Tammy Brice Photography: Blog https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Tammy Brice Photography tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:36:00 GMT Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:36:00 GMT https://www.tammybricephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1063179881-o187871502-50.jpg Tammy Brice Photography: Blog https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog 120 80 The K Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2018/7/the-k-family Ok....so my family is visiting our good good friends in Michigan.  The Koopmans.  And the mom, Martha, shows me this image that she wants to model a quick family shoot after.  We head to the Salvation Army to grab a few wardrobe pieces for the boys and head back to the house for everyone to get ready.  We obviously didn't have access to my Minneapolis studio so guess where we shot these photos......the garage.  I have often used a garage to shoot photos because the light actually is fantastic.  It's controlled light and you still get the beautiful reflections in the subject's eyes.  When I loaded the photos, I just loved them!  But look at my subjects....totally Vanity Fair rockstars!  They made my job easy!  This first image took us a few different poses to get just right.

So I want you to know.....some shoots you can do literally on a dime....with used clothing, a blanket and a garage.  You don't need to break the bank to get a great image.  I can't wait to see this as a large black and white framed canvas in their living room.  Thanks Koopmans...for trusting me when I said, "I think we are gonna shoot this in the garage."  :-)

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) charlie koopman claire koopman photographer tammy brice https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2018/7/the-k-family Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:01:30 GMT
The D. Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-d-family Meet the beautiful and expressive D. Family.  Their little girl is the most expressive little girl EVER!  And her big sister has a lot of sassy poses that make for a great shoot.  The night was perfect.  A great friend, a beautiful family and awesome weather.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) brice cities families family mn north oaks photographer tammy twin https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-d-family Mon, 30 Oct 2017 03:42:43 GMT
Meet Emily https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/10/meet-emily Oh my goodness...I just can't believe Emily is a senior!  I was there when she was born and I remember long walks with her mom about what we thought it would be like to be a mom.  Then Emily blew up our world with love, joy and an abundance of gratefulness.  What an honor it was to be a part of her senior photos.  She had great props with sentimental meaning.  And there was this chair, that has been in her family for years and years and has writing on the bottom side.  Now Emily's mom can add to the list of ways the chair was used and write, "Emily's Senior Photos."  Even the family dog photo bombed the shoot and added some giggles.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) brice cities creative north oaks photographer photography senior tammy twin https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/10/meet-emily Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:30:10 GMT
Meet Charlie... https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/9/meet-charlie This is Charlie. I met him doing a commercial shoot in Grinnell, Iowa. He was was about to get in his old truck and I told him he was cute. Well, that sparked an hour conversation that I will hold dear to my heart.

He had a huge stuffed Tigger in his passenger seat....among other random items, Taco Johns cheese sauce, stuffed animals, McDonalds food bags, tools, etc. And in the bed of his truck were a couple of large branches from a tree.

We talked about the farmer's market in Grinnell, God, his daughter rejecting the used Tigger from a garage sale for his grandchild, {which I told him I did with my dad too....eeewww...germs....ha!} and his wife who passed away 9 years ago. He talked about taking care of her during the last two years of her life. So very sad but they shared 57 years of marriage and love.

Then he invited me around the other side of his truck in the back seat. He opened the door and there was a pile of about 30 handmade canes. Some with bike handle bar tops and funny rubber bottoms. Some had twists and turns and others straight. All colors, styles and sizes. He said that he makes them for those in need. It took all of me to keep it together when he told me to pick one out for myself....to give away. I told him I'd love to keep it for myself to remember him by because I was pretty sure I too would need a cane someday. He showed me how to choose the right size and insisted I took one.

I hugged him goodbye and brought it to my car and cried the whole way. He reminded me of my dad. He. Was. Adorable. I hope you have the pleasure of meeting him someday or using one of his canes.

Thanks Charlie.....for the cane and for reminding me about the amazing breathtaking thing we call the human race.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/9/meet-charlie Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:02:28 GMT
Joyful, Joyful Paige https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/8/joyful-joyful-paige What an honor and pleasure it was to photograph Paige.  She was filled with so much joy!  At first it was giggles with her mother, and soon turned into a smile that could light up the sky tomorrow during the eclipse.  It was fun to explore Minneapolis as I had not been able to do that yet.  Izzie's Ice Cream was super accommodating and they grabbed some ice cream from their back room that was the perfect color! You can't help but smile when looking through these photos....or at least, want to eat ice cream!  Enjoy!

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/8/joyful-joyful-paige Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:27:44 GMT
The Dans Company https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-dans-company I had the pleasure of visiting The Dans Company in Pella to photograph these beautiful and adorable dancers at Amanda's new studio space.  She wanted artistic artwork for her walls and images for her website.  It was so much fun to create with these dancers....I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-dans-company Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:56:37 GMT
Carter, the Triple Threat https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/4/carter-the-triple-threat This is Carter B.  He can act.  He can sing. He can dance.  
I've known Carter's parents since our days at Valleyfair...I actually set them up and guess what, they married and had two amazing kids and Carter is one of them.  So great to connect with them again since we moved back to the Twin Cities.  I see both Kim and Greg is this bundle of talent.  Can't wait to see what the future holds for Carter. This is a shoot for his upcoming trip to New York, new headshots and his brand new amazing website that will be launched soon. Don't worry, I'll post again when he goes live.  Enjoy the many faces of this guy.....Carter B.

 

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2017/4/carter-the-triple-threat Mon, 03 Apr 2017 02:34:34 GMT
Jacob + Sarah https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/2/jacob-sarah Jacob + Sarah were a pleasure to photograph.  They had recently got engaged and that very same night, ate at Centro in Des Moines.  So that was an obvious place to start our session.  It was a Sunday so they were closed so we had the outside to ourselves.  I wish them God's blessing on their upcoming marriage.  

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/2/jacob-sarah Sat, 27 Feb 2016 19:11:25 GMT
Meet Senior Sarah https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/2/meet-senior-sarah This is Sarah.  Her and her mom worked together to come up with some fantastic wardrobe options.  I had a session a couple years ago with Sarah and her sister so they knew what to expect and what they wanted to accomplish at her senior session.  We split up the sessions into two....one summer and one fall.  Loved our time together and wish Sarah the best in her endeavors....

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/2/meet-senior-sarah Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:34:56 GMT
Meet the "F" Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-f-family Meet one of my new neighbors.  Melanie and her twin sister both live in North Oaks.  
Little Cooper had me on the move during the whole shoot. Fun family with a lot of giggles and love!
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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-f-family Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Meet the "M' Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-m-family I've been photographing this family for years.  Every year in September, I get the call from mom and
we start talking color schemes for wardrobe.  And each year, she rocks her family's wardrobe and it makes my
job that much easier!  Oh, and by the way, the whole family might as well be models...so again...my job is simple.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-m-family Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:00:00 GMT
Meet the "N" Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-n-family This is my superhero family. I hadn't seen Leah for a few years and boy had her babies grown!
She looked great...and she's got that Julia Roberts smile.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-n-family Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:00:00 GMT
"Meet the "H" Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/-meet-the-h-family This wonderful family is a delight each year.  Mom plans ahead and puts together Pinterest boards for us to brainstorm.
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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/-meet-the-h-family Fri, 15 Jan 2016 02:00:00 GMT
My Old Friends https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/my-old-friends Now "old" means I've know them for a long time.....so don't misunderstand me.  They are a delight.  I used to babysit these kids and now they are adults, getting engaged, going to college, starting a new life of their own.  It has been so great to watch them grow in faith as well as mom and dad.  A lovely family who means so very much to me.

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/my-old-friends Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Meet the "D" Family https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-d-family I was blessed to meet some new neighbors.  Twin sisters.  This is Melissa and her lovely family.  When she first called me she talked about what she wanted her shoot to be like....and she used the word "drama"......when I heard that word, I WAS IN!  

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2016/1/meet-the-d-family Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Isabelle https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/9/isabelle I met Isabelle from St. Paul a few days ago and had the privilege to get to know her and her lovely quirky facial expressions {which seemed to only happen when the camera was away from my face} and her joyful tip toe walk and her simplistic style.  {I mean, who needs to worry about fashion with those eyebrows!}  Although our time was brief, I had a tiny glimpse into the soul of this funny young lady who is gonna go places!  Good luck in your senior year Isabelle!

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/9/isabelle Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:16:08 GMT
Deborah Phillips Interior Design https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/8/deborah-phillips-interior-design Deborah Phillips is a client of mine and I am so honored to photograph her design work in her client's homes.  Her work speaks for itself.  If you are looking for an interior designer, check her work at www.deborahphillipsinteriors.com

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/8/deborah-phillips-interior-design Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:19:03 GMT
Hats Off To Anne https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/8/hats-off-to-anne Ok, I'll admit, when Anne said she was open to wearing a few hats if I brought some....I was thrilled.  I went thru my collection of hats and brought quite a few since she was open to playing dress up with her crazy photographer.  Our dress up evening  was lovely and I am looking forward to our autumn session where we can add jackets and scarves and winter hats to our dress up time together.  Oh, and this lovely lady is taking the Tulip Time Queen challenge.....so watch for her.  Good Luck Anne!

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/8/hats-off-to-anne Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:58:22 GMT
The Dancer https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/5/the-dancer What a lovely creative shoot this was.  It was last-minute, energized, fast-paced and full of talent.  Meet Hannah.  She is headed to LA in July to pursue a career in dance and I am confident that with her drive and confidence, she will do great!  Good Luck Hannah!

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tammy@tammybrice.com (Tammy Brice Photography) https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/5/the-dancer Wed, 20 May 2015 03:39:03 GMT
Deja Vu https://www.tammybricephotography.com/blog/2015/4/deja-vu So Sydney, one of my favorite actresses, was in town from LA to film a commercial and we were able to schedule a headshot session.  Her agent's favorite photo of Sydney was a headshot I took almost 4 years ago and so they asked us to recreate the shot again.  Luckily Syd had the dress with her and I found the flower we used and shot it again.  I love when Sydney lets me fiddle with her hair and change it up a bit.  Sad to see her leave but THRILLED that I was able to shoot her again.  Below you will see the shot from 4 years ago and then the most recent version of it.

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