tavla studio

meet coreene

For as long as I can remember, I have always had an innate need to create and express myself through art. As a child, the best present I ever received was a plastic art easel. It prompted me to spend hours practicing to be the next Bob Ross. Within a couple of years, I burned rolls and rolls of film as my best friend Dana modeled among the apple trees near our home. Then almost two decades later, I captured a grown-up Dana at her beachside wedding. Her mother said it was meant to be since I had photographed her all her life. 

I refined my love of photography by earning my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Western Michigan University in 2002. And I have learned more than I could have imagined working for commercial photographers, including 3 years as the in-house 2nd photographer, producer, & stylist for Jim Powell Advertising Photography.

My artistic and commercial background allow me to capture your wedding as the unique event that it is, and make your photos truly one of a kind.

I view my photography as more than just a way to make a living. My hope is that you are able to experience all the beauty in the world in a different way, that you are able to see it through my eyes.

contact information & Social media links

phone: 231-715-6814

email: coreene@tavlastudio.com