The biggest risk you can take is staying right where you are ...that was the motivating force behind my choice to leave my comfortable job as an event planner in 2014 and dive into photography full time. I’m grateful for every single day that I get to wake up and hustle for my goals; connect with and create artwork and content for kind, beautiful and fascinating people; and that there is always something new to learn. The combined experiences of professional photography and entrepreneurship have shaped my life in ways that I never planned, and I am filled with the utmost gratitude for all of my clients, family and friends who have supported me and my dream along the way.
If you choose to work with me for portrait photography, my number one goal is to help you feel comfortable and open in front of the camera. My clients often come to me admittedly nervous and self-conscious, but by the time we are through, they feel confident, they can’t stop smiling and laughing, and they gush about how much they enjoyed their portrait experience. Having fun while being photographed can transform the way you see and feel about yourself, and I believe it’s important to work with a photographer who can energize and guide you throughout the whole session in order to achieve that.
In my business and event photography work, I perform with the utmost professionalism, but still bring my joyful and carefree personality to the job. I’m also extremely adept at meshing with any crowd; relationship-building is one of my strengths, and it truly makes a difference in the images I capture for you. Photography will tell the story of your business, your brand, and your employees. I take my role in accomplishing this for you very seriously. I will be your teammate and partner in reaching your vision. Whether you’re a small company with an employee of one looking to strengthen your online presence through visuals, or you’re a large university or corporation in need of vibrant and lively event coverage to share with guests, I’ve got you covered.
My friends call me TB.
Here’s a small sampling of things I could not live without... My crazy-huge family, my goofy + supportive partner, my incredible friends, food, game night, barbequing, Gig Harbor, napping, sunsets, Seafair, the sound of waves, nap time, breakfast, Game of Thrones, Suits, water, kombucha, How I Built This, The Profit, puns, making up words, brainstorming (anything!), siestas, passport stamps, Lord of the Rings, second breakfast, Harry Potter, reading, bonfires, baking, cooking, The Sandlot, Heavyweights, Huskies, March Madness, dessert, exercising (see previous item), laughing, and did I mention naps and eating?
“I tried being normal once… worst two minutes of my life!”
—Ziad K. Abdelnour
“The world belongs to the energetic.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
“Follow your bliss. Find where it is, and don’t be afraid to follow it.”
“Because of your smile you make life more beautiful.”