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[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” el_class=”liza_header_slider” css=”.vc_custom_1494694600696{padding-bottom: 120px !important;}”][vc_column][pm_vc_simple_slider images=”701,664,657,660,654″ slider_height=”100%” overlay_bg=”rgba(0,0,0,0.2)” content_type=”custom_content” item_title=”Storytelling First” title_tag=”h1″ button_state=”true” button_text=”view more” button_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftyswartzphotography.com%2Falbums-slider%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1496859310500{padding-bottom: 78px !important;}” el_class=”liza_erase_row_paddig”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1494694606402{padding-top: 2px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”It All Started with a Polaroid” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1523315407097{padding-bottom: 3px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1523315335859{padding-bottom: 19px !important;}”]Thanks for stopping by. My name’s Ty Swartz, and I’m an Educator, Marketer, and Photojournalist based in Virginia Beach where I make cool things for small businesses and companies around the globe. If you like my work, then don’t hesitate to reach out.

I am already known internationally for creating great environmental portraits of people being themselves. I started my photographic journey in 1986 and fortunate enough to have traveled to over 60 countries as a photojournalistic storyteller. I’m continually evolving my style as my client’s ideas and needs grow. 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Make sure you look through my portfolios and have a chat with me about your next project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1494693989496{padding-left: 30px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”683″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1496852650017{padding-bottom: 110px !important;}” el_class=”liza_resp_restore_4cols”][vc_column width=”1/4″ el_class=”liza_erase_row_paddig”][pm_vc_counter counter_title=”years” counter_value=”31″ counter_title_color=”#ffffff” counter_value_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ el_class=”liza_erase_row_paddig”][pm_vc_counter counter_title=”clients” counter_value=”4500″ counter_title_color=”#ffffff” counter_value_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ el_class=”liza_erase_row_paddig”][pm_vc_counter counter_title=”projects” counter_value=”10000″ counter_title_color=”#ffffff” counter_value_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][pm_vc_counter counter_title=”awards” counter_value=”225″ counter_title_color=”#ffffff” counter_value_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1496859364098{padding-bottom: 153px !important;}” el_class=”liza_resp_restore_3cols liza_home01_promo liza_erase_row_paddig”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1494695397782{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”702″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1494694865065{padding-right: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”654″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1494695404209{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”689″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1495290951621{padding-bottom: 28px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Reasons to Choose My Services” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”liza_home01_iconbox liza_resp_restore_3cols” css=”.vc_custom_1496852897515{padding-bottom: 17px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1498291345371{margin-bottom: 16px !important;}”]JTNDaSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9tZWRpdW1faWNvbiUyMGZhJTIwZmEtaGVhcnQtbyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmklM0UlMEElM0NoNSUzRTElM0NzcGFuJTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJsaXphX3NtYWxsX2RpdmlkZXIlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzcGFuJTNFcGFzc2lvbiUzQyUyRmg1JTNF[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]I just love telling stories and since I received my first Polaroid I’ve had a passion for seeing the world through the eyes of a storyteller.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1498291352384{margin-bottom: 16px !important;}”]JTNDaSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9tZWRpdW1faWNvbiUyMGZhJTIwZmEtZGlhbW9uZCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmklM0UlMEElM0NoNSUzRTIlM0NzcGFuJTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJsaXphX3NtYWxsX2RpdmlkZXIlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzcGFuJTNFcGhpbG9zb3BoeSUzQyUyRmg1JTNF[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Believe it or not, photography is orchestrated. Each photograph has a dimension, point of view and a glimpse into someone’s life all organized by the artist.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1498291362782{margin-bottom: 16px !important;}”]JTNDaSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9tZWRpdW1faWNvbiUyMGZhJTIwZmEtbGlnaHRidWxiLW8lMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpJTNFJTBBJTNDaDUlM0UzJTNDc3BhbiUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9zbWFsbF9kaXZpZGVyJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGc3BhbiUzRWluc2lnaHQlM0MlMkZoNSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]It’s empowering to be the artist behind the curtain. I get to see real people, doing real things, while reacting in their own personal uniqueness. That’s powerful and humbling at the same time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”liza_home01_iconbox liza_resp_restore_3cols” css=”.vc_custom_1496852900966{padding-bottom: 38px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1498291368900{margin-bottom: 16px !important;}”]JTNDaSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9tZWRpdW1faWNvbiUyMGZhJTIwZmEtY29tbWVudC1vJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaSUzRSUwQSUzQ2g1JTNFNCUzQ3NwYW4lMjBjbGFzcyUzRCUyMmxpemFfc21hbGxfZGl2aWRlciUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRnNwYW4lM0VpZGVhcyUzQyUyRmg1JTNF[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]I am inspired by each client as I get to know and understand them I start to get a sense of their style and personality. Many of my ideas just happen. Kind of like lighting a whole box of Black Kats, you know the explosions are coming, but the first one always takes you by surprise.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1498291375507{margin-bottom: 16px !important;}”]JTNDaSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIybGl6YV9tZWRpdW1faWNvbiUyMGZhJTIwZmEtc3Rhci1vJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaSUzRSUwQSUzQ2g1JTNFNSUzQ3NwYW4lMjBjbGFzcyUzRCUyMmxpemFfc21hbGxfZGl2aWRlciUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRnNwYW4lM0VjcmVhdGl2aXR5JTNDJTJGaDUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]To me, photographic creativity sometimes just spontaneously happens as a reaction to an activity or the placement of the light source. 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I appreciate the raw reality of everyday life, the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments, and I do my very best to take every picture with that in mind. I want my viewers to relate to my photographs through recognition of and familiarity with the situations.

[/vc_column_text][pm_vc_button button_text=”Show My Works” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftyswartzphotography.com%2Falbums-ajax-slider%2F|||” button_align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1495291704052{padding-bottom: 102px !important;}”][vc_column][pm_vc_testimonials][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”670″ testimonial_text=”Stunning high fashion editorial pictures created by Ty Swartz Photography.” testimonial_author=”Candice Ennis” testimonial_additional=”Norfolk, VA”][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”672″ testimonial_text=”Professional, comfortable, easy going, and fun. My experience here exceeded my expectations and was so extremely wonderful. The studio is beautiful and you get the most out of it all ♡♡ Ty is an amazing, friendly, respectable and funny photographer. So great to work with!!” testimonial_author=”Desire’ Marie” testimonial_additional=”Norfolk, VA”][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”673″ testimonial_text=”When I first heard and saw Ty’s work I knew he was the photographer for me. He was Attentive and PROFESSIONAL. He even provided me with a selection of wine and snacks while I was the make-up artist and stylist. During my boudoir session, he was WELCOMING, PREPARED, AND HE LISTENED TO ALL MY SUGGESTIONS. Because of his talented and artistic eye, my boudoir photos are PHENOMENAL!! My instincts were right. He made me feel extremely comfortable. I am not a huge fan of being in front of the camera but he helped me with poses and angles that worked best for my body type. If I asked or showed any sign of curiosity he would stop momentarily and give me a short briefing on amazing results. My experience with him was so enjoyable and the photos are BREATHTAKING!!! He not only flawlessly captured memorable moments but he also made the whole experience beyond fun. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TY TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE.” testimonial_author=”Jannett Dorsey” testimonial_additional=”Pomona, CA”][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”674″ testimonial_text=”After shooting with Ty I would happily recommend him to everyone I know! I left feeling beautiful and confident thanks to his unique style!!” testimonial_author=”Mary Mobley” testimonial_additional=”Baltimore, MD”][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”675″ testimonial_text=”Their new studio hosts in-house a hair stylist and makeup artist along with an event planner and videographer. Their goal is to have the right services available for their clients. At Ty Swartz Photography, their emphasis is always on you and your family. They make sure that your experience is fun and enjoyable!” testimonial_author=”Emer Lunasin” testimonial_additional=”Virginia Beach, VA”][pm_vc_testimonials_item testimonial_image=”699″ testimonial_text=”I felt like a supermodel from the moment I met Ty. He walked me through the shoot, helped with poses and gave great feedback during the whole process.” testimonial_author=”Kiara B.” testimonial_additional=”Chesapeake, VA”][/pm_vc_testimonials][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1495291799761{padding-bottom: 41px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”My Latest Projects” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495291752245{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][pm_vc_projects_grid pm_category=”all” items_in_row=”2″ posts_first_load=”0″ items_per_load=”0″ items_padding=”60px” filter_state=”off” masonry=”off”][/vc_column][/vc_row]