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.
In 2006 my husband and I welcomed our first daughter. This was before my cell phone had a camera, and I was using an unreliable point-and-shoot camera that didn’t work half the time. I was only able to capture a few images of my sweet newborn. About 6 months later, I purchased my first DSLR camera and fell in love with capturing life through it. Looking back, I was always disappointed about not having beautiful newborn portraits of my little one’s first days. I became adamant about capturing her every other milestone – she may have been the most photographed toddler in history. Learning the art of photography brought so much joy to my life, and also began my journey into business professionally. 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 my new business. Tiffany Walensky Photography was launched in December of 2008.
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 (including 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 9 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 two daughters. 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!) having lived in the Tampa area my whole life. I wear flip flops year round, I love reading (I am a sucker for young adult fantasy and science fiction), drinking Starbucks, and I’m an awful perfectionist. I also love to sing (while driving in my car… alone!) I 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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