Tina's Blog

Hi, I’m Tina Chisnell; welcome to my blog. If you are a prospective client please take a moment to browse through the showcase pages for examples of my portrait photography.

 I like to think of this blog as my virtual scrap book; it’s the place where I keep the other photos and stories I collect as I go about my days, building my business around my passion. 


December 13, 2018

I’ve decided it’s time to respect mother-nature and embrace my curly hair. I have to be honest, I’ve said this many times, generally while I’m on holiday when I’m too hot and too lazy to use my straightening irons. However, this time I’ve gone curly for longer. It’s been a .... Read More

November 30, 2018

When I'm out with my children, I'm rarely aware of the beauty of my surroundings. More often I'm thinking: I hope I've packed enough snacks, I wonder where the nearest toilet is, brown-eyed-boy is riding a little too close to the kerb, I should have put gloves on McSmiley...the list .... Read More

November 22, 2018

The day started with a school run; riding on my bike along the rail trail absorbing the morning sunshine glittering through the trees, the rusty leaves crunching beneath my tires and inhaling the smell of the damp earth. Once I had dropped my little one off at school, I rode .... Read More

November 08, 2018

There was a moment a long time ago. My Grandad had died; my father was devastated. The day after and possibly several days after that, he barely said a word.  It’s tradition in his…our culture to “celebrate” after 40 days of a family member’s death – I’ve never really questioned .... Read More

September 17, 2018

I recently listened to a podcast featuring Jameela Jamil; if you are my kind of age you might remember her as a T4 presenter or currently starring in The Good Place. She spoke about the Kardashian family and how she was outraged when she saw a photograph posted on Instagram .... Read More

February 22, 2018

If I rewind back 6 years ago, my only wish was for my photographs to be on someone’s wall – not including that of family since they’re sort of obligated to put my photographs up regardless of the quality. I achieved that pretty early on through taking family portraits and .... Read More

January 15, 2018

When I started my photography business, well after it took off, people began to ask whether I did wedding photography. I always replied, “Not right now, my children are too young, blah, blah, blah…” I’ve refused several opportunities and then a little while ago I was asked if I would .... Read More