San Diego Branding and Portrait Photographer

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 You, My Friend, Are Magic!

You are special and deserve this. Whether you are looking for a down-to-earth maternity portrait or unique brand session, you'll be treated like royalty. That's right. Positive vibes and good times are what we're about over here.




- BLACK QUEEN Photo sessions-


Hey everyone! Welcome to Black Queen Photography! I’m Tchanavia, but everyone calls me Tcha. Right now, you’re probably looking at my name and trying to figure out how to pronounce it lol. (Now you know one reason I am not Tchanavia Photography lol.) My name is pronounced Shu-nay-vee-yuh or Shay. 

Now that we have got the difficult stuff out of the way, you may be asking who exactly is that Queen behind all those awesome photos I am seeing (#notsohumblebrag lol). I am so glad you asked lol. 


about ME

I moved to California from Mississippi in January 2016. I grew tired of only having my cell phone to capture the beauty of Southern California so I purchased my first real camera (aka DSLR) in December 2017. I'm just a geeky queen that loves capturing the inner awesomeness of the kings and queens I get to photograph. I do my best to provide my clients with 5-star service and an unforgettable experience.

Southern girl living in a west coast world.

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She is amazing! So, professional and full of fun at the same time. She has great concepts for photoshoots, and captures so much emotion in her prints. 


Pictures came out lovely and Tchanavia, the photographer has a wonderful eye for detail. I highly recommend if you are looking for a photo shoot experience that will make you feel and look fabulous!


Tchanavia is so wonderful to work with! She’s always such fun energy and a positive spirit. She’s open to any ideas you have during the process and she makes the whole shoot enjoyable. The finished product is always amazing. I definitely recommend shooting with her.

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Thank you!

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