I am Tanaya, a lifestyle photographer based in Sacramento, California. I love catching moments as they flash past my eyes, and I've been a shutterbug ever since I first put my hands on a camera. Several years later, while preparing for a dentistry program, I realized that my heart was elsewhere. Though it took me a while to start photographing professionally, I'm glad that I finally took the plunge. Photography gives me freedom to nurture my creative soul, build meaningful relationships in community and spread cheer through capturing soulful moments!
My photography style includes documenting your natural and unscripted moments, though I am always open to try your creative ideas. I'm constantly trying to get better and each photoshoot teaches me something new, for which I'm grateful to my clients. I find joy in creating visual narratives for families, couples and weddings, so help me capture yours!
An introvert at heart, a dreamer and redwoods lover, I love hiking and going on long walks in the woods. When I am not photographing, I am either spending time with my husband, Preet, snuggling with my cat Leo, reading a good book, listening to my favorite music, taking up a new gardening project or hanging out with my friends and family.
Thanks so much for visiting, I can't wait to hear from you!
"When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph" — Annie Leibovitz