Hi Kelly & Ben,
It was so great speaking with you this evening and learning about your wedding and what's important to you when it comes to your wedding photography. You really like real moments and photos that feel authentic and natural. You want to be directed in a relaxed but detailed way, and you'd love to have a good mix of editorial style images and candid moments in your gallery. We definitely have you covered on all of that!
I've included a lot of images from past weddings at the B&B, and I've sprinkled in a few others that show some richer tones. There are also photos from Bok Tower engagements for you to browse through. Should any questions arise, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to work with you guys and I'm so happy that Kim sent you!
Have a wonderful weekend!
YOUR VENUE - Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast
Your biggest decision is done! You've chosen to exchange your vows and celebrate with your loved ones at a beautiful historic Bed & Breakfast with a lovely intimate feel. You can really feel the warm, positive vibes there and you can tell that it's run with love. Perfect for your wedding day!
“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
a place to start
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, bridesmaids and groomsmen
3:00 Guests begin to arrive
4:00 Cocktail Hour + Family, Bridal Party, & Bride + Groom Portraits
9:00 Photo End
“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.
Palmetto Riverside B&B Gallery - swipe left!
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.