About Tammy

My name is Tammy Fraley. I’m a professional photographer in the Vancouver, WA area. I’m also married with two grown boys, or shall I say men.

I’ve had an interest in photography for as long as I can remember and I always wanted to make this my career. I would have started my career long before I did, but like most young women I got married and had children. I decided that raising my children was the most important job I could do first, and it was. When my youngest son was 6 years old he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. At the time I never heard of that. I wasn’t sure what it meant for him or his future. One thing I discovered very quickly was this diagnosis made school a nightmare for him and me. I spent many years going to IEP meetings, parent teacher meeting, fighting with the schools to provide my son with the services he needed. It was stressful and exhausting and at times I was truly afraid for his future. When he was in 8th grade he was put in a program that turned his life around for the better. He spent two years there and was able to be mainstreamed into high school, and he was able to graduate with his class.

Along this journey with my son I realized something. I realized that I had unconditional love for him. No matter what he did or what he believed I would be there for him. I also realized I had patience and lots of it. Before I had kids I didn’t know what that word meant. And I also learned that I had strength. Strength to overcome whatever I was faced with.

Now my son is living on his own in his very first apartment and doing well. He will always need some assistance from his family and he will never quit taking his computers apart and rebuilding them, but he loves his independence and his future looks bright.

I’m pretty sure that without the challenges we’ve been through together I wouldn’t have had the strength or courage to start my own business. I’m so grateful for who we both have become through these challenges. Now every time I take portraits for a client, my heart sings because I get to do what I love and provide my client with an heirloom that you love and will cherish forever.

Because of my son I’ve met many great kids and families. To see my portrait work with these great kids CLICK HERE.

Family What To Wear Guide

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“What should we wear?” is the most common question that I get when I talk to families about preparing for a portrait session. Choosing the right wardrobe is an important part of the pre-portrait planning process in order to get the most from your portrait session. Portrait clothing choices also should reflect the uniqueness of your family. I’ve created an exclusive “What to Wear” guide for your family portrait session. Simply download this full-color PDF guide for comprehensive tips, information, and advice on clothing choices for your family’s custom portraits. My “What to Wear” guide will help you choose complementary outfits, examples of props/accessories, and how to keep in mind the display of the final portrait.
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Family, senior and fairy portrait session fees are $0.00… WHAT??? No session fee? Yes that’s right, no session fee with the purchase of any package. Just a $150 deposit to hold your date and time. That deposit is applied to any package you want.

Packages begin at $500. Please feel free to contact me for a complete pricing guide and more info, tammy@fraleyphotography.com, (360)977-7048.

On average my clients spend between $500 and $1,500.

Children’s portrait session fee is $0.00 if you join the Here I Grow Portrait Club. A one time only charge of $97 to join the club.

As a member you get:
• Five year membership
• 5×7 Keepsake Album
• 1 Portrait Session every 6 months
• 1 5×7 “Deluxe Print” from each session for your album
• Exclusive Portrait Club Pricing!!!
• Free toy and/or treat with each session











The Fraley Photography Experience

I strive to provide my clients with a pleasing photography experience, great images, a diverse product line and exceptional customer service. I’ve learned over the years, what makes my clients happy and I’ve built my business around it. Like a fun filled photo session, letting my clients choose their favorite images, enhanced high-res images, and much, much more.Please look through my website to view my images and learn about the services I offer. Be sure to contact me with questions & give me a call to check my availability.

These are some steps in helping you to create the work of art that you will love….

The Design Consultation:

We’ll get together and discuss your wishes during the portrait design consultation. During this meeting we’ll talk about the location, the look and feel, the clothing and other specifics of your portrait session and discuss any other questions you may have. We’ll schedule the best time for your portrait session. I encourage you to meet with me in person, but this consultation can also be done over the phone if this is more convenient for you. I understand how busy life is.

The Portrait Session:

When you show up to your portrait session just relax and let me create your images for you. I know sometimes it’s difficult to relax in front of the camera, but it’s the key to quality portraits. The more relaxed you are the better the results. I will take as long as needed to capture the portraits you are looking for and expect from me. I am not a rushed, high volume studio. I schedule no more than 2 portrait sessions in a day so there is never any feeling of being rushed or hurried so the next portrait session can get done.

The Viewing Session:

At the viewing session you have the opportunity in making your selections in person. An appointment is scheduled about two weeks after your portrait session for you to come in along with anyone else who is involved in the purchase decision. I will show you a slideshow of your images set to music then you can go through them one at a time.
The viewing sessions are limited to one hour. All ordering decisions must be made on the day of your viewing session. Ask me about my convenient payment plan!


I like what I see now how do I book a portrait session with you?
You can either give me a call, shoot me an email or send me a message on my contact form. We will set up a time for your no obligation consultation to determine your portrait needs and wants. At the consultation we will set up a time for your portrait session.

I’m super busy. Do I need an in person consultation?
I believe in creating a personal relationship with you so you get the most out of your portraiture investment. I encourage an in person meeting however I know how busy life is and would be happy to do a phone consultation with you if that is more convenient. Just give me a call.

How long will my portrait session last?
Your portrait session will last approximately 1 to 2 hours depending on locations and how many clothing and background changes take place and if children are involved, how cooperative they are. The little ones seem to be in charge 🙂

Does your session fee include any prints or digital images?
The $150 deposit that is required to book a session can be applied as credit toward any portrait collection. Most clients spend between $500 to $1,500 on their portraits.

Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. Ask me about my free no interest payment plan.

Do you have a studio or do I have to wait for warm and dry weather to schedule my session?
Yes I have a studio. You can schedule your portrait session rain or shine. My studio is located in downtown Vancouver, WA in The Academy. I also do portrait sessions on location when it’s not so cold and wet.

If I want outdoor portraits do I get to choose my location or will you do that for me?
Of course I will make suggestions, but the decision for the location of you portrait session is yours.

Is there an extra fee for an outdoor portrait session?
Outdoor portrait sessions in and around downtown Vancouver have no extra charge. Locations beyond the downtown location will be charged an extra fee. The fee depends on the location.

What should I wear for my portraits?
For family portraits it’s best that everyone is dressed similarly and avoid bright colors, trendy fashion and large patterns. I have clothing suggestions HERE, or you can check out my Pinterest page for more ideas HERE.

How long will it take before I get to see my portraits?
Your portraits will be ready to view in about 2 weeks after your portrait session depending on how busy the studio is. We will set up a viewing session about 2 weeks out at your portrait session. Please bring anyone who would like input on the order to the viewing session.

Will I be able to view and order my portraits online?
No. Your portraits will only be available to view at your viewing session. Please bring all parties involved in the ordering decision with you to your viewing session. If you can’t make a decision at that time you may schedule another viewing session. There is a $100 session fee for the second viewing session.

But I’m from out of town. Do I have to come back to your studio to view my images?
No. For my out of town clients I offer a viewing session via Skype. You will need a broadband internet connection, a computer, a webcam, speakers and a mic. Please make sure all parties involved in the ordering decision are there.

How long will my viewing session last?
Your viewing appointment will last about an hour.

Can I bring my children to the viewing session?
Yes children are welcome, but keep in mind that they can be a distraction and that could add time to your viewing session.

Do I have to place my order at the viewing session?
Yes. You need to place your order at the viewing session. Please come prepared with a budget and an idea of the sizes and amount of images that you want and bring your significant other with you to the viewing appointment.