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On Saturday May 7 we had a mini make over and photo shoot in support of Roots for Youth at my photography studio in New Glasgow.

All of the participants enjoyed some girl time, some light refreshments and some pampering featuring fabulous Arbonne (Pure, Safe and Beneficial)  hair and make up and a mini photo session with yours truly.

It was an amazing day, we had lots of beautiful women stopping in to get pampered in support of a great cause here in Pictou County.

Our dream team of fabulous-ness consisted of Lindsay Corbin, Janet Lundrigran, Sheri Burns and Robbie Weatherbee.

We raised over $500.00 for Roots for Youth in Pictou County and it was truly wonderful to meet so many lovely ladies.

Thank you all for taking part in such a great fundraiser, we hope to see you next time!

Here are a few images from the day, it was my pleasure to meet you all!

xoxox

Tara

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  • Shan MacLean - I did not know about the fundraiser for Roots For Youth, but I want to say thank you for supporting such a great cause. There are so many people in our community that get aide from organizations like this and allow so many to turn a blind eye. It is great to see peoplease raising funds and getting involved to raise awareness!

  • Wendy Chisholm - Your work is amazing! I would love to have you do photos for me some day.

So excited to share our second event in support of Pictou County Roots for Youth, come on over to WholeSELF Wellness Center (3rd floor, above the Healthy Selections Store at 106 Stellarton Rd in New Glasgow. Come on over between 12-4 and take a studio tour, enjoy a make over featuring Arbonne (Pure, Safe, Beneficial) Skin Care & Make up, get one complimentary 5×7 image with any donation to Roots for Youth.

Come on out, enjoy a fun afternoon, and support a fabulous organization in Pictou County.

Appointments are preferred but not necessary….email me pureimages@eastlink.ca and book your spot. (They were fully booked in 2 days so book quickly)

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  • Liz - Would love to win the contests! Always wanted to do this!

With my line of work, the most common questions I get asked are what do I wear and how much does it cost…the next question people ask  is what if you know the person?

Pictou County is a pretty small place and more often than not, I know my clients from high school, we do business together or there is often a friend/relative in common (which we find out two hours into the session and it’s like…how have we never met before?) and people always ask if clients feel comfortable bringing out their sexy side?

I am going to say “hell, yes”….a ridiculously awesome hell yes!

It’s been ages and ages since we hung out (there were some very fabulous parties at her place when we were in high school….I believe I slept in my car the last time we had a few too many at one such party but that’s another story for another time…xoxox)

I love her to bits….she is funny, absolutely freaking gorgeous and did you see those eyes?  It was my pleasure to create these for her….

I think she absolutely rocked this session!

My very lovely K…..Thank you for the bottom of my heart for being so open, so amazing and allowing me to share these fabulous images of you, you make my job into my dream career.

 

 

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  • Shirley - Love this girl, she is an inspiration! Confident, sexy, funny, fun, and full of love! Glad to call her one of my best friends!

  • Melissa Gratto - Beautiful

The number one question I get is “What do I wear?”

Well, the short answer is whatever you want. The longer answer is whatever you want that makes you feel awesome….your session, your choice.

I was “warned” it would be a geek shoot and I was thrilled, I had no idea so much Batman lingerie existed….I loved it!

Like a kid in a candy store each piece pulled out the suitcase was followed with an ‘oh wow, where did you find this one?” and “holy, these are the freaking bees knees”

It was absolutely a pleasure….

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Another amazing business to introduce you to in our Women in Business spotlight!

Meet Claudette Landry, Eagle Wings Healing Touch, Pictou County, Nova Scotia

 

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Tell us about your business?

To put what I do in a few many words. When we go through heartbreak,abuse, abandonment,etc, these traumatic experience creates anger, fear, worries. All these emotions will causes blockages in our body and with time sickness. I can help you let go of theses negating emotions by locating your blockages with my hands and with different healing techniques, help you let go.come to me for treatment for chronic pain, depression, cancer, menopausal symptoms, low energy, grief and so much more.

How long does a treatment last?

45 minutes to 1:15 minutes.
                                 
What is the best thing about being your own boss?

I love to help people….it’s incredible.

 

What are your three favorite books?

The four agreements by Don Miguel Rui,

Lord of the rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

 

Where can people connect with you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EagleWingsHealingTouch

Website: Eagle Wings Healing Touch

Telephone: 902-921-0054

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Phyllis Cormier - are you in Halifax know a lot of people that might be interested

  • Tara - Hi Phyllis…Thanks for your comment, Claudette is amazing! She is located in Pictou County but please contact her to see about her traveling availability and rates.

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to participate in a fundraiser for the Pictou County Roots for Youth Society. Along with my Arbonne peeps; Lindsay, Janet, Sherri and Robbie we hosted a fall photo session and the introduction of the new yummy Arbonne holiday line for a fun filled afternoon of laughter, some yummy snacks and all around awesome girl time.

I met some amazing women who shared their incredible stories and we raised $175.00 for Pictou County Roots for Youth Society and a good time was had by all….we will be doing another one soon so please send me a message or comment below and you will be first on the list. Our last one was booked in about three hours…just saying!

Here are a few images from the day…all shared with permission:)

 

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It was kinda dreary the day before and it poured the day after but the day of Jacqueline and Daniel’s Liscombe Lodge Wedding was amazing….sunny skies, the beautiful Liscombe River for an incredible backdrop and the immense joy of two very special people who celebrated their love with all their close friends and family.

I laughed, I cried, I laughed so more….it was such an amazing and incredible day! So very pleased to be show some of my favorites from your special day.

I am so very proud of you Jacqueline, you are grace and beauty and you have chosen an incredible man to be your partner, Daniel welcome to the family….storyboard001xox

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Many years ago one of my best friends Denise gave me a book for my birthday and it was called “Every Woman has a Story” by Daryl Ott Underhill and it’s a compilation of stories, words of wisdom etc and at the time I was young and thought of course every woman has a story, that’s what’s makes us, us. Well…..quite frankly,  even thought I thought I knew everything (don’t we always?)  I knew nothing…well sort of nothing, more cocoon than butterfly. I had not yet stood before friends, family and God and promised to love another person and share a life with them, I not yet listened to the heartbeat of a child I would carry and love like I never imagined before they were even born, I had not had to write the obituary of a parent, I had not held the hand of a friend who suffered the unimaginable grief of a miscarriage and the loss of what could be as well as the loss of what is. Someday I feel  I really still know nothing and more days than other it’s a work in progress and I am more butterfly than cocoon.

It’s true we all have our stories and over the past year I have seen growth and change in myself as well as my business as I switch the focus (pardon the pun) from children and baby photography to Women’s portraiture I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to share in your stories and am incredibly honored to be a part of your story and your journey.

A few weekends ago I participated in a Fundraiser for Roots for Youth in Pictou County and and it was amazing, so many women came out to be photographed and I met some truly amazing women all with their unique stories of love,friendship, grief, survival and everything in between. At the end of an awesomely exhausting day I was kinda sweaty and kind of a mess when one of my Arbonne peeps suggested I get in front of the camera….what? me? nope….my hair is crazy (excuse number 1), I haven’t any make up (excuse number 2) I am sweaty (excuse number 3), this isn’t about me (excuse number 4) and I had some pictures taken in January (excuse number 5) and Sheri said….”that was January, sit your bum down”….Well, I did….here it is. Kinda like my own before and my during….this is how I will look at your session, it is how you will see me at the Superstore and how my children love me and that love only sees beautiful….yes, I know I have funny eye brows and I am ok with that because this is who I am.

xoxox

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  • Sheri - You look beautiful Tara! I’m glad you let me turn the camera on you.

  • Robin fraser - Love these pics of Kim :)

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