Tamara in AlaskaChilkoot Lake, Haines, AK
Tamara’s Portrait Photography
Tamara comes to Haines, AK annually, ever since her father bought a vacation home on the Lynn Canal over a decade ago. This year is special, though. This year, Tamara came to celebrate her 60th birthday through an extended stay, commemorating the occasion with professional portrait photography in her favorite locations.
How do you find a portrait photographer in a remote fishing town while visiting from Oklahoma? Apparently, you ask a flight seeing pilot’s wife who knows a girl who walks around with a camera. (That girl would be me.)
Tamara’s request? Roughly 10 images that were better than cell phone quality. We went a few steps better than that.
I asked Tamara’s size and had the perfect dress to accompany her casual attire. She accessorized with gorgeous scarves and shawls from the Carlisle Collection. There, she’s an agency consultant specializing in women’s designer and professional clothing for the Oklahoma City business and legal communities. As partner in Cain & Cain, Estate Planners for Life, Tamara has firsthand knowledge (in addition to the obvious legalities surrounding estate planning), of the need for appropriate business attire.
This shoot, though? This shoot was pure fun. At the end of it, Tamara said, “You had me in a gown dancing around a lake. I just didn’t expect this. You made me feel beautiful.” And then we hugged, both with tears in our eyes.
Happy birthday, Tamara. You are absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for trusting me to capture your images and for all the fun you brought to our session!