Houston Black Female Photographer | Meet Dr. Tomayia Colvin

Houston Black Photographer Dr. Tomayia Colvin

Dr. Tomayia Colvin, a Houston Black Female Photographer, is an award-winning high school senior and personal branding photographer based in the state of Texas. She’s the founder of an online education platform for photographers called Tomayia Colvin Education (TCE) that empowers photographers of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and be a safe haven of inclusion and diversity. She’s also an author of a bestselling children’s book called “Mya’s Big Adventures: Career Day,” that inspires creative children of all ages who beat to their own drum to live out their wildest dreams. She was also a former photography educator for years. Here are other facts about Dr. Tomayia Colvin:


As a mom of two, Dr. Tomayia Colvin is often busy shuffling kids from track practice to Club Scouts. She loves spending a lot of time with her two little ones and is her inspiration for all the work she does.

Houston Senior Photographer

Dr. Tomayia Colvin is making Houston senior photos’ memorable and exciting for more than 8 years already. She’s a parent of a senior herself so she understands the importance of senior pictures in one’s life. She wants to make sure that you have photos to cherish before you head off to college. Photos for you to remember wherever life takes you in the future.

Check out these blogs about Houston senior photos: Downtown Houston Senior Photos & Unique Places to Take Houston Graduation Photos

Houston Black Female Photographer | Meet Dr. Tomayia Colvin

Houston Branding Photographer

Dr. Tomayia Colvin specializes in Houston personal branding photo sessions for creatives, entrepreneurs, and content creators of color. She knows what it means to help creatives and Black women in business look and feel their best in Houston branding and marketing photos. A Sony Artisan creating safe spaces for Black and photographers of color. She wants diversity to be recognized and celebrated to bridge the gap and the color division from the photography industry.

Here are some of her blogs about personal branding:

What is Personal Branding Photography

How Much Does a Branding and Marketing Photo Session Cost

When Should You Take Branding and Marketing Photos

What to Wear on Your Personal Branding Photo Sessions

How to Pose for Personal Branding and Headshot Photos

Houston Fitness & Wellness Branding Photos

2021 Fall Personal Branding Mini Session Outfit Ideas in Houston

Houston Black Female Photographer | Meet Dr. Tomayia Colvin

The Photo Cookout

Sony Artisan Dr. Tomayia Colvin is the founder and host of The Photo Cookout that celebrates black photographers and photographers of color. It is the first-ever photography conference for Black photographers.

Recently, Dr. Tomayia Colvin just attended this event that took place in Orlando, Florida. Those who can’t attend in person were also given the chance to join virtually and for free. Sony Artisans Kesha Lambert, Jermaine Horton, and Alpha Female+ Grant Winner Rhonisha Franklin, plus other skilled photographers were also present at this very successful conference. Check out some of the snaps below.

Houston Black Female Photographer | Meet Dr. Tomayia Colvin

Education Leader

Dr. Tomayia Colvin was the founder of Tomayia Colvin Education. Tomayia Colvin Education is an online community created to empower Black and photographers of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups. A safe haven of inclusion and diversity.” She was a classroom teacher for more than 10 years. She’s been an educator on Creative Live, WPPI, Imaging USA, United hosted by Showit, and a host of others. Her doctoral studies included the study of the success of Black women photographers, educational and organizational leadership, and community. 

Houston Black Female Photographer | Meet Dr. Tomayia Colvin

She has a passion for what she does and loved photography so much that she has been featured in articles in Professional Photography Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Shootproof, Black Enterprise, local newspapers, and radio stations across the Houston area. Truly, she is a photographer with a heart and a mission. 

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