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About Us :: Tamara Lackey


Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey is a renowned professional photographer,  speaker, author and program host. Her authentic lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits, is praised within her industry and published internationally. Tamara’s work has been featured in a myriad of media outlets, including omagazine-111x140MensJournal-cover-111x140 O – The Oprah Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, PBS’ Need to Know and NBC’s The Today Show.

Nikon Ambassador, Tamara LackeyOne of  only twenty selected, Tamara is a Nikon USA Ambassador, speaking on behalf of Nikon at conventions and programs, and she was most recently the subject of a five-part web series they produced about photographing portraits, entitled Nikon Behind The Scenes.

The recipient of the 2014 WPPI Adorama Inspire Award, awarded to artists who inspire not just through their creative work but their life, Tamara speaks at quite a range of workshops, seminars and conventions, from delivering presentations on the Google stage to delivering private workshops around the globe.  She speaks primarily about photography, business, mindset, and the convergence of work, life and balance.

Her first instructional book for professionals, The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography, went on to be re-published and translated into seven languages.  She quickly followed that with her critically-acclaimed professional portrait video Inside Contemporary Children’s Photography and then the Tamara Lackey Style Book. Translating her professional acumen and intuitive teaching skills to an enthusiast photographer audience, Tamara released a unique “edutainment” book, video and iphone app set, Tamara Lackey’s Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography, which won the Booklist Editors’ Choice Award in Media.

Tamara’s latest books are Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide To Making Meaningful Portraits of The Modern Family, released to top reviews in January of 2012  (Pearson: New Riders Press:  Voices That Matter) and The Posing Playbook .. for Kids Who Don’t DO Posing, a highly-popular, on-the-go children posing guide, created for the page and mobile devices.

Tamara has co-produced and hosted dozens of live broadcasts and her web series, the reDefine Show, is a mix of examining the inspiring stories of top-tier creative artists who make it work, combined with behind-the-scenes walkthroughs of her photography.

Tamara is sponsored by some of the top names in the photographic industry, including Nikon USA, Adorama, Nations Photo Lab, and Animoto.  For the last eleven years, Tamara has run a busy, associate-based studio focused on portrait, commercial and editorial work.  She and her husband, three children, and three dogs all live together in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.