I'm Tara, and I began my photography journey when I was in college. I had always wanted to learn photography, so I took a course while I was studying abroad in Florence. What better place to fall in love with photography than the rolling hills of Tuscany?! I truly love photography because it feels like a part of who I am, and it brings something special to those I photograph- the emotions, the joy, the love in that moment.

After graduate school, I married my high school sweetheart. Originally from Pennsylvania, we now call Maryland our home, and we have two amazing children together. I love traveling (still), cooking, dancing in the car while driving, chalk paint furniture, outdoor adventures, and all the sweets!

You'll find that I love to keep things relaxed, natural, simple, and fun! I strive to capture your "real" life in an authentic way, so you can share those memories for generations to come. Photography shouldn't be complicated or stressful. Siblings holding hands. A tired but glowing mom with her new baby. A look. A laugh. The sparkle of a new engagement ring. These things are real, they are simple, and they are unique to you. These are the everyday that's worth documenting - the tender moments that exist in the midst of the chaos!

I can't wait to meet your people and capture your journey! Warning: I'm a hugger!

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little loves

place to be


heart's longing


favorite people

beach or the lake

chalk paint furniture


running a 10-miler

these goofballs