Hey there! We are Leroy Jr. and Chelsea Tademy – a husband and wife duo who fuse our creative talents into one small business that is making big moves. Leroy is the main photographer and technical guru who knows his camera, gear, and business backward and forward. Chelsea works as an assistant photographer who also puts her graphic design degree to good use creating fun new products for our clients while managing the social media, design related work, and promotional work behind the scenes.
We learned three very important things early on in our relationship:
In 2010 we learned the basics of photography and enjoyed many “photo adventures” as we worked together to complete assignments for a photography course at McNeese State University. We began to realize more and more that photography was something we both enjoyed doing, and more importantly, we enjoyed doing together. The year after we were married we welcomed our precious daughter into the world. She came into our lives in March of 2011 and we absolutely fell in love with photographing her; by July of that same year, we decided to take Chelsea’s graphic design degree and our mutual passion for photography and form it into Tademy Design and Photography. We have found that among all of the wonderful things there are out there to specialize in photographing, weddings and seniors are our favorites.
We have spent 5+ years learning and developing our business and are now both full-time business owners. We are thankful for the many opportunities God has blessed us with to meet new people, develop new friendships, and grow and learn together. We look forward to following the plan He has set before us and share special memories with our clients for as long as He leads us to do so!
You can find behind the scenes blog posts by Chelsea here:
Mom Behind the Business is where Chelsea shares the real life imperfectly perfect tales of a boss momma juggling life as a wife, mom of three, and running a business. Thankfully, even in the roughest days (especially in the roughest days), the Lord shines through our imperfection and chaos and He always makes a way. This category of our site was created to let you take a peek into that chaos, and hopefully give other boss mommas comfort and encouragement to keep pushing through.
You can also find behind the scenes blog posts by Leroy here:
The Louisiana Wedding blog – thelouisianawedding.com
After meeting one too many stressed out brides, we prayerfully decided to build a blog that would give couples instant access to “all things wedding” in Lake Charles, Louisiana and the surrounding area! It is our goal to simplify and “de-stress” the wedding process for Lake Area couples, while also encouraging husbands and wives to build beautiful and strong marriages.
Whether you are newly engaged, newly married, have been married for many years, or hope to be married one day – we pray that you are able to read through these blog posts and be encouraged.
Kelly Moore Bags – kellymorebag.com*
Kelly Moore Bags are a brand of gorgeous and functional camera bags based out of northern Louisiana. They look great and protect your camera gear at the same time! Guys, I know what you are thinking…that totally looks like a purse! Well, yes it does and that is kind of the point….BUT there are also “boy” bags! Leroy rocks his “Kelly Boy” bag daily, whether it is to a photo shoot, a meeting, or class. Click the link and check them out for yourself!
Kristin Schmucker Shop – kristinschmuckershop.com*
We absolutely love not only the beautiful products in Kristin’s shop, but the heart behind them! Our favorite products from the Kristin Schmucker shop are the Together Marriage Journals and the beautiful Bibles (including the leather wrap around Bible shown above). Chelsea loves her single column ESV journaling Bible and highly recommends it to anyone who is looking to spend more time digging into the Word! She leaves notes and special events marked off in there so her Bible is also a keepsake for her family – something they can read through and use to grow closer to the Lord for years to come.
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