We are the husband and wife duo that make up Silver Thumb Photo. Thank you for your interest in our work! We feel so honored to be able to do what we do.
Every wedding day is a new opportunity for us to create artistic and heartfelt images that will be cherished for
generations and we don’t take that lightly. We are extremely passionate about quality and
individuality, we know all the love and passion that go into every detail. Every wedding has
it’s own unique beauty and magic and we would be thrilled to meet you and hear about yours.

about Tamara ::

I feel truly blessed and proud to have a fulfilling career that is also my absolute passion. I fell in love with photography during my youth and never stopped loving it. I gave the business it’s name because like some people have green thumbs, I have a silver one. In a darkroom, developing black and white prints, is where I fell in love with photography. (a little technical back story: photo paper and film are made with silver halide crystals hence the silver in silver thumb) All of our professional work is now digital but we appreciate the timeless beauty film captures and strive to emulate that in our work.

My daughter and husband are my first loves but our little tribe also includes two cats and a chihuahua, I also really love good food, the city we chose to put our home and work roots in (Ypsi!), my plants and vintage camera collection.

about Steve ::

My journey with cameras started with video, I worked in video broadcasting before Tamara came along and showed me how beautiful photography can be. I love capturing real life emotion. I’m usually the one a bit further back looking for those genuine laughs and the sweetness that usually doesn’t get captured. The biggest compliment I can get is someone telling me that they didn’t know I was there but that I captured something priceless, and it’s always a bonus when I can get them to cry. 🙂 While Tam does most of the photo editing, I manage the back end album process and design all of our albums in house. I’m passionate about providing our couples with an heirloom that is exactly what they want and that they’ll truly treasure.


We are photojournalists at heart and just love catching organic moments as they unfold natually.
When possible, we limit the number of posed and staged photographs and try instead to highlight
the laughter, tears, and passion that you and your guests will be feeling without our heavy
involvement. In the moments where direction is needed, we choose locations with gorgeous light and backgrounds and try to capture genuine expressions.

We understand that each couple is unique in their style, + personality and strive to produce images that reflect that individuality with timeless elegance and fresh style.
Our goal is for you to be madly in love with your wedding and engagement images.

We look forward to meeting you!