Becoming a mother helped me see the world from a new & exciting perspective.
Hi! I’m Tamara! (Yes, appropriately, my name rhymes with camera.)
The world is full of beautiful places I adore visiting. My husband, Matt, and I have cinched crampons to our boots and gripped ice axes as we hiked on the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, we’ve pedaled down dirt roads in Belize, and climbed steep stone staircases that led to unreal views of Machu Picchu.
But Boise is home: It’s where I attended college, launched my professional photography career more than a decade ago, and became a mother. It is here–in our foothills, beside our river, throughout our vibrant neighborhoods–that my personal life unfolds. In turn, it’s where I raise my camera and capture the moments, people, and places that are important to you.
Becoming a mother helped me see the world from a new and exciting perspective. Recently, I’ve begun exploring ways photographs can deepen a child’s world; to them, everyday objects are enchanting. My Montessori-inspired books and games contain bright, beautiful photos of familiar objects. The bulk of my work will always feature people, but I find great joy in these still-life projects meant to invite observation and conversation.
When I’m not behind the lens, you can find my family biking in downtown Boise or walking around our little pocket of the North End, where we live in our quaint ‘50s home.