“I was so busy, that I didn’t realize the time that had passed.”
Latasha Haynes almost died in 2017. Hear about how it was one of the hardest things she’s ever faced. And why she wouldn’t change it for the world.
“I was sick but I could not be sick. There was not really time for that.”
0:25 Really Sick
3:20 At First, Denial, Then…
9:54 The Diagnosis
13:01 More Complications
19:52 The Value of Community
27:35 “So, who are you?”
30:00 Finding Tash and One Last Thought
“My heart, that night, was beating 227 beats per minute.”
Based in Tacoma, Washington, Latasha is half of the dynamic husband and wife team that makes up Ike and Tash Photography and Motion. The duo specializes in family, wedding and senior portrait photography.
Latasha is the founder of the service community outreach program, And Her, which cultivates servitude and leadership in high schools girls around the Greater South Sound Region. She also believes in leveling the playing field by using her personal privilege to uplift those around her who might be overlooked and supporting and connecting people to opportunities that will launch them into their destinies. She does this via one on one mentorships, online communities, her Mastermind and Inner Circle Groups, shootouts, and her annual boutique conference called “BLINK Conference.”
A mentor and community leader, Latasha reaches hundreds as a powerful and engaging conference speaker, using her personal stories, life experience and innovative ways of approaching problems to inspire.
After surviving congestive heart failure, she advocates for heart health in her community and works closely with the local American Heart Association as a “Go Red Ambassador.”
She has been blessed to follow her dreams and do what she loves shooting weddings and portraits across the country and internationally, as well as teaching, speaking and helping other photographers around the country grow and strengthen their businesses.
She believes in the beauty of women collaborating towards their dreams and created the hashtag #hersuccessisnotmyfailure to established women empowerment. This hashtag has been used nearly over 1000+ times all over social media, including by high profile leaders and celebrities. She also does this by selecting a unique group of high school juniors and seniors, every year, to participate in her businesses very popular “Street Team Sisterhood” experience.
In her spare time, she love planning events, playing guitar, traveling, writing, and hanging with her friends and family.
She has been married for 10 years to a man she met on MySpace, the original “Catfish,” before the term even existed and her 4 year old daughter Wisdom is the best thing to ever happen to her.
“I was so consumed with what Ike and I had built, that I didn’t know who I was anymore.”