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!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Families at Long Creek Vineyards

What an amazing weekend to shoot! The weather was unseasonable warm and perfect for shooting outdoors for the Holidays!! I was so busy this past weekend and I'm still working on editing and getting everything ready for delivery! Here are my favorites from this weekend! Have a happy Wednesday! And Happy Veterans day!!! Thank you to all who have served our country with dignity and bravery!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Casting Call Sessions!

Wow! The weather was A-MAZ-ING this weekend! It made both days absolutely perfect to shoot! I had 4 more Casting Call sessions and they went awesome! I loved every minute! Kids are so fun to shoot because everything seems so unposed and natural! My favorite! Here are a few of my favorites from the weekend:) Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank God for self timers on cameras and tripods! LOL Today we headed out to the abandoned Nelson Park Golf Course and had some fun in the November sun:) Our annual Christmas Card sitting. Dispite the smiles on our faces, it was like pulling teeth to get everyone to sit up and smile! But the end result was a great family picture where no one was blinking, crying or talking! SUCCESS!!

I also would like to take a second and thank all my friends, family and fans! You guys are amazing! I hope to see you all in the future and make lifelong friends and customers! Photography is my passion and you are all my muses! Thank yor for letting me take your pictures! And I hope you enjoy mine:)

Happy November!!~Tia

Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness! I am sooo excited! I have decided to give the first 20 customers who book a 'Winter Wonderland' session a $50 gift certificate to give as a gift OR use on themselves for future photo sessions with me!

Besides the fact that I absolutely LOVE taking pictures, I have a lofty goal before me! You see, I have every intention of bettering myself and my images. And the only way to do that is to get behind the camera any time I have the opportunity!

My schedule has virtually exploded lately and I've been able to contribute to some serious home improvements around here........yeee haw! But my eye is now on a very different prize: equipment that will make your images even more crystal clear and crazy awesome! SO, on your mark.........get set........GO! Call me today! First come, first served! ;)

Fall Families at Long Creek Vineyards

Thank the good Lord that it FINALLY stopped raining! The vineyard was gorgeous and the weather was perfect for pictures! Here are a few of my favorite Fall Families from this weekend!

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!