Hi, I’m Tamara Like Camera. I’m a professional photographer, a blogger/writer, a book co-author (new HerStories Project book coming soon!), and lover of sundresses, cookies and moose. I’m also completely obsessed with rainbow sprinkles.
If you’re curious about this blog, I call it a “Quirky Lifestyle” blog. That is my niche all on its own. I definitely write about parenting, food, pets, health and fitness, recipes, DIY, home design and organization, marriage and intimacy, friendship, connections, and everything under the sun. I’m a professional photographer, and I have my degree in Journalism, so this blog is heavy with storytelling. Sometimes we do cosplay. Sometimes we book trips to Alaska. Sometimes we surprise each other with pets, flowers, cookies, and more. This is also a space of vulnerability and connecting through the joys and pains of life.
I started this blog after two cross country moves (Jersey to California, then California to Massachusetts) and the birth of my daughter. We settled down in Northampton, MA. After being captivated (captured, really) by both writing and photography as a kid, I decided to formally study them both in college and beyond. I am always a student, though, and I always will be.
People tell me it’s rare to be so avid in both writing and photography, but I feel that they go hand-in-hand. My blog began as a series of essays on the intensities of my childhood, (early death of father, integration into a blended, Brady Bunch family) as well as thoughts on parenting, aging, anxiety, grief and loss, ecstatic joy, and more. Much, much more. Somewhere along the way, my blog picked up a photojournalism theme, and that is where it shall stay. You may find me in other places:
Photographic Credits and Professional Publications
Target Made Me Do It:
Bon Bon Break:
And I co-authored three books! Click the first picture to find us on Amazon. Click the second picture to find us on Barnes & Noble!
Here are my guests posts on other blogs, starting with taking better portraits with your DSLR:
As well as talking about the deepest, achiest parts of my heart:
Tips on Motion Photography..
How to Photograph Moose and Children, But Not Together!
Parenting With Creativity..
The blog may ever-evolve as they all do, but stick around and stay awhile, if you’ll have me. I always stay true to myself. That’s my ultimate blogging goal. That, and finding connections through writing and photography, and a fun combination of them both.
And I always follow back:
And email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And last but not least, links to all 20 parts of the story of how I met my husband. Trust me, it’s a doozy: