Hello there, I’m glad you stopped by!

I appreciate you taking the time to view my work and get to know me.
I am a Professional Family & Personal Branding Photographer in Virginia.

about me tina take my photo
While it is easier than ever to take your own photos, you deserve beautiful, thoughtful and artistically composed photographs that you will be proud to display in your home or use to grow your brand. 

I left my 14 year award-winning TV Marketing career in early 2020 to go all in on my own business. We all know what 2020 threw at us, so it’s been a wild ride so far!
Over the years, I’ve worked with people of all backgrounds and personalities. Creating something out of nothing and working together to make it great. I love what I do and strive to help businesses grow, individuals feel confident and families come together. My years of experience and knowledge allow me to have a laid-back and simple approach that will make you feel at ease, comfortable and best of all, look amazing. And have fun while doing it!

You have about one million things on your to-do list, I get it. But your online presence is more important now than ever. Photos are a huge part of making that first impression. Investing in a branding shoot or headshots will immediately make you look more professional, put together, consistent and trustworthy. Let me help you check this task of that list! If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or influencer ready to up-level your business, work with me to create an awesome library of strategically planned images based on your brand story that you can pull from anytime you need them. MORE INFO.

When is the last time you got updated family portraits? Or moms, when is the last time you were IN family photos? Not iPhone photos, but real ones. Good ones. Professional ones that you want to frame and hang on your walls.
My style is mostly “Lifestyle/Documentary” in that it is candid, but with some direction and gentle posing. I strive to capture natural connections, focusing on finding raw emotion and moments that happen when I set up a scene and let you play, laugh, smile, interact. Let’s photograph what your family is all about, who you really are and the love that you share. When you feel relaxed and comfortable, you end up with much better images (especially for the little ones!) MORE INFO.

I’m a photographer, filmmaker, designer, artist, lover of animals and my family, mom to the best little boy, wannabee world traveler living in Chesterfield, Virginia. I have a passion for sunshine, nature and plants. I find beauty in the simple things. 

I serve the Virginia, DC and MD area but would be thrilled to talk with you about booking me out of state.

I am LGBTQ+ and BLM friendly because everyone deserves to be treated equally and with respect.

If you are interested in a Family, Maternity, Senior Portrait Session or Personal Branding Photography and Headshots, please Send me an Email!

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Fun Facts:

  • The beautiful state of Virginia is my home. I have a BFA from VCU School of the Arts in Film and Animation.
  • For 14 years I utilized that degree working for NBC12 and CW Richmond as Senior Marketing Producer, Graphic Designer, Artist and Photographer for the #1 news station in Central Virginia. I produced award-winning marketing campaigns, commercials, print ads and photography.
  • I’ve had quite a few Regional Emmy Award Nominations over the years. So far I’ve won 3 for NBC12, which you can Watch here and here! I’ve also won 3 National Promax Awards and various smaller awards. I had a pretty good run with an amazing team.
  • I am proud to be half Puerto Rican on my Father’s side. I am a Rodriguez at heart. Having a large, Hispanic extended family is a huge blessing!
  • When I was growing up in Williamsburg, I loved spending time with family, drawing, reading, riding bikes or playing in the woods behind our house. Outdoor time with my sister was my favorite.
  • I love to work on short  films! We’ve taken a break, but I and a group of very talented people have participated in the 48 Hour Film Project for years. In 2011 we won Best Film for Summer League and screened at the Cannes Film Festival! Traveling to France with was one of the most amazing experiences. Fun Bonus – we saw Brad Pitt (across a fence) and randomly chatted with Adrien Brody. Want a good laugh? Watch Summer League here!
  • I had my first son in 2017. He is an absolute joy and has changed my perspective on so many things in life. One of them – which I already believed, but he has accentuated – is the importance of capturing moments of family love and laughter. They go by ridiculously quickly and having those photographs mean the world to me.
  • If I had an unlimited budget, (aside from photography and video equipment of course) I’d spend it on a huge screened in sun room filled with tons of greenery, mid-century modern furniture and comfy colorful pillows. And knock some travel off of my bucket list 😉

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