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

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

At the beginning of March, I attended the annual Click Away Conference held in Atlanta March 6 – 8.  Click Away is a conference for photographers. Per the website, “Click Away conference is an immersive photography experience that brings women across the globe together to accelerate their businesses, make meaningful connections, and amplify their work through experiential learning and innovative […]

Events, Photo Walk, Styled Photo Shoot

Chanel French – “Women in the City”: A Styled Portrait Session

Last week, October 6 – 8, I was in the presence of greatness.  I was surrounded by family, and I experienced a shift in my business.  Last week, I attended The Photo Cookout which is the brainchild of Tomayia Colvin.  This was the second year for The Cookout, and it was phenomenal!  The Cookout was created as a safe […]


One of a Kind Experience – The Photo Cookout

The weekend of August 24, I participated in a styled shoot organized by Carissa Rumps of The Wild Rumpus Collective called “The Dark Crystal”. The session was based on the series/movie by Jim Henson. This is the second stylized shoot I participated in that Carissa has arranged. I wasn’t familiar with the theme. I simply […]

Events, Portraits, Themed Photo Shoot

Stylized Photo Shoot – The Dark Crystal

It’s been over almost two months since we moved to the Austin, Texas area, and it still feels as if we’re visiting.  I’ve met several photographers, attended a couple of group photo shoots, and explored different locations for future photo sessions.  This past weekend was another expedition session.   Initially, we were going to the Farmers’ Market in Cedar […]

Events, Photo Walk

Exploring Georgetown, Texas

When I began to think about my May Personal Project, I became overwhelmed.  I had no idea what I was going to do.  In the midst of trying to decide what to do, my husband and I were packing for our move to Texas.  I became so anxious that I was paralyzed.  What would I do?  The answer came in […]


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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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