About Samana Lau

Photo by Icarian Photography

Growing up I loved to act and draw. I remember when I was 10 years old, my middle school theater teacher told me I would be famous (she ended up later appearing as a guest on Oprah) - and because of her, I auditioned at George Lucas Productions. Later on in my life I fell in love with dance - in grad school I danced competitively 32 hours a week on top of homework and a jam packed class schedule. When I became a mother, all the years I was craving to leave the high profile corporate world and instead find a way to make a living focusing on slowing down. Listening to my appreciation of beauty and art- came to me, tugging at my heart strings to make a change. I always knew I was meant to do something greater than me so I met Eric Francis - a famous astrologer who writes for the NY Daily News. After his consultation and many different interpretations - they all agreed with me I was born to be a creative soul. 

Today, I am not famous. Like everyone else, I cry a lot, I laugh a lot and try to find meaning and gratitude in the simple things in life. As a photographer, my vision will always be to tell the authentic story of life, children and love. 

I am not famous today but feel lucky you found me here!

ps Samana is my nickname- a name I fell in love with while attending a mindful leadership summit which I was told in Sanskrit means "the light in the face of utter darkness". You can also call me Christine.

About Tinker Light Photography

Tinker Light Photography specializes in documentary style photography for expecting mamas, families with babies or little ones, lovers as well as pictures just of yourself. My style of photography isn't for everyone - in general I try to avoid too much posing or "smile at the camera", and instead I focus on the candid and the raw emotion. A little of art, and a lot of soul/heart.

Last but not least...DO NOT WHAT YOU LOVE, BUT WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS:
Its always been my intention to see how I can grow this business to give back and help others. For every 5 paying clients - I will donate 1 photo shoot to someone in need...an underprivileged family that can't afford photos, the starving college student, the single moms out there, and the LGBTQ community who wants engagement photos even though their families have disowned them, etc. xoxo