Portrait & Wedding Photographer
I am not just a photographer, but an artist and storyteller. Whether it be a newborn session or a family reunion, I approach portrait photography from a lifestyle perspective; storytelling. I blend creative, natural poses with real life moments. I want our sessions to be fun and full of life. I want you to be able to look back on these photos and say, this is who we were, this was our love or this was our little boy at two, shy or silly. Connections and real laughs are what I love and my job is to highlight this in a timeless, creative way.
“We are more than merely “photographers. We are the doorway between what the heart feels and what the camera sees. In each of life’s generous moments there is art. There are clues to the future as well as relics from the past. Generations pass in an instant but our eyes tell their tales. We capture these stories and record them into memory through the simple act of being a conscious observer.”
As a boutique studio, our commitment to you is our time; no stress, only great images that will be loved for a lifetime. From the beginning of the process, I am here for questions about locations, wardrobe, props, tricks for younger kids or newborns, etc. I want this to be as stress free as possible and by planning ahead we can insure a successful session, full of beautiful imagery.
Tara is just amazing! She was so patient and positive with our 1 1/2 yr old that he actually enjoyed the experience. She was able to capture his personality on film. She got so many good shots that it was hard to choose the pictures to print. We wanted them all. I’m grateful and can’t wait to work with her again.
Tara has been taking our daughter’s photos for 9 years, since she was 3 weeks old. We treasure the moments she has captured and look forward to our shoots every year. Tara captures our daughter’s spirit and her story so poignantly and really understands how to help kiddos be themselves in front of the camera. 5 stars is not nearly enough!
Maternity, Newborn and Birth Photography. This is the start of it all. The glowing mom to be, the birth of your child or the first week of life curled into cuteness, this is where is all begins. I approach maternity and newborn as I do all my sessions, creating beautiful, timeless images that tell the story of your family. Birth Photography is a purely candid experience, telling your story, with a couple poses near the end with loved ones. Click for more details
Children and Families. I love to photograph children of all ages and especially love photographing families. The laughs and hugs, the funny faces and serious moments. I love it all. I look for the hidden moments during the session, the reach of a hand, the mom watching her little ones new steps, or an expression that only you know too well. My goal it to tell your story in a timeless, artistic way. Click for more details.
High School Seniors. Your high school senior portraits should be about you – who you are right now; who you want the world to see; how you want to be remembered. We work together for the best locations and styling. Click for more details.
Pet Photography. Yes your pets need photos, too! They can be part of the family or have their own individual session. From baby to senior, these fur babies are part of of family. Sessions are held at your home, on location or on my five acre Studio in Crestwood. Treats included! Click for more information.
My number one job is mom. I am a mother of two incredible kids. They have taught me so much over the years. Patience, unconditional love, realistic expectations and true happiness. I will say that it is the best and hardest job I know I will ever have.
I love to travel. It is probably one of my greatest joys, outside of my family. I am also a mom of two cats and a dog. My husband and I bought five acres in Oldham County where I host my studio, I recently started gardening and fell in love. I had no idea a tomato could bring that much joy! I also have beautiful land for photos with horses and wildflowers galore. I love letting the land grow wild, every month we have new treasures.
My love for photography began at a young age and never stopped. I have a Bachelors in Fine Art and Fashion Photography, along with experience in photojournalism and portraiture. Those qualities make for a more real and creative experience. I approach every session as an opportunity to not only create something beautiful for you but also tap into my creativity, to help fuel my soul. One of the highlights of my job is seeing the joy these images bring to my families. I have long relationships with many of my clients and for that I am blessed. Watching kids and families grow and connect has been an incredible gift.