Ifong Chen Weddings

July 13, 2011

Spokane Portrait Session-Miss Tami

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Having a photo shot with Tami was like spending time with a good old friend! She was so much fun and lighthearted.  I got to laugh so so hard with my tears. I love how beautiful she is inside out! Here is a few images that from that beautiful windy afternoon!

Some thoughts from Miss Tami:

Hi.  I’m Tami.  I just finished my MBA degree at Whitworth University, and I love celebrating life’s milestone accomplishments.  So I decided to do this one with some fun, professional pictures to go along with my diploma (and to give proud mom, dad, and grandparents a lovely updated Tami pic).  Ifong asked me to write up a little about myself.  So I got to thinking…who is Tami?  After graduating from Western Washington University several years ago (I won’t date myself with an exact year!) I moved back to Spokane and started a professional career in financial services at a credit union.  I LOVE the credit union philosophy and mission and have been blessed to be able to promote that mission to others in my various positions there.  So that’s my 9 to 5 life, but then there’s my other artistic, travel-loving self.  After college, I decided to dabble in music and found a friend in the cello.  My mom is a violinist so I knew I wanted to migrate toward the stringed instruments, and the cello was just love at first site – and sound – for me.  I’m also an avid seamstress – clothes and quilts being my favorite creative pursuits.  I had a wonderful grandmother who spent countless hours teaching me this detailed craft.  Let’s just say that when I was a child, my dolls had a very nice extensive wardrobe – and now I’ve moved on to clothes for myself!  I also adore travel and learning about other cultures.  So far I have had the privilege of living in France for an extended period and visiting sites including, London, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, Berlin, Hawaii, and the WA and OR coast to name a few.  I hope this list will continue growing throughout my lifetime.  My other passion is reading – both for learning, and for fun.  My personal book list is extensive. but a few of my favorites are The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What Should I Do With my Life, Jane Eyre, Leaning on a Spider’s Web, Christy, The Millionaire Next Door…and of course that’s just the start.  Well done documentaries and historical/foreign films also grab me.  I’ve recently enjoyed The Young Victoria and Queen to Play.  I’ve been told my friends and family that I’m a storyteller – about everything in life – I love to spin a yarn and I enjoy making people laugh.  I think that laughter just runs in my family.  So that’s me.  I had a truly wonderful afternoon with Ifong out on the country roads shooting pictures, laughing, and enjoying ourselves.  She is a gifted photographer and has a knack for getting to know people and bring them out of their shells.  Thank you, Ifong, for such a wonderful experience.  I hope I might find you again in the future to document and celebrate my life’s milestones that are still to come.  ~Tami D.




  1. Tami- your pictures are beautiful! You look fantastic! The photographer truly captured you. Congrats!

    Comment by Jennifer Allard Mayer — July 13, 2011 @ 2:19 am | Reply

  2. Tami these are absolutely beautiful!! You are such a lovely sister. 🙂 This looks like a lot of fun– would love to do something like this in the future as well.

    Comment by Teresa Asbury — July 13, 2011 @ 2:26 am | Reply

  3. Awsome pics – I love the ones with the cello. 8^)

    Comment by Rozalind — July 13, 2011 @ 3:30 am | Reply

  4. Tami! WOW!!! These are SO amazing!!! You look so beautiful!!! Love it!

    Comment by Wendy — July 13, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  5. Tami, you are so photogenic, you look amazing like a “real” model! Beautiful!

    Comment by Karen — July 13, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  6. Tami, these were absolutely beautiful!! She did an amazing job–the colors are so good.

    Comment by Elaine Baker — July 14, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  7. Tami you look amazing! These photos are brilliant!

    Comment by Tiffany mcinnes — July 17, 2011 @ 1:29 am | Reply

  8. Hello! How do I get in touch with Tami? I am a local harpist who is looking for a violin/cello player to write/play music alongside of. Would appreciate your help in making the connection! 🙂

    Comment by keishavalentina — July 24, 2012 @ 4:50 am | Reply

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