Eternally Grateful for You.

And she is on a mission to celebrate diversity in photography. She works with conferences & workshop organizers to bridge the color division and to include voices that are missing from the photography industry. 

While on this mission, she founded Tomayia Colvin Education, an online education platform for photographers, so that others can learn how to run a successful photography business while being inclusive. From body positivity to the LGBTQ+ community, Tomayia encourages photographers to create a business that honors and showcases diversity.

In addition to creating Tomayia Colvin Education, she's been an instructor at WPPI, an educator for Imaging USA, United hosted by Showit, and a host of others.

Tomayia has been featured in articles in Professional Photography Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, ShootProof, Black Enterprise, local newspapers, and radio stations across the Houston area.

When Tomayia isn't busy capturing high school seniors personalities, she's busy being a mom to two dynamic kids and shuffling them from track practice to karate. She lives for Whataburger salads, Dr. Pepper, and making blue jeans, Converse, and t-shirts the new business casual.

Tomayia's a graduate of Houston Baptist University and earned a doctorate in Executive Educational Leadership. Her doctoral studies included the study of the success of Black women photographers, educational and organizational leadership, and community.


MEET tomayia colvin

Tomayia Colvin, EdD is a nationally published high school senior portrait photographer, best-selling children’s book author, classroom teacher, and photography educator in Houston, Texas.

“I can do hard things.
And you can do hard things, too.”

—dr tomayia colvin

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