Hi there! My name is Tiffany. I am the photographer here at Acorn & Oak Photography, and it's my pleasure to have you visiting my little place on the world wide web.
I have been wanting to start a blog for a couple of months now so I had a place to write about my grand adventures in photography, and (as you can see) here we are!
My goal is simple: to share stories. To me, photography is just that... storytelling.
Storytelling portraiture goes a step beyond simply showing you what life looked like at that time by reminding you what it also felt like. An artful portrait of a tired mother lying on the couch, for example, snuggled under a soft pink blanket with her newborn resting peacefully on her chest as the afternoon sun dances on the carpet through small openings in the pulled curtains... or a child running through the cool water drops of a lawn sprinkler as the summer sun sets lazily in the backyard... or even a family sitting at the dinner table over a steaming plate of delicious food, smiling and laughing. Those images not only show you what a day in their life looked like, but they evoke emotions and sounds and smells. They have the ability to transport you to a time and place that would otherwise be unreachable. This is why I invest my heart and soul into creating images your family will cherish. I believe in the power of a photograph!
And what is an introduction blog entry without telling you a little bit about myself?
• I have a beautiful daughter named Sydney. She teaches me about life every single day.
• I love books. Books are great ways to go places without all of the driving.
• I drink a lot of coffee. Probably too much, honestly.
• I fell in love with storytelling when my mother brought home an old typewriter when I was five.
• I fell in love with photography when I realized that a photograph can tell a story just as clearly, sometimes even better, than the written word.
• As a young kid, I oftentimes got in trouble for "wasting" unused rolls of film I would come across at home by taking photos of rusty thumb tacks scattered about in the garage or the cracked plastic seats of the old swing set in a park across the alley from my childhood home... just to name a couple of my early masterpieces.
• My favorite food is Italian. My favorite dish is chicken marsala on a big plate of pasta with extra mushrooms.
• I'm pretty good at finding four leaf clovers.