for the whole family, from beautiful dresses & gowns in neutral shades to little girl frocks in complementary shades & textures. The client closet is complimentary to all Signature & Simple Session clientele.

STUDIO WARDROBE

FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

On the day of your session, all you have to do is get to the studio with your baby, significant other & diaper bag. If you forget the bag, we have diapers too* wink wink*

I can genuinely testify after having a baby; you don't always feel like the best version of yourself. Being treated to complimentary hair & makeup allows you to feel confident in your images truly.

DAY OF BEAUTY

A TRUE LUXURY

No session is complete until your memories find their way to paper. Each client can fully explore each archival option that is right for their growing family. Wall artwork is handcrafted to the highest museum standards to ensure that your family's heirlooms stand the test of time, passed on through generations of your legacy. Our talented team installs artwork complimentary, so you can enjoy your time with the people who matter most.

CUSTOM ARTWORK

Installed by yours truly