A Raleigh, NC Family Photographer

Meet Your Photographer

Picture this: you're driving back home with your family, after just having photos taken, and you overhear someone say, "I can't wait to see the photos." Your mind is free from worry because you know that everyone genuinely had a good time and, from the sneak peeks you did see, everyone looked so nice. 

I'm Tiara, a family photographer based in Raleigh, NC. I'm passionate about helping camera-shy families have photos they love and can't wait to print. Whether you're a family who hasn't had photos taken in years or you simply hate being on camera, I'll guide you through an interactive & fun photo experience. 

Growing up, quite a few people in my family hated being on camera — a big reason why photos of us, over the years, are sparse. When I first started my photography business almost 4+ years ago, I was shocked to learn most clients felt similar emotions as my family.

helping camera-shy families enjoy capturing their memories

I realized that becoming comfortable on camera is a mental shift first, then a physical one. True camera confidence happens when we get out of our own heads. 

Just as I want to break the norm in my family to not take photos, I want the same for you! After photographing more than 100+ sessions, I've learned that feeling confident on camera isn't something you're born with, it's something you learn. 

Learn How to Be Comfortable on Camera

Have you ever felt awkward on camera or used that word to describe yourself in pictures? Good news if you have — you’re not alone. Over the last few years, at least 85% of my clients have briefed me about their “awkwardness” before their session! It leads me to believe that, at some point in our lives, we all think this too. 

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I love encouraging people! I know that's a common expression, but I really do. I naturally create a friendly rapport with my clients, which helps them to quickly feel comfortable and relaxed with me when they're having their photo taken. I bring a warmth and energy to my work that sets my clients at ease and gets the best emotion out of them. And, I must say, this is one of the best perks of my job!

I'm a Raleigh native who fell in love with a boy she met in middle school (or that's how my husband would describe the way we met) and started a life together a little outside the city.

I've been taking photos for some time now, and I couldn't think of anything else that allows me to love on people so well. I like to help people feel seen and be encouraged. I want my work to really show my clients as I see them: confident, beautiful, and full of joy. 

a little bit more about me


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