Hi!!!! (Read in the voice of Ivy Winters) I am Tia. I am a queer New Orleans-based wedding photographer who coaches couples to confidence with posing and catches cute candids. I want to share a bit of my heart with you and tell you WHY I work in weddings.

In June of 2015, I got engaged to the most perfect person for me. There was one major roadblock to our wedding planning. We wanted to get married in the city we call home (New Orleans), and same-sex marriage was illegal in Louisiana. We held off for a few weeks from telling anyone we were engaged because we were terrified that the Supreme Court (which was deciding on same-sex marriage that same summer) would come down against us. Luckily, on June 26th, 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, and Steph and I could announce our engagement!

But I could never quite shake the feeling that the wedding world wasn’t built for us. When we filed for our marriage license or filled out web forms for vendors, we needed to fill out “bride” and “groom.” We got through it by joking about who was the “groom,” but at every turn, we were faced with the fact that the wedding world was not built for us. The wedding industry was not built for anyone outside of the cis-hetero norms.

This is my why. This is why I got into weddings. I never want anyone to feel like they don’t belong in the wedding world because you do belong. You deserve to have whatever type of wedding you want. You and your boo are perfect, and you are welcome at my table.

My approach to weddings is to make you feel comfortable and cared for at every stage of the process. From your initial inquiry to the wedding day, I have touch points, and we are in constant communication to make sure I get your vision right. Your wedding is about you and your boo. I am there to coach you to confidence in posing and catch cute candids.

I really love the couples I get to work with! I hope we can chat soon.

Check out galleries of real weddings and reach out today.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I was an offbeat bride myself! (Actually, can the wedding world fully embrace gender-neutral wedding language up in here because “bride” never really felt right for me <3 ) My wedding was featured on offbeat bride!

I cater to the Offbeat couple by doing everything custom for each couple. Nothing is standardized, and everything is designed exactly for you. From the time of your inquiry through your wedding day, I take the time to hear what your vision is, guide you when you have questions, and capture photos that feel like your memories. I love the Offbeat couple because I had an offbeat wedding.

"Tia was amazing! She did and excellent job of posing my new husband and I! We are a bit awkward and you would never know based on the photographs from our wedding! It also rained all day but that didn’t stop her from getting some amazing shots. Highly, highly recommend!" – Ayla P

Reach out and mention that you found me here. I do everything so customized that one promotion for the whole of offbeat community doesn't feel right!

Examples of my work

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