Thirteen is your Lucky Number!

It’s always exciting news when you find out a magazine has notified you that one of your images is being considered as a cover image for the next edition. It’s even more exciting when you find out there are only seven images (out of thousands) being considered and two of them are yours!!!

As it would turn out we didn’t get the cover, but I’m still happy and delighted not only for myself but also for Aubrey and MacKinley, that their images were in contention for the cover of the Spring edition of Teen Years Magazine!

Fast forward to this past Friday when I received my digital copy only to discover to my surprise that thirteen of my images are in the Spring edition! Thank you so much Teen Years Magazine for the features of my Class of 2024 Senior Model Team!

A big “shout out” to these amazing girls! Congratulations goes to Aubrey pages 27 & 54, MacKinley page 37, Riley pages 38 & 106, Chloe page 63, Trinity page 66, Madison pages 69 & 70 (her own spread), Talley page 75, Deanna page 93, Annabel page 99 and Elana page 113! Way to go girls!!!

Coffee Shop

What’s there to do on a boring rainy day? How about grabbing a friend, a book and then spend the afternoon at a coffee shop? Abby and Morgan seemed to make the best of that day even though there were plenty of eyes watching us shoot. The coffee shop was actually packed which made it quite challenging to shoot. It was kinda funny watching the by-standers attempt their poses…. I think secretly they wished their pictures were being taken….




These images were all shot with the available natural light.

County Fair Fun!!

It’s Summer, you’re looking for something to do so grab a friend and head out to the County Fair! You’ll never know what you might end up doing while there!

Earlier this summer I went to the fair with a couple of my Senior Models Abby and Kendall… this is some of the fun I captured…

Needless so say, they had a blast!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rushing Into The New Year!

Finishing the year on a high note and starting the New Year off & running!

The last two months of 2018 finished on a high note for me and my Senior Photography. I generally don’t enter competitions but on a whim I decided to enter Senior Style Guide’s Hot 100. At the end of August I submitted a few images having few expectations with less than fifteen minutes to spare at the deadline. Once I discovered that globally there were 8152 photographers submitting I lowered my expectations a little more.

On Wednesday November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving I received two notifications. The first notification was from The Twelfth Year, they were featuring one of my images on their site! That was completely out of the blue! About 30 minutes later I received notification that I was selected as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers Globally! Senior Style Guides “Hot 100”!

I was pretty much at a loss for words in describing how that made me feel, but I was definitely Thankful and it came at a perfect time of reflection and in giving Thanks!

Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have been featured four more times with the last one being today, New Years Day!

The last shoot of 2018 I did with any of my Senior Model Team members was with Chaney. On December 10th We had a blast shooting several different looks for the Christmas and New Years Holiday’s. From that session we’ve been featured on Senior Muse and Seniors Best! Images from that session are below. If you want to see the other images that have been featured you’ll need to go to my Instagram Page…. @jimtincherphoto

Be sure to visit my website or follow me on my Instagram to see these and other images!

Happy New Year!!!



One More Thing To Be Thankful For

Wow, what a day! First one of my images was featured on The Twelfth Year earlier this afternoon and a little while ago I received some very unexpected news!!
I have been fortunate enough to have received one of the highest honors in Senior Photography! With over 8100 submissions world wide I was picked as one of the TOP 100 SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHERS across the globe! I can’t tell you how pumped, shocked and honored I am!!! I never enter contests but at the last minute, with literally only ten 2018-Hot-100-Badgeminutes to spare I decided to enter a few images back in the summer. I won’t know until early December which image was selected, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be going nuts trying to figure out which one it was!
Special thanks to the judges for their tireless efforts in this challenging process of going through 8152 entries, and a “SUPER BIG THANKS” to my Senior Models past and present!!!
One more thing to be Thankful for….
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National Donut Day

Last Friday June 2nd was “National Donut Day”! Yes there is such a thing, in fact there are two every year! This might be a cause for celebration!

The first Friday of every June is National Donut Day. This began in World War I by volunteers who wanted to deliver food to the soldiers on the front lines in France. More than 250 women were sent by the Salvation Army who would use the soldier’s steel helmets to fry the donuts. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness and funding for the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts.

The other National Donut Day is November 5th who’s origins can be found in the Ladies’ Home Journal from the 1930’s. If for some reason you happen to miss either of these days don’t worry too much because June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, and National Cream-Filled Donut Day is September 14th! So mark those days on your calendar be prepared to celebrate your favorite donut!

In the meantime last Friday (June 2nd) Ashton, Hanna and Valorie volunteered for an impromptu photoshoot and to have a little fun celebrating National Donut Day, below are the images from that shoot!


Click on an image to see it larger….


Project Beauty – Adyson

In her own words


True Beauty- True beauty is seeing the good in everything including yourself.

image_Adyson_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureHow did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

At first I was nervous about the blemishes and marks on my face being shown in the picture but towards the end I was comfortable with it.

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

I felt more like myself, I was able to show my personality.

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I love that these girls were confident enough to do this and it makes me happy to see girls love themselves without makeup.

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

I don’t wear makeup as much anymore, I don’t see the point in it now.


Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!




Project Beauty – Autumn

In her own words


True Beauty- True Beauty to me, is someone who no matter their circumstances, is still good at heart. Someone who will give the clothes off their back to someone who has none. Life is too short to not do good deeds for people. My great grandmother always told me “pretty is, what pretty does.” I’m a firm believer in that quote. You can be absolutely gorgeous, but if you only care about yourself, your physical beautiful seems to be overlooked by others.

image_Autumn_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureHow did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

When I first found out about the no makeup shoot, I got a little nervous to be honest, because I usually have to wear lots of makeup for pageant headshots etc. Once I found out the meaning behind this shoot, I was all in for the natural look of this. It felt great to just show the world the real me.

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

My session meant a lot to me. After seeing a few unedited pictures on the camera, I realized that true beauty from inside really shines through, everyone has qualities that make them beautiful. I think my shoot really showed my true character, and I couldn’t be more happy about that.

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I feel Project Beauty was very necessary in this generation. Sooo many pictures are photoshopped, people are getting so many cosmetic procedures, everything in 2017 is based on how you look, and it leads to lots of pressure for teens. It’s such a great way to embrace natural beauty and show people who struggle with self image, it’s okay to be yourself.

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

Yes, it has, After this shoot I felt very courageous for going out with crazy wavy hair, and no makeup, since lots of people nowadays would feel exposed if they did what I did. I learned that it is totally Okay to be yourself.

Testimonial. Could you share your testimony?

Growing up, I was severely bullied, I was taunted, my social media was hacked by “friends”, and I ate alone at the lunch table many times throughout my middle school years. I struggled so much with my image, and I eventually led into depression. Finally after having horrible middle school experiences, my mother moved me to a different school. Ever since I switched, I’ve been a happier person, being in a positive environment, has really helped me, I do not sit alone at the lunch table, I have friends, and I have a great role on our volleyball team. I learned that YOU are not the problem, it’s the people who make you feel down, who are the problem.


Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!



Project Beauty

Something needs to change

As a senior photographer and as part of a national campaign, I want to free girls from the thought of perfection. The notion of the perfect beauty promoted by social media and our society is impossible to achieve. Over the next few weeks, my Senior Model Team will help lead a local campaign that will help raise awareness and donations for bullying, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, eating disorders and other problems girls face today. In their own genuine way, in their own confidence, they will define what beauty truly means to each of them, without the need of makeup and without today’s fashion.

This is #ProjectBeauty2017

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Lead by my Senior Model Team and a few others, a total of 17 girls helped to lay the foundation of this project. They all have their own personal stories to share. My goal was to portray these amazing girls in an entirely new way, to get as close as possible to them — and to capture their uniquely beautiful self.

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Project Beauty is a no makeup, no retouching shoot designed to show what “true beauty” really is. This is one of the most inspiring and powerful shoots I recall doing. .
I am excited to share with you everyone’s images that were involved in getting this started. I’ll be sharing what their definitions of “True Beauty” means to them. .
If you are a high school girl that wants to be involved in the next Project Beauty shoot, to share in this amazing experience and at the same time help raise money for us to donate to a local charity that deals with depression, eating disorders, suicide and low self worth, this is your chance.
1. Follow me on INSTAGRAM @jimtincherphoto
2. Comment below and tag three friends.
3. Share this post and make sure to tag me so I can see it was reposted!

There will be a reveal Monday August 14th (stay tuned for the location announcement) where you can come see all the images we captured and to learn more about Project Beauty. If you’d like to schedule your own Project Beauty shoot in order to help this worthwhile project you can do at Project Beauty.

All proceeds go to a local charity my Senior Model team has selected.