Tia Esther Creative

The One Behind the Lens..

MY LOVE FOR TAKING PHOTOS SPANS

You'll often catch me with my little family being my dog, fiance and I. Spending time with close friends and traveling down random roads looking for new locations to shoot at.

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BECAUSE YOUR PHOTOS SPAN BEYOND JUST BEING IN THEM.
MY LOVE FOR BEING
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
GOES TO MY CORE.
I TAKE IT PERSONALLY.

I LOVE BEING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER BECAUSE I LOVE BEING LET IN.
I LOVE BEING LET IN BECAUSE IT CONTINUOUSLY REMINDS ME THAT NO STORY IS THE SAME. THAT NO TWO PEOPLE ARE THE SAME.
I AM HUMBLED EVERY SINGLE TIME.

MY PURPOSE AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER IS TO CREATE + HOLD SPACE FOR YOU IN MOMENTS THAT MEAN THE MOST.

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I believe being a good photographer comes from noticing the small things and being able to create something out of nothing. I create from memory and sometimes my own nostalgia. Photos are timeless and have a way of freezing a moment to keep it forever. I have photo albums that were created before I was even born that have been passed down to me of my parents wedding, of my life after I was born and of my family. These are keepsakes I will show my kids one day. They are more than pieces of shiny paper in a book. They are memories, feelings, emotions and moments all on one rectangle.

my photo Philosophy

I've been playing with cameras since I was a kid. Disposables filled my room. I remember feeling like I didn't want to forget those little things in my life at that time. Pictures of trees outside, our dogs around the yard, my papa with his beard tied in rubber bands. There was not much I didn't capture.

How I Got Into Photography...

As I grew, the interest faded. I got into school. Friends and what I had going on was more important. Up until around my junior year. My dad had a nice Canon Rebel T3i at the time. The interest was sparked again.

How I Got Into Photography...

Dad gave me his camera and there I was all over again, taking photos of e v e r y t h i n g. His words were, "If I give you this camera, you better do something with it!"

I continued for awhile and then it fizzled again.

How I Got Into Photography...

Fast forward to 2015, I got the call that my dad had unexpectedly passed away. When dealing with everything, I couldn't look past the fact that my dad and I had very few photos together as a teenager and in early adulthood.

How I Got Into Photography...

Those words he spoke rang in my head like a loud bell. It became my mission, to be the one to capture those important moments + people, for others.

How I Got Into Photography...

RIP

BRIAN ELLINGTON

"PADRE"

1966-2015

  • The dead heat of summer
  • Bell Peppers + Onions
  • Hiking as a hobby
  • Chai, why do people like drinking spicy things if it's not a spicy cocktail?
  • Skydiving... who's idea was it to jump out of a plane for FUN?
  • My feet being cold

No

  • Running barefoot in the grass
  • Driving down empty backroads
  • Summer rains
  • Cold showers
  • Deep belly laughter at odd hours of the night
  • Small local coffee shops + knick knacks from said shops
  • Boujee dinners + fancy cocktails but also- side street taco shops + local eateries
  • Halloween
  • Lists of any kind

Yes

My Vibe...

capturing the wildly in love

Southern California Photographer

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