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Meet Tegyn Friedman of Tegyn Friedman Photography in Long Beach and Orange County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tegyn Friedman.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have always loved taking photos, and I have always been drawn to natural light and the way that it fades into a golden, magical glow at the end of each day. However, I had never thought of it as a career until I had finished my general education in college and decided to take a break in school to decide what it was that I truly wanted to do with my life. It was during that break that I helped a friend with photographing a wedding, and the thought of being a photographer as my career just made sense. I soon after bought my first camera, and jumped in with both feet. I have never looked back! It is my passion and my creative outlet, and is something that not only brings joy to myself, but to others as well, which I find very rewarding.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting your own business isn’t easy. It takes a lot of courage, and a lot of fear. It is a lot of stepping outside of your comfort zone and feeling uncomfortable. The learning process is mostly trial and error, which although frustrating, is simultaneously very rewarding. The setbacks have led me to make giant leaps forward because I have been able to learn so much about myself and the industry. It has been financially intimidating because I can rely only on myself for a set income. I have had to really make a conscious effort to grow my brand, as I know that without my efforts and hard work, it can’t grow any other way.

However, despite all of the struggles, it is still the most rewarding job I could have chosen for myself. I know that the setbacks are worth the growth, and I never regret learning something new.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Tegyn Friedman Photography – what should we know?
Tegyn Friedman Photography can be classified as “natural light” and “lifestyle” photography. I rely on natural light for my images, and do not work in a studio. My style is more of the candid, relaxed imagery, as opposed to using a lot of props, or poses. I do this because I want my clients to remember the days/moments exactly the way they were. I want them to remember the sticky fingers, the smile with the missing teeth, the way the sky looked that day, etc. I have found that the simple things are what really mean the most to humans. We connect with our senses, and the way they made us feel

People hire me to capture their wedding, the birth of their babies, the happiest days of their lives! I want to give them those days, I want to give them the unfiltered memories.

I believe what sets me apart from others in my industry is the value I place on authenticity. These “in between” moments, so to speak, that often are overlooked during a photo session are what matter to me. Your babies will only be babies for so long. I want Moms to not worry if everyone is looking at the camera, or if everyone’s hair is in place. I want to let Mom just love them. These are the moments that matter.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I am hard working, driven, passionate, and I know how to love.

I feel like these characteristics have branded my work because I have used photography as a way to express emotion. It is my hope that others feel this way, and my hope that I can continue to deliver images that speak feelings and tell stories.


  • Family and Engagement Sessions are priced at $400.00 for 60 mins.
    All images are delivered in edited and high resolution format.
  • Wedding packages begin at $2,500.

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