We are Leroy Jr. and Chelsea Tademy – a husband and wife duo who fuse our creative talents into one small business that is making big moves. Leroy is the main photographer and technical guru who knows his camera, gear, and business, backward and forward. Chelsea puts her graphic design degree to good use creating custom designed products for our clients, while also managing the social media, design work, and promotional work behind the scenes.
We learned three very important things early on in our relationship:
- We accomplish great things when we work together as a team.
- We share a growing passion for photography and learning.
- God strategically placed us together.
In 2010, as a newly-wed couple, we learned the basics of photography and enjoyed many “photo adventures” as we worked together to complete assignments for a photography course at McNeese State University. We began to realize more and more that photography was something we both enjoyed doing, and more importantly, we enjoyed doing together. In early 2011, we welcomed our precious daughter into the world and absolutely fell in love with photographing her. By July of that same year, we decided to take Chelsea’s graphic design degree and our mutual passion for photography, and form it into Tademy Design and Photography LLC.
We have spent 7+ years learning and developing our business, and are both full-time business owners. We are thankful for the many opportunities God has blessed us with to meet new people, develop new friendships, and grow and learn together. We look forward to following the plan He has set before us, and sharing special memories with our clients, for as long as He leads us to do so!
THE TADEMY TEAM
Owner – Leroy Tademy Jr. | Photographer and Public Relations
If Leroy is not working or at a photo shoot, you can usually find him out at a local event or (on a rare off day) at home hanging out with his family and/or binge watching Netflix.
Owner – Chelsea Tademy | Office Manager and Graphic Designer
Chelsea does a lot more behind the scenes work these days as she juggles work and raising 4 kiddos. She is the creator of SWLA: Live+Learn+Love, previously The Louisiana Wedding – a resource to help Lake Area couples plan their wedding. She also runs a personal blog, Create Trust Daily, where she shares the behind the scenes of running a business and raising babies.