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.
13 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Tara Arrowood as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
4 'At Work' Photos
The following photos are of Tara Arrowood at work.