Hi Annie + Jenna,
It was great chatting with you about your wedding. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day, and being so patient with me!
On this page, you will find the timeline we talked about, images from past weddings, and a link to your quote. Should any questions arise, please don't hesitate to reach out!
YOUR VENUE - SELBY BOTANICAL GARDEN
Your biggest decision is done! You've chosen & booked a venue that is magical and romantic. It is also a Sarasota classic and a great place for your guests from out of town to enjoy what our beautiful area has to offer.
We have had the pleasure of photographing several weddings at Selby - always a wonderful experience. You can view a selection of some of these weddings by clicking on the link below.
“Tara was an absolute dream to work with...I have never felt 100% comfortable in front of the camera but Tara made taking these special photos come so easy and 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.”
A Love Like Yours
Every time we photograph a wedding, we're inspired in a different way. In part, this is due to differences in light, weather, & decor, but mostly - your personalities, your style, your connection...all of these things are unique to you, and your wedding photos will reflect that. Genuine connection combined with an understanding of light, an eye for composition, and attentiveness to the little moments are a recipe for bringing your vision to life and documenting your precious memories.
Rain or Shine, Day or Night
Even if the weather isn't ideal, your photos will be amazing. We've photographed weddings in all sorts of weather conditions - even tropical storms. I carry rain covers for cameras in my bag and a clear umbrella in my car. And as much as I adore natural light, that's not going to help anyone when the sun goes down. That's why we have worked hard to master off camera lighting for receptions and other very low light situations.
Your Photo Timeline
2:00 Photo arrives (getting dressed, flat lay, fun photos, etc)
3:30 Be ready to leave for Selby
4:00 First Look and Portraits (couple, wedding party, family)
5:00 Guests begin to arrive
6:00 Cocktail Hour (and some sunset portraits)
10:00 Coverage Ends
Laughter & Tears - Candid & Fun
Years of experience allows us to anticipate the moments when we will be able to capture an incredible authentic reaction in your and your guests' facial expressions. Often, the little moments happening to the side of the main focus are just as memorable - your mom's reaction to a funny revelation in the Best Man's toast, your Maid of Honor wiping away a tear as you say your vows, guests enjoying the fun things you've planned for them, or a couple sneaking a snuggle as they soak up the romantic vibes and maybe imagine themselves in your shoes one day. Weddings are about so much more than the obvious, and we strive to make sure that is reflected in our images.
Proficiency in off camera lighting is very important for getting crisp, properly exposed, colorful photos during your reception. We have a variety of lights that we use for different purposes to ensure a great outcome for those low light moments.