Meet Tina Greggo
I was only 9 years old when I was handed my first little point and shoot 110 camera. Remember those?! I learned so much from just pointing at things and taking a picture. I even won my first photo contest with a sunset picture I took in Florida with that thing! My mother still has it hanging on her wall.
By the age of 16 I was taking photography much more seriously. It was then I was given my first 35mm SLR camera and from that point on I knew photography would be part of my life in some way. Since then, I have always had a camera in my hands!
Living in New York gave me plenty of interesting subjects to photograph. I even took a course in high school on photography, but I would later leave my hometown to venture out to Colorado. It was there that I obtained my Associates Degree in photography at The Colorado Institute Of Art. After graduating, I decided to move to Arizona, where I have resided for the last 25 years. I started out working in mini labs and managing commercial labs; then, moving onto working for the Arizona Republic in the lab and studio while photographing weddings and portraits on my off days. Needless to say, I was a busy girl!
After meeting my husband and deciding to start a family I felt it was time to go out on my own and start my own business so I could have more control over my time and my life. I was blessed from the start with a very successful career.
My love is photographing weddings and relationship portraits. I love weddings for the mere fact of all the emotion there is. I use natural posing with natural lighting. My style is to joke and take the wedding day stress away, creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere for my clients without getting in the way. I take my career very seriously and I am very touched by the trust people put in my work and myself to preserve and capture their emotions and all the sparks that fly along with all the little details they have spent months, if not years planning for their most special day.
After the wedding my relationship usually continues through the years photographing pregnancy portraits, newborn portraits and family portraits. I love to see my clients families grow. It is always so rewarding to share in all the "firsts" of life.
To be there to capture all the excitement of a wedding, all the joy of a pregnancy, all the innocence of a newborn and to see a family grow is a rewarding pleasure. Photography is a way of life for me, NOT a job. I never look at my watch when I am working, because I am always so wrapped up in the moment and what is happening.
I love what I do! I will forever be in this business!