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This year I will be celebrating my 10th year being self employed and creating my dream career and I still love taking pictures…. in it’s simplest form I love that one simple click  freezes that moment forever and we can go to that spot, to that place in time and reconnect at any time.

Some of my earliest memories are of being in the basement at my nanny’s and looking at a red box at the bottom of the stairs that was full of black and white images. It was an immediate connection to something and someone at a particular time that can never be duplicated. It sounds cliche but it’s a moment in time that is connected to a story, a time, a person and I love that something so simple can carry a wave of emotions beyond what we had imagined could with a simple “click”.

I know this because my older brother died when I was a child and I am so grateful to have the images we do because each image has a story and I love looking at the images and hearing the stories that go with them.

I have always been a bit of a fly on the wall and as a child people called me nosy but honestly it’s just because people fascinate me. I love hearing their story and taking an image that represents that story is amazing to me.

I feel like it’s a give and take in that it makes me incredibly happy to create an image for someone that makes them incredibly happy.

When I feel I have taken a beautiful image I feel like it fuels me and feeds the creative soul in me.

My type A loves that each there are rules and my creative side thrives on knowing that each little change can produce a completely different result and that breaking those rules can create something magnificent or something completely shitty and that’s kinda cool.

They are constant, what was a good photograph 100 years ago is still a great image today.

I am equally inspired by the images other people take and it pushes me outside just a wee bit more with every frame.

I am still learning, I have always said that if they came that I felt I knew everything, I’d quit.

Photography forces me to step outside my comfort zone; I am outspoken but those who know me well, know how  shy I really am.

The problem solver is me wants to arrange everything “just so”.

I can say something without using any words.

Images make you feel.

They can make a person happy.

They can make a person sad.

They are a legacy for those who love us and will remember us.

The are the connection of what the mind may forget but what the heart will always remember and that’s why I do what I do.

 

I am Tara and I am a photographer.

 

 

 

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There are few things in this world more amazing than the first kick that feels like the gentle flap of a butterfly wing. Those tiny toes and those squishy little faces have so much joy and personality at barely one week old…Miss B, you are amazing and it was my pleasure to meet you.

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The crisp fall leaves, a cool breeze and a family portrait at Trenton Park….what a perfect day!  It took some clever planning to finally have all the kids and grand kids in the same place at the same time and hope that the weather co operated. I have known this amazing, talented and  good looking bunch for ever…I went to high school with “the kids” so I was honored to be chosen to create some fabulous images of such a special day for them. You are all so very lovely and it was my absolute pleasure!

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Cuties…love these! The glorious backdrop of Trenton Park was the setting for this spectacular family; even though it was a bit chilly they were troopers as we moved from one end of Trenton Park to the other. It was my pleasure!

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Our fall mini sessions at Trenton Park were held at the absolute perfect time of the year….fresh fall colors, cool air and beautiful light. What a fabulous afternoon spent with a beautiful family… the kids were awesome little troopers! Love you guys, it was a blast!

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One of the most amazing things about my career is watching chubby little babies grow into beautiful children! This awesome family were one of my very first clients  and although one of the kids is now taller than I am, I feel incredibly blessed to have had the pleasure to see you grow into the adorable children you have become.

As always, I am in awe of you…thank you for allowing me the pleasure to create some beautiful  images for you!

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