© 2019 TINA SWAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Fine art photography for the

contemporary free spirit

lifestyle, Brand, destination & elopement photography in northern california

Hello friend, I'm Tina and you're in the right place!

I'm drawn to all things mystical and mysterious, yet calming and healing; the ocean, the mountains, and the cosmos. I am often restless, with the urge to create. I'm probably one of the most emotional people you'll ever meet. Heck, I even cry at strangers' elopement films and during the weddings I work! I love genuine and sincere human connection, especially with my clients..

When the Universe brings me clients who are up for adventure and down for a little vulnerability, I know that magic will happen during our session, whether we stroll through midtown, drive up to the hills, or a find a cozy corner in a coffee shop. Let's explore and instead of asking "why?", let's say "why not!" Like a trip out to the Point Reyes seashore or up to Sly Park.

 

If you're looking for images that will capture you, your relationship, or your family in a very meaningful and real light, click here to see if we're a good fit!

Hey there, Tina! I'm a california girl, through and through. I have a love for dogs, coffee, whiskey sours, music, and the northern california coast. I'm mostly known for creating client experiences that are chill yet also a ton of fun and delivering elegant images that capture authentic moments.

Most days you can find me in some raw hem jeans, a comfy t-shirt, and some cute shoes. I'm also kind of into hats lately, so you may catch me in one of those! In the fall, I'll be gettin' hitched to my fiance Andrew in an elopement style ceremony with just the two us *queue Will Smith*, the officiant, and our SUPER awesome photographer, Melissa. (Seriously, check out her work here. I can't wait to share the beautiful images she'll capture from our not-so-big big day!) I'm so lucky to have found such a great guy who shares my love for dogs, medium-rare steaks, sports, being a homebody, classic rock, and so much more!

Friends, family, and clients have described me as "patient", "fun", "trustworthy", and "flexible" as well as "a delight to work with." To read more super kinds words on my clients' experiences with me, click here

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meet

What I am known for outside of photography

Tattoos - I'm a work in progress for life. | INFJ - I'm a big time introvert! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE working with people, but I just need some alone time to recharge my batteries. | Bowling - I'm still chasing the elusive perfect game. My highest is a 299. Ouch! | Volleyball - I've been playing for 24 years and counting! | Developing connections with my clients that last beyond the session. | Volunteering with 4 R Friends: The Street Vets | Perfume - I'm a little obsessed. I have a small and growing collection. Where are my other Jo Malone gals at?!

 

You are

vibrant

You pulsate with energy and you have an inner flame that refuses to dim, even in the darkest of times.

 

You are effervescent and charming.

 

Present and genuine. 

Full of life!

 

Reviews

I can't wait to plaster these photos all over my house!

"Tina captured the most beautiful pictures of our family!!! We are beyond happy!!! She was creative and patient with our little boys and I can't wait to plaster these photos all over my house! Thank you so much Tina! You are so talented."

Rachel Groves

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Investment  

If you're still reading, let's do the damn thing!

Let's face it: photography is an investment, regardless of the occasion or reason you hire me. But when all is said and done, you'll have gorgeous images that will document you and this time in your life in a beautifully authentic way. You'll also have a friend in me and someone you can trust to capture all of life's fleeting moments.

All of my sessions include a consultation (either in-person or phone call), a custom shareable online gallery with edited images, and a print release. 

Elopement collections begin at $1500

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions begin at $450

Couples and Family Sessions begin at $400

Portraits and Personal Branding Sessions begin at $350

My event hourly rate is $175 with a three-hour minimum

 

#tribetsp

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Do you Instagram?! I do! And I love tagging my clients in their photos that I post. But you know what I love even more? When clients tag ME in the photos I took. That, right there, tells me I'm killin' it at my job!

 

I want to create a sense of community among all of my clients. You guys are MY PEOPLE! You are my tribe. You are the ones who celebrate my success with me and you are the ones with whom I celebrate your successes! You guys are the ones who value not just the art of photography, but the art of photography through my eye.

 

You all have entrusted me to tell your story with beautiful imagery. You are all connected to one another through me by way of photography. So help me grow this community and invite one another to celebrate along side by following each other and tagging me in your posts of the photos I took. Don't forget the #tribetsp hashtag too!

@tinaswain