Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Morgan's Birthday Session

Oh, Miss Morgan is one of the cutest little girls I've ever had the priveledge to shoot! What a doll! She was so good and we had a great time indoors and out!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Christmas is over. No more holiday sessions. No more super busy schedule.

HOWEVER, the snow is falling and I would LOVE to get outside and take some fun Winter Wonderland sessions!!

So, who wants a free session?! Here's all you need to do:

~Pick a day you want pictures taken.

~Set an appointment.

~Find 3 other people you know who will book and keep a Winter Wonderland session for the same day you take your's.

~If those 3 people keep their appt., your's is FREE!

1, 2, 3.....that's it.

And stay tuned.......there should be lots of fun and new surprises coming your way!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Layla and Jordan's Winter Wonderland!!

IT SNOWED!!! And it was perfect to get out in the weather and shoot sweet Layla and her handsome cousin, Jordan! We had so much fun.....we froze, but had so much fun!! Enjoy!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Pop the Quesiton, Fellas!!

For those of you planning on proposing.........or if you know someone who's planning on proposing...why not let me capture that moment when you give her the surprise of her life!?

Schedule a 'Pop the Question' session and we'll turn a 'basic' photo shoot into a memory that you will have for a lifetime!! Here's the deal: You tell her that you want to get pictures taken...pick a session like 'Winter Wonderland' or a pet session...something fun and layed back. Then when she least expects it you turn to her, get down on one knee and ask her to be your bride. And the best part, (after she says 'yes, of course), is that it's captured forever!

Your session consists of:

~An hour of my time

~A disc with every image

~A 5x7

~And a story board album

Investment: $200.00

Call me and we'll coordinate the most amazing moment of your life!!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gift Certificates.....Get 'Em While They're HOT!

Christmas is just a couple weeks away.......YIKES!! How did that happen? Wasn't it just the 4th of July?! Most of us have our Christmas shopping finished, or, mostly finished. But there's a gift that's always fun to receive....A FREE SESSION! Or, a session that's mostly paid for. Gift certificates may be purchased for the full price of a session OR in increments of $25. Easy on the budget! And in this economy, it's nice to get portraits at a fraction of the price of those big studios!

Happy Holidays and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Walking in a Winter's a hit!!

I wasn't sure that the Walking in a Winter Wonderland sessions would take off the way they did! It's been a blast to get out in the weather and 'play'!! Here are a couple more sessions from last weekend. And there will be more this weekend as well! I've been blessed with a very busy schedule!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Steers Family

Long Creek Vineyards is on of the most beautiful places to take family photos! No matter the season, it's gorgeous out there! Friday I had the pleasure of photographing the Steers family. They were great subjects! Enjoy!

The Morr Family

The day before Thanksgiving was COLD and soggy from all the rain we've been getting, but it didn't stop the Morr Family! I enjoyed every brisk moment:)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stay Tuned.....

Wow! A friend of mine gave me a few photographers' websites to check out.....then each of those photographers' recommended links to other photographers....and so on and so on....

I now have over 150 photography websites in my favorites! I've only looked through a couple, but I'm more inspired than ever! What I love about the majority of photographers is that they are very encouraging and eager to give tips and inspiration. They don't mind if you use a version of their idea to make it your own. So, I've got a few things brewing that you'll want to stay tuned for. But here's just a taste:

~In January, I will be on the lookout for high school seniors for my Senior Ambassador Program.

~Each month I will be having some sort of give away, discount or promotion.

~I'm in the process of defining my 'Giving Back' session. It's basically a free session for families who have an infant/child in a nicu at an area hospital. If you have any questions now, feel free to call me!!

~SOON I will be making an announcement about another casting call........a free session for a specific category that I'm working on.

So far, that's it..........but I'm sure there will be more!!

Business & Commercial Photography

I'm happy to start offering this service! I've been asked if it was available, but I hadn't 'defined' my session. So, here it is....

Your business/commercial session includes:

~An hour of my time

~All images burnt to a disc for you to use as you wish. Upload them to your website. Take them to the printer who makes your press packets......they're yours!

~Cost: $100($50 for each additional hour.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I love it...........
I love photography! I love everything about my camera and lens'. I love when my phone rings and it's someone who says, 'You don't know me, but I saw your work online and I'm wanting you to take my picture." I love, LOVE meeting new people!
I love discovering alleys and abandoned homes and old rusty cars for backdrops! I love it when I'm downloading my files after a long day and an image comes across the screen that takes my breath away. I love the wrinkles on old peoples' faces and the smooth cheeks on a baby.
I love when my customers get tears in their eyes when they look at their images. I love it when I get tears in my eyes when I look at my customers images;)
I love when people show up with ideas! I love when I wake up in the night with ideas! :) I love spending hours online looking at photography sites that inspire me to be better. I love encouragement. I love other photographers who stop by to give a tip or two....that's utterly priceless!
I love it when natural light bounces off a child's eyes! I love being busy! I love down time, too! I love my customers!
I love it.........I love my life. I love the choices I've made. And I love my job!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


When I was out at my parents' last weekend, my cousin, Heather, stopped over with her little man! He's got the most amazing eyes!! Every photographer's dream! Enjoy!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

January Promo!

I know you might think it's a little early to be looking into the new year, but I'm a planner! I like having timelines and deadlines! :) So.........

Schedule a full session in January, (including 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' sessions), by January 31st and be registered to win an 11x14 from your shoot!

For a list of sessions see my archives. I'm so excited to be able to offer these fun promotions! It's a win/win for everyone!

Pictures are so much fun! I'm in love with my job!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tori & Jenna's Christmas Session

My little nieces are getting so big! Tori came to us 3 Christmas' ago and Jenna arrived last Thanksgiving. They are our sweet little Holiday babies! I was able to take advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having and spend some time trying to get them to smile for me:) As you can see from the was slightly challenging! But the end result made us all happy. Two beautiful girls who bring us so much joy!

'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' Sessions at Long Creek Vineyards!!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to go back to Long Creek Vineyards to shoot 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' sessions!!

These sessions may require a bit of bundling up, but that's the point! 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' sessions are fun and very relaxed. I love capturing those fun moments when the kids are running and playing or when families are just interacting with each other and don't even realize I'm there:) I'm already booking, so you'll want to take advantage while you can!

I will be shooting on Friday, November 27th from noon until 4 and Sunday, November 29th from noon until 2:30. This time it's going to be a little different, though. I'm going to offer full sessions AND mini sessions.

The full session includes;

~Approximately an hour sitting in various areas on the grounds of the vineyard.

~A 5x7 of my favorite shot.

~A disc with ALL of your images. You will retain rights to these images, so you can to go any photo retailer and print your own enlargements/reprints/Christmas cards...etc.

~AND the first 20 people to book a full session will receive a gift certificate for $50 to use on a future session with me:) Or you can give it as a gift to someone you love.

Total cost: $125.00

The mini session includes;

~Approximately 20 to 30 minute sitting in a couple areas on the grounds of the vineyard.

~A disc with ALL of your images. You will retain rights to these images, so you can go to any photo retailer and pring your own enlargements/reprints/Christmas cards....etc.

Total cost: $50.00

So call me today to book your session! 217-737-9122


OK....I don't actually have a 'studio'. My studio is wherever YOU are! I think there's a misconception about natural light photographers that we only shoot outdoors. That couldn't be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, so many beautiful images can be captured right in your own home with no help from studio lights and bulky equipment.

I want to make sure that my customers and potential customers are aware that if you don't want to venture out into the cold this winter for an outdoor session or a Winter Wonderland session, we can get some amazing images right in the comfort of your own home! I'm posting some images that I shot the other day that I was able to capture in my basement and in my daughter's room.

SO.......if you don't want to freeze outside.....(and I'm all about staying warm!!), let me know and we can customize an indoor session for you and your family! My rate begins at $150 for a basic session and goes up depending on your desires.

Call me today to set up your indoor session!


Tia Wind Photography

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by! I try to blog daily, but I'm sure I'll fall off the wagon eventually:) So, here's a little about me.....

I'm a wife, mother, sister and friend. I take my camera EVERYWHERE I go. Creating images that make my customers happy is my one and only goal! I love, love, LOVE getting behind the camera and do so every chance I get! I'm located in the Benton/Bryant/Central Arkansas area.

I'm an on location natural light photographer, which means I come to you and I use whatever light is available. I don't lug around heavy lights and equipment. And the best part about that is the fact that I don't have any overhead! Which means I can offer YOU great pictures at amazing prices!

Enjoy cruising through my blog:) Call me for details on my sessions and investment. I look forward to building my list of new friends and clients!

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Above all, I'm a mom of 3 amazing kis and a wife to the hottest man on the planet! :) Secondly, I'm a photographer. You can use this blog to keep up to date on recent sessions, news, upcoming events or just random posts about my life:) I shoot primarily in natural light and on location. I stive to capture my subjects' spirit and personality in every image I take! I'm living my dream!