"Couldnt recommend her more!!! Tara was amazing to work with right from the start. She was very easy to communicate with, timely in her responses, and super helpful throughout the process. She went above and beyond my expectations and I am so happy we went with her! We booked her fairly last minute, we had an intimate micro wedding in our own home, and she was very positive and excited for us. She was right on board with our shorter timeline and made sure we got everything we wanted out of our engagement/wedding photography. Her awesome energy made the whole experience that much better!! My husband and I are kind of dorky and awkward but she made us so comfortable. Her pictures showcase us at our best and how we are being ourselves. She captured beautiful images I will cherish for the rest of my life!" Sabrina & Garrett
"Tara is so kind and such a blast to work with. She makes you feel comfortable throughout your entire shoot and gets your photos back to you in a timely manner. And each picture is dreamier than the last. My husband and I won a giveaway that she did (SO generous) and we used them for our first wedding anniversary. Her photos had us falling in love all over again. We can’t wait to work with her again in the future! Highly recommend this talented gal!" Millard Family
"Eight months ago today, Jordan and I got married and I think the look on our faces show how much we loved having Tara as our photographer! We were so incredibly happy with how our photos turned out from our September wedding! From the details, to getting ready, our ceremony, and the reception, she did such an amazing job capturing every moment. She listened to everything that we wanted and offered us her opinions, after all, she is the professional here and knows a thing or two about wedding photos. She was super accommodating and traveled right to us in Hudson, WI. We went through most of our details over the phone and I had complete confidence in her on our wedding day. We decided not to do a first look and some of my favorite pictures are of Jordan and I seeing each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle. The photos of just Jordan and I after the ceremony were so intimate and Tara captured all of the emotions we were feeling. She has such a great personality and she made it so easy to be in front of the camera. We've been to weddings where she was the photographer so we were familiar with how she worked, and she definitely out did herself! Tara is such an awesome individual and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer, especially for their big day. She’s definitely worth it and will exceed all of your expectations! - Mr & Mrs Bartz
Average Price $3,500
Average Price $500
Average Price $400
It's more than just taking a photo for you. I won't be there to just click a button and deliver your gallery. My passion for connecting with others and hearing their stories is something I take with me into every single storytelling adventure. You trusting me with these important moments in your life is something I feel extremely honored to be part of will work along side you to bring your vision and story to life in a way you want to remember it forever.
Every wedding is different, which means not one size fits all when it comes to pricing. After you inquire I will follow up within 24-48 hours to set up a phone call to hear what you are exactly looking for. I will also send you a price guide that lists popular options that past clients have chosen!
Portrait creative sessions include 1 hour - 2 hour options with online gallery and printing options.
Engagement creative sessions include 1- 2 hour options with online gallery and printing options
"Tara was our photographer for our wedding and she was so awesome to work! She is very reliable and timely at corresponding to emails and meeting up in person. On the wedding day, Tara did an outstanding job of capturing all the details, taking all the photos that I had asked her to take, and going above and beyond what was expected of her. Tara was not only my photographer that day, but also felt like she was my bridal assistant, as she helped make the day go so smoothly that I didn't have to worry about anything and could just enjoy my day. After the wedding was over, I loved her fast turn around time of getting the photos back to me. Tara is so great to work with and such an amazing person inside and out. I highly recommend Tara to anyone!" Mr & Mrs Schultz
"Tara is an absolute blast to work with! She does an amazing job at capturing the special moments & she has such quality work! She works efficiently & quickly during the editing process as well. I would definitely book her again, so talented. " Weber Family
You can expect me to follow up within 48 hours (will be longer if I am out of the office on vacation or on the weekends) and we will set up a time to talk on the phone, zoom call or meet in person. This will be a great opportunity for me to hear about all the details of your story and for me to truly listen to what moments you would love captured and things in your life that mean the most to you. After that if you are all set to sign the contract I will then send you the final pricing details and contract and we will talk about the next steps (this will look different for wedding vs portrait inquiries.
My packages are designed on a a la carte style where I work with you on custom pricing to fit what you are looking for. Engagement sessions are not automatically included but can be added on. I added this flexibility for those inquiring because some would like a adventure session the day after the wedding where they would get dressed up again and take more time for couples portraits, or they would use it as a way to relax and truly enjoy moments together without thinking about a timeline to stick to.
I don't like to think of it as a specific number but rather I focus on delivering as many photos that tell your story whether from your wedding day or family session or senior sessions, whatever images best tell your story I deliver. For weddings it averages between 500-700 and for portrait sessions it averages between 60-100
I truly respect your trust in me to document this moment for you, but I also truly believe that this is a team effort when it comes to creating these moments together. Because you are contacting me with a specific vision or story you would like me to capture which means you value photographs and see the importance in them, which I am so dang excited about.. but with that, that means it's a team effort. I ask that you trust my process and don't hold back from telling me all the details of your story and what you want capture, and that you don't hold back on loving on your partner or your family or showing me your true personality. I will be there with the camera, and with the vision of how to best capture the magic in your story in a way you want to remember forever.
Don't worry I will help provide some guidance when it comes to choosing outfits and will even send you a few links to Pinterest boards I have put together for you to draw some inspiration from! Sending me a photo of what you have already works also :)
Not always- and truly, not every wedding needs a 2nd photographer. I shot solo from 2014-2017 and then started utilizing 2nd shooters when clients specifically asked or if it was a right fit to have one. I talk through this with you to help you decide if this is something you should include in your package. One size does not fit all and that is how I approach each wedding.
After your session I immediately back your photos up on 2 external hard drives and then on a online photo storage source like icloud or dropbox. I will do this same process when I have your gallery all finished :)