Our Team

 
 

Tina Cardoso
Owner/Photographer

We see, feel and do all things with our heart. We are crazy about photography, art and community. We believe in quality in what we say, who we are and what we do. We value compassion, respect and honesty. We meet others at the heart level in every situation. We believe everyone has a spark. We want to each out, give back and love others in any way that we can. We want to help you tell your story.

vanessa collier

Photographer

ivy stainrod

Photographer

alicia elliot

Photographer

allie luker

Photographer


and who is howie mac, you might ask?

My grandfather, the amazing Howie Mac, once taught me to see all things with my heart, not just with my eyes. Growing up with my grandfather two doors away, we formed a special, creative bond that has pushed me to follow my dream with photography.

I will never forget my first creative memory – drawing the sun. The sun, contrary to popular belief, is not just a yellow circle, according to Howie Mac. “The sun is warm. The sun is inviting. The sun has purpose. The sun is a mixture of many colors and textures that work with your imagination to make something beautiful.” Then my grandfather told me to close my eyes and see what my sun looked like. So, I did. My sun ended up being a collage of many colors and shapes, some of which may or may not have been purple polka dots and pink hearts. But somewhere in that sun my creativity sparked. I learned how to be brave, how to express myself, and, most importantly, how to step outside of that yellow circle.

So many years later, I realized that I apply that creative wisdom to many channels of my life, especially my photography. After all, a photo is not just a picture, as I’m sure Howie Mac would say. A photo is a memory, a moment. A photo has meaning. A photo is a look, a laugh, a smile that defines a relationship. A photo shows love, personality and honesty.