HELLO

MY STORY

Hi, I’m Tamara, the owner and main photographer behind Silver Thumb Photo. This is my heart’s work.

Every wedding/event/person has their own unique beauty and magic, I try to reflect that in a way that is authentic and timeless. A photojournalist at heart, I love catching organic moments as they unfold naturally. I see being behind the camera as an opportunity to document moments that will be cherished for generations.

I strive to capture the essence of a person’s personality in their photos, my goal is for my clients to be madly in love with their images but also to feel like they truly represent them.

I love that each shoot brings new possibilities, I would be thrilled to meet you and hear about yours.

a little more about me as a person ::

I’ve been given this gift of making a career out of something that I love and I am thankful. This is my 12th year of photographing the most important day of people’s lives.

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 my professional work is now digital but I appreciate the timeless beauty film captures and strive to emulate that in my work.

My two daughters are the lights of my life and I’m also mom to a senior chihuahua a pitbull/boxer ball of love. I really love good local farm-to-table food and am passionate about supporting local small farms, I love the city I chose to put my home and work roots down into (Ypsi, MI), being surrounded with green/all things nature.

 

MY PHILOSOPHY

Graceful. Authentic. Heartfelt. These are the words that come to me when I think about my work and process. I try to highlight the heartfelt, the laughter, tears, and love that you and your guests will be feeling without my heavy involvement. When possible, I limit the number of posed and staged photographs. In the moments where direction is needed, I look for the perfect light and try to capture authentic expressions and personality. I believe that a genuine connection is incredibly important in the process of document your relationship/day. LGBTQ couples are always welcome.