December 3 – Lights

When the announcement was made that the December Challenge shoot was going to be  “3-Lights” I had no idea what I would do, or if I’d even do the challenge. It wasn’t until later in December when I was working with Sierrah on her Miss Kentucky head shots did I have a clue.

During Sierrah’s session we talked about many things, one of them being dresses. When she showed me images of her dresses the “blue” one stood out. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do! I didn’t tell Sierrah the finer details other than I wanted to shoot her in that dress for the challenge. You see, January 2018 was a “Blue Moon” Month. Specifically January 2018 was to be a “Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse” and the winners for the December Challenge were to be announced in January! Perfect!

All I can say is that Sierrah was the perfect choice for this “challenge shoot” and quite frankly I think she nailed it perfectly!






How Time Flies…..

I can’t believe how quickly time flies. It feels like yesterday it was November and I had just completed my Hollywood Glamour shoot with Megan. Not the “new glamour” but

Just one of many images from our shoot in November 2014.

the old Hollywood Glamour, Film Noir, classic, beauty…. I absolutely love working with her.

There were so many great images from that shoot but here are just a few of them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Beauty is more than skin deep……

Sometime back in the fall maybe Oct or Nov I met this Gracie, Gracie K… who is best friends with another Gracie, Gracie S. I don’t remember the exact date in Oct of 2014 I received a call from Gracie S, who’s image you’ve seen by now. Gracie S. was down in the dumps because of a tragedy that had occurred and she wanted to do a shoot, something special for Gracie K. Well, as you know by now I love working with Gracie S so it didn’t take much of an excuse for me to want to hear more. When she told me that the week earlier Gracie K’s mom has passed suddenly, I knew whatever we did, it needed to be something special and I was fully on board.

Portrait of Gracie K taken during the first of two sessions. This was her fist time in front of the camera in a studio session such as this. Seeing the image you see one type of beauty. But seeing and knowing Gracie K you’ll know that beauty is greater than skin deep.

So we set up a board on Pinterest and started loading up the ideas for the shoot. I have to admit though, it was Gracie that was coming up with the ideas and that she was really the one filling up our board. Frankly I loved her idea(s), they were fun, this was going to be an amazing shoot! We actually did this shoot over two sessions several weeks apart.

You don’t get to see those images just yet. Well, except for the portrait of Gracie K that is. The other images from the shoot will be available soon though. I’m hoping some of them will be published in the near future.

  • Photographer: Jim Tincher
  • Hair & Styling: Lauren Allen
  • Makeup: Trish Allen
  • Model: Gracie Kirn

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to not only meet Gracie K but I got to know her. I feel just a little richer having done so.

If asked to give a description, all I can say is that Gracie K is an amazing person and that she demonstrates clearly that beauty can be greater than skin deep.


Those Nice Little Surprises

Aren’t little surprises great? Several weeks ago I (along with five other colleagues) was invited to have one of my photo’s as part of a permanent display for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative at LexArts in downtown Lexington. Wow…. talk about making my day!

Gracie holding the image that will be part of a permanent display at LexArts in downtown Lexington KY. Visit my webpage for more images

Gracie holding the image that will be part of a permanent display at LexArts in downtown Lexington KY. Visit my webpage for more images

It didn’t take but about a second for me to know which image I wanted for the display. It was one that I had shot with Gracie back in December. I did go through some of my other recent images that I really liked but I kept returning to this one.

Last night (January 23rd) at the first community meeting for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative for 2015 was the reveal of all the images going on display.

I’m thankful to be a part of this group, thankful for my friends and colleagues in this group, and thankful to Gracie for being such a wonderful model. I absolutely love working with Gracie.

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Gracie Sapp – Miss Teen Kentucky USA 2013. From a photo shoot in December 2014. Gracie is my goto model, she’s amazing and I care so much about this girl. You can see more images of Gracie on my website

I love my job as a photographer, I get to meet and work with so many different talented people. Each one has that something special which makes them unique. Sometimes along the way you run across a person that stands out just a little bit more than the others. There’s a connection that happens between you that’s really special, and you find that working on and developing projects is smooth sailing, and when it comes time to get the shot, it’s effortless.

I’ve been asked so many times, “what’s your favorite image”? Who do you like to work with the most? Who is your goto model? I generally don’t like those types of questions as I’ve enjoyed working with everyone that I’ve worked with. But to pin it down, then that answer is simple. If you’ve seen my Twitter, Instagram (both @jimtincherphoto) or my photography page you’ll notice that they are all covered with this girls face. I’m not sure how many models I’ve worked with in the past, they’ve all been wonderful. But when asked who my favorite person to work with is, you already know the answer. Gracie.

This was taken from a recent photo shoot. This image isn’t scheduled to be published but several images from that shoot are.

Photographer: Jim Tincher
Hair/Styling: Lauren Allen
MUA: Trish Allen
Model: Gracie Sapp

I Can’t Contain Myself…..

Caroline Ford from a photo shoot we did in October 2014. Love working with this gal. There are more images of Caroline at

I can’t contain myself….
Well actually I can as I’m really a very low key person but I can’t begin to describe how excited I feel for this girl right here. Yes she’s been the subject of two other blog posts but this one is different.

This is a testament to sticking to your guns, working through and past prior setbacks. To continue and push forward with renewed vigor and determination. Always believing in yourself and in what you can accomplish regardless of prior outcomes.

You see, so many times in the past Caroline has been so close to winning the title of Miss Teen Kentucky USA or Miss Outstanding Teen Kentucky. Always finishing in the top every time but never quite reaching the pinnacle, even if it should have been her.

Last night, January 11, 2015 at the Ursuline Arts Center all that changed. Caroline is now Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2015! I can’t help but be proud of her. This morning as I look through my feeds, all I can see is the overwhelming love for her being poured out as she has finally reached the top!

Congratulations Caroline, it’s not that you deserve this, you’ve earned this!

First Shoot Revisited

Back in October I made my first blog post and it revolved around a remarkable young lady that I’ve grown to know and care about. Since that post Caroline and I have done the second shoot which should be published within the next two weeks. I’m really excited about those images and I can hardly wait to share those.

Just one of many great images of Caroline from our first shoot. This and more images can be seen at

In the meantime though I have finished editing the images from our first shoot and to me they are what I would define as stunning.

I love when the model and I connect as it never fails that great images are the result. I can easily say that with both shoots that Caroline and I have done.

Credit needs to be given where credit is due:

  • Photographer: Jim Tincher
  • H/MUA: Haley Anderson/Planet Salon
  • Model: Caroline Ford

Behind The Scenes

via Jim Tincher Photography.

Just a little behind the scenes image from today’s photo shoot taken by my stylist Lauren. I can’t wait to dive into the images from today. This is a shoot I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time and it finally came together today in a rather sudden way.


As with any shoot it is a team effort!

  • Photographer: Jim Tincher
  • Hair: Ainslie Walton
  • Makeup: Trish Allen
  • Stylist: Lauren Allen
  • Model: Megan Martin

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First Shoots! You just never know how they’ll go…..


When you meet a model for the first time you never know how the shoot is going to go. Recently I had a shoot with Caroline. Several months ago we became friends on Facebook. I had always liked her look and knew at some point I wanted to work with her. We chatted several times over the course of several weeks and finally the opportunity arose for us to get together.

Just one image from our recent shoot. Nearly a random photo, all her images are this good!

Just one image from our recent shoot. Nearly a random photo, all her images are this good! You can see this and other images at

As we were planning our first shoot I had already made up my mind to shoot with her a second time on a project I had been wanting to do for a long time. I talked with my designer and we discussed things in general and, lets just say that there is a future blog in the works.

Finally the day came for our shoot and all I can say is WOW! Caroline is such a wonderful person! Before we had actually met I already knew that at 17 she had accomplished quite a few things such as: starting her own charity at age 12, a Miss Kentucky Teen contestant, graduating HS early and many other accomplishments.

Needless to say, everything I had thought she was, she was, and more…. she exceeded all my expectations of who she was and my expectations were already lofty. Meeting and working with young people such as Caroline is always a pleasure. Young women such as her should give us all hope that there are some very grounded soon to be adults that are future leaders.

Back to the photo shoot. As we were shooting we would review after each session and I didn’t say too much at the time but I could tell we were getting some great images, I may have let that on just a little bit a time or two. As we shot, I kept talking with Caroline about expressions and how I wanted her to look into the camera, and as we progressed the images kept getting better and better and the shoot really began to flow. I felt that I could have shot several more hours but it was getting late in the day and I knew she had a long drive ahead of her. So we hugged and said our goodbyes.

Last night, I finally had a chance to sit down and really go through these images after having been delayed in doing so by other projects and interruptions. All I can say is that I have a difficult task ahead of me. I’m not sure how long it will take for me to cull these images to just a few because I love them all!

I will be posting more images of this shoot soon, you can view them on my website,

Caroline was recently named a WBKO-TV “Hometown Hero” in Bowling Green, KY for her event “Will Sing for Food” that serves the American Red Cross. See her interview here