Melinda and Andréa’s Intimate Orlando Wedding

Andréa and Melinda met while Melinda was studying and nannying in France. She had taken on side jobs modeling to earn extra money to travel. Andrea was her photographer during her second shoot. Andréa and Melinda became friends through sharing their love of photography. Even with her rudimentary french skills and his non-existant English skills, Melinda and Andrea were still able to communicate (there was a lot of Google Translate involved!). As their abilities to pick up each others’ languages grew, the closer they grew, and they “accidentally” fell in love. Melinda wasn’t looking for a relationship because she knew her stay in France was temporary. She was living abroad for the adventure! Though they tried, they couldn’t fight it. They decided love like theirs only comes around once in a blue moon and they were lucky to have found each other. Their wedding took place at a beautiful private residence in Orlando, Florida. The wedding was small but magical, with laughter and tears as the bride and groom exchanged their vows in the company of their families and closest friends.




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Male Boudoir

I lucked into this session with Chuck. Another photographer contacted me to ask if I would be interested in shooting a male boudoir session. Heck yes! Any nervousness I may have had at the thought of doing something new was quelled by his enthusiasm and chill personality. The whole session was a total blast. Chuck came with more wardrobe than any woman I have ever photographed (haha!).  I really enjoyed getting to know Chuck and hearing a little of his inspirational story. I will be updating this post soon with an interview with him.

These images were a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife, but there wasn’t enough time between the shoot and Valentine’s Day to present an album. Instead, he brought his wife into the studio under the guise of talking business (Chuck and Vanessa own Seaward Crossfit in downtown Sarasota). We chatted for a bit and then I told Vanessa that I was going to show her some of my work. I put the computer in front of her and started the slideshow….her reaction was priceless! Lots of “that’s YOU!” and “Wow!” and laughter – tons of smiles all around. Next up – Vanessa’s session. I can’t wait!



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Boudoir Season is Here!

There’s no bad time of the year to celebrate the powerful, beautiful person that is you. But every year when Valentine’s Day starts approaching, the Boudoir inquiries start coming. And I love it! I love capturing all of the complexities that make up an individual, in a session where it is only about them – the two of us together – laughing, talking, listening to music, and creating both an unforgettable experience and unforgettable images. With Boudoir, you can be as sexy or as demure as you want to be. You can wear lingerie, you can be fully clothed, you can wear your birthday suit! Anything goes, and everything goes. It’s not about your lingerie, or having the tightest abs or perkiest butt. None of that matters. What I do, is I capture you in all your imperfect glory – no matter how many doubts you have when we start, you are going to leave with a huge smile on your face. And when you see your images in that first slideshow, you are going to glow. Stop waiting to be perfect. Being you is enough – more than enough.

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Introducing Daydream Sessions

I am over the moon excited to announce that Tara Tomlinson Photography is now booking brand new, custom-styled artistic Daydream Sessions, focused on children ages 4-14 and Maternity. Click on the link at the top of the page for detailed information. Many thanks to my models for this session, Tatiana and Madeline.




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Embrey’s Newborn Lifestyle Session ~ Lakeland

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