About Me!

Hi, I’m Tamara Like Camera. I’m a Social Media Influencer, Lifestyle, Blogger, Professional Photographer, Co-Author, and lover of random acts of kindness, sundresses, superheroes, cookies and moose. I’m also enamored with rainbow sprinkles.

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(not necessarily in that order)

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 a LOT of photography. 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’m also the mother, or “Mama” as they call me, of these two adorable people:

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(It was really hard for me to narrow it down to these photos!)

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.

I will never tire of learning. About myself, this blog, and this life.

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


Band CD Cover

Huffington Post:

Once I Had a Meltdown a One of the Most Peaceful Places on Earth








20+ Creative Baby Photography Ideas You’ll Want To Try Right Away

Target Made Me Do It:

Toys that Empower my Daughter

How to Make a Cupcake Wrapper Crown

Nutter Butter Ice Cream Cones

Homemade Peach Pie Pop Tarts

Pancake Sliders For Brunch

BLT Orzo Salad

5 Essential Newborn Photography Props From Target

BlogHer/SheKnows Media:

How To Take Great Photographs Of Your Baby

Every Picture Tells A Story, Don’t It

How It Feels When Someone Compliments My Writing

A Professional Photographer’s Advice On How To Take Memorable Holiday Photos

Eight Ways to Get LEGAL Images For Your Blog Posts

SITS Girls:

How to Take a Food Article From Good to Great

How To Stick to a Consistent Blogging and Commenting Schedule

How To Grow Your Instagram Followers and Likes

How To Feel More Connected In The Blogging World

Tips For Photographing Toddlers

Writing Your Way Out of a Blogging Slump

Photographing The People You Love

The Perfect Photo Walk

Self Portraits: How To Take A Picture Of Yourself

The Benefits of Blogging About…Everything

When Are You Most Productive? Tips For Finding That Time, and Making The Most Of It

The Power Of Positive Posting Online

How To Take Great Pictures In Bad Lighting

How To Connect With Your Readers Outside Of Your Comment Section

How to Capture Amazing Fall Photos

Touch Magazine:

A Day In The Life of Tamara Camera

The Colors of Winter

Which Camera Lens Is Right For Me?

Bon Bon Break:

Enjoying Life As It Happens.

Stigma Fighters:

Walking On Mines

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!

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Here are my guests posts on other blogs, starting with taking better portraits with your DSLR:

Ten Ways To Take Better Portraits With Your DSLR

As well as talking about the deepest, achiest parts of my heart:

Growing Together: Don’t Ever Change

Tips on Motion Photography..

Let’s Get Physical!

How to Photograph Moose and Children, But Not Together!

Guest Post from Tamara: How to Photograph Moose and Children, But Not Together!

Parenting With Creativity..

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:

My Facebook page.

My twitter.

My business website.

Google Plus.

Instagram, baby!

Let’s not forget Pinterest!

And email: tamara@tamaracamera.com

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:
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About Me! — 31 Comments

  1. So, I'm going to be blog stalking you a little bit, reading your love story and just some other general snooping around because your writing kind of fascinates as well as captivates me! So if you see a worrisome amount of logged in time from someone in Arizona, it's just me, don't worry! I'm stalking you but in a not scary kind of way haha 😀

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  4. Tamara, I wanted to check out your blog after your comment on my RealInto Interview and all I can say is WOW! First off, your photographs are breath taking, and your children, simply beautiful! And your writing style, is very well done! And you wrote a book, EEP, I can only DREAM of doing that one day! Excuse me while I fan girl for a little bit!

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  8. I love trying something new and after hard work and practise been.able to do it.There is no comfort then that,
    it makes me feel so very proud,…try it

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    • Thanks! I loved it. Ultimately it was just too far from our families and we wanted kids. I haven’t been back in years but I miss it a lot. It’s a different world.

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  14. Now why, oh why, have I not made it to this page of your blog yet?! What a wonderful “about” page.

    I have got to start reading your 20 part love story (that many parts… it’s got to be a doozy)!

    Thanks for sharing (and for joining my #Blirthdaybash)!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

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