Hi, I’m Tanya…

I am a mommy of two girls and two fur kids, graphic designer and photographer! I graduated Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in 2009. I am a creative, detail-oriented photographer with proven ability to produce award-winning images. Through my photography, I create images that tell your family or best friend’s story. I have a small studio set up for small and indoor only pets as well as babies and toddlers. My favorite studio is great outdoors, where my lighting is provided by the sun.

I have plenty of patience for your family big or small. I will make all the silly noises I need, to get their attention.

For more picture samples visit my Facebook photos.

I love photographing pets and their people <3

Awards

The only thing better than being appreciated by my clients? Being recognized by my peers!

  • International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards Finalist / TOP 100 in 3 out of 4 categories / 2019
  • Shoot & Share International Photography Contest / 500K + photos entered / 5x images in top 10%
  • Winner of 2016 Inhouse Graphic Design Award for Giggle Publication
  • Winner of 2015 Inhouse Graphic Design Award for MediLiving Publication Series
  • Winner of 2014 Inhouse Graphic Design Award for MediLiving Publication Series
  • Winner of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Photo Contest / October 2013
  • Winner of 2013 Inhouse Graphic Design Award for MediLiving Publication Series
  • Winner of 2012 Inhouse Graphic Design Award for MediLiving Publication Series /
  • Cum Laude / SCAD / Spring 2009
  • Multicultural Portfolio Scholarship / SCAD / 2007–2011
  • Photographer’s Forum Magazine Finalist / Best of College Photography / Published / 2009
  • National Finalist / Silver 4th District ADDY Award / Package Design / 2007
  • Gold ADDY Award / Package Design / Gainesville Advertising Federation / 2007
  • Gold ADDY Award / Interactive Marketing / Gainesville Advertising Federation / 2007
  • Silver ADDY Award / Book Cover / Gainesville Advertising Federation / 2007
  • Photographer’s Forum Magazine Finalist / Best of College Photography / Published / 2007
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society / January 2007–2009

Activities & Exhibits

  • Participated in 2019 Shoot and Share PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST / TOP 10%/20%/30% / 2019
  • Participated in 33rd ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST / SIGMA / 2013
  • Participated in “The Incredible Makeover Contest” / National Association of Photoshop Professionals & Wacom / 2012
  • Participated in 32nd ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST / SIGMA / 2012
  • Participated in Cool for School Laptop Skin Design Contest / Toshiba / 2010
  • Participated in Skin Design Contest/ Sony TRIK / 2010
  • Selected & participated in 28th Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX) /
  • Taipei, Taiwan / 2009 / Article Link
  • Participated in 29th Annual Photography Contest / Photographer’s Forum Magazine / 2009
  • Selected & participated in Design College Expo / Special Poster Project / Seoul, Korea / 2007
  • Participated in Art-walk Gainesville / Sold Artwork in a Gallery / 2007
  • Student Showcase / SFC / 2007

Pets and Family Photographer Gainesville, North Central Florida.

Featured/Published in: WCJB 20 News Gainesville, Today.com, GD USA, Photographer’s Forum, Hair of the Dog, Dog Naturally Magazine, Wellness360 Magazine, Giggle Magazine, and MediLiving. Other ad projects for clients with my work published in Better Homes and Gardens, Our Town, Fun 4 Gator Kids, MiniMint, Home and Business Magazines.

Shoot & Share contest.

Photographers from all over the world share their work, and inspire others. This year over 500k images were submitted. The images from the quick gallery I tossed together have placed in the top 10, 20 and 30 percent! Th It is always the greatest feeling to be recognized by your peers.