Kansas City Photographer
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 a dim childhood.
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 during summers. I graduated from Lee's Summit High School a semester early in ‘07 and my career choices were between teaching art or designing video games. Shortly after high school, I fought my way out of foster care, juggled full-time work and college; but, I dropped out of school. Between waitressing, tending lanes at a bowling alley, and cooking, I decided to pick up a third job.
Mike, 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. The studio was the largest production wedding photography business in Kansas City. Eventually, I was practicing photography with his gear. He taught me the basics, but encouraged me to develop my own style.
By 2010, I was a full-time photographer, editor, and retoucher. I was a 19 year old kid meeting with clients and creating itineraries. The studio photographed at least 50-70 weddings a year and I was the one who touched all the photos for a good chunk of time. Sorting, color, light, retouching, and shooting either lead or second for most of them.
Weddings are my specialty. I hadn’t even simply attended a wedding as a guest until I had photographed twenty or so. It was sort of worked into my DNA at a young age and now they’re like speaking a second language. I am lucky for that opportunity to clean the studio. I can vouch for grunt work turning into something real.
I tried starting my photography business twice before I finally worked hard enough in June 2017 to make my dream come to life. Thankfully, 2018 proved to be so successful that I figured why not stay in business another year :p
My 2019 goals include opening a brick and mortar location to expand my portfolio and saving to by a house in 2020. I also hope to expand the group kansascitybabes.com which I founded in 2017 to help the community of KC with my extra time and energy. Nothing feeds my heart more than helping others. Please visit the website to check out some things we’ve done and maybe you’ll be interested in tagging along!
Over 180 weddings and countless people photographed in my career, my work 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.