Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fall Sessions Coming Soon

  Fall Photo Sessions Coming Soon! 

Our favorite time of year for portraits is almost here and we are hoping you will join us for one of these great photo sessions. It's not too early to book. 

Reservations are nearly filled, so please call to save your time slot today. 

All Sessions are $75 for half hour time slots

Custom portrait designs for your wall, as gifts and holiday cards

Featured Fall Sessions:

Lithia Park in the Fall Colors 
Starting October 29th thru November 12th 

Barn Days!  At three different local barns. 
The Old Red Barn, Fancy Red Barn and Rustic Barn.
Starting October 8th and going thru November 19th

Studio Portraits! At Tina Bolling Photography Studio. 
 The weeks of October 10th thru the 21st.
And the week of November 7th thru the 19th.

And Finally, North Mountain Park Sessions. 
Starts October 8th thru November 12th. 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you,

Tina and the gang at Tina Bolling Photography

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I just hung a new window photo display on N. Main Street in Ashland at the Optometry Office.
This display is showing some of my new work related to empowering
women. I call it "Beautiful You". I've spent years working with women and my camera, in hopes of making them see what I see. I want them to know, without a doubt, that they are beautiful. 
I love photographing people, from tiny sleeping newborn babies to wrinkled but smiling faces. My favorite however, is photographing women. Over the years I’ve photographed women of all ages, from teens coming of age, to women going into their 70’s. Each stage in our lives is beautiful, but sometimes we forget. I’d like to help you fall in love with yourself. 
In today’s world it seems that society puts very high standards on how our bodies, our hair, and our clothing should be. Unfortunately this makes most of us quite self-critical and self-conscious. Sometimes we become shy, self deprecating and even unhappy about who we are. I find this terribly sad. By using my photographic skills and artistic eye, I hope to make each women I photograph feel gorgeous. But I’ve learned, mostly by being a woman, that I cannot make any woman love herself. I can only show her the beauty that I see. 
Photography is a powerful means of learning about our-selves. How we perceive ourselves is not always how others see us. I believe our spirit can come through in a photograph and help us reveal our true beauty. My job as a photographer is to capture whatever it is in you that makes you feel beautiful, and then let you see how others see you.
Together we can create artistic images that not only make you feel wonderful, but also document this time in your life. Anyone can look like that girl in the magazine. Just add photoshop. What no one else can look like is YOU. Sharing the authentic you is the biggest gift I can give.
Your private shoot is more than a photography session — it’s transformation and celebration of confidence, silliness, and everything that makes you feel gorgeous. 
Thanks, Tina

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Celebrate Mom!

To all the dads and kids out there....
Mother's Day is only 12 days away! Celebrate her with a gift she will love and cherish.
Tina Bolling Photography has gift certificates for mini-photo sessions. 
They even come gift wrapped.
Just call or email me!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Importance of a Professional Business Portrait

The Importance of a Professional
Business Portrait.

And how to get the most out of a professional photo shoot.

In today’s digital age, with smart phones and pocket camera’s it seems anyone can make a descent photo, but when it comes to marketing yourself or your business, it’s probably not a good idea to cut corners. It may be tempting to save costs and not hire a professional for your branding, however consider this:

Photography is an incredibly powerful marketing tool. Although the old adage says “don’t judge a book by its cover”, I believe we all absolutely do. When looking though newspapers, magazines, social media or internet advertising, our eyes naturally go to the photographs before we ever read the words. A great photo can make the difference between catching someone’s attention or not. And a bad photo can loose a potential client in seconds. We make instant judgments about a product or someone’s professionalism, by the first thing we see. And most likely the first thing we see is the photograph.  So, if you are marketing yourself, it’s essential to have a photograph that stands out from the rest and one that looks like you take your business seriously. 

There is a big difference between a professional portrait and a snapshot a friend took with their smart phone. A professional photographer understands customized lighting, good skin tones, professional retouching, interesting/and flattering poses, appealing backdrops, and high-resolution images. In the end, a great photo is an investment worth making.

Once you’ve found a photographer that fits your needs, here are 5 tips on how to prepare for your portrait photo shoot. 

  1. Give your photographer as much information about yourself and your business as possible. This will help them be able to highlight your best features and understand what you’re trying to achieve.  If you have a specific idea in mind, share it with them, but also be open to the photographer’s creativity. Often they will have an idea that you may not have occurred to you. Perhaps bring sample photos that appeal to you.

  1. Bring several out fits, and remember to pick clothes that you feel comfortable in. Choose clothing that say’s something about you and that portrays your own personal style. It’s important to express who you are and not what you think you “should” be. However, choosing solid colors in medium tones, or clothes with texture generally photographs the best. Also avoid logos and distracting prints.

  1. Plan Ahead. Get your hair cut at least a week before your photo session is scheduled. The last thing you want is to hate the way your hair looks. Also schedule your shoot at a time of day when you usually feel your best. 

  1. Decide whether you want indoor/studio photography or outdoor lighting. The backdrop is a significant tool in highlighting your specific needs. Choose a background that is clean and simple. 

5.    Keep in mind that you’re having your photo taken to show off the    
      best in you.  The most successful shoots are relaxed, casual and      
      spontaneous: don’t be nervous, it’s fun.