Your Custom Proposal

Danielle + Charlie, right now you're making some big decisions and laying the foundation of your wedding day. It all feels a bit overwhelming, and understandably so. The payoff for all your careful consideration will be huge, though. Having a skilled and experienced team of vendors who work well together is paramount, and you are well on your way! You're doing the hard part now, but your vendors will take care of everything on your special day so that you can do what you're meant to do - relax, enjoy, and take it all in - and party with your closest friends and family!


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.
I 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.

selby gallery

“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.”

Sarasota, Florida


Every time I photograph a wedding at Selby Botanical Garden, there are new and fresh scenes that capture my imagination and my eye. Many factors contribute to this, including weather, the time of year, the time of day, and most of all - the couple. Your personalities, your style, your connection...all of these things are unique to you, and your wedding photos will reflect that. No one wants a photographer who is on autopilot, or cookie cutter photos that lack authenticity. 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.

Selby Botanical Garden, view from behind the reception space.

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

The following is the timeline that we spoke about on the phone. This is by no means set in stone or complete, but rather is just a starting point to give us a general idea.

2:30 Photo arrives
3:45 Bride dresses
4:15 Leave for Selby
5:00 Ceremony
5:30 Cocktail Hour & Portraits
6:30 Reception
10:30 End