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 I'm Tia.

Hello Gorgeous

I'm an Ennegram 9, the peacemaker. I love meeting and developing relationships with everyone. I currently do photography on the side with my full job working in Des Moines as a social worker. I am constantly on the "go". Basically, livin' my best life!

I currently reside in Ankeny, Iowa. with the queens, AKA my doggies & my sweet husband. I am also a Foster Mamma to a sweet 4 year old boy. When I'm not doing photography or working, I'm usually with my friends or family, trying new foods, playing video games or watching trashy reality shows. I also have a deep love for home decorating.

I love to truly get to know my clients, its my favorite thing! 

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My why?

My Why?

Back in the day, I was in that friend group who always went to parks and practiced "modeling." I always loved being behind the camera & taking photos. I went to College for design and but ended up majoring in Social Services. 

Part of me still had a huge passion for creativity and I wanted to fulfill that outlet somehow. In College, I worked at a preschool and found my love for children. After a career change, I found myself missing littles and figured photographing children would fulfill those empty spots.

Little did I know, it grew into something I LOVE.


My Doggos

I love to travel & explore new places. Hit me up if you want a new adventure!

I'm obsessed with my dog, Iris. She is 5 years old & a shih tzu.

My Hubba Hubba

My Husband Grant & I have been married for 5 years! I also love my family.

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True Crime

I can't keep flowers alive but I sure do love them. My closet is basically all floral clothes.

I love to cheer on the Cyclones & Green Bay Packers. You'll find me watching sports on the weekends.

I love all true crime stories. I'm a crime Junkie Patron. Don't worry, i'm not a killer.

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I love video games, board games, lawn games, you name it!

I'm a little picky but I love trying new food & eating at local restaurants.

I love Marvel movies, although a good Chick Flick can do me well too.

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My 3 core values

I believe all relationships start with trust. I want to form a relationship and share that special occasion with you!  My goal is to find a family and couple who trusts my process and vision. In return, I will make sure everything is perfect. 

Genuine and real are two things I strive to be every day. I'm constantly learning and always wanting to improve. I'm an open book so ask me anything!

I love to learn about people and get to know them on a personal level. Starting at the beginning I make sure that you are comfortable with every detail. I never leave you hanging when you have questions.

The Benningtons

Tia just photographed our wedding and she was absolutely amazing! She was great at communicating with us and so organized. She is outgoing and so much fun to be around. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to capture the memories from our day!