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Tamara Sherer Photography

The reason I love photography is that you can tell a story about something or someone without using any words. Often there are times in our lives where there simply are no words to describe a feeling or experience we have encountered and photography is able to capture what cannot be written.

I hope you enjoy my work and will contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. Currently I am based in a suburb outside of Chicago and make it a specialty of mine to travel on location to give your pictures a more personal touch versus that of a studio. My email is tammy.sherer@yahoo.com.

Giving back

Premature and Critically Ill Children’s Photography

I am honored to document lives that are too short and to assist in the healing process by providing beautiful portraits of your little one. I will come to your home or hospital in the Chicago area and photograph a critically ill child in a sensitive and private manner. For some of these families this will be the only memories they have from their little one, and for others a memory of a prayer that was answered. If you or anyone you know has a child in the NICU whether they are pre-mature or critically ill please contact me for this service.
I realize that these situations are often time sensitive. I must speak directly with a parent or guardian of the ill child to arrange for the photography and spend about 20 or 30 minutes with the family. A minimum of fifteen high resolution digital images will be provided on disc within two weeks. There is never any fee for this service. Please contact me at 708.363.2693 or by email tammy.sherer@yahoo.com.

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.
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A Day In the Life

I try to snap a picture at least once a day. I can't imagine a day th ...

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Chicago is one of the greatest cities to photograph. I have been ther ...

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The Sietsema's

This is a collection of old pictures my mom had of her family. I scann ...

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