Cheryl Tadin

A professional photographer since 1982, Cheryl specializes in event, documentary, architectural, and portrait photography. Her clients include governmental institutions, universities, organizations, families, and individuals for whom she has shot a wide array of events and images from portraits and parties to international events. Her photographic subjects include a range of the famous to the ordinary, from President and Hillary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Christopher Reeve, Aretha Franklin, Patty Barber, Tito Puente, the Staple Singers, Koko Taylor, K.D. Lange, and Emmylou Harris to wedding parties, students, professors, festival goers, signage, and street life. She was the official photographer for 1996 Democratic Convention and the City of Chicago’s official photographer for the 1994 World Cup Chicago games.

830909_cmt_north_ave_bridge_resize_031She brings an artistic and creative approach to her work, along with great respect for the wishes and objectives of her clients. Cheryl lived and worked as a professional photographer in Chicago and Las Vegas before relocating to St. Louis in 2008. She has a mastery of 35 mm cameras (film and digital), lighting, digital imaging and printing, and black & white darkroom development and printing

In addition to her technical skill and artistic vision, Cheryl truly enjoys working with clients to help them obtain the images they want. Patient and client-centered, she is always willing to experiment and to offer advice and suggestions. Cheryl will capture her clients’ important passages, places, and events, such as portraits, parties, celebrations, speeches, conferences, interiors, and exteriors.

Cheryl’s more experimental and artistic photography includes Polaroid emulsion and photo transfer, designing photographic cards, illuminating obscure urban and nature scenes and obscuring well-known landmarks.


35 mm format digital film and cameras, Polaroid, studio lights, Photoshop, Lightroom, negative and print scanning, dry black & white darkroom.


As principal photographer for the City of Chicago for nearly two decades, Cheryl documented a wide array of events, people, architecture, landscapes, and street scenes, including Chicago’s many lake-front and neighborhood concerts, performances and festivals, and the 1994 World Cup. While in Chicago, Cheryl also served as the Official Photographer for the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines in the Chicago and Las Vegas metropolitan areas. Her photographic images have also appeared in tourism materials, brochures, and on websites, signs, and billboards.

Representative Clients

Washington University; Ducks Unlimited, StandPoint PA, Tech Artista, the Central West End Association; Airbnb; Thomas E. Kennedy III Law Firm; National Village to Village; St Louis Home Magazine; Village to Village; The West End Word; ISOTIS OrthoBiologics; CNET Networks; Jewish Family Service Agency; Las Vegas Mercury; State of Nevada Tourism; What’s On Magazine; Where Magazine; Nature Conservancy; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 1996 Democratic National Convention; Miriam Santos for City of Chicago Treasurer Campaign; Howard Brown Community Center; LaSalle Street Council; Chicago Boys Club; Council for Disability Rights; and many individuals and families.


Kelby One; Nikon Professional Services; Member of Real Estate Photographers of American & International; Member of Greater St. Louis Photo Club; PAW Project; St. Louis Strobist