Welcome to my open book :-)

My name is Tina Maliga and I have been in this industry for 10 years . I started my career as a model, mom and wife. I had a 40 hour a week job and found myself wanted to do more. As a young child being creative was always a big part of my life. I tried everything from singing, writing poetry and even dabbled a bit in drawing (drawing definitely wasn't my niche). When I hit my 20s I decided to try out modeling which was so much fun and a great confidence booster, it opened my eyes to the world of photography.
I am one shy personality but love to make others come out their shell. Photography is what I love and smiling is my day to day activity. That's why I consider myself the smile expert. 
I specialize in making those feel good about themselves no matter when and where they are in life. So come take a smiling journey with me.

I studied photography at Academy of Art University and continued her education by working with other photographers and attending photography workshops.  I have worked with fashion models, child and teen actresses and has been published in fashion magazines Hooligans, BCK, SOMA just to name a few. 

I am a Canon and Hasselblad digital shooter. Work in studio and also on location. I work with professional indoor and outdoor lighting depending on the shoot and time of day. I have worked with countless amazing artists, makeup & hair, wardrobe stylist and prop stylists. 

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I have been a professional photographer for 10 years but still treat myself as an amateur, I feel that there is always an opportunity to learn. I try to always teach myself new techniques and try to keep myself up on all the new equipment. I also feel I learn from my clients because no one shoot is the same. Every person has a different personality and different look and I want to capture them being who they are and not what others expect them to be. 

Make sure everyday is better than yesterday 

my philosophy