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Jun 19, 2016 5:41 PM ET

Archived: Tomayia Colvin Photography, LLC – Support a business working to re-define negative teenaged stereotypes by helping Tomayia complete a children’s book to inspire through photography.

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Tomayia’s story

Tomayia Colvin is a former educator with 9 years of experience teaching high school and middle school English, Yearbook, and Photography in public schools. She is a high school senior and wedding portrait photographer in Houston, Texas and for the last four years has inspired her high school clients to reach their highest potential.

Tomayia has been notably named one of The 50 Most Inspiring Photographers in the United States with images published in national magazines and blogs such as Essence.Com, Munaluchi Bridal, Black Bride, and Seniorologie. In the fall of 2015, she launched her first solo photography exhibit, The Unboxed Project™, which features the faces of 25 teens redefining the in crowd and changing the negative stereotypes of teens in the media. Tomayia, is also a co-author in the best selling anthology Shift-On.

She’s also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Senior Study Hall, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that encourages teens to have positive self-esteem. In January of 2015, Tomayia was recognized by SYNC Seniors as a trailblazer in the photography community with a passion to giving back to her local community and inspiring teens and portrait photographers across the globe.

Tomayia is a graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown and obtained a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Houston Baptist University. She is the mom of two children and resides in Houston, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.





This loan is special because:

It supports a business working to re-define negative teenaged stereotypes.

Kiva staff


More about this loan

Business Description

Tomayia Colvin Photography is a high school and wedding portrait photographer in Houston, Texas. We’re proud to be published in several magazines and blogs across the United States. We’ve been shooting for 4 years. Our biggest accomplishment was being published in print in Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, being honored at SYNC Seniors photography conference, and becoming a best selling author.

We’d like very much for expand our business to reach more teens in our area.

What is the purpose of this loan?

The children’s book I’d like to publish will encourage and inspire children for years to come. The total investment for the children’s book is $2300 which includes illustrations, printing, and publishing.

My business will benefit from inspiring children around the world.

About Tomayia Colvin Photography, LLC.

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years
Website: tomayiacolvin.com


A loan of $1,700 helps Tomayia complete a children’s book to inspire through photography.



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