Tiffany Marie Buckley
International Floral Art Book 14/15, 16/17, 18/19
Leawood Lifestyle 15 + Cover, 16
Lee's Summit Lifestyle 15, 16 + Cover
Johnson County Lifestyle 15
Vintage KC 15, 16
KC Weddings 11, 12, 13
EA Bride 10, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13
Jewish Life KC 11 + Cover
Gothic Noir 14
Alt Girls Edition #9
Kansas City native, born to a poor family, I used art to cope with childhood trauma.
Hopping around four local high schools in foster care, I attended the fine-art portion of the George Caleb Bingham Academy of The Arts twice. I graduated from Lee's Summit High School a semester early, in the winter of 2007, and my career choices were between teaching art or designing video games. Shortly after graduating high school, I fought my way out of foster care, juggled full-time work and college; but, I eventually dropped out of school. Between waitressing and tending lanes at a bowling alley paired with cooking at a golf course, I decided to pick up a third job.
Mike Freeland, with Freeland Photography, needed someone to do grunt work. I had energy to burn and cash to earn. I worked my way up from cleaning toilets and taking out the trash to creating proof books, sorting images, and retouching. Eventually, I was practicing photography with his gear. Mike taught me the basics and encouraged me to develop my own style.
By 2010, I was a full-time photographer, editor, and retoucher. I was 19 years old when I was meeting with clients and creating itineraries. In these past nine years, I have had the opportunity to work with many other seasoned professionals in this industry and learn from each experience. Refining skills is a lifelong journey.
Over 160 weddings and countless faces photographed, my photography has been internationally, nationally, and locally published in magazines, books, and online. Adobe and Canon are my main tools, but my ability to produce is thanks to my studies, discipline by mentors, and my pure ambition.
I believe hard work is the answer to client satisfaction through creating impactful images, delivering a superior product, and offering a comfortable experience. As you browse, please know that your memories will be captured simply beautifully.