Tamara in AlaskaChilkoot Lake, Haines, AK
Tamara’s Portrait Photography
Tamara visits 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. She decided to commemorate the occasion with professional portrait photography in her favorite mountainous locations.
How do you find a portrait photographer in a remote fishing town while visiting from Oklahoma? Apparently, you ask a pilot’s wife who knows a girl who walks around town with a camera. (That girl would be me.)
Tamara’s request? Roughly 10 images better than cell phone quality. We went a few steps better than that.
I asked Tamara’s size and had the perfect dress to compliment her casual attire. She accessorized with gorgeous scarves and shawls from the Carlisle Collection where she’s an agency consultant. Tamara specializes 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 not work. 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!
You were amazing!!! The photos are SO much more than I expected. They are so beautiful. What a keepsake for me AND my family!
I’m so glad we crossed paths. I want others to have the same experience that I did!
I don’t think I’m going to be able to wait until Christmas to share these with my family.