Tammy began her foray into the world of photography after a lengthy career in the hearing healthcare industry. Tammy decided she wanted to focus on her passion for photography. She purchased her first DSLR camera and like all beginners she started shooting family members, willing friends and, of course, her two dogs. It wasn’t long before she decided to begin her formal photography education and enrolled at the New York Institute of Photography. After three years, and to her family’s delight, she graduated the institute with the highest honors. Armed with the knowledge, experience and an eye for framing perfect photos, Tammy and her team are ready to take on any and every challenge to get just the right shots.
James began his work in photography during college where he majored in journalism. After graduating, he began his first career working for the local newspaper in the small town where he lived chasing ambulances and taking daily front page news photos, as well as being a staff writer. James has always been a part of the local arts scene, and worked in various capacities in both the music and film commercial industries. He also worked for a modeling and acting agency where he was a staff instructor. While there, he was fortunate to meet a rotating set of contracted professional photographers who taught him tips of the trade. Though he has been in front of the camera, James found that he has always favored working behind the camera. He has even spent time developing his own 35 millimeter B&W film in the lab. He is now part of the TR Lenz team, along with his wife, Tammy, their daughter Mary and her husband Karl.
Karl grew up an only child in London, England where he became interested in art and started drawing at a very early age. His artistic flair became evident almost immediately. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled in a local art college where he further honed his artistic skills in a formal setting. He also played tennis and was even pegged to go pro. Fate stepped in, however, and shifted his career choices after a chance meeting with some of England’s top hair stylists. Karl enrolled into the Vidal Sassoon School in London and has since gone on to a very successful career in the industry. He also worked as a stylist in Sidney, Australia where he met his wife, Mary. Karl brings a wealth of experience and knowhow to the TR Lenz team.
Mary began working with make-up as a young lady as she found her friends relied on her good eye and good judgment. After marrying her husband and having two beautiful children, she decided to pursue a formal education in cosmetology. She attended the Paul Mitchell School of Memphis where she graduated at the top of her class. While there, she excelled in the proper application of all types of make-up and also hair cutting and styling. Mary is an integral part of the TR Lenz team and ensures that each of her clients gets the VIP treatment – at very reasonable rates.