Tawnya Faust

I truly believe that every photographer offers something different, we all have a unique vision and style. We all have our niches, interests, passions and so much of ourselves are reflected in our work and that's why I think it's important to get to know the person that will be capturing your special moments and memories.  

There have been many moments in my life that have led me to pursue photography but it wasn't until the past year or so that I realized photography is more than just a job for me, it is one of my greatest loves and nothing makes me happier than when I can share that love with my clients. I still pinch myself sometimes because this 'job' is quite literally a dream come true for me but getting here hasn't come without a lot of hard work and sacrifice. I didn't just pick up a camera one day and decide to charge people to take their photos because I figured out manual mode, in fact it's taken me years to feel comfortable calling myself a photographer and a lot of time figuring out exactly what images I wanted to create and put out there for the world to see.

I've really honed in on my niche this past year and I've realized that my heart lays in growing families. I love helping expectant moms feel beautiful, seeing my clients become parents again and again, watching your elation as you study your newest member. I love watching families play with one another, the belly laughs, tickle fights and I love getting to know each one of you while trying to capture who you are. There is just something about watching families love on one another that makes my heart so happy and I continually feel so honored to be able to capture even a tiny piece of your life for you. I also work part time as a Registered Nurse on a busy surgical floor but I trained in Pediatrics so it's no surprise to me that I'm drawn to tiny babies, children and families.

I've spent the past 5 years taking courses and learning not only how to capture quality professional images but also courses in post processing and how to deliver products that my client's are happy with. Currently I am mentoring with Kirsten Lewis, one of the best documentary family photographers in the world and I can not wait to see where this takes me in 2018.

My goal in any session is to not only capture your memories but to create images that make you feel something and images that preserve your family in that moment. I am fortunate enough to have two little ones of my own who have helped shape my style and given me more than enough moments to capture over the years.