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 14th 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.