Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another Room Checked Off the List!

Ah, yes!  Another room checked off the 'done' list!  Love my living room!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome Home, Wayne!!

My brother-in-law is finally home from Afghanistan!  Welcome home,Wayne!!

Monday, March 29, 2010


This little guy was fun to chase:)  I love a challenge! LOL  But the images made me laugh as they were uploading.  I just had to post some of them!  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Renovations!

Well, I've totally slacked on posting images of our continued home renovations!  Here are some more images from about a week ago.  I'll take more today and post throughout the week:) 

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Time for some personal images:)  Bailey recently celebrated her 12th birthday and has been begging for a cell phone.  We've told her that she can wait until she's driving....
Then she started getting involved in extra curricular activities, etc, so we decided that we needed a way to get ahold of her. You know, like on the day when I totally forgot that I was suppose to pick her up and didn't realize it until 20 minutes later.....sorry, Bailey! ;)
So, anyhoo, when her birthday rolled around last week, we put a shiney new phone in a box and dialed her new number.  Here's the sequence of was quite funny.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Low Light and Camera Movement....

More flaws, comin' right at ya;)  I'm posting a couple before and after images that show how I typically 'hide' low light and camera movement problems.  Phototshop is my first stop.  I really don't like photoshopping all.  I try my VERY hardest to make sure my camera's settings are always 'right on'.  I shoot manually, (meaning I don't change any of my automatic settings to do the work for me), and sometimes it just gives me a little trouble.  Boo, hiss!
So, here's a couple before/after images.  *And if there are any photographers out there who know a better 'quick fix' please feel free to LET ME KNOW! :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dyanne & Kevin's Shoot

The priviledge and honor is all mine!  I had SO much fun on Sunday shooting for Dyanne & Kevin's album....And in June I get to shoot the beautiful Dyanne and Troy's wedding!  Here's part of a sneak peak from Sunday's extravaganza:)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Am My Own Worst Critic!

Sometimes we do a session and the images look great on our little view finder on the DSLR camera.  But, then we go home, download them and see that we are, alas, fundamentally flawed!  NNnooooooo! ;)
When I do a session and look at the images, I want to make sure that my customers are COMPLETELY satisfied!  I'll be the first on to admit that I'm not the greatest and best photographer around....mistakes are ultimately & eventually going to happen.  And I hate that!  So, when that happens I contact my customers and let them decide if they like their images or not....if not, then we will schedule a complimentary session and make things right:)
These next images are part of a session that I did on Sunday.  Some of them turned out, some of them did not.  Then I realized what happened....The caretaker at the mansion turned on the overhead lights halfway through my session and I didn't even realize it.  But when I got home and looked at the images, they looked way too, well, NON-natural light-ish. 
Sarah:  Let me know what you think and we'll work something out:)  Thanks!!!
Compare this:
to this:

Monday, March 22, 2010


Good night, sleep tight!  Whew, ya just about caught me;)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring is Here....sort of.

On Friday, I had so much fun with the McCrady family!  It was my first time shooting in downtown Decatur, (which is sad considering we've been here 4 years), and the weather was PERFECT!   And then the cold moved back in and here I sit, shivering as I write!  *sigh*
But here are a few of my favorites from our very wonderfully warm Friday afternoon! :)  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Made it before the buzzer!  I'm down here editing some new images, (which are so much fun, by the way), and notice that I only have a couple minutes to post my daily blog!  Yikes!  I'll be honest; I really can't afford to give away any sessions right now:) LOL  We are so busy with the house and our trips down to Arkansas still have to be planned, so my April/May schedule is still a little jumbled.  BUT I will be doing my best to post....

So, before my time is up and I give away another $50 bucks, I better post this and be done:)  Gosh, I hope I don't sound like a tight's late. LOL  I love you all!!!  Try to catch me next time;)
Good night!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Special Events!!

Don't forget that I do Special Events!  I'm available for birthday parties, anniversaries, rehearsal name it!  If it's a party, I'M THERE! Call me at 217-737-9122.  I'm only in the Decatur/Mt. Zion/Central Illinois area for a couple more months!!  Here's a recent birthday party I did for a good friend;)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Will NEVER Get Tired of This Little Angel!

Every chance I get I photography my favorite little Layla!  She's a wonderful little monkey and I'm going to miss her soooooooo much when we move:(  Here's a little black and white outdoor session we did the other day:)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pet Sessions!!

I had such a great time Saturday photographing for the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue!! So, I decided that I want to dedicate one day strictly for pet sessions before we move to Arkansas:) Our pets are part of our families, so why shouldn't they have their own photo on the wall!

So, Sunday March 28th I'm offering the following:

This is a unique session. It's for pets/animals only....sorry, no humans:)
~The session lasts approx. 30 minutes.
~2 animals allowed per session...each additional animal $10
~You receive a disc will all the images on it. You own the rights to these images, so you can take the disc to any photo retailer and make your own prints, enlargements or reprints.
Price: $50

I have openings starting at 10 and going until 12 for the 28th. I hope to hear from you soon:) Call/text or comment on my fb to save your spot! (217)-737-9122


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Love a Parade!

This past Saturday, I had the priveledge of marching in Decatur's St. Patty's Day Parade and photographing for the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.  These dogs were amazing!  Talk about personality!  Here are a few of my favorites!

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!