Portland Maine Maternity Photography by Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n

Just days ago I photographed this mama in this very same room now holding her baby tight. Life is truly wonder-full.

I loved documenting these moments of great anticipation on black & white film.

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To learn more about booking your Maine Maternity, Newborn, or Family Portrait Session, or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the connect in the menu above or click HERE.

Tiffany is local to the Portland, Maine area and is currently booking 2016-2017 Sessions.

Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco.  To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you including Southern Connecticut, Rye New York, Phoenix AZ, San Diego CA, Acadia National Park- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.

Portland Maine Newborn and Baby Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n

Last week I made the drive from my home in Maine to Middletown Connecticut. I not only had several portrait sessions scheduled in the Southern Connecticut area, but my best friend was due to have her first baby, and I was praying I wouldn’t miss it. It was a whirlwind of a birth experience, and a long story, but this little guy was born the morning after I arrived, which I could not be more grateful for.

Watching my best friend be a mother for the first time this week has been one of the most incredible, inspiring, rewarding experiences of my entire life. I am going to miss him SO much when I have to go home after this weekend! 

This morning I photographed their in-home newborn session, and I can’t wait to get the black & white film scans back! Here are just a couple of my favorites to share while we wait!

Portland Maine Newborn and Baby Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Portland Maine Newborn and Baby Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Portland Maine Newborn and Baby Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n• • •

To learn more about booking your Maine Maternity, Newborn, or Family Portrait Session, or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the connect in the menu above or click HERE.

Tiffany is local to the Portland, Maine area and is currently booking 2016-2017 Sessions.

Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco.  To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you including Southern Connecticut, Rye New York, Phoenix AZ, San Diego CA, Acadia National Park- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.

Portland Maine Film Maternity and Newborn Photography by Maine Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i nA tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea… A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”

– Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

I have been thinking about this whole tribe idea for my business off and on for a few years now. I’ve heard such inspirational teaching on this topic in podcasts and at conferences. I’ve watched other creatives be incredibly successful in building their tribe. They seemed born for it, like it came as easy as the hashtag to label it. But I honestly always came back to the same conclusion…and that was that I didn’t think a tribe was for me.

Being a tribe leader sounded too….extroverted.

Earlier this year I launched my first ever digital teaching resources, making them available for other portrait photographers. I can’t even tell you how many times I have logged into Squarespace and held my mouse over the DELETE button. Not from insecurity in content, because I poured months of myself into creating these educational materials, and I 110% believed in what I put out there. Instead I found myself battling a deeper insecurity.

An insecurity to lead.

A tribe sounded too “all eyes on me” and the more I put myself out there as a leader, the more I found myself drawing back. I found myself saving more blog posts as drafts, and never pushing send on the emails I sat down to write. I let the overwhelming fear of disappointing someone else with not being enough, and not having all of the answers, keep me in a stagnant place.

I recently shared my vision about no longer wanting to have an email newsletter, but to instead build a community of conversation. Because THAT felt more like me. THAT seemed to have more meaning, purpose, and authenticity that I could grab a hold of and run with.

That made it less about me, and more about…you.

I guess you could say that until recently, I haven’t really understood what having a tribe even means. Not until I sent that first email, and most definitely not until so many of you decided to show up. After sharing my new vision with you, I asked at the end of my email for each reader to reply. To let me know who you were, and that you were here. To start a conversation.

I honestly didn’t think a single person would actually respond. I felt like I had dropped the ball in consistently sharing with all of you this year, and that it would take months to try and regain your trust again. But to my surprising delight, you all jumped at the opportunity to connect in a deeper and more meaningful way. Email after email. My inbox exploded.

Moms. Photographers. Dreamersyou filled my inbox with MORE than I had even hoped for.

Because what I didn’t realize all this time is that I already have a tribe. And that tribe is you.

Confidence in leadership is a place of growth for me right now. When I spent time thinking of what I had to offer to you in conversation, I started to think of all of the places that I have seen breakthrough in my business, success markers that were really important to me.

Building a niche that is creatively fulfilling and financially provisional. Booking that ideal client who truly valued my vision as an artist, and the photographs we worked together to create. Delivering that dreamy wall gallery of framed portraits to my client’s front steps- after what felt like everyone in my industry telling me that selling my clients printed products was an out-dated recipe for business failure. The opportunity to photograph not just only on the East Coast, but the West Coast, because a family believed in what I created, and felt connected to my brand from thousands of miles away and decided it was worth flying me to them. I could keep going.

…And I also got to thinking about all of the decisions that I made poorly.

A season of not charging enough to build a sustainable business, and being afraid to know my numbers. That year I spent editing images on Christmas Eve because I had overbooked and outstretched myself and my availability. The time & money wasted on sample products that I ordered just because another photographer used them, and not because they were a great fit for my own business model. The year I asked clients to sign their contract on the hood of their car at the park after their session, because I didn’t understand how to do things online or professionally. Any and every single time that I tried to make my business look like someone else’s out of comparison and jealousy. I could also, keep going.

It came down to this: Do I want someone else to also experience similar breakthroughs in their own business? Do I want them to learn from my mistakes, be inspired by my successes, and to RUN towards the biggest business dreams of their life?? And perhaps most importantly of all, do I want to transparently invite you in to grow together?

Of course I do!!!!

…So what have I been waiting for?

Do you want in on these conversations? They are really shaking things up, and every week I get more excited about them. I’m getting to know you, and for the first time I feel like this whole “email thing” is so right.

You can quickly opt-in below to be a part! You can also join when you download my FREE guide all about the 7 Best Investments I Have Made in My Business in the blog sidebar here to the right.