My name is Tammy Valenze.  I have worked in the photography industry most of my life.  While growing up, both of my parents were professional photographers operating their own individual businesses/studios (my mother still is).  From them, I learned many types of photography, portraits, weddings, sports, volume photography (school pictures, proms, sports teams).  I earned a BA in Professional Studies & Fine Arts at San Diego State with an emphasis in Photography & Graphic Art.  While in college, I worked for a Professional Photo Lab.  This was in the film days, but it gave me the behind the scenes knowledge of producing fine photography prints.  After graduation, I moved to New York for a year.  In that time I worked for an advertising photographer.  We worked with Art Directors, Modeling agencies, make-up artists, etc… to produce images for advertisements for different companies.   I moved back to San Diego when my husband & I got married & we now live in Rocklin, CA.  Let’s just say I have years of experience primarily with portraits of all kinds & weddings.  I am always honored to be chosen by my clients to capture memorable moments.  My favorite is probably photographing senior portraits, but it is also fun to change things up and do a different job.  I love the variety in capturing a subjects style.  I have met so many great people & I am always happy with how thrilled my clients are with their images.  If you have any questions, please call or text me at (916)577-0277 or email me at