Táve began as a simple tool to help Adrian Ziemkowski and his wife, Karen, stay organized and on the same page as they managed their photography business. As its functionality grew, it became apparent that other photographers faced the same issues and could benefit from tools like this.
On June 23rd, 2006, Táve was officially born.
Adrian’s day job at the time was as Application Development Manager, organizing Java backend, PHP frontend, and design teams in creating a powerful travel booking engine used by thousands of travel agencies around the globe. He asked the lead of the PHP team, Jason Pirkey, to supplement his already full plate of leading some two dozen developers to deliver advanced new features in impossible timelines, with a new side project to create a new booking engine for photographers from the ground up. Luckily for all of us, the idea of working long hours after work, without pay, didn’t faze Jason one bit, especially compared to the opportunity to try new technologies and services that only a startup could consider.
It didn’t take long for the first Táve office to open in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A few years later we moved up to Boca Raton; the technology hub of South Florida. Nine years after forming, we moved up to Alpharetta, Georgia, joining a surprising number of other photography-centered businesses in the Atlanta area, including the premiere industry organization, Professional Photographers of America.
In addition to our office, many team members and contractors work remotely from across the United States. As an online business and already using various online collaboration tools, we’ve never felt the need to limit the team to locals. That has allowed us to focus on creating a team of great people, no matter where they happen to live. You’ll find many of us in person at the WPPI and ImagingUSA trade shows every year.