About - tifholmes


Tif Holmes is a portrait photographer based in Lubbock, Texas. She has more than twenty years of experience working in the performing arts as a musician and educator and more than ten years behind the camera. Her work has been featured at The Buddy Holly Center and 5 & J Studios in Lubbock, Texas, the Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri, Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana, Las Lagunas Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, and as cover art published by Oxford University Press, Hal Leonard Corporation, Eastern Kentucky University, and Texas Tech University, among others. She is founder and director of Engage the Light, a community organization for veterans and at-risk communities that uses expressive photography as a means to engage one another and the world with compassion and creativity. She has worked extensively with the veteran community and is regularly invited to speak at events hosted by organizations for women, veterans, and healthcare professionals about the effectiveness of expressive photography as a tool for communication and healing. 


"Whether it's a flower or a face Tif has the capacity to capture the unexpected. That may be as simple as the way a breeze catches hair or clothing, or the play of light reflecting off of a nearby surface. It may also be as intriguing as catching a glimpse into a subject's hidden persona, often surprisingly playful and sometimes revealing unforeseen shadows. I can always recognize a Tif Holmes photograph, either landscape or portrait. I see something in her art that I wouldn't have seen on my own." - Lisa Garner Santa

"I bought a session for my friends as a baby present and it could not have been simpler with Tif! She responded quickly, made the process very clear and simple, and the gift certificate she made for me to present to my friends was magnificent. Would highly recommend." - Jonathan P.

"Tif is a great photographer! She took some professional headshots of me on very short notice. She did a nice job editing the photographs, and got them back to me very quickly! Highly recommended." - Sarai B.

"Tif does professional, personal, and family photo sessions. Each session is comfortable, skillful, and memorable. I have friends and family ask how to get in contact with this photographer. I despise having my photograph taken, Tif made each experience enjoyable. I strongly recommend her services to everyone." -Brian G.

"I have bought prints of various works by Tif, and also had couple headshot sessions with her. She is very organized and professional, and results are always above my expectations. Tif's photos resonate with me on a personal level, and every once in a while there is another new shot in her library that I just must have as a print. I have also purchased wonderful greeting cards with her images - unique way to congratulate your friend, or colleague. Last, but not least, Tif photographed and video-filmed several live performances (music, theater, dance), and she definitely has that uncanny way to pull out certain faces, figures, special moments shared among performers, or with audience. I highly recommend her professional services, especially because she is the kind of an artist that is constantly in search of new angles and ways to create art." -Nataliya S.


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