Tina Wing Photography is a Wickford based photography business for portraits, engagement,
and wedding sessions.
Hi, I'm Tina Wing
I can sometimes be found at the top of an abseil tower with Bear Grylls!
After 2 years at business college, I went into the family business of photo processing in the pre-digital age. During that time I learnt about running a business, and photography from a different perspective. I loved a busy Saturday when the photographers would come rushing in with their rolls of films, where we would process and print all the proof photos in 2 hours so they could take them ack to the wedding reception for the happy couple and their guests to see.
Whilst looking after my young family I studied colour therapy, which still enhances the work I do today. My daughter’s Brownie pack persuaded me to become a leader, which I still love to do now as a volunteer. I also became a governor at my children’s school. Using these new found skills, I became a school Governing Body Clerk, working at several schools in the primary sector.
In 2007 the World Scout Jamboree was held in Chelmsford. I took my children as day visitors and had an amazing time. This whet my appetite to go to a full one, and a year later I stepped nervously onto the photography team at my first jamboree at Essex International Jamboree in 2008. It was the most fantastic week, and afterwards I did more volunteer photography work with Essex Scouts.
2012 was a fantastic year for this country. Not only was it the Queen's Jubilee, but we also had the Olympics. I was delighted to be a Games Maker driving the Olympic cars at Excel. I was also honoured, and privileged, to carry the Paralympic flame at 1.30am in Watford as part of the relay. Sandwiched in amongst these events was Essex International Jamboree 2012. I went back to the photo team. At the end of the event everyone said I should be a photographer full time, so in October that year I started Lightning Event Photography, specialising in sport and events with onsite printing.
Working at Norjam Jamboree 2018
After a couple of years I also wanted to expand into weddings and portraits, but felt that the Lightning brand wasn’t personal enough. In January 2014, Tina Wing Photography was born, later developing into business and food photography.
Over the years, I have had a great time creating many beautiful memories for couples for their engagements and weddings, celebrating special birthdays and anniversaries, parents preparing for the arrival of their little bundles of joy, and lots of wonderful families.
I am a member of both the Guild of Photographers and the Societies of Photographers.
I am a multi-award winning photographer with The Guild of Photographers and the Societies of Photographers, been shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year three times, and finalist for the Photographer of the Year at the Essex Wedding Awards five times.
Small Business Sunday
I was honoured to meet Dragon's Den star, and entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis to receive my #SBS winners certificate.
I was delighted to be only the second person to qualify for the Guild of Professional Photographers Business Qualification, and I'm now allowed to use the letters GPPBQ after my name.
Not long after that I achieved Qualified Status with the Guild of Professional Photographers adding QGPP to my name.
My values are honesty, truth, loyalty, passion, empathy and empowerment.
My mission is to create stunning, vibrant photography that tells the story of your life and business.
When I'm not working I love to be outside taking country walks with my family, birdwatching, gardening and cooking.
I love to give back to the community and have been a keen environmentalist since I was a school kid. It was only natural then, that Tina Wing Photography became an Essex Wildlife Trust Investor in Wildlife.
So today I have the business that I love, delivering stunning photography to families.
And as a bonus, with my voluntary photography work with the Scouts, I also get to photograph Bear Grylls from time to time!
Awarded Highly Commended in the Society of International Media and Press Photographers in their competition Celebrities
Follow me on Instagram @tina_wing_photography
Would you like me to create beautiful photographs and memories for you and your family? Do you have any questions or just want to say hi? Drop me a line by filling out this contact form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.