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Riverview Media Photography


Tia Gemmell is an accomplished, professional photographer who captures images portraying action, emotion and people at their best in the Sacramento region. From beloved and talented art educator in Lodi Unified School District to prominent entrepreneur in the Capital Region for her artful eye and lens, Tia is the photographer of choice for non-profit, government, corporate and small business, education and community leaders on the move at charitable events, business and political happenings, and wherever the action is.

Tia is founder and owner of Riverview Media Photography and has built a successful business and community service model. Tia’s event photos are published in popular publications including the Sacramento Business Journal as columnist of "After Hours with Tia", N Magazine as columnist of "Tia's Natomas" and as contributing photographer for Comstock's Magazine RSVP Column along with other publications throughout California.

Tia is one who leads by example, passion and innovation. She generously supports non-profits by photographing their events on a pro bono basis, then raising awareness and promoting their causes through multiple social media. Tia acknowledges and advances women in business, women in leadership roles, and women who work hard to overcome barriers to achieve and improve their lives. She is an active member of Alliance of Women in Media, California Women Lead and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Giving back to her community is part of Tia’s generous spirit and compassion for others. She uplifts and encourages many and selects a community project for a cause close to heart. In recent years she has collected clothing for WEAVE, gathered books for the Sacramento Public Library. Her current projects are sponsoring a drive for women’s clothing for WEAVE and collecting goods for Habitat for Humanity.

Tia cherishes her community and revels in its diversity; she considers every interaction an honor, a privilege and an opportunity to give back. Each click of the camera lens, you can be sure, comes with a smile and assurance you are looking your best.

Professional Services
Current Publications/News Media/TV/Photography
Comstock's Magazine / RSVP Column
N Magazine "Tia's Natomas" Column
Sacramento Business Journal "After Hours with Tia"
Russian Time Magazine
Style Magazine

News Media TV
CBS 13/CW 31 (Web page link) "Eye on the City” with Tia

Past Publications
Gold River Community Newspaper “Riverview with Tia” Column
On the Boulevard “On the Town with Tia” Column
Living in the West Magazine "Around Town with Tia” Column
Capitol Weekly Newspaper
Natomas Journal Newspaper
Messenger Publishing Group

Boards, Committees and Leadership Forum
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Member, Board of Directors
NAWBO Nominating Committee OWL Awards, Member
American Leadership Forum, Class XIX Alumna

Community Service Contributions Examples
Salvation Army Community Awards Luncheon and Auxiliary Events
Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home
American Red Cross
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Consulate of Mexico, Sacramento (El Grito Mexican Independence Day 2019)
KVIE Fundraisers and Art Auction Judge
Race 4 the Arts
Wide Open Walls

Natomas, West Sacramento, Hispanic, Asian, Black Chambers of Commerce and Sacramento Rotary
Leadership California

Awards, Recognitions and Nominations
District 4 Community Excellence Award, 2015, presented by Office of Councilmember Steve Hansen at the N Factor Awards Ceremony
N Magazine, Honor for work by photography and continued work for the betterment of the Natomas community and the region
Organizations of Chinese Americans (OCA) 2019 Community Advocate of Influence Award for contributions to the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2017 Community Partner Awards to for service and commitment to the Society
Voted 2nd Best Photographer News & Review Newspaper
NAWBO Nominee for Women in Business OWL Award
Nominated for KCRA 3 A-List
Sacramento Black Chamber, Small Businesswomen of the Year 2018
Sacramento Business Journal Honoree “Women Who Mean Business” 2020
Organization of Chinese American (OCA) Thank you Partnership Award

Southern Oregon State College
California State University at Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts, Art Education

Teaching Experience
Art Education (27 years)
Lodi Unified School District