Valerie Maguire Coaching

Valerie Maguire

I could not be more pleased about my experience with Tamara Dean!  I generally do not like to have my picture taken, but Tamara instantly made me feel at ease. I think that trust and confidence was reflected in the photographs she took of me.

Tamara was professional and fun.  She suggested several types of shots that we could take and was very open to my suggestions for what might work too. Our collaboration gave me a wide variety of head shots and action shots that I can use on my website, in my lecture series, and in my blog.

She contacted me promptly when setting up the photo shoot and then kept in contact with me throughout the process of creating the final product.  I cannot say enough good things about my experience with her and would highly recommend her services as a photographer. -Valerie Maguire, M.A. President, Valerie Maguire Coaching


Tamara’s creative, artistic style, mastery natural light and her fun, outgoing personality make her a joy to work and equates to the most fabulous shots! Whether she is working with your vision or you unleash her to her own devices, you will not be disappointed with her work. — Robin, G (Eldersburg, MD)

Tamara, Thank you for capturing our love! Your passion, creativity and fun-loving personality shine throughout your work—the actual session and beyond, while you perfect each shot one by one. I’m thankful I can count on you to capture any big moment in my life. — Molly M. (Abingdon, MD)

Thanks again for making family pictures a stress-free event! Looking forward to another session with you in the future. — Sarah, H (Mt. Airy, Maryland)

Tamara, with NikoBella Photography, has taken many pictures for my family. She has done an awesome job capturing moments. I am so pleased and impressed by the maternity photographs she recently took for me. She takes pride in her work and it shows in her finished products. If you are looking for someone who is genuine and will deliver a professional product, she is your  lady. And added bonus is she is a great person and makes the session fun! — Amanda, B (Smithsburg, MD)

Tamara, thank you very much for the beautiful pictures! You were so caring and patient while working with us, especially E! We are very happy with our pictures and memories of E’s 1st birthday! We look forward to more sessions. — Sharon, E (New Market,  MD)

Tamara seems to always capture life at its finest. Her ability to focus and bring children and adults together always seems to capture that special moment. — Melissa, M (Frederick, MD)