About Me

Tyann Marcink

Random facts about me:

I live on 5 acres near St. Louis, Missouri, and adore Missouri. No matter where I travel, Missouri is home.

I have three boys, ages 15 years, 13 years, and 11 years (as of the end of 2018).

I start my mornings with either black coffee or hot tea.

I create with the camera and with the paintbrush.

My photography includes vacation rental properties, commercial shoots, travel, headshots, small business, and the occasional family and high school senior. I also have a line of sports art I call For the Love of the Game (it has its own website here).

My painting is a line of custom children’s room decor called the Little Elephant Company. It is a three-time Martha Stewart Handmade Award Nominee, and I ship all over the world.

I also have two vacation homes in Branson, Missouri, that you can stay at for a few days getaway or a week vacation. You can check them out at my vacation home rental website for them here.

Then I have a little short term rental in Union, Missouri called Hoover Haus. I removed the drug dealing tenants, renovated it, and now it is the first vacation rental in Union, and I host guests coming to compete at the Purina Farms Event Center, business travelers, people visiting family in the area, girls weekend trips to the wineries, and folks traveling through the area. See Hoover Haus here.

In 2018, I bought a bank. The Bank Haus has 2 original vaults and is now a 4 bedroom vacation rental. I also purchased the little house next door, and it is a 1 bedroom vacation rental. Located in Marthasville, Missouri, they are across the street from the Katy Trail and the edge of Missouri wine country. See the Bank Haus here and the Katy Haus here.

I teach workshops, write ebooks, and speak at summits/conferences about photography and the guest experience, especially the vacation rental niche. Check my events and travels here and see my press here.

I created a brand called Natty Media, a smart and fashionable company that creates marketing content for vacation rentals and small businesses, and have a team of the most incredible photographers and designers.

I love to read. By the age of 5 years, I had read the entire series of Laura Ingalls Wilder books…twice.

I started writing a series of historical romance novels based on my great-great-great grandparents when they came to Missouri from Germany in the 1860s. One day I will have them finished for you to read.

I started bicycling in 2016, and my longest ride is approximately 21 miles on the Katy Trail. I love that the wineries have paths from the trail to their tasting rooms. My goal for 2019 is to ride all 237 miles of the Katy Trail.

My favorite song is currently “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. I sing it quite loudly in the car, and my boys have learned to just sing along instead of shushing me. “Love you Like That” by Canaan Smith is my second favorite…or maybe “Die a Happy Man’ by Thomas Rhett.

I love adventure.

I want to travel to Europe and see the places only the locals know about (but still see the tourist attractions!).

I also want to go white water rafting (completed!), photograph the Aurora Borealis, and listen to the ocean waves as I fall asleep (again and again).

Missouri does not have ocean waves.

P.S. Curious about my gear? See what I use here.

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