Freeport-based Tiffany Converse opened her own business, Tiffany Converse Photography
, in 2009 after working for other studios in the Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts area. This mom of two shoots weddings throughout New England with a photojournalistic eye for capturing the very essence of your big day.
How did you get started in photography?
I’ve always loved fine art and photojournalism. I bought my first film camera in 8th grade and took a course in black and white printing at Mt. Holyoke after school. I then attended the New England School of Photography after high school. It’s in my middle school yearbook, under goals, that someday, Tiffany will become a photographer.
What do you love about wedding photography?
I've always been all about love. When I was a little girl, I was in love with the milkman, the boy down the street, the boy in my kindergarten class on the first day of school. Sounds hokey but its true: Romance and love, the beauty of the day. Everything about it I love. There are many emotions on so many different levels going on. Its fulfilling and touching for me to be able to capture those feelings for them so they can always look back.
What is the biggest challenge you face when shooting a wedding?
Definitely carrying my bags. I need a roller bag.
What should clients know about your style of photography?
I am a big believer of authentic, timeless photos shot in a modern way. This, to me, is sexy and beautiful.
When you're not behind the camera, what do you like to do?
I have two boy, so right now its baseball baseball baseball! I love going to great restaurants with my husband and drinking good wine. I also love to meet friends at coffee shops and linger and talk for hours.
How can the couple help YOU on their wedding day?
I think it’s important to meet directly with the bride and groom before their big day. I love doing engagement shoots—those are really helpful.
How has your photography style changed over the years?
I started out in film with a completely manual camera. I can look back at my old images and still see that I have the same style even though I work completely digital now. They still look real and timeless, and that’s my goal.
What sorts of things inspire you when you pick up your camera?
Light, quiet beauty, a bride in a beautiful wedding dress, belly laughing.