Earlier this year, Target carried this “Little House on the Prairie” type dresses.  Lots of people, including myself, thought that it was a joke.  I mean, really?  Who would wear something so ugly on purpose?  Some people decided to have photo sessions, and labeled them the “Target Ugly Dress Challenge”.  I liked the idea, and […]

Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Themed Photo Shoot, Women Photographers

Target Dress Challenge

Two weeks ago, I signed up for a class taught by Jasmine Jade for Clickin Moms.  The name of the class was “Her Empowering Journey”.  I was drawn to the class because of its name.  Over the last several months, I’ve come to realize that my niche is photographing women, and celebrating their individuality.   When I read the class description, I […]

Learning, Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Styled Photo Shoot, Time for Print

A New Approach to Sessions

My mother-in-law is an amazing person, and I’m blessed to have such a wonderful friend.  She moved in with us in June to help out with my husband.  During this time, we’ve cooked great meals, and baked some delicious dishes.  We also share a love for photography.  During this time, we celebrated her birthday, and Mom wanted a birthday […]


Birthday Photo Shoot for Mom

Last weekend, I created some of my favorite images of 2020!   Since my Concrete Valkyrie session was successful, and a number of models wanted to be part of it, I decided to do another session.  I wanted it to be different from the concrete session, and knew that the session would be held in a park.  I scouted […]

Black Women Photographers, Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Styled Photo Shoot, Themed Photo Shoot, Time for Print

Forest Valkyrie

Last month, I put out a model call.  I had just switched to Sony, and I was anxious to get someone in front of my camera.  In all transparency, I did purchase a Sony A7ii last year, but I convinced myself that I didn’t like it.  The truth of the matter was that I had invested a great […]

Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Styled Photo Shoot, Time for Print

Summer Time Session

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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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