Tara’s journey into creative and memorable portraiture began with her obsession with fashion magazines as a teenager, from which she used closeups of models to teach herself to sketch faces. Her professional career began in 2010, and she has been pursuing her passion for photographing women, children and couples ever since. She is known for her timeless style, creative vision, and hugs. Tara has a passion for elevating the every day into something dream-like and wall worthy, and for capturing the connection between couples and family members.
Mike has spent the past 10+ years of his life using cameras to tell other people's love stories. He recently moved to Parrish, Florida after living in New Jersey for almost 30 years, and he still travels up north regularly for weddings and visits (and takes Tara with him!). Mike is an experienced Northern Lights photographer - a passion he has been pursuing for five years. He has an incredible wealth of knowledge about pretty much anything photography gear related, and can work in absolutely any kind of light. Mike is not only a talented and experienced photographer, but a wonderful educator who knows how to break things down and help his students understand concepts in a way that sticks.
Mike and Tara met through their photogrpahy, and after realizing they were meant to be, Mike proposed to Tara on New Year's Day in Tromsø, Norway while on a Northern Lights adventure. They are living their dream together (which includes a lot of groggy mornings, yelling at the kids to stop jumping on the couch, picking up the pieces of the latest victim of their Golden Retriever's chewing obsession, and other fun life moments).
Tara: cold weather, autumn Leaves, The 1975 and concerts with my daughters, coffee, quiet time, audiobooks (especially psychological thrillers), golden hour, mountains, key lime pie martinis, bedtime snuggles with my little guy, hugs from our dogs Oliver & Juniper
Mike: Star Wars, EDM, cats, fantasy football, the northern lights, astronomy, cooking, watching other people enjoy my cooking, making people laugh, red wine, WWI & WWII history, the perfect slice of pepperoni pizza, did I say cats?
We love to travel. Tara, being from Florida, loves to go anywhere that has seasons. Snow and autumn leaves are considered magical miracles to behold. Our favorite places we have traveled together are: Norway, Moab, Vail, the Smoky Mountains of NC, and Savannah.