It is a joy to meet you!

It is the greatest joy meeting new friends. As I learned while living in Germany - schön dich kennenzulernen!

It’s been over 15 years that I’ve been behind the camera, with art and exploration been at the root of it all.  Interests in history, culture, and travel carried me through my Bachelor’s in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University and took me abroad for my Master’s in Fine Art which I completed with Distinction in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BEHIND THE LENS

It is through these experiences and with deep intrigue that I approach wedding photography and portraiture.  I am fascinated by love stories - the uniqueness, the evolution, and how they inherently contribute to the fabric of the universe. Clients quickly become like family as I am with them through all the seasons of their lives as their own families grow.

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

I'd rather be

Traveling

enneagram type

Type 7, Wing 2

favorite gelato

Pistachio

coffee order

Quad Macchiato

travel bucket list

Maldives

FAVORITE WORKOUT

Bikram

guilty pleasure

Spa Time

take my money

West Elm

drink of choice

Manhattan

listening to

Khurangbin

hobby

Scuba Diving

weekend plans

Live Shows

travel bucket list

Maldives

drink of choice

Quad Macchiato

favorite workout

Bikram

listening to

Khurangbin

guilty pleasure

Spa Time

take my money

West Elm

Hobby

Scuba Diving

weekend plans

Any live show

a few more things you should know: 

Between rounds of kölsch and strudel, I studied German while  living in Cologne, Germany.
Favorite words: ausgezeichnet (oustanding), überhaupt nicht (absolutely not), and
genau (exactly).

Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch

Let me count the blessings. To be a friend to many, a fiancé to Matthew, and a second mom to Fitzgerald are of my greatest joys.
I have taught photography at universities and I am the main educator for the Photography Works Program at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo. Travel is life - whether on rugged adventures or to boutique hotels, you'll often find me on the road.

Teacher, traveler, mom, friend

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A portion of every wedding I shoot is donated to Oceana. Since its founding, Oceana has won more than 225 victories and protected more than 4.5 million square miles of ocean.

Growing up by the ocean left a major imprint on my life and this is our way of giving back to the sea what was given to us - life.

Your wedding supports ocean conservation

No 1

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"Tara has the ability to capture your essence, that magic which is nearly impossible to reveal in a photo if you know the camera is on you."

overheard:

- jasmine, bride


My goal is to utilize passionate curiosity to create art by shedding light on the importance of love and human connection.

signature work

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