Tammy began her foray into the world of photography after leaving a career in the hearing healthcare industry to take care of her family. While on hiatus, she wanted to find a hobby and decided to focus on her artistic passions. She soon set her sights on photography. Before long she had purchased her first single lens camera. Like all beginners she started shooting family members, willing friends and, of course, her two dogs. It wasn’t long before she decided to begin her formal photography education and enrolled at the New York Institute of Photography. After several years, and to her family’s delight, she graduated the institute with the highest honors. Armed with the knowledge, experience and an eye for framing perfect photos, Tammy and her team are ready to take on any and every challenge to get just the right shots.
James began his work in photography during college where he majored in journalism. After graduating, he began his first career working for the local newspaper in the small town where he lived chasing ambulances and taking daily front page news photos, as well as being a staff writer. James has always been a part of the local arts scene, and worked in various capacities in both the music and film commercial industries. He also worked for a modeling and acting agency where he was a staff instructor. While there, he was fortunate to meet a rotating set of contracted professional photographers who taught him tips of the trade. Though he has been in front of the camera, James found that he has always favored working behind the camera. He has even spent time developing his own 35 millimeter B&W film in the lab. He is now part of the TR Lenz team, along with his wife, Tammy, their daughter Mary and her husband Karl.
Mary began working with make-up as a young lady as she found her friends relied on her good eye and good judgment. After marrying her husband and having two beautiful children, she decided to pursue a formal education in cosmetology. She attended the Paul Mitchell School of Memphis where she graduated at the top of her class. While there, she excelled in the proper application of all types of make-up and also hair cutting and styling. Mary is an integral part of the TR Lenz team and ensures that each of her clients gets the VIP treatment – at very reasonable rates.
Karl grew up an only child in London, England where he became interested in art and started drawing at a very early age. His artistic flair became evident almost immediately. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled in a local art college where he further honed his artistic skills in a formal setting. He also played tennis and was even pegged to go pro. Fate stepped in, however, and shifted his career choices after a chance meeting with some of England’s top hair stylists. Karl enrolled into the Vidal Sassoon School in London and has since gone on to a very successful career in the industry. He also worked as a stylist in Sidney, Australia where he met his wife, Mary. Karl brings a wealth of experience and knowhow to the TR Lenz team.
I really love working with Tammy. She did an amazing job on my pictures. I would highly recommend. I will be going back to her. 😁
Tammy is an amazing woman and her husband Jim is just as cool. They put out great work! Would highly recommend.
High quality service, professional and friendly
I needed some black and white head shots for my modeling opportunities and I found this company online. The photographer answered my call immediately, which is something I usually don't get on the first try. Tammy was very friendly and seemed knowledgeable about what I needed. I also needed to get this done quickly and at the lowest prices. TR Lenz gave me a great deal. The photos turned out beautifully and I have since taken on some new jobs due to getting this and my resume together. I highly recommend this company. Very professional.
Me and my sissy
It was good to get something of the two of us that was different. Not our usual snap a quick picture with your phone and hate how you look kinda thing. Tammy let us be as silly or serious as we wanted and the session was fun! We're gonna do it again next time my sis is in town! Thanks TR Lenz.
Pictures of mom
I heard about TR lenz when looking at a friends wedding photos and figured if they could do such great pictures with that wild crowd they could handle taking pictures of my wild 77 year old mom..lol. TR did an awesome job! I have an extremely picky mom, photogenic but hard to please which meant an extreme amount of patience from Tammy and her staff was required. Thanks guys! Thanks for your patience! The family loves the beautiful pictures of our beautiful mom.
Very professional and friendly
She is patient very professional and great with kids. usually it's a hassle getting a good professional quality portrait of my family but withTammy at Tr Lenz photography it was not a hassle at all I got what I wanted with great customer service and quality prices. If your looking for a great professional photographer without hurting your bank account Tr Lenz Photography is the best for your needs!
Our longtime family pet, Tootsie, was diagnosed recently by the vet with a terminable disease so I decided to have portraits of her made. TR Lenz was recommended by a friend of mine who used them because they are local and she liked their website. Her photos also turned out great. Right off the bat I liked the tone of the person on the phone, who expressed sadness at soon losing a "family member". I would say that the whole staff at TR Lenz went above and beyond with their approach to getting just the right photos - and they were way less expensive than other places I had shopped around. Also, few photographers I spoke to acted like they wanted to or had a lot of experience with photographing animals. As I said, the TR Lenz team were extremely patient and gentle with Tootsie and she warmed up to them as both my wife and I did as well. I would highly recommend TR Lenz. Thanks for the memories!
TR Lenz made the photo shoot fun.
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