Hi Michaela + Eric,
It was great chatting with you today, Eric - Michaela, if you'd like to meet me over the phone I'm happy to schedule something with you as well! It sounds like you're on your way to having the important parts of your day nailed down, which is great! Your venue sounds and looks truly lovely, and I love that it's in your neighborhood. You'll have so many great memories each time you pass by. I really enjoy photographing weddings in Rhode Island, and I would be so honored to to work with you guys!
YOUR VENUE - Margin Street Inn
Your biggest decision is done! You've chosen to exchange your vows and celebrate with your loved ones at a beautiful historic Bed & Breakfast - a place in your own neighborhood which you pass by regularly. Now it will hold so many cherished memories.
“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 I photograph a wedding, I'm 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. I've photographed weddings in all sorts of weather conditions. I carry rain covers for cameras in my bag! And as much as I adore natural light, that's not going to help anyone when the sun goes down. That's why I've have worked hard to master off camera lighting for receptions and other very low light situations.
Your Photo Timeline
The following is the basic timeline we spoke about. This is not set in stone, but just a place to start.
1:00 Photo arrives (details, getting dressed, etc)
2:30 First Look + B&G Portraits
3:00 Bridal Party Portraits
3:30 Family Portraits
4:00 Hideaway, freshen up
5:00 Cocktail Hour + 30 min Golden Hour B&G portraits
10:00 End (possible photo end at 9:00)
“Tara is a magician! Somehow she made my 'bad side' look like my 'best side' on 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.”
“Tara was a dream to work with! She mixes it up so that you get serious looking, playful, candid, etc. I am camera shy and have no idea what to do my body when posing. Tara has the perfect eye though! She gives great direction and knows exactly what looks good in a photo and what doesn't work. I literally do not have a single photo from her that I don't like. I tear up every time I look at them because it just reminds of such a perfect day & she captured it beautifully! I could not have asked for more...”
Few things are as important for a smooth and relaxed wedding day as having an experienced team of professionals. I love forming relationships with the other vendors and collaborating with them to make your day an incredible experience.
Candids and Reception
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.