Hi, I'm Tanya. Nice to meet you.
I'm a corporate photographer in Spokane, Washington. My name is pronounced Tan-yuh, not Tonya (like the 70's country singer Tanya Tucker). My mom gave me her old Kodak 110 point-and-shoot for my 13th birthday and I've had a camera in my hand ever since. In high school, my fellow artsy friends and I spent hours giggling over our latest crush while developing film in the darkroom. Later, at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, I explored Los Angeles with my first digital camera and a group of fellow Graphic Design students during my favorite street photography class. 20 years, one husband and three kids later, I rediscovered creative fulfillment in photography.
A Decade of Graphic Design & Art Direction
After working as a graphic designer for various design and marketing firms in the San Francisco Bay area, I struck out on my own and freelanced for many different brands, including GUESS, HP, Kodak, Microsoft and local small businesses (my favorite). I created everything from logos, business cards, brochures, event invitations, billboards, vehicle wraps and major trade show graphics. One pet peeve through it all was having to deal with crummy photographs, which led to the launch of my commercial photography business, WorkStory Corporate Photography.
WorkStory Corporate Photography
WorkStory Corporate Photography, based in Spokane, Washington, provides custom photography to businesses in the Inland Northwest, with occasion trips to Seattle and Portland. We love working with fun, funky businesses with a unique story to tell. Find out more by visiting workstoryphotography.com.
Graphic Design for Your Photography Business
I'm now offering custom graphic design and brand development for photographers who want to step up their game. If cookie cutter logos from Etsy aren't cutting it for your photography business, give me a call. In addition to logo design I offer full brand identity packages, DIY build-your-brand worksheets, portfolio reviews and templates for photography educators. Contact me for a custom quote.
I write a weekly tutorial series for the popular on-line photography magazine, SLR Lounge, where I share my photography knowledge with the world. Excellence in photography has been a lifelong pursuit for me. Photography is the most popular hobby in the world, and it's no wonder. There's always a new technique to learn, new gear to try out, new subjects to explore. Learn along with me by visiting my blog and the For Photographers section of this website.