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Professional in the Spotlight – Tanya from Tanya O’Leary Photography

Welcome to the first of many professional spotlight interviews – Tanya O’Leary would have to be one of the most creative photographers I have worked with in this region. She truly prides herself on capturing the best moments in life! Tanya generously took time out from her busy day recently to chat with me and answer some Q and A about herself and her business. Enjoy!

How did you get started in photography?

Since I was eight years old I remember having a passion for photography.  At the age of nine I won a Kodak photographic competition and it started from there. I started taking photos for friends and the constant demand from then on turned into my business as it is today.

Describe your photographic style?

Definitely natural contemporary – I capture the emotion of the person I am photographing – their inner spirit.

'Capturing the emotion....'
‘Capturing the emotion….’

 If you could offer one piece of advice to brides to be what would it be?

Get your makeup done by an artist who offers airbrushing because it gives a stunning flawless look.

What are your favourite locations for wedding photos?

I don’t plan any specific locations – I just follow the light on the day and see where it takes us.  It’s all about the emotion of the couple and that’s what I bring out in my photos and why clients keep coming back.


What steps are you taking within your business to be environmentally responsible?

All my proofs are stored onto my computer, edited and then placed on line.  That way clients only choose the photos that they need and there is no printing waste. 

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 If you would like to contact Tanya about her wedding collections then visit her website

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  • Reply Talie October 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Tanya does some of the most amazing photography I’ve ever seen. Simple but stunning. She really does capture the mood of the moment.
    Wish I had that kind of eye.

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  • Reply alenadeesa January 11, 2010 at 8:06 am

    This blog helped me!
    Aleena Desea
    Photo Video Chicago LLC
    246 North Pulaski Road
    Chicago Cook, IL 60641

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