Biography

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ― Ansel Adams

Tina S. Ditto

 

Born in St. Louis, MO - October 24, 1971 ​

 

I am a mother, daughter, wife, and a "true friend" to all that I meet.

 

"My passion has always been, to forever capture life's moments thru my lens, always hoping to relive those moments, once again..."

 

I have had the pleasure of taking many thousands of photographs, over the years. If we are acquainted, in any way, you would be able to confirm that I have a camera with me, at all times.

 

My passion for photography began during an awesome 5th grade field trip (in the Spring of 1982), to a small photography shop, in downtown St. Louis. On that day, my classmates and I were assigned to walk around the city streets, and take random pictures of things that we found to be interesting. I still have the pictures from that day, and I have been in love with capturing the images of people, nature, architecture, bridges, monuments, and events, ever since. It is a fact that no matter the occasion, if I am present, the memories have been captured by me, for the world to see, and remember. I like for my photographs to tell the complete story of whatever has taken place.

 

Photography is my simple way of expression, and sharing beauty with the rest of the world.  Thank you, for trusting me to share my photo stories with you, and for you.

 

Formal Education: Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO:  Master of Science in Learning Technologies – Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, and Bachelor of Arts in Business and Organizational Studies – Human Resources Management

 

Life Education:  Loving, studying, and capturing memories of my interactions with people, places, and things thru the lens of my camera.

 

Tina Seville Ditto
 

Contact:  

 

TSDitto Photography Studio & Gallery

info@tinadittophotography.com

314-479-9501 cell

492 N. Highway 67,

Florissant, MO  63031

 

 

  • Weddings

  • Engagements

  • Portraits

  • Photo Booths

  • Holiday Parties

  • Birthday Parties

  • Maternity / Newborns / Babies

  • Showers

  • School Dances

  • Seniors / Cap & Gowns

  • Reunions

  • Church Functions

  • Baptisms / Dedications

  • Funerals / Repasts

  • Fundraisers

  • Informal Events

    • (picnics, photo booths***, etc.).

  • Real Estate​ Photography

  • DJ Services

 

 

© 2021 by TSDitto Client Services LLC.

 

WE ARE A DIGITAL BASED BUSINESS

TSDitto Photography is a DIGITAL based business.  All packages are listed as SESSION FEES only.

Digital Session Fees include the base price, operating costs, time and talent of the photographer and a selection of edited digital images as listed in the description of each package.

  1. The Photographs will be available to the Client for online viewing in a private gallery, via website:  TSDittoPhotography.Smugmug.com. The Client has the option to view, order a digital gallery download, print photos, and purchase copyright release from the specified website.​

  2. The Client understands that all Prints, Digital Gallery Downloads ($10), Copyright Releases ($75), and other products are sold separately, via website:  TSDittoPhotography.Smugmug.com. 

  3. The Client agrees to print individual photos (printing the entire gallery is not recommended), from the TSDittoPhotography.Smugmug.com website, with full knowledge and understanding that per Client preference, Client also has the option to order the copyright release, if Client chooses to purchase their prints from a different printing company (prohibited by law, without copyright release).  However, for a small convenience fee of $65, the Client may request that 2 selected 4x6 photos, 2 selected 5x7 photos, and 1 selected 8x10 photo are printed on behalf of the Client by TSDitto Photography.  This convenience fee includes printing, shipping and taxes.

PRICING CONSIDERATION:

TSDitto intentionally prices photo shoots, and subsequent fees lower than other photographer's, because we truly take into consideration what we believe to be a fair and affordable cost for our clientele.  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

During shoots, hundreds of photos are taken, because of our sincere passion for the art of photography.  All of the aesthetically acceptable shots are made available to the client via the TSDittoPhotography.Smugmug.com digital proof gallery.  Our only limitation is the maximum amount of "client selected images" to be edited  to 2 - 5, or 10 - 15, or 20 - 25 (based on the type of shoot, purchased by the client).  However, sometimes more depending on the vibe of the shoot.    The client still retains access to the other unedited proof images.   Additional photo selections, and editing may be revisited, at a later date, for a small fee.  NOTE:  There are no limitations regarding the number of images to be edited for wedding, or event photography packages.

CREATIVE LICENSE:

Images may be edited at the photographer’s discretion, and delivered images may not include all images shot. The photographer reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.

On CLIENTS own behalf, and on behalf of the subject(s): CLIENTS acknowledges that TSDitto Photography requires and retains discretion as to how its services shall be provided (e.g. choice of poses, lighting, lenses, etc.); that CLIENTS are familiar with TSDitto Photography’s portfolio and is requesting Services with knowledge of TSDitto Photography’s style; and that TSDitto Photography’s work is constantly evolving; that TSDitto Photography’s services are of unique and artistic nature; that the images created may be different from images taken by TSDitto Photography in the past; and that in creating the images, TSDitto Photography shall use our personal artistic judgment to create images consistent with our personal vision of the wedding/session, which vision may be different from CLIENTS and /or the Subject’s vision of the wedding/session. Accordingly, CLIENTS acknowledge that the images shall not be subject to rejection on the basis of taste, aesthetic criteria, or personal appearance.

TSDitto Photography prices are subject to change without notice.  Only written/signed contract prices are guaranteed, and are not to be disclosed. 

In Loving Memory

My Love for the art of  photography, my business, and my entire heart is dedicated to the Memory of My Beloved Daughter, Melissa Joyce Machen, a.k.a. "My Baby Doll & My Muse, but known to her friends as MellaModa." 
 
Her 25 years of Life, Laughter, and Love were A True Blessing to me.  I am forever changed, and I promise to try to live the rest of my life to the fullest, (just like you did...), as long as I have my camera in my hand. 
 
I now truly believe that "The Good Outweighs The Bad."  -MellaModa
(The title of the last painting that you created for me.)

I Loves You Always.

I will see you, in the sky. -Mommy

Melissa Joyce Machen

January 17, 1992 - February 16, 2017