Little Darling Photo focuses primarily on creating personalized images for clients wanting to document the early days of their family such as pregnancy, newborn, and early childhood.

My work is customized beyond just the picture-taking session.  I will make sure to get to know your family, your tastes, and who your little ones are to make the best of our time together.

ABOUT TATIANA

Hello! My name is Tatiana, I am a Mexico City native, mom of two boys, and I have been married to my husband for 12 years. I have been a professional photographer since 2008 and love it just as much now as I did when I first started.

I was raised as an only child in Mexico City in a family with a full-time working mom who wore the pants in my family.  After my dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer didn’t quite work out, I attended college in Mexico City and obtained a BA degree with honors in International Relations. In 2005, I moved to Vancouver Canada and worked as a nanny, which helped me realize my true passion of working with families and capturing the important moment in their lives.

When I met the man that would one day become my husband, we traveled across the world together, always with a camera in hand to document it all.

In 2008, while living in New York City, photography became an integral part of my life when I debuted as a professional photographer with a series of photojournalistic pieces that were featured in a major publication.

In 2009, our nomadic lifestyle turned into a mission to find the perfect place to call home, where we could start a family.  Two years later, we landed in Santa Cruz, California.  And from there, Little Darling Photo was born…

Our recent move to Carmel-By-The-Sea has brought even more joy and opportunities than I’ve imagined. While I still get to photograph my Santa Cruz families, I am having the best time with all the new beautiful people I’m now getting to meet and the amazing scenery of the Monterey Bay, especially Big Sur!!!

What makes my work stand out?

I am all about the customer’s experience. I am very responsive and communicative and will go out of my way to learn about your needs. I always go above and beyond. I’ll always take my time for your session, I know all the perfect positions and locations we have to choose from, and I love each and every family I get the honor of working with!

Because I specialize in maternity, newborn, and early childhood photography, I know what poses will be best for the pregnant body and have the experience needed to handle and soothe newborns. Through my years as a photographer, I’ve studied different styles of imagery, read many books on the subject, taken millions of photos, and have spent almost every day of my life honing my craft since 2008. Currently, I have over a decade of professional experience with photography genres varying from nature, travel, and underwater photography, all the way to the technicalities of newborn and early childhood photography.

To me, a camera is ONLY one of the tools available to create a vision; I make use of natural light, artificial light, reflectors, props, editing softwares,  I’ve had to train myself to be a baby whisperer, a toddler whisperer, I have attended workshops on newborn physiology, I am constantly exploring new locations, expanding my knowledge of how to make the best use of the surroundings to tell a story or create a most flattering environment for all my subjects.

All my images are inspired by my clients’ personal needs and go through a process of production, followed by culling, and editing.

As a mom of two young boys that are constantly testing my limits, I get that photo shoots don’t always go our way. You never have to worry about your kids being too much for me, I have several tricks under my sleeve (and I can teach you some too!).

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation or to book a session at tatiana@littledarlingphoto.com

 

SERVICE AREAS

Carmel, CA-based photographer.  Areas of service include, but are not limited to:

 

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Marina, Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz