Merry Christmas 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wishing everyone a very blessed holiday season surrounded by those you love the most….Here is our Christmas Card we sent out this year. Very excited to be spending lots of time with these 3 little people and their amazing Daddy! We're all off work together till the 6th of January~ LOVELY!
thanks to all my amazing clients for allowing me to capture a snippet of their beautiful family moments.
big smiles, Tammy xoxo

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
― Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas

ps: stay tuned in the new year…working on updating site and bringing all my amazing weddings and session on the blog…until then my most current work can be viewed on Facebook.

{newborn} baby Lukas

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer,  bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for...
a sweet little boy graced my studio...he was a pleasure to capture! thanks for sharing the lovely baby snuggles to the new Mom & Dad!

{wedding} A beautiful rainbow

Thursday, July 25, 2013

as we were packing up to leave...we turned around and seen this beautiful rainbow....well had to make time for just one more... A beautiful end to a beautiful day! Wishing you a life full of love and adventures... thanks for sharing your day with me. xo

{wedding} Mr & Mrs

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A beautiful location for a wedding! Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Jackson! It was a perfect day.

{newborn} Emmett

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Very excited to announce Master Emmett...I've known Emmett's dad for a long time. Very excited to see them as parents. And what a perfect little man to join their family~ Congrats Nigel and Haley! xo

{newborn} baby Emmy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

my favourite part of my working the pleasure to snuggle and capture the first moments in a new families life. Especially sweet little girlies! Miss Emmy was a pleasure to capture even with a sweet little smile for me. xo

Capturing LOVE by Dodds & Hamm

Monday, July 15, 2013

I LOVE the publicity this book has been receiving! I am even more thrilled that my image has provoked so much talk around this subject.
I would love to share this quote about love that speaks to me:

“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” 
 Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

Recently Thea Dodds and Kathryn Hamm were interviewed on a Boston new station with my image being featured and discussed. Check it out HERE!

Thea contacted me to share this interview. This is her words she shared on the news station:

Dodds: "It's this beautiful silhouette of two men holding hands on a hillside. And it's very dramatic at sunset in the desert — amazing pinks and purples in the sky. When I saw this photo, it was a light bulb moment for me. Because it's two men, they're connected, they both look very strong, they look very masculine. Often, I end up feminizing one person and masculinizing the other. And not intentionally; it's just because that's my background. So it's fascinating to see that photo — light bulb moment — this is what I wanna go after."

Please share this post with others and spread awareness and love. You can purchase this book by clicking on the link in the side bar.

After all....LOVE is LOVE!

xo Tammy

{wedding} Horsefly~a sneak peak

Monday, June 24, 2013

A huge congratulations to Sarah & Jason...a fabulous day for a wedding. The sun shined down on this lovely couple for their perfect day. An amazing location for the wedding....just a sneak peak. More to come. Announcing Mr and Mrs Jackson! xo

{big milestones} Discovery Preschool Graduation

Sunday, June 2, 2013

he did it! Graduated Preschool...and so proud of this fact! His sisters attended the same amazing preschool with Teacher Margaret and Teacher Barb (two amazing ladies) at Discovery Preschool. I love this nature based preschool. These are  from the last day...I stayed and crafted, scavenger hunted and watched my confident 4 (almost 5 year old) walk in to receive his diploma.
His sisters told him he'd have to wear a costume with a cape and hat...that morning he was insistent to wear his own costume...a dog suit. 8am....and I wasn't about to disagree with him...just wanted him to get dressed and eat breaky. 1/2 way thru the morning he realized he was the only dog in the bunch...maybe his sisters were came the suit.
big milestones at our house these to Kindergarten for him. Is he ready....check out the picture below of his kindergarten open house...

a couple of very confident little boys ready to ROCK kindy class in the fall! I think our prep job is complete! (ps check out the rainbow nails on Grady!)

{signs of spring}

Saturday, May 25, 2013

we did have some beautiful weather recently...I enjoy capturing some of the signs of spring in my yard. Spring is a busy time in our household! So I have loads of pictures on my memory cards waiting for me to upload...but here is a few spring peaks to enjoy during this crazy rainy time. first daffodil from my garden...

Beauty Sessions

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

{week 12} birthday girl fun

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

a family fun birthday afternoon...with several games of mexican train. then grandpa/nana for dinner and cake. Its official our Carrigan is 8 going on 13! We love her to bits. xoxoxo my carebear!

I love this one...grady being grady

{week 11} spring=watermelon

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

our favourite time of year....deck time and watermelon season. I think we're on our 4th watermelon at our house. A great pre-game, pre-brownie snack for the girls...and grady will have watermelon at anytime!
Happy Spring

{week 10} pool fun

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

we've been enjoying our family holiday away...with loads of fun pool time. these are some fun pool time pictures of the trio...


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ahhhh!!!! So excited to share my project that I have so secretly been working on for months!!! I will give you the goods on how this all came about...
sorry you are going to get the long winded version...for as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a wedding photographer/coordinator!~ I've always loved party planning. And what better way to spend a day but with a gorgeous couple who are promising to spend their life together. I still to this day remember the excitement of being pampered and slipping into a pretty dress for my wedding day!~ as a women you feel so beautiful! so jump ahead...I'm capturing weddings for beautiful couples all around our beautiful province!~I feel so blessed for each couple who chooses me to capture their day. I've worked so hard investing time and money into learning my craft for many years. (going digital and having photoshop has been a huge learning curve for me!~still learning!) anyways I am easily in my small town I see many "new" photographers coming out of the woodwork each year...and if people chose their photographer on price alone I would surely lose. I run a legit business and yes I have expenses and do wish to make a profit. But that is a whole other stay focused Tammy....
so my wise hubby said you need to find a "niche" something to separate yourself and make yourself unique! (don't worry I will always do weddings and family too! my first love!)
funny story: his suggestion was real estate photography...ughhh sigh! how boring for me. Sorry sweets!
My idea was capturing "beautiful woman" in all walks of life. This is not boudoir (it could be) but boudoir or pin up pictures are not for everyone!~ I wanted beauty pictures that you would be proud to show your daughter or grandmother!
I LOVE Brides...they are just beaming...and it sooo shows in camera! They make my job so easy to get that amazing connection. Then after most women have children and then hide behind the camera or their children...with lots of excuses...wait till my hair is longer/shorter or till I lose that last 10 more excuses ladies...I truly feel we as women need to capture our amazinglingness (so not a word! OH well!) I think woman should have a "beauty session" every 10 years...just think 10 years from now to look back and this "hot damn I looks amazing at 35...45...or 55..." no more excuses! We all deserve it!
so let me digress a little more...or ramble whatever you want to call it. First I needed to experience it first hand. so after a little market research...I found the most amazing photographer who is truly has a great gift to offer. Tacey runs TPR and does a perfect job at it. I booked myself in for a session while in the Okanagan after a wedding I was shooting on a fall weekend. I didn't really tell anyone. I did it for me!~ It was so great! I have amazing images and a perfect album and wall portrait to prove it (huge shout out to Tacey!~I knew I would love it...and you so helped me in my journey) If you have a session with me I will show you my amazing album...I so plan to return for a mother /daughter session in the near future...My daughters think my images are the most beautiful things ever.
So with that under my belt...I schemed and schemed and spent time learning...and more scheming. Then I just did it...with a 4 day weekend in February with an amazing makeup artist...we captured 10 beautiful women. I was so HOOKED! I soooo LOVED it! If there was  any doubt! But I really felt I needed to have a great portfolio of Beautiful women to show off this new "genre" of photography I would love to offer. so here it is.... the long and the short of it all.
I am very proud to offer women of all ages the opportunity to have a session to capture their own milestones...even better do it with your sister, mother, friend or daughter. Let's celebrate you!

so no more waiting for the perfect dress size, hairstyle or whatever is holding you back. I truly promise that I will make you feel and look your best! If you have found yourself saying.."I never look good in pictures"...then let me pose you and get you behind my lens! I dare ya!
Thanks for head over to my new"Beauty" blogsite and share with all the BEAUTIFUL WOMEN in your life!

xo Tammy

click here to head over and check it out or click above on the Beauty link in the bar

{week 9} St Patty's day

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patricks day...AKA Momma's birthday. We love a party. Grady has been excited about my birthday...first wanting to know what I want for a gift and then what kind of cake I want. I really confused the poor little duck when I asked for breakfast in bed. My other request was a picture of me and my crew on this green and snowy morning. I didn't request the snow overnight:(
Makenna was not a fan of the photographer...aka Daddy laughing at her pouty face. So when it was my turn to capture a couple of just the three of them...she was done....later Carrigan told us she stayed up late reading. can tell.
Happy Green day to you all. I hope it is a great one!
xo Tammy

{week 8} saying goodbye

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

this month we had to say goodbye to a great man...a grandpa, great grandpa that we will miss dearly!~ We have soooo many amazing memories and trips we did together. This photo is from the morning before the trio was watching a show while we waited to go. I love how your see the top of "Milly" the panda bear who Makenna brought along...her snuggle buddy. we miss you Grandpa...Grady keeps looking for you as an angel in the sky...xoxoxxoxo

{week 7} helping dad

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

nice to have Daddy home for a bit...even though I have a honey do list for him a mile rest for the poor guy! Here is the kids hanging with dad fixing the flow on the quad...I snuck out and grabbed a quick picture on the iphone!~ LOL!

{week 6} nana's birthday

Monday, March 4, 2013

we surprise nana last minute and took out a late lunch and cake for her birthday. We also got to play outside for a was brrrr! the top pic is the kids snuggling up together with (Great) Gramie...

{week 5} family day adventures

Friday, March 1, 2013

I need to play catch up I'm not sure where february passed so quickly. Here is a great happy heart moment for me. Daddy was away working but me and my trio got to get out and enjoy a brief bit of sunshine and adventure at our favorite place~ Scout Island. we braved the snowy trails and checked out the new bridge....and even posed for pictures for mom!~

{Women's Expo} 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

I had the pleasure to spend the evening at a lovely little fundraiser event at a local area school. It is their 2nd year showcasing women entrepeneurs from our community. Above is a couple of quick pics from my iPhone...sorry camera packed for sessions this weekend.  It was fun to meet some new ladies and chat with friends. Thanks to all who stopped in!
I told many I would do a quick post with the recipe for my scrummy chocolate cupcakes...according to my hubby they are the best he's ever had!
Here it is:
Quinoa Chocolate Cake (or cupcakes) Gluten free

2 cups of cooked quinoa
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup melted butter
Blend this in blender

Then add to
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
I baked these little cupcakes at 350' for 15 minutes.
My simple yummy icing:
I medium size carton of whip cream, whip this up then add 1/2 carton of cream cheese and about 1 cup icing sugar. Also add 1 tbsp of cornstarch...this help set the whip cream. EAsy and sooo good.
thanks to my lovely sister in law Bronwyn for the great recipe!

{week 4} inside snow day

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I love our office/creative space....makenna has graduated to the big table. Grady prefers to use the floor. But everyone is happy in this space. It was cold and snowy! shocking! and we're happy to be together creating!

***instagram***if you haven't found out about instagram. Its another way to share photos. I've added a sneak peak onto my blog. Usually just everyday photos...but I love! I've also started a daily photo challenge for myself. #mygratefullife
we preach to our kids always about being grateful and remembering the best part of everyday...even the crummy ones. So I thought i'd challenge myself to post a pic daily of what I'm grateful for...check it out and try it for yourself. You will look at things differently.
enjoy your weekend
xo tam

{Capturing LOVE} Published!!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I've been sooo excited to share this with everyone!~Its one thing to be published via a blog or in some digital version....but this is in PRINT!~ My lovely capture from this SESSION was selected in the below book!!!!! I am doubly thrilled! since the amazing men in the photos are related to me. My little brother Josh and his fiance Brent. Below is the press release that I just received. My book is in the mail...I will share photos of in when it arrives....xo tammy (doing a little happy dance in my chair)

Tammy Watson Photography, Williams Lake, BC January 27, 2013. When it comes to wedding portraits, what works for heterosexual couples may not work for same-sex couples. Enter Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography, a groundbreaking new visual guide by veteran wedding photographer Thea Dodds of Authentic Eye Photography, and same-sex wedding pioneer Kathryn Hamm, available from Authentic Weddings in limited release via and in nationwide release in March 2013. Capturing Lovefeatures captivating photographs of forty-six couples from thirty-eight of the top gay and lesbian wedding photographers who represent 19 states, Canada, Italy and the U.K, including Tammy Watson of Williams Lake, BC.
Through diverse examples of unconventional wedding portraits and new twists on conventional wedding imagery, as well as detailed commentary from the authors, the book provides needed support to wedding photographers who must revisit the rules of traditional wedding and engagement portrait posing to better serve all couples in today’s diverse wedding market.
Said Hamm: “Capturing Love would not have been possible without the generous contributions and talents of the many photographers who were willing to share their work with us. We are incredibly grateful to Tammy Watson for joining us on this special journey and thrilled to showcase her work. We hope Capturing Love inspires every photographer shooting a same-sex wedding to think outside the box, and to create photos that truly capture the one-of-a-kind magic present at each couple’s wedding day.”
Said Dodds: “The image of Tammy WatsonPhotography we selected was culled from amongst thousands of candidates. But Tammy's represented beautifully the answer to three simple but important questions: Are these images authentic? Do these images reflect intimacy? Are these images believable? For any couple–straight or gay–an engagement or wedding portrait should elicit a ‘yes’ to all three questions, as Tammy Watson's photograph did. That combination of authenticity, intimacy, and believability will be different for every couple, and the wide range of photos of same-sex couples in Capturing Love illustrates just how diverse wedding portraiture can, and should, be.”
Said Tammy Watson: "...thrilled to be included with amazing artists sharing their captures of great love stories

More information about Capturing Love, including a complete list of contributing photographers and where to buy the book, is available To speak with the book authors, please contact Cathy Renna at
****Very excited to receive my book!~ order yours today.

{the Light that shines} Jills story

Saturday, January 26, 2013

if you have a few minutes and some tissue...please take the time to watch and share the message

'The Light That Shines' a story for all from on Vimeo.

{week 3} the Beanstalk for a warm up

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brrrr....its been cold since we arrived home. Winter, snow and long days at school and sometimes one needs to stop in at the local coffee shop "the beanstalk" for a warm drink and treat!:)

{week 2} Phoenix zoo riding camels

Saturday, January 19, 2013

during our Arizona stay we enjoyed a lovely day at the Phoenix zoo. wow lots of animals to see...Grady just wanted to see the Giraffes. then he was done. We were impressed how brave the entire trio was to ride a Camel. Good times!

{E-Session} winter session W & A

Friday, January 18, 2013

Brrrr....W & A braved the cold Cariboo weather for a lovely afternoon e-session. Congrats to you both. Your wedding sounds amazing!

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