LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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2016: A year full of honors!

So 2016 was a huge year for my new business. I am so honored to have my photos being featured by photographers and used by businesses I respect!

In December, this image was featured on the Life + Lens Instagram feed and website! :)
In December, this image was featured on the Life + Lens Instagram feed and website! 🙂

 

One of the best things that happened to me professionally (besides staying super busy with such awesome clients) was getting recognized by the Life + Lens blog on Instagram and Facebook for one of the one year cake smash photos that I took this past December.

Another significant highlight has been taking photos for the Kidorable brand. Kidorable had a contest for brand ambassadors in August. After seeing them advertise their products years ago on Good Morning America’s weekly deals, I submitted a few pictures of my children playing with the only Kidorable items we actually owned: two umbrellas.

This was one of the photos I shot of Emma when I competed for us to be a brand ambassador for Kidorable. The rain coat is actually from Carters!
This was one of the photos I shot of Emma when I competed for us to be a brand ambassador for Kidorable. The rain coat is actually from Carters!

In addition to looking for cute kids, Kidorable had really specific characteristics they were looking for on the photography side. I’ve been one of the few brand ambassadors to be featured regularly and prominently on their Instagram, Facebook feeds and cover photo, and e-mail lists. (I may even be getting to do a Giveaway with them, so stay tuned for that!)

In my mere six months of operating TCJ Design, I’ve learned a few things about myself and my relationship with photography. Here they are, in no particular order.

  • I love documenting relationships.
  • I also like preserving history.
  • I enjoy the challenge of capturing real smiles rather
    Liam and Emma were the only set of siblings chosen!
    Liam and Emma were the only set of siblings chosen!

    than posed smiles.

  • I love hearing the story of each couple I photograph.
  • I love playing with children.
  • I want moms to be in more photos.
  • I am amazing by the unique personality of each family I photograph.
  • I can learn a lot about people by just spending one hour with them.
  • I enjoy working with businesses (so send some my way who are looking for someone to document their work for websites, social media, etc.!)

I hope I get the chance to experience one of these insights with you!

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A recent photo of mine used as Kidorable’s FB Cover Photo!

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Meet Teresa

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO want their story told

Hi. I’m Teresa. While photography is a part-time job for me, documenting your stories doesn’t ever get treated like it’s not important. My full-time gig is teaching high school English, journalism, and photography at an all-boys’ school in Washington, DC. Journalism is my favorite subject to teach because it is as much about writing as it is about the art of observing the world, and I became a photographer because of my experiences in photojournalism.

You’ll see in galleries with my families, children, newborns, or weddings, my style definitely is more about documenting connection and trying to create real moments. I love a good portrait, but my heart is happiest when I get real smiles from people loving on and playing with each other.

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