What is a documentary photographer?
- I have a degree in journalism and so my background is in recording the truth. I prefer real life to posed and I do very little posing. You will seldom hear me say "wait I missed that can you do it again" or, "tilt your head this way."
I believe your wedding day is not a photo shoot nor a cinematic production. I try very hard to be an observer - documenting your life - and am less concerned with making sure the "standard" moments happen. I would prefer to let your day unfold naturally.
Do you take group, family and couple portraits?
- Yes! Many loved ones will be there for your day and you will want group portraits (and shots of the two of you alone as well). They are important! But I try to move through posed groupings as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your day.
How long have you been doing this?
I shot my first wedding in 2007. I have restarted my business 5 times in 5 different states. I have been based in the Magic Valley since 2012. My business is registered with the state of Idaho. I pay taxes and have insurance.
How do you say your name?
- I'm Tacie. Like Tracy without the R or Stacy without the S. It's a real name and my dad gave it to me so I love it, but I'm cool answering to most names that rhyme.
What makes you different?
I LOVE HISTORY! I love cemeteries and census records, dusty boxes full of love letters and old faded photos in my grandpa's wallet.
Do you shoot in RAW?
You don't have to know what that means but your photographer should. And yes, I do