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Tish Hitesman Photography

Hello! Five years ago, I began photography as just a hobby. As my skills developed, I turned my love of the art into a small business to serve my hometown of Cheraw, South Carolina.

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IMG_1539-1-2-1-2 Photography became one of my favorite things to do in my spare time when I was pursuing my teaching degree at Newberry College. I especially loved taking landscape and architectural photos. Once I began my career as an educator, I had to put photography on the backburner. However, after having my son in 2010, I renewed my love of taking photos. During the first year of my son’s life I realized how much I enjoyed portrait photography. I began to truly see the importance of capturing memories to last a lifetime.


After a couple years of self-teaching and practice with family and friends, I found the proper balance that allowed me teach and have a small photography business. That’s when my passion began to thrive. I often tell my clients that I live vicariously through them. I did not have a professional photographer take my engagement, wedding, maternity, or newborn photos. I depended on family and friends for those pictures, and it was a decision I heavily regret.

Special moments require quality photos, hence, when I take photos for my clients, I try to give my best effort as if it were my own personal photos.


I consider myself a portrait/event photographer. I absolutely love natural lighting. When shooting outdoors, I am willing to get covered in dirt, leaves, and debris in an effort to achieve the perfect angle or shot. Besides taking great photos, one my biggest priorities during a shoot is to make sure my clients feel comfortable.


The task of having to choose one of my favorite wedding photo shoots was not as easy one. However, I decided to spotlight the wedding of Troy and Emalee Spencer. I selected their special day because their photos encompass all that I want my photos to present: emotion, personality, and detail. I believe the photos reflect true love, happiness, and careful attention to creating an atmosphere to match.


I appreciate you taking the time to look at my work, and please let me know if you have any questions, or would like any additional information!

Thank you, Tish Hitesman

To see more of my work visit Tish Hitesman Photography and you may also contact me at

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