Hello gorgeous! I'm Tracey Hagenan award-winning Miami-based portrait artist. I'm a wife and mother to a handsome son, two rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. I have a special place in my heart for rescuing animals and I feel that it’s not only the best gift you can give to them but to yourself. I am a native of Miami Beach, where my family has lived for almost a century.
My parents gave me a camera when I was seven, igniting my fascination with photography and my desire to explore the world, observe life and develop my own unique style. As a teenager, I was further inspired by the unique opportunity of assisting my father, a dentist—photographing each of his clients with a Polaroid camera and developing dental X-rays in the darkroom in his office.
I specialize in glamorous portraits that empower women to bring out their personalities and the essence of who they are and also to have fun being pampered in the experience. I studied digital photography at Miami Ad School, in Wynwood, Miami, and have been awarded juried studio residencies at the South Florida Art Center (now Oolite Arts) as well as the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. I've exhibited my photographs in various exhibitions, including Aqua Art Fair at Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Wynwood, and at several charities that are close to her heart.
My work has been featured on the NBC 6 Morning Show,South Florida, The Wall Street journal, The Miami New Times, The Biscayne Times (cover story), Hola Amigos, Photographer Forum Magazine, Art Slant, El Nuevo Herald, Ego Miami Magazine, Wire Magazine (cover story), Daily Candy and The San Fransisco Chronicle. I have photographed celebrities, including Chef Emeril Lagasse and Myra Wexler, The Queen of Wynwood.
I believe that all people deserve to exist in print. My mission is to show you the beauty others see when they look at you. My promise is that I will capture the most beautiful portraits you have ever seen of yourself and your family that will be your legacy prints. Since I have experienced both my parents passing away, I understand the value of having beautiful photographic prints to remember them by.
We all leave a unique footprint on earth and portraits show just that uniqueness for generations to come! - xoxo, Tracey