Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey's lively portraits and lifestyle photographs have been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue and Professional Photographer and on a number of television shows, including The Martha Stewart Show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Today Show and Good Morning America.    

A speaker, author and program host as well as a renowned professional photographer, Tamara is the recipient of the 2015 WPPI/Rangefinder Humanitarian Award for her work as co-founder of Beautiful Together, a non-profit supporting orphaned children living in challenging situations. Her first instructional book for professionals, The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography, has been translated into seven languages. Her latest books are Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family and The Posing Playbook, a children's posing guide.

Tamara's web series, The reDefine Show, combines stories of creative artists with behind-the-scenes walkthroughs of her photography.

Photography has provided me an extraordinary opportunity to better understand each person I encounter.

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