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. Shortly after our son was born and I started to take lots of pictures of him. Soon friends and then their friends asked me to take pictures of their children and that's how I started my business. My last job was being the director of public relations for the government of my home state in Europe. I liked that job but now I am so happy to have a job I really love! I love interacting with people and make them feel good. That's why I want to make your experience with me as fun and pleasant as possible. My clients appreciate the overall experience and things like me directing them through poses, making them feel at ease, my changing tent, and last but not least the beautiful dresses I provide for my maternity clients. You can read more about this custom experience here.
I specialize in Maternity, Family, Engagement, Graduation, Bridal Portraits and Solo Photography in the Bay Area California. I have received the Award for Best Family Photographer 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 and got featured as one of the best portrait photographers in Peerspace in 2018 and 2019. 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