In 2010, we were a newly-wed couple learning the basics of photography and enjoying many “photo adventures” as we worked together to complete assignments for a photography course at McNeese State University. Over time we began to realize that photography was something we really enjoyed doing together. In early 2011, we welcomed our first child into the world and found ourselves investing in a camera to document her first milestones.
By July (of that same year) we decided to take Chelsea’s graphic design degree, and our mutual passion for photography, and merge it into Tademy Design and Photography LLC. We dug our boots in and started learning everything we could about photography and running a business. Back then we wrote a 5 year plan that included both of us running this business full time at Year 5, but the Lord's plan is always better than our own and by 2013 (only 2 years later), we were both working from home full-time!
Fast-forward 10 years and we have watched the Lord bless and grow our business to what it is today! As of 2023, we have celebrated 12 years in business, our 13 year wedding anniversary, and are the proud parents to 6 beautiful children. We have photographed places as far away as Israel, Boston and Washington D.C. We have worked with countless families, sports organizations, local businesses, as well as national businesses and brands.
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 are slowly watching our small (but mighty) team grow, and we look forward to sharing special memories with both our team and our clients, for as long as the Lord leads us to do so.
Owner/Lead Graphic Designer - Chelsea Tademy
Chelsea has over 11 years of experience working in graphic design, but her favorite work involves designing things with the beautiful images Leroy takes. Chelsea does a lot more behind the scenes work these days as she juggles raising 6 kids, homeschool, and work. You can visit her personal blog, Create Trust Daily, where she shares a peek into the day to day of learning to trust God while juggling marriage, motherhood, and running a creative business. Follow Chelsea on Instagram at: instagram.com/createtrustdaily
Owner/Lead Photographer - Leroy Tademy Jr.
Leroy has over 10 years of photography experience, but still enjoys learning new things about his craft. He is outgoing, kind, and just the guy you want around if you need to brainstorm ideas or need a hype man! If he isn't working, you will probably find him - 1) at the gym working out or 2) hanging out with his kids doing some kind of outdoor activity or sport. Follow Leroy on Instagram at: instagram.com/photoleroyt and visit his YouTube for photography tips & behind the scenes of the life of a photographer: Leroy's YouTube