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Today, January 7, 2024, is my 10 year mastectomy anniversary! I’ll add more to the post soon, but for now, I want to share some fun self-portraits! I took these in my home studio two days ago. Special thank you to my dear friend, Courtney Hochman, who gifted me the awesome crocheted boobies! Learn more […]

10 Year Mastectomy Anniversary


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You’re probably wondering what a flathlete is. Considering I just came up with the word and couldn’t find so much as a hint of it on Google, I’m going to claim it as a Tammy original. I am a flathlete. I am defining flathlete as someone who became an athlete after mastectomy and “going flat”. […]

Flathlete | International Flat Day


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It’s hard to believe this self-portrait is two years old. I took it a month after my 7th and final surgery on my chest 3 years after going flat in 2017. Today is International Flat Day and time for me to make some noise. I LOVE MY FLAT CHEST. I love the way it feels, […]

International Flat Day


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I have covered my house in happiness and I’d love to help you do the same!

#LovingLife | Little Leapling Photography

Children, Personal

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One of the images that I am always determined to get during a family session is a fantastic siblings capture. It’s all about the sibling love!   As friends and loved ones come and go throughout our lives, these are the people who have truly got our backs. So, this Valentine’s Day, I want to […]

Sibling Love

Family, Personal

Tamara E Karin
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Cake smash sessions aren’t just for one year olds! Check out my own 40 year old family cake smash food fight!

40 year old Cake Smash

Cake Smash, Personal

BRCA1 Previvor
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I’m one of the lucky ones. I have the knowledge and resources to prevent it.  It was way back in 1999 that I found out that I have the BRCA1 genetic mutation. The BRCA mutations were only discovered a few years before that. I was 23 and had just met the man I would build […]

Prevent It


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I am a birth photographer, mom to three amazing kiddos, and big breastfeeding advocate. But, I’ve had to make the most difficult breast decision ever. I hope sharing my journey will help whether you are struggling with breastfeeding, breast cancer risks, or simple self-love. Since 2015, I have celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by organizing group […]

My Breast Decision Ever | Little Leapling Photography

Nursing, Personal

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What comes to mind when you hear the words birth photography?  Do you immediately envision some graphic imagery of a baby crowning? Or perhaps a screaming, delirious mother desperate for relief? If that’s the case, I don’t blame you for skipping forward to the next interesting article. But, you should know that moment of delivery […]

Birth Photography

Birth, Personal