Meet the Owner

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Hi, I’m Tanya! I’m a mom of a spunky tween girl and a rebellious toddler and in my free time I kinda like to take pictures too. 😉 I’m a pretty down-to-earth gal who likes cooking, garage sales, bingo, and definitely spending time with my friends and family.

Speaking of family, I named my business after my grandpa. He ran Time Capsule Video in Illinois for many years but he also did photography and slideshows. He always had a camera in hand and taught my dad, who let me use his camera when I was learning. Since I don’t shoot video, I changed the name to encompass my photography and design work.

I have years of experience at various portrait studios and have been a contracted photographer at churches and hospitals. I have been shooting for myself since 2001 and officially opened my business in 2010.

With my studio, I take pride in the fact that I have an education in photography, communications, & design and I also attend classes and conventions for more learning of my craft every year.


we are passionate about preserving your family’s story through our art.

I create Magazine-style portraitsFine Art, Glamour Portraits, Conceptual portraits, Modern business headshots, and Branding pictures. I provide the experience of being the model of the day.

My price is based on talent and professional skills. There are thousands of photographers at different price ranges. If you are choosing a photographer based on price alone, I am not your choice, but if you want quality work, excellent service, artistry, and a fun experience – I am your girl.