"Tara is a magician!!! Somehow she made my "bad side" look like my "best side" in our wedding day. No joke. She is so sweet and easy to work with. Almost a year later, I still go back and look at our wedding photos with awe. She perfectly captured the essence of our day in its true dream-like fashion."
-Jordan + Stephen
"I have never felt 100% comfortable in front of the camera but Tara made taking these special photos come so easy & natural. When we got our wedding photos back I was truly blown away by how beautiful they were. She captured our special day in the most perfect way & I will forever be grateful."
-Melissa + Taylor
we want that!
“Watch carefully the magic that occurs when you give a person enough comfort to just be themselves.”
This is all about the two of you.
Authentic...artistic...heart stopping...creating images like this is a team effort. But there's really only one thing required on your end to make it happen - a commitment to relax and enjoy the moments. Whether it's tuning out the hustle and bustle of a wedding day and just soaking in the all the love you feel for your partner, letting go of everything clamouring for your attention, or releasing your self consciousness...that's really all it takes. The rest is in our hands. In ten years of working with real people, it has become clear that all that is needed for an unforgettable image is a shutter clicking at the split second of total openness - the clothing, the location, the weather...those things are all secondary to YOU. The less seriously you take your time in front of the camera, the more those magical split seconds will happen. If everything else falls apart - there's a tropical storm on your wedding day, or a groomsman splits his pants before the ceremony, just remember perfection is an illusion but love is real. Knowing that your photographer has it together, knows what they're doing, and is prepared to create the most beautiful photos of yourself you've ever seen regardless of the circumstances - that's what we want for you and that's what we give. You just relax and enjoy the process.
The best is yet to come.
There's nothing like it in all the world. Becoming a parent...bringing a brand new life into this world. Someone who couldn't exist without the two of you. There is a certain magical quality to pregnancy - loving without knowing, waiting for the great mystery that is your new little human to appear. It's often said that once the baby is born, you will forget all about the pain of labor. But you don't want to forget the quiet expectation, the beautiful changes, the process of becoming. I'd love to document this fleeting, incredible time in your life. Session design and accessories to my Client Closet is a complimentary part of the Maternity Session experience.
Your journey has brought you here.
I'm a big believer in the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes. Big kids, little kids, one kid, no kids...mom & dad, dad & dad, mom & mom...grandparents, best friends, ex-boyfriends (ok perhaps I went too far)...your family is who you love. You're busy. Super busy. But wherever you are in life right now....it's only for right now, and you're never getting it back. You're not too heavy, too awkward, too busy to document this part of your life with gorgeous portraits you will cherish forever. The way your 3 year old connects with you right now can never be duplicated again. It will still be amazing and heart-melting at 5, but it won't be the same. When's the last time you had family photos done? When your 15 year old was 6? in 3 years, they will be off to college. What is the last high quality, wall worthy photo you have of your grandparents? When did you last see them smooch on the lips? Let's get that on camera. When is the last time you were actually in a photo instead of taking them? Yeah, it's time. Let's make your vision come to life together as we capture the connection between you and your loved ones.
Let's make time stop for just a little bit.
You blinked and your baby was grown. Where did the time GO? As a mom three, one of the hardest things I ever heard was this: 80% of the time you spend with your child during your lifetimes will be spent with them before they turn 18. I'm not crying, you're crying...ok, I'm crying. Let's dry those tears and start planning your Senior's portrait session. We'll have time for 2-3 outfit changes. We can shoot on the beach, at a park, in a field, downtown, in front of murals, you name it. We can include items that are meaningful to them, like a favorite book, pointe shoes, their pup, their wrestling medals. And you - we can also include you. I encourage mom or dad to come camera ready and jump in for a few. I can hear you protesting now, but I promise you will not regret it. Your Senior's images can be used in their yearbook (dependent upon school guidelines), for graduation announcements, party invitations, wall art, headshots for college and scholarship programs, and more. Many clients love to have an album for the graduation party, with one page left blank for guests to sign. But most importantly. you'll have the memory of this experience and the resulting images long after your baby has left the nest.
We don't play fast and loose with associates and second photographers, gambling on being able to secure an adequate professional within a month or two of your wedding. That's just not how we do things. My team members have consistently worked directly with me, and are trusted with your memories because I have verified over and over again that they will bring the same energy, commitment, skill, and care to your wedding day as I do.