Tamara Lackey 

Independant Photographer


Tamara Lackey is a renowned portrait photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador whose lifestyle photography, from children's portraits to celebrity portraits, has appeared in dozens of media outlets, including O - The Oprah Magazine, Men's Journal, Vogue, Nikon World, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show. For the last eleven years, Tamara has run a busy, associate-based studio focused on portrait, commercial, and editorial work.

My Courses


—  Tamara Lackey 


Family portraits are a timeless tradition that allows us to capture the essence and love shared within a family. In this inspiring workshop, renowned photographer Tamara Lackey shares her expertise and insights on how to capture modern family portraits that are authentic, creative, and visually compelling. With years of experience and a passion for storytelling, Tamara guides you through every step of the process, from planning and preparation to posing and post-processing. Whether you're a professional photographer looking to enhance your family portrait sessions or an amateur photographer eager to capture beautiful images of your own family, this workshop provides valuable techniques and practical tips to elevate your skills and create stunning portraits. The workshop begins with a discussion on the importance of understanding the dynamics and personalities of each family member. Tamara emphasizes the significance of building a rapport and creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment that allows genuine moments to unfold naturally. By establishing a connection and trust with your subjects, you'll be able to capture their true essence and create images that reflect their unique story. Tamara dives into the art of composition and lighting, exploring different techniques to create visually captivating family portraits. You'll learn how to utilize natural light and artificial lighting sources to create depth, dimension, and a pleasing balance of shadows and highlights. With Tamara's guidance, you'll master the art of framing and positioning your subjects within the frame to create visually engaging compositions that draw the viewer's eye. Posing is a crucial element in family portraits, and Tamara shares her insights on how to create natural, relaxed, and expressive poses that capture the genuine interactions and connections between family members. She encourages the use of prompts and games to elicit authentic emotions and expressions, resulting in photographs that tell a story and evoke a range of emotions. Beyond the technical aspects, Tamara delves into the importance of storytelling in family portraits. She guides you through the process of capturing meaningful moments and creating images that go beyond mere documentation. By incorporating elements of the family's lifestyle, interests, and relationships, you'll learn how to create images that reflect the true essence of the modern family. Post-processing is the final step in bringing your family portraits to life, and Tamara shares her editing techniques to enhance the visual impact of your images. From color correction and retouching to creating a consistent and cohesive look, you'll discover how to elevate your photographs and create a signature style that sets your work apart. Throughout the workshop, Tamara provides valuable insights into her own creative process, sharing personal stories and anecdotes that inspire and motivate. Her passion for capturing authentic and emotive family portraits is infectious, and her expertise shines through in every lesson. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting out, this workshop is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to create modern family portraits that are artistic, compelling, and emotionally resonant. Tamara's warm and engaging teaching style, coupled with practical demonstrations and real-life examples, ensures that you'll leave this workshop with the confidence and inspiration to take your family portrait photography to new heights. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading photographers. Enroll in this workshop with Tamara Lackey and unlock your creative potential in capturing the modern family portrait. Let your photographs tell the story of love, connection, and cherished moments that define the essence of family.



—  Tamara Lackey 


Photographing babies and toddlers can be both a joyous and challenging experience. Capturing their adorable smiles, curious expressions, and playful personalities requires a unique set of skills and techniques. In this comprehensive workshop, renowned photographer Tamara Lackey shares her expertise, insights, and proven methods for creating stunning and memorable images of the little ones in your life. Tamara's passion for photographing children shines through as she guides you through every aspect of the process. From establishing a comfortable and engaging environment to capturing genuine emotions and expressions, she provides valuable tips and practical advice to ensure successful photo sessions. The workshop begins with a discussion on creating a child-friendly atmosphere. Tamara emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and playful environment that allows babies and toddlers to feel at ease. By understanding their developmental stages and unique personalities, you'll be better equipped to capture their authentic moments and create images that truly reflect their individuality. Tamara shares her insights on working with natural light and artificial lighting techniques specifically tailored for photographing babies and toddlers. You'll learn how to utilize different lighting sources to create soft, flattering light that enhances their features and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Tamara also covers the use of reflectors and diffusers to control and manipulate light, ensuring optimal results in various shooting conditions. Posing is another crucial aspect of photographing babies and toddlers, and Tamara provides guidance on how to capture natural and engaging poses. She emphasizes the importance of observing and anticipating their movements, allowing you to capture those fleeting moments of curiosity, playfulness, and wonder. You'll discover how to create dynamic compositions and use various props to add depth and visual interest to your images. Tamara delves into the art of storytelling and how it applies to photographing children. She shares her techniques for capturing genuine emotions and interactions, showcasing the unique bonds between siblings, parents, and their little ones. By incorporating storytelling elements and candid moments, you'll create images that evoke a sense of joy, love, and connection. In addition to the technical aspects of photography, Tamara provides insights into post-processing and enhancing your images. She walks you through her editing workflow, demonstrating how to enhance colors, adjust tones, and bring out the best in your photographs. You'll also learn tips for creating timeless black and white images that highlight the innocence and purity of childhood. Throughout the workshop, Tamara's warm and engaging teaching style shines through as she shares personal stories, anecdotes, and practical advice based on her extensive experience photographing babies and toddlers. Her genuine passion for capturing the essence of childhood is infectious, inspiring you to approach each photo session with creativity, patience, and a sense of wonder. Whether you're a parent wanting to capture precious moments of your own children or a professional photographer specializing in child portraiture, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge, techniques, and inspiration to perfect the art of photographing babies and toddlers. Tamara's guidance and expertise will empower you to create images that not only preserve fleeting moments but also evoke a sense of joy and nostalgia for years to come. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading photographers. Enroll in this workshop with Tamara Lackey and embark on a journey to capture the innocence, wonder, and beauty of babies and toddlers through the power of photography.


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