I  love wedding photography and portraits. My lifelong experience as a  tattoo artist and painter in San Francisco takes wedding photography to another level. Photographing details at weddings triggered my interest in product photography.  I can create a still life. I used photography as a vehicle for my paintings and realized that my photography holds its own ground.  I was instantly drawn to weddings and events, because of the part of the photojournalism. Observing, catching the right moment and telling a story really appeals to me. I also enjoy portrait photography, and that is a huge part of wedding photography as well, catching beautiful backlight and I will make your photos look creative, classic and glamorous like a technicolor movie.

Tanja Nixx left Germany in 1988 with an education in Graphic-design to travel around the world. She started in the Congo and made her way through Zaire, Burundi Tanzania, Kenya  and South-East-Asia. She was taking a lot of photos during her travels, but she was robbed in Kenya and lost all of her films. That incident inspired her later to write a book about her travels to commemorate her trip. (Her book is available on Blurb and it’s called “Sleeping my way through the Congo”). She felt the need to settle down and bought a plane ticket to  San Francisco, where she was received with open arms.  Supporting herself by bartending, during which she taught herself the art of tattooing. In 1995 Tanja Nixx was offered a job at the infamous Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Studio. She produced two independent films , “A holy promise”, and “love will travel” and acted in them. Tanja Nixx bought Lyle Tuttle Tattooing in 2001. Meanwhile she was busy taking photos as a source of reference for her paintings. During the later years of her 20 year tattoo career, during which she tattooed Singer-Songwriter “Adele” and Aimee Mann, she started getting more into photography and has now fully submerged herself into wedding, event and portrait photography.

 

 

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Tattooed People

Tattooed People

Tattooed People in their natural Habitat. Tattooed people have infiltrated society on all levels. Here are a few creatures at their work places.

The White Wedding

The White Wedding

Why tattooed girls in white dresses? The woman's liberation in the seventies was were women started to decorate their bodies with tattooed as well as celebrating their body with free love. The Puritan era was officially over and getting tattooed was like owning your body. As the white dress has lost its stigma of purity, having tattoos had lost its stigma as making you a whore. Today women concern about their tattoos showing at their wedding ceremony, have almost become obsolete.

Drunk with a Gun

Drunk with a Gun

Why tattooed girls in white dresses? The woman's liberation in the seventies was were women started to decorate their bodies with tattooed as well as celebrating their body with free love. The Puritan era was officially over and getting tattooed was like owning your body. As the white dress has lost its stigma of purity, having tattoos had lost its stigma as making you a whore. Today women concern about their tattoos showing at their wedding ceremony, have almost become obsolete.

Water-Photography

Water-Photography

Surfing allows me to be in the water all the time. Water is calming, exciting and beautiful.

Travel Photography

Travel Photography

Travel Photography has been the vehicle that led me the path i am on, making photography my profession.

Las Vegas WPPI 2016

Las Vegas WPPI 2016

My travel to the Las Vegas WPPI 2016- Wedding and Portrait Photography Convention.

 

My lifelong love of photography and art has been inspired by the beauty that I see in the most basic of everyday activities. Beauty surrounds us everyday. Whether you choose to recognize it or not is up to you. Tanja Nixx Photography has been created to capture that beauty and celebrate it. I strive to create magical memories out of every special event.

Tanja Nixx Photography has been providing professional photography services in San Francisco, CA for many years. During this time, I were able to develop a very impressive portfolio of subjects and clients of the past. What sets Tanja Nixx Photography apart from other photographers is our ability to capture and harness the lighting of any particular area and use it to our advantage. This artistic eye and creative edge allows us to go above and beyond all expectations and create something truly remarkable.

We specialize in full service wedding photography that includes custom packages based on your personal needs. Whether you want someone by your side for the entire day or only need us for a few hours, we offer custom photo packages for your convience. From the cutting of the cake to each last lingering kiss, ensure that not a moment of your most special day goes by unnoticed. Tanja Nixx Photography will create stunning portraits of your big day that will be treasured for a lifetime.