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If you are looking for a fun, energetic, and experienced photographer to bring out the best in your family, you have come to the right place! I love getting out into nature and discovering the beauty that always surrounds us.

I have called Manhattan home since 2011, starting Little Leapling Photography in 2013. I grew up in Dallas, but have moved around quite a bit, attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Northwestern University near Chicago, as well as living in Boston, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Oakland. I am mom to three amazing kiddos: Nathan (17), Annika (15), and Kaia, my sweet Leap Day baby for which my business is named. Not only have these three given me limitless opportunities to practice my photography skills, but they have taught me the secrets to the smiles and giggles that we all want to freeze for eternity.

I'm an accomplished saxophonist, artist, and have had my photography featured across the globe. I am proud of the impact my work has had and I will continue to advocate for normalizing the beauty of birth, breastfeeding, and equal rights for all through my photography. I've been published many times in CafeMom and  the Huffington Post, but this is my favorite feature. A quick internet search will show off how far my reach is from features on People Magazine to Buzzfeed and a wide variety of parenting publications. I was featured in the Manhattan Mag and more recently in Shoutout Colorado, which details my Little Leapling journey and some of what I feel sets me apart as a photographer. Take a look!

You'll always find big, playful prints of my kids around my house and I'm tickled pink by the thought of my artwork bringing the walls of your home to life, as well. I look forward to putting my creativity and energy to work for you and consider it an honor to be trusted with documenting your most precious memories.

Go check out my blog and galleries, and let's start planning the perfect photo session for your family!

Your manhattan, kS lifestyle Photographer

Hi, I'm Tammy!

Here's a snapshot into my world.

A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life

My kids are my everything (furbabies included!) and I love taking them out to the various parks around Manhattan. You'll always find me with my camera catching them exploring nature and showing off their true colors.

My Family

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If you see an incredible sunset shaping up, you can be pretty sure that I'm finding my way to a location with a view. I'm a night owl who does her best work after the kids are in bed, but if I need to get up early, a beautiful sunrise always makes the best consolation prize.

Me and my sweet sirius

exploring nature

I have A LOT of energy and consistently outlast my kids. I'll probably  outlast your kids, too! I love running my dogs, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and I've competed in three triathlons in recent years. The older I get, the more difficult I find it to sit still, so get ready to have some fun! I love catching you in action!

Adventures around manhattan

exercise & Adventure

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Music, painting, drawing, all plays its part in my photography. I can see the canvas filling with color and motion; it's a dream-like dance in my mind and you are part of that masterpiece. While I pride myself in editing your images in subtle and natural ways, I can't stop myself from completing the picture so that your eyes dance from person to person free of distractions. 

I was an artist before I was a photographer

art & music

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My Favorite Things

"Tammy is an incredible photographer. Laid back and easy to work with. She can capture the absolute best of your family and precious moments together. Even if you’ve got a grumpy or uncooperative little one. Amazing results every time!"

family lifestyle | manhattan, ks

Kami P.

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“Tammy is a phenomenal photographer and worth every penny! She made us feel like we were old friends in no time, which led to such a fun and relaxed photo session. She was always concerned with the comfort of my baby and me and willing to patiently work on any shot that we wanted to try...even with the family dog! The pictures she did for our newborn are absolutely gorgeous. From answering questions before and after the session, to the photo shoot, to the pictures themselves-every aspect of working with her far exceeded our expectations!”

newborn lifestyle | manhattan, Ks

Jessica L.

2 / 14

"We have countless photos we cherish due to Tammy's time, talent, and hard work. She is in this line of business because she truly loves it, and she is determined to ensure that her clients love their photos each and every time.
Not only does Tammy capture beautiful portrait shots, but she also captures personalities and connections between people that are genuine - whether funny or sentimental.
We love Little Leapling Photography!

See more of our pictures here!

family lifestyle | manhattan, Ks

Melissa W.

3 / 14

“We had such a great experience from our newborn session! Tammy was very laid back and flexible with scheduling the session. At first I wasn’t sure how I would like doing the photo session in our home but now I’m so glad we did! She was so patient and I never felt rushed or stressed. She had great ideas for photos/poses and they all turned out beautifully! We LOVE our pictures and will definitely be scheduling a family session in the future!”

View our gallery along with some newborn photo tips!

newborn lifestyle | manhattan, Ks

Sandy C.

4 /14

“I could not be anymore pleased with all the images I have received throughout the years. They fill me with happiness and tears when I look at them. Tammy takes her time to capture images that she knows you will enjoy. She is patient with children, I have four, and can get smiles out of them when no one else can! I will always cherish the pictures that I have gotten from Little Leapling. It’s like looking at pieces of my heart every time I look at a memory she has photographed upon the walls of my home.”

birth newborn family | junction city, Ks

Amanda O.

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"Everything she does is amazing! She works soooo well with kiddos, even high needs toddlers! Every chance we get to take photos with Little Leapling is a memory I know will be captured perfectly."

family photography | manhattan, ks

Haylee M.

6 /14

“I love Tammy!
I was dreaming about Tammy!
I’m so happy to see Tammy!
Guys we should make a picture of her so I can dream about her!
After pictures maybe Tammy and our whole family could go to the library!”

Take a look at some of our family pictures!

family photography | manhattan, ks

Addie W.

7 /14

"Tammy is an incredible photographer and we could not have chosen a better photographer to take the pictures of our family for the last three years. She always makes us feel at ease so that we could just be ourselves during the shootings. Photos always turn out stunning and we are so grateful! She is super responsive over text/email and always provides our photos in time. We would definitely recommend Tammy to families with kids since she can easily connect with kids and get their best smiles!"

family photography | manhattan, ks

Aynura A.

8 /14

"We have had 4 sessions with Tammy and have loved both the session time and photos from each one. She has been so easy to work with both in setting up an appointment and during the sessions. Tammy is wonderful with my daughter, who I was nervous would be shy but took to her right away. We’re looking forward to getting many more wonderful photos of our family with her."

family photography | manhattan, ks

Heather B.

9 /14

"Tammy with Little Leapling Photography is not just a photographer, she is an artist and magician all in one! When deciding what photographer to use for my family pictures, I took my time and searched other photographer's photo galleries. Tammy's photos had such a magical quality to them, they stood out amongst her competitors. She is a mom too and knows how much you value those pictures of your growing family! She is worth every penny and will make your family picture taking session a breeze. The result will be photos that you will cherish for years to come!"

family photography | manhattan, ks

Marcie M.

10 /14

"I cannot say enough fantastic things about our experience we had with Tammy and Little Leapling Photography! She made sure everyone was comfortable which made for a really easy and natural session which you can see in the fantastic pictures. We have used Tammy for newborn pictures and now for family pictures and would absolutely recommend!"

Newborn & family photography | manhattan, ks

Rebeccca D.

11 /14

"She’s funny and sweet and awesome and she gets our real smiles! We look forward to getting our pictures every year!" - Morgan, age 8

"I love her! I like kissing my sister. I have so much fun." - Torin, age 4

Newborn & family photography | manhattan, ks

Morgan & Torin N.

12 /14

"Tammy has taken our family photos for the last 4 years! Every year we get so many compliments on them. They are always SO beautiful and colorful! But the real miracle is that she actually gets our 4 young boys to all smile!! We have arrived to our sessions feeling like all sorts of chaos and she pulls it off every time!"

Newborn & family photography | manhattan, ks

Melissa W.

13 /14

"Tammy, you have made dreams come true that I didn't even know I had. Your work is just breathtaking. Thank you."

family photographer | manhattan, ks

Angie B.

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What my clients are saying