Hello and Welcome! My name is Tiffany Walensky and I am a custom portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and baby photography in the Tampa Bay area. I was born and raised in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and currently work out of a home studio in Wesley Chapel. I’ve had the privilege of photographing clients in the Sunshine State since 2008.
Becoming a professional photographer was a bit of a surprise for me. In 2006, after giving birth to my first daughter, I realized that the unreliable camera I used to document my newborn’s precious first few weeks was simply not going to cut it. Shortly after, I purchased my first DSLR camera and fell in love with capturing life through its lens. Looking back, I was always disappointed about not having beautiful newborn portraits of my little one’s first days, so from then on I was adamant about capturing her every other milestone. This brought so much joy to my life, and also began my journey into photography. Armed with prior experience in graphic/web design and with proficiency in Photoshop already, I jumped headfirst into growing my photography skills. After numerous sessions with friends and family, followed by endless encouragement from loved ones, I left my career in human resources to devote my time to growing a photography business.
After dabbling in many different areas of photography, it became clear that capturing newborns was my passion. As a mother of two young daughters, I connect deeply with new moms and understand the delicate nature of those first few weeks of life with a newborn. I know the importance of capturing these fleeting moments for you. Being sleep deprived and in survival mode generally make it near impossible to properly document the beginning stages of infancy yourself. By personality, I tend to be very intuitive. Reading people and newborns is a talent of mine. A successful newborn photographer anticipates a baby’s needs and creates a relaxing atmosphere while shooting, which is what I strive to do each and every time. Even after 8+ years and hundreds of newborn sessions, I can honestly say I NEVER underestimate the gift you bestow when you entrust me to capture the very first portraits of your beloved child.
In addition to working, I can typically be found trying to strike a balance between being a wife to my supportive husband, Mark, and a mom to our sweet daughters, Brooke and Bailey. It is no doubt, a constant challenge. I like to spend any free time with my family, and frequently take our girls to Busch Gardens, walk our two dogs around the neighborhood, and go swimming in the community pool. I am a true Florida girl (minus the tan!) born and raised in the Tampa area. I wear flip flops year round, I love reading books, drinking Starbucks, and I’m an awful perfectionist. I also love to sing (alone…. in my car… because nobody wants to hear that!) I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and getting to know all of my wonderful clients. Please take a few minutes to look through the portfolio, read our testimonials, watch our behind the scenes video, view some pictures of the studio, then feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. I can’t wait to hear from you and create beautiful portraits that capture your family’s most precious moments!
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