Honestly, if you would have told my high school punk-show-attending self that I would be working in weddings I would have laughed. I didn’t even think I would ever get married, so the wedding world just never felt like it was a place for me.
But then in June of 2015, I got engaged to the most perfect person for me. Suddenly we were planning a wedding, and we almost instantly hit two roadblocks. On one side, no wedding vendors had anyone that looked like us on their websites. On the other side, gay marriage was illegal in Louisiana.
We held off for a few weeks from telling anyone we were engaged because we were terrified that the Supreme Court (which was deciding on same-sex marriage that same summer) would come down against us. Luckily, on June 26th, 2015, gay marriage was legalized nationwide, and Steph and I could announce our engagement.
But I could never quite shake the feeling that the wedding world wasn’t built for us. The mainstream American wedding industry was built for
cis-gender, thin, white, straight couples. It wasn’t built for my kind of love.
My approach to weddings is to make you feel comfortable and cared for at every stage of the process. From your initial inquiry to the wedding day, I have touch points, and we are in regular communication to make sure I get your vision right. Your wedding is about you and your relationship. I am here to affirm your love and archive your memories.
“Tia’s calm presence and professionalism, mixed with flexible, fun attitude made our whole process so enjoyable. My husband doesn’t like to be photographed and they was so considerate of that.”
“From the moment we had our first consult on the phone we knew we’d made the right decision. Tia completely got our vibe right away!”
“Tia has such a warm, easy presence that we all relaxed around them, and it was a truly enjoyable experience. Tia is extremely talented”
A quiet powerhouse affirming you at every step
Photoshoots centered around consent and what you’re comfortable with
Effortless posing that doesn’t rely on outdated gender norms
Photo editing that’s colorful, true to life, and very aware and conscious of diverse skin tones
I will judge you for any of your decisions or decor
I will put you into forced poses or weird gender roles
Your family tension is too much for me
Virgo Sun so I never miss a beat but Aquarius Moon so I can keep it weird (Sagittarius Rising, so I am dying for this pandemic to end so I can travel!)
Probably a Slytherin
This business is queer and trans owned. My business is pro-LGBTQ+, and pro-ethical non-monogamy.
Black lives matter, and sex work is real work. I am fat positive, and always open to learning and critiques.