It is my sheer pleasure to capture life’s celebrations and it’s precious, unscripted moments. The images are proof that life happens, time passes and memories are sweet. I’ve been photographing weddings for over 15 years. I strive to deliver photographs that will timelessly capture the moment while keeping the bride and groom calm and relaxed. My style is photojournalistic- documenting stories as they unfold, focusing on emotion, expression and even the smallest details. Light inspires me. I find angles and light in the most usual ways and shoot in an unobtrusive manner.
In addition to photographing weddings, I am a fine art equine photographer. Through patience and observation, I communicate with horses through the art of photography. Whether on a ranch or in a wildlife preservation, I seek to document the beauty and emotion of horses in their natural environment. There is a deep connection between humans and horses and my challenge is to explore it, seeking to understand the complexities of this centuries-old relationship.
Along with my husband Travis and our French bulldog named Chicken, I reside in Moss Beach, California. The San Francisco bay area is one of the most diverse environments on earth. From the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley to the foggy hills of San Francisco, we’re surrounded with natural beauty and the inspiring whims of Mother Nature. I love my home, my husband and my life. There’s no greater gift than love.
Published work credit includes multiple covers of Today’s Bride magazine and real weddings featured in The Knot, Grace Ormonde, Modern Bride, the San Francisco Chronicle, California Wedding Day, Horse & Style Weddings, Ceremony, 7x7 Weddings, California Home+Design, and SouthAsian Bride Magazine. Online feature credits include Style Me Pretty, Huffington Post Weddings, Carats & Cake and Maharani Weddings.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Tara. The following awards have been earned by Tara from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Strong emotional image.
This photo presents an obvious, quickly recognized symmetry, but what I enjoyed the most were the details found on each side of the dividing line between left and right. At left musicians practice. At right, a waiter prepares. Though different acts - each the same. That only adds interest to the symmetrical aspect of the image.
A beautiful photograph of a meandering caterpillar is accentuated by a shallow depth of field and clean background.
Great expressions of little kids cutting up at the serious wedding event, makes me wonder what they're laughing at.
Great lighting & seeing. Simple and so so elegant.
Gentle, beautiful, honest. A very nice moment.
The wave of people fussing over this bride is a sight to see. It truly speaks to the concept that a bride is a queen for a day. My main complaint is that I wish the bride was a little more to the left: she feels too pushed to the right edge of the frame. But good eye- you don't see images with 10 people in the frame work this well very often!
More traditional in its approach but still very clean, sophisticated image. A great use of the setting for a group portrait that is a feast for the eyes.
Happy and sad times. Nice light on black and white.
Wedding Photography Packages
Our prices begin at $5500 for a full day of wedding coverage with TWO photographers! We have a flexible pricing structure, allowing you to build your desired photography plan. We will host your images in a private on-line gallery for you to share with friends and family.