Meet the person behind the lens, (and her family).
HEY! I'm Tatum.
This is my beautiful family and, of course, the people that drive me to be a better human being.
I have three of the best supporters on my team helping me achieve my dreams and goals.
Ryder is my six year old son. He is curious, energetic, compassionate and SO helpful. He loves to fish, ride his dirt bike and play with his friends.
Rue is my four year old. She is the biggest snuggle bug and gives anyone (strangers and all) a big giant hug if they'll let her. She loves books, playing dress up and catching bugs with her big brother!
Jacob is my high school sweetheart. We met at 14 and the rest is history. He is kind, hard working, supportive and my rock. He is the one that pushed me to further my career in photo and has always believed in my potential. I truly owe what Painted Desert Photography is, to him. (He even came up with the name for it!!!)
If you can't already tell, I am blessed beyond belief. I was born and raised in Arizona. I have five siblings and I have an identical twin sister. We didn’t get family photos taken growing up, and now that I have my own family I truly treasure capturing those memories for my clients because time truly does fly by.
I’m a maaaajor foodie, I love trying new places and sending my out of town clients to some yummy restaurants. I am absolutely TERRIFIED of bees and you might see that side of me when you book a session because bees love this AZ weather, HA!
Photo has been a passion of mine for many years now. I truly love learning and developing my style continuously. I love meeting new people and forming lifelong friendships with them. I love that people trust me to capture some of the most important days of their lives!
My goal for every single session is for my clients to feel comfortable, valued and important! Oh, and of course, to have fun!!! I invest my whole soul into my business, especially the "taking the photo" part. I prompt and pose you effortlessly so there are no awkward silences, I make sure and get real smiles from your kiddos, and I make sure to capture the "in between" moments that you'll want to remember forever.
So, thank you for being here and thank you for considering Painted Desert Photography!
I can't wait to become friends!