Photography is beautiful no matter where you go in the world but there is something special about shooting in the South. Tanya Hearn is one of the woman capturing these precious southern moments. With a huge portfolio of wedding, personal and family portraits, she brings personalities to life through her work. This SC based photographer loves her low country roots as much as she loves photography. Learn more about her story today.
Name: Visions Photography Touched By Tanya
What You Provide:
Lifestyle Portrait Photography
Where are you based?
The Holy City, Charleston, South Carolina
Why did you decide to start a business?
I decided to start a business after being in front of the camera on various photo shoots and published in various hair magazine to include Hype Hair and Black Passion Magazine and my wedding photo was featured in Jet magazine. After being in front of the camera for so long, I venture out with taking photos at various events and took on a position as a second shooter with A Click In TimePhotography and now I’m here today with my own business in photography.
What is your favorite client story?
One of my favorite client stories is listening to one of my clients speak at her 100th Birthday celebration that I had the pleasure to capture and she was able to stand on her own two feet with no assistance and told a history of her life which was very touching. I have never seen someone that old and walks so fast with out a cane and dancing to the music.
What is your website?
Who are some of your business idols?
Danielle “Danni” Finney, Britney Jeanine & Jasmine Starr
Do you have any mentors?
My natural light photographer Danielle ‘Danni’ Finney of Dfinney Photography
What is your favorite thing about being southern?
The southern dishes.
What is your favorite southern dish?
There are so many to name: Red Rice with southern fried chicken, & Shrimp & Grits & southern sweet tea
What is the most important thing you have done to build your business?
One of the important that that I have done to build my business to to try to network with other business owners, attend various workshops to learn other aspects of the business and watching creative live.
What is your favorite item or piece of clothing to wear/use while doing business?
My holster belt that carries my camera and it actually will hold two camera’s and my Kelly Moore bag.