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  • Hey good looking!

    Welcome! I’m so glad you are here. My name is Tania (pronounced like you would Tanya/Tonya) and I believe choosing a photographer is more then just looking at images- it’s establishing a long lasting relationship with someone you enjoy being around who can capture key moments in your lives. Since I see us becoming great, life long bosom friends- here’s a little info about me.

    I have had the opportunity to live all around the world. I was born down south, then moved to the East coast, then to Europe, then finally down to Texas. (I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast as I could!) Since then I have shown to be a hybrid of cultures from the places I have lived- I like to walk and drive fast and talk and eat slow. I love cityscapes and sunsets, hammocks and limos, giant soirees and intimate gatherings. I make it a habit to have a blast wherever I go and whoever I’m with and my friends have dubbed me as the “most friendliest person ever”. (Aren’t they great?)

    I am a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), where I ended up due to an Acting scholarship. After realizing my dream of taking Broadway by storm had fizzled out a little bit, I switched over to Public Relations and Journalism and wrote for 2 separate publications throughout college. While photography is my favorite art, writing is a close second. I love creating a rhythm and pace with words and painting a picture. So since a picture is worth a thousand words…you might get a thousand words to go with it.:)

    I have been obsessed with cameras as long as I can remember and was affectionately nicknamed “Paparazzi” throughout high school and in college. (Hey someone’s got to capture those infamous moments!). I moved into a professional capacity as a photographer in 2009, thus Tania June was born. Tania June is all about romantic, beautiful images with sunshine, love and laughter- some of my favorite things! My literary hero in life is Anne of Green Gables, and just like her I am a redhead with an overactive imagination, so when appropriate I like to bring creative elements and props in to the shoot.

    I’m married to my best friend Scott and we are fur-parents to our 2 mini Australian Shepherds, Boomer and Bella. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ and have been incredibly blessed with a ton in my life. We love having dinner parties, wine and cheese nights and playing board games. Scott and I make a great team and work together to make sure our clients are relaxed, comfortable and happy during their session or wedding. We have become close with most of our past clients and you will probably see them at a wine and cheese night at our house! We’d love to have you as a client/friend too so feel free to give me a call anytime. I’d love to hear all about you!

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Dallas to the Dominican Republic – a Destination Wedding Story

Ben and Amanda are two of the sweetest people I’ve met.  After spending even 20 minutes with them you begin to pick up on a deep connection they share- the way their eyes meet from across a room, the way Ben smiles, the way Amanda’s eyes light up….agh! You may recognize them from their dreamy engagement session we shot earlier this year.  When they asked us about shooting their wedding we were super excited.  And when we found out their wedding was in the Dominican Republic- well that was icing on the cake! So off to Cabarate we went lugging approximately 100 pounds of photography equipment.:)

 

It had been raining the entire morning in the Dominican- and not a soft tropical drizzle but full out tropical rain storm!  Ben and Amanda had told us they wanted to do first look on the beach and we really really really wanted to make that happen.  With no end to the rain in sight Scott and I sat down and prayed “Lord- we didn’t come out here to photograph a rainy wedding- could you please help us out?” Lo and behold…5 minutes or so before it was time to head to the beach, the storm clouds rolled away and the sun came out.  God is good! And their first look was incredible.  See what I’m talking about?

 

 

Honestly, I wasn’t sure it could get much prettier then that beach but we all hopped in a van to be taken over to Embocca where the ceremony and reception took place. And wouldn’t you believe it- the beach was equally as pretty.  The wedding ceremony was short and sweet with lots of smiles and tears, and before we knew it- they were man and wife!  We had just enough time to snap family and bridal party pictures on the beach before the heavens let loose and we all barely made it inside for the reception- perfect timing!:)Since they were planning their wedding remotely they made the wise decision of hiring an event planner, Richard.  He did a phenomenal job and everything was kept rolling right on time!

 

 

My Dominican friends love to dance – which I love! I was right there with them in the middle of the dance floor, camera in hand.  I had the insiders tip that a “Dominican Carnival” was to start at any minute.  I had no idea what that was and whoever I asked would just laugh and say “oh, you’ll just have to see it and find out”.  Imagine our surprise- and delight!- when a parade of wedding guests dressed in costumes came dancing out from around the corner.  That’s when the party really got started! Masks were handed out, confetti was flying everywhere and I think literally every single person was on the dance floor having a blast.  The night ended with a sweet thank you toast given by Ben before the couple was swept away on their honeymoon.  Congrats Ben and Amanda!:)

 

 

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Embocca
Event Planner: 4TW
Brides’ Dress: J Crew
Grooms’ Tux: J Crew
Bridal Party Gowns: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s Tuxes: Gap

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December 8, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Sammy Murimi - Great pictures! Great photographer!

Ashley and Ty – Nash Farms Family Photography, Grapevine

You know the classic Texan Southern Belle who speaks sweetly, dresses incredibly, fears the Lord, helps others, is the super fun mom and is drop dead gorgeous?  This is her and her name is Ashley.:)

 

And this is her adorable son, Ty. As you can see he is a total hero here to save the day!

 

 

Ashley and I went to high school together and I had the pleasure of photographing her and her son Ty almost 2 years ago.  Time sure flies! When she contacted me about getting some updated portraits done I was thrilled.  Our original plan was to go to a giant cotton field and after weeks of research and finally finding one, they cut all the cotton down. Boo.  Then she found out there was some at Nash Farms, so we planned on meeting there and wouldn’t you know it? They cut it down the morning before we met up.  Boo again!

Hopefully we’ll get it next year!:)I think we did okay though!

 

Ty is such a fun kid! Scott and I had a blast keeping up with him.  We also met a surprise guest who stole the photoshoot show. This was possibly the coolest cat I’ve ever met!

 

 

Thank you Ashley and Ty for such a fun afternoon!:)You are awesome!!

 

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