UMC Verified Creator: Tammie Valer
My name: Tammie Valer
What I do: Photography, web design, graphic design
About me: Tammie Valer began her photography career by taking snapshots of friends and family. In high school, she began shooting with her first professional camera and creating themed photography projects. Photography became a creative pursuit that allowed Tammie to visualize her emotions and make sure valuable stories are heard. Since the first day she picked up a camera, Tammie knew she would spend her career exploring art.
Tammie captures the essence of each person she photographs. Through creative lighting techniques, post production editing, and colorful styling choices Tammie ensures that each photo tells a story. For her, a photo project is not complete until a subject sees their vision come to life. As a queer, Latinx creative, Tammie knows that every person has a unique story. She uses her art to make sure each subject feels they are seen and heard; not just photographed.
Tammie is most drawn to photograph creative people, some of her favorite subjects are musicians. She has a lifelong love of music and works closely with each artist to create memorable portraits. Her work has been featured in Billboard Magazine and Alternative Press Magazine. Music photography has taken her hundreds of miles from home, and to historic venues like The Ryman Auditorium and The Wiltern. Her focus is to capture the moment behind the music and share candid portraits.
When she’s not in the studio or on the road, Tammie spends time recharging in nature.