PHOTOGRAPHER OF MOTHERHOOD & FAMILY

who finds home on the coast of Maine. 

Hi, I’m Tiffany

Welcome to the blog!

An online space to share my recent photography work, travel & life adventures, a behind the scenes look at running a creative business, resources for photographers, and my heart as an artist who is passionate for creating honest work that matters. If this is your first visit, you can learn more about myself as a photographer, as well the details of booking my motherhood and family portrait work over on my main website.

Whether you're a mother deciding who will photograph the ones you love most in the world, a like-minded creative business owner, or simply a friend- it's my hope that through this blog you will always find inspiration, education, and encouragement.  

Browse and stay awhile!

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Kennebunkport Maine Family Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.com

When local wedding photographer Brea reached out about photographing her family on the coast of Kennebunkport this fall, I just knew it would be a beautiful portrait session! I had the honor of photographing her classic black and white maternity portraits in their beautiful Wells, Maine home last year, and I looked forward to photographing her again ever since! She warned me ahead of time that her little one had a bit of a cold, so I was prepared to come and whip out my best entertainment to get him to smile even just once, but he was the happiest little guy and made my job so easy that night.

We had the most perfect early fall sunset- the kind that makes you stop and savor every second because you know that cooler temps will be around the corner and nights on the beach will be a distant memory of a season past. At least that’s how we think up here in Maine! Shared here are my favorite images from their session, photographed with digital, and two types of medium format film- Ilford 3200 & Ektar 100.

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Kennebunkport Maine Family Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.com

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To learn more about booking your Maine Family Portrait Session or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the Connect link in the menu, or email directly at TIFFANY@TIFFANYFARLEY.COM

Tiffany is local to the surrounding Portland, Maine area and is booking well into late Fall & Winter.

Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco.  To learn details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you, including Charleston, and Southern Connecticut- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.

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Podcasts for the creative entrepreneur and photographer

One of the best resources I can recommend for other creative entrepreneurs is the world of podcasts that are available for FREE at our fingertips! I absolutely love learning about business through podcasts, mostly because I never make the time to read books! So this past year, I decided to create an Audible account, and regularly subscribe to podcasts that I am able to utilize as I multi-task! I listen to them during the day while I work at my computer (I tend to be a BIT more productive than if I watch Gilmore Girls), and I download them to my phone so that I can listen to them in my car, or even when I work out.

Here are my top favorites buisness related Podcasts Right Now:

Entreleadership– I definitely have found myself listening to this one the most. They have a great variety of guests and topics, and it’s not filled with too many advertisements. They keep it on topic too, which makes me feel like I am not wasting my time. I value content over casual conversation in a podcast, and this one delivers.

The Sprouting Photographer – a podcast all about the business of photography. I am always checking on this one to find interviews with photographer’s whose businesses I greatly admire. Katelyn James did a great one about growing your business through blogging, I also learned a lot from Jared Baumen’s interview on content marketing. There are so many great ones tucked in there!

Entrepreneur on Fire– something I really found value in this past year is learning business related topics from leaders who are outside of the photography industry. I started asking myself, who are the leaders I am looking up to learning from? Podcasts like EO Fire have introduced me to so many amazing business leaders with such great insight that I can take and apply to my own little business.

This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt– If you want to be better at goal setting and making things HAPPEN in your business, then this is such a great podcast to tune into. I have jotted down countless notes on the go from so many of these episodes.

Being Boss– another great business podcast with insight on life balance, the unpredictability that being a creative business owner can produce, and resources these two creatives have found to be helpful. It’s a bit more casual for what I look for then the ones I listen to the most, but I still subscribe to pick and choose through some good ones.

The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins– Again, I am always looking to learn from entrepreneurs who are outside of my own industry for insight and resources. He has some great guest interviews with leaders and authors including Jon Acuff, Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, and more.

#GirlBoss Radio– I believe this podcast is supposed to launch TODAY, and I am so looking forward to tuning in and seeing what the powerhouse Sophia Amoruso has created. So I can’t officially vouch for it yet, but I loved her book, so I’m anticipating some great content!

Have I been missing out on a great one that isn’t on this list? Mention your favorites in the comments below so I can subscribe to some new channels!

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  • LaurenOctober 22, 2015 - 9:10 am

    If only podcasts came with transcripts….ReplyCancel

    • TiffanylfarleyOctober 22, 2015 - 9:37 am

      I haven’t looked into them all but I know that the Michael Hyatt one includes a pdf transcript on his website for every episode. Others may as well!ReplyCancel

Every year the Pursuit Conference just wrecks me in the best ways. It grounds me. It puts a flashlight on the priorities and ambitions and dreams of my heart, and it’s as if God comes and sits down right next to every woman and whispers, “Hey, so tell me. How are you REALLY doing? Can we just put the business mask aside for a few days and remember what really matters?

This was my fourth year attending. I’ve been a believer in Pursuit Community since the year that Karen Stott was still taking her photography workshop from city to city. I walked into a room in New Haven, Connecticut and sat surrounded by other photographers for the first time in my life. As brand new to the industry as it gets, I was so nervous that I was shaking. I was so insecure that someone was going to take notice that my camera wasn’t the nicest one. I anticipated the REAL photographers in the room to snicker and tell me I wasn’t good enough or professional enough to be there. But that didn’t happen.

It wasn’t long before a roll of toilet paper was being thrown around the room due to a lack of actual tissues, as women shared their hearts in the most beautifully honest way. Vulnerable stories of wanting to be a better Mom, a better business owner, a better wife, and a better artist. I am still friends with so many women who were in that room that day. So when Karen announced Pursuit Community would be hosting a conference, well I was ALL IN. And have been every year since. (If you haven’t heard, there are now two conferences in 2016, and there are still Spring Seats open the last I heard!)

This year was different for me. In years past, I have been a small group leader, taught a small break out class, or just in general helped with the set up or packing up. I went simply as an attendee this year, and I honestly felt so out of place going into it- not really knowing what to do with myself if I weren’t helping out. But it’s funny, because not 5 minutes after arriving did I realize just how much I needed to do nothing this year. How much I needed the rest and the empty space. To just sit and soak up every class and hang on the words of every speaker. And boy, did I need that.

Pursuit Community Conference Recap by Maine Photographer Tiffany Farley

I could go on about how each and every speaker at some point in their message, whether platform or breakout, spoke right to the deepest parts of me. Watering thirsty ground.

“If the enemy can get us to forget WHO God is, he can convince us of anything, and knock us out of everything.”-Karen Stott

“Sooner or later the things of the past have to become less interesting then what’s happening- and what God’s doing- in your life now.“- Christine Caine (quoted)

“Division always begins when we get this unsettled feeling of selfish ambition.“- Jane Johnson

What if we constantly expected Him to show up..especially in our businesses.” –Katelyn James

“God didn’t bring you here for your expectations. He brought you here for your transformation.” –Hannah Brencher

But if not, He is still good.” – Mary Marantz

“Stories change stories.” –Esther Havens

Get off the 5 minute devotional diet.”- Jane Johnson

God doesn’t want repentance from us, He wants repentance for us.” – Jess Connolly

“We must become obsessed with gratitude for what IS in our lives, instead of grumbling about what we think has been forgotten.”Karen Stott.

 

Some day, I’ll share about 2015.  The real 2015. The one that didn’t get instagrammed or blogged or splashed on social media. I will share about how it was one of the hardest years I have ever had a business owner. I’ll share how most mornings I seriously considered folding flannel at Bean’s because I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I’ll share about no amount of hustle seemed to create a feeling that my head was above water. I’ll share about how in the year I was creating the art I was most proud of, I also had the most doubt if this was what I was supposed to be doing. I’ll share about how the feeling of being knocked down became the normal. The year that some friendships just didn’t make it through the fire with me. The year that I woke up with unmet expectations and fought disappointment in what I thought things would be, and weren’t. The year that I questioned absolutely everything.

Someday I’ll share about how I learned to trust God differently in 2015. And someday I’ll share how it changed my life. 

Register for the next Pursuit Community Conference. It’s not like the rest. 

Here’s some tangible conference takeaways that I thought you may want to get in on !!

• Jane Johnson is rolling out a “How to Study Scripture” E-guide at an incredible introductory sale. She literally packs out rooms for Bible studies at Pursuit. Learn from her.

• Hannah Brencher is teaching an online writing intensive! She’s one of the most talented writers I know! Biased. 

• You can Pre-Order Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan’s new book: Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough. Do it.

 

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