I am Tina Maciej and I welcome you to my page!
I live with my family, a sweet little boy and a wonderful husband, in San Jose, California. I have loved photography for more than 20 years and started as a nature photographer because I love hiking and exploring new places. Originally we are from Germany (yes I am always on time) but we fell in love with California and decided to stay here.
My photography style is light and vibrant which probably reflects a little bit of my character - I like everything easy going and I love interacting with people and you might notice in our session that I love chatting with you. I will not be quietly hiding behind my camera and leave you feel lost - no, I will talk to you, crack some jokes and tell you how to stand, where to look, what to do and al those things. I want you make you feel good because you will see it in the images, if you felt at ease or not. That's why I want to make your experience with me as fun and pleasant as possible.
I specialize in Maternity, Family, High School Seniors, Graduation and Solo Photography in the Bay Area California. I have been fortunate to have won multiple awards, like the Award for Best Maternity Photographer 2020 and Best Family Photographer 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 from Expertise and The Gold Medal from The Bay Area Parent Magazine for being the Best Family Photographer in Silicon Valley 2019 and 2018. I also got featured as one of the best portrait photographers in Peerspace in 2018 and 2019 and have a steady 5/5 rating over the years which I am very grateful for. And I also want to make your photography experience one of the best ones!
I like everything that is easy going, non-stressful and fun. That’s how I want to create your experience with me, too! Everything should be easy, so booking and getting in contact with me is easy, preparing is easy (with my welcome guide and the option to contact me any time for any question) and last but not least the session itself will be easy. It will feel like getting together with friends, having fun, and take pictures along the way.
Someday, your kids will only have photos of you - make sure you are in them! Memories like this last forever