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I was born in Japan, but grew up in Tacoma, Washington. For the past few years I've been bouncing between Utah and Washington, but I'm so freaking excited to be back in Salt Lake City where I'm also pursuing my education. Don't worry though, if you're from Washington and are interested in planning a session, I LOVE to travel and am there frequently. I will take any excuse to see a new place and find new adventures. I'm also an official puppy cuddler (specifically my 5-year-old doggo in the photo), avid Cafe Rio eater, and wanna-be baker. My little pup, Shonan (literal translation: little bread), was a rescue pup and stole my heart the moment I saw him. .

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More About me

When people ask me what my favorite Christmas present has ever been, the answer is easy. A Canon Rebel DSLR Camera from my dad when I was 16 years old. From that moment, I've never really stopped taking pictures. It started with silly photoshoots with friends and exploring around Seattle, but then it became paid Senior Photoshoots for people I went to school with. After a few years of studying photography and living abroad, I decided to take the leap into weddings and here we are... 

Let's start at the beginning. 

I'm Tam

When I'm at your wedding, I want to be there not just as your photographer, but someone invested in the moments you're having, and someone who genuinely cares about you and your loved ones. I kept hearing brides say they didn't feel close to their photographer, or that they felt their photographer was just another person at the wedding. I strongly feel that when there's a good relationship between you and your photographer though, you'll feel more comfortable in front of the camera, and more authentic, raw moments will be captured. Thus, TAM Photo Collective was started. As your photographer, I'm there for all the most intimate moments. I don't just take the pictures. I'm there to help button your dress and make sure your hair is just right. I'm there to adjust the boutonniere and make you feel comfortable. I'm more than just your photographer. I'm your friend. Your backup. Your go-to helper. And the person who is going to capture every moment you want to cherish forever.

more than just your photographer.

I'm your storyteller...

Having done photography for years, I wanted to have a little fun with graphic design and it felt so natural to get into wedding invitations and stationery. The details of weddings are all so important to me and I'm so passionate about telling your love story from the very first Save-the-Date or Invitation. Your love is unique, and the details of your wedding should be too. 

Every detail matters. 

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Breweries and snowy hikes to the ski lodge.

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Roller coasters, Coney Island, beach time.

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Sunday night dinners and time with family.

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A glass of wine and a good book before bed.

So what about invitations

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