Holiday Mini Sessions I wasn’t 100% sure that I would offer Holiday Mini Sessions for 2023.  I’ve been in rebuilding mode all year.  I joined Dr. Tomayia C. Colvin’s Ignite Program to build my business the correct way.  For too long, like many business owners, I had been winging.  Watching YouTube videos, reading articles, and […]

Black Women Photographers, Holiday Mini Sessions, Photography Business, Portraits, Women Photographers

Holiday 2023 Mini Sessions

behind the scenes, I’ve been facing a struggle that’s tested me in ways I never imagined – my husband’s declinin

Black Women Photographers, Reflections, Self Care, Self-portraits

Guess You Wonder Where I’ve Been

Image of Tina Strickland, Black Female Woman's Portrait Photographer based in Cedar Park, TX

In July, I was able to return home to Chicago.  It wasn’t to see family or friends (but I did manage to have dinner with a few girlfriends).  I traveled to the City of Big Shoulders to attend Clickaway.  The tag line for Clickaway is “a photography experience that changes everything”, and it lives up […]

Classes, Events, Learning, Lighting, Photography Business

Clickaway 2022 – A Visit Home

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of vacationing on the island of Puerto Rico.  My cousin and I spent 5 amazing days there to celebrate her milestone birthday!  Originally, we were going to travel to Ireland, but we both agreed that spending time on a beach would be better.  I’m so glad that we […]

History, Island, Vacation

Take the Vacation

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Tina Strickland Photography, LLC is Launched

I am always pushing myself to learn a new photography skill.   Precision Camera here in Austin offers several classes a month on lighting, posing, editing, and working with drones.   In December, I registered for a Fashion Editorial class taught by Todd White, a fashion photographer based in the Austin area.   The class was on South Congress and was two […]

Classes, Learning, Lighting, Models, Portraits

Lighting Class with Todd White

It’s cold here in Central Texas, but I still wanted to have a session outside.  Truth be told, I had planned this session for December, but the model caught COVID.  So, I held off because of the holidays.  With parties and the holiday season, I knew that it would be difficult to schedule a session.  So, I waited. I […]


Session at the Long Center

You’ve decided to have professional images taken.  You’ve chosen the photographer, selected you attire, and decided upon a location.  You even have the theme locked down.  Your photographer reminds you that professional makeup is needed for the session.  What? You ask yourself why you need to pay someone to do your makeup for a photo session.  Well, there are several […]

Portraits, Professional MUA

Why Do I Need a MUA?

I really don’t listen to pop music.  Primarily, I listen to Christian music, but of late, my Spotify channel consists of the music from my youth.  I could not tell you who the most popular artists are, or what songs that they sing. However, I am familiar with the song “Easy on Me” by Adele.  I didn’t know […]

Black Women Photographers, Lighting, Personal Projects, Portraits, Self-portraits

Easy On Me

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Tina Strickland is a portrait photographer based in the Round Rock, TX area who believes that women must be celebrated in portraits.

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