i was so excited to get a phone call yesterday inviting me to hang out with two buddies. the aforementioned jamie, and lisa mcg.
i was lucky it is spring break and that mckenna was done with therapy. i was lucky that i was home to get the phone call. i was lucky that i got there in record time.
but i was especially lucky to have the time to photograph this sweet family.
more photos from this shoot HERE.
You are soooo talented….wish you could teach me:) coming to Ms. anytime soon????? heee heee
you are a rockstar with a camera my friend. :)
man…I wanna be lucky enough to be on the receiving end of photos like these…amazing! miley
Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Tara! Your photography is such an inspiration!
tara – these are AMAZING! i love em!
you did a phenominal job.
j – you guys are gorgeous together.
is it my turn yet to be cool like you? =)
Amazing photos! WOW!
Ughhh. I wish I had photos like that, or knew someone who could take photos like that…You are awesome with that camera! Tell your secrets…please
Man…you amaze me woman!! Ok…how much would it cost me to fly you here and have you photograph my family? Or maybe I can fly us there…and then I could study your skills with the camera for a bit too! You are one talented chicka…:)
awesome Tara. jamie – you are one lucky chick. i have warned tara a few times that i am going to send her a plane ticket to Ontario – it would be totally worth it when i look at her photos. they talk to me!
lol. just read Candi’s message. GMTA i guess ;) you could see the world tara!
WOW!!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Great photos, I will be studying them in detail for tips and tricks and great T-shirt Jamie – Australia :)
I just discovered your blog and I am loving it. Your are a very courageous women and mother! Your history is very touching. Your family is great! ( Sorry my weak English, I am brazilian, from São Paulo, Brazil, and I have no appropriate words for express all my feelings). Reading your blog, especially March 26, 2005 – THE POWER OF FOUR – I think of FAMILY’S POWER and I remember a special movie’ scene, from “The Straight Story”, from the director David Lynch. The movie presents the story of Alvin Straight, drama based on true-life events: Alvin embarks on the journey of a lifetime, traveling aboard his ’66 John Deere lawnmower from Iowa to Wisconsin. The movie starred Richard Farnsworth, 78, as Straight and Sissy Spacek as his daughter.
This is the scene and that is the quote: “When my kids were real little I used to play a game with them. I’d give each one of them a stick and I’d say, ‘You break that.’ Of course they could real easy. Then I’d say, ‘Tie them sticks in a bundle and try to break that.’ Of course, they couldn’t. Then I’d say, ‘That bundle…that’s family.”–Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) to a runaway girl. Regards, Sonia.
I am so happy for you that you got to hang with McG and Jamie. I love how it all fit and worked perfectly.
Yes yes yes. You must blog an entry about your tips to fantastic photography. I wish my photos turned out half as good as yours and I would be so happy. Please!! I am begging!! Please!! Begging is not my best feature.
Breathtaking Tara :)
oooh…i want to take pics like you, and scrapbook like you…i try, but it isn’t happening. i’m eyeing a canon digi rebel…thanks for all the inspiration.
Awesome photos, Tara…wish I could take photos like that…wanna teach me sometime????? Hehehehe Your friend is very lucky to be receiving such memorable photos. She will treasure them forever, I’m sure.
When are you going pro?
These photos are FABULOUS!
oh my land. awesome AWESOME shots. (Jamie, what a gorgeous family!!)
as we speak, i’m devising a bribe big enough to get you to take pictures of my kids, tara. lol!
A) The next time you are in Wisconsin would you visit me so you could photograph me and my children?? Why? Because you are gifted, and I adore you!
and B) While you’re here, you need to teach me how to do that, too!! At least rub elbows with me, girl!! I’m so envious of your photographic skills!!! You should write a book on photography, and I would beat down the masses to get the first copy!! LOL!
beautiful photography Tara. jamie has one beautiful family. the 2 of you are so inspiring. Kathleen
wow, you sooo totally rawk!
& those photos are to die for!!!!!
gorgeous work, my friend!:)
Wow, Tara – Jamie and her family are 100% gorgeous, and you have captured every bit of that. What amazing pictures…
I too would love tips! :)
Beautiful shots! Beautiful family!
WOW!!!! T those photos are awesome. I wanna be you when I grow up. But then again I also wanna be Donna Downey,Ali Edwards and CZ too.
Those photos are awesome, I love the way that dark hair looks in Black in White, too cool.
I hate you.
I mean that in the nicest way.
Jamie is so gorgeous. So are her kids.
SHOOT! I have to add them to the list too.
Those are amazing! WOW!
WOW. Seriously looks like one crazy awesome magazine photoshoot. Jamie and fam are GORGEOUS and you captured them PERFECTLY. SO jealous you all get to hang out!
FABULOUS, FABULOUS pics!!! Gorgeous family too Jamie!
Yet, another amazing photo shoot by you!! Schedule me in for a shoot with my kiddies and me when I’m there this summer!! :)
aw tara – seeing those photos of james and her kids just has me in tears! You lucky lucky girls, getting to hang out and take pics!! I need to email you. :(
Tara… they are fabuloso! You are amazing.
Okay so I want to be lucky enough to be your friend and live close enough to have pics taken of my family ;) LOL!
LOVE these pictures T! You are such a cooooool photograper! Happy you got together with friends :)
Awesome, Tara! You have an amazing talent.
and they’re lucky to have YOU! these photos are absolutely amazing, T.
These are amazing….is there no end to your talents!
These are all such great photos! You inspire so many ladies (including myself!) to become better photographers… I love it!
Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Jamie is lucky to have such wonderful photos of her with her gorgeous kiddos! You’ve inspired me to find someone to take photos of me with my 2 children.
If you are willing to share the details, I’m studying photography, and would love additional information. I figure the more I know, the better I will become. Here are some questions for you:
Camera setting(s) for the shots?
What was the light like?
Did you do cropping later?
Did you do any touch-up for lighting, contrast, etc in a photoshop or similar product? If so, what?
I would really appreciate the information. Knowledge is power! Thanks
FINALLY getting over here to give you the proper lovin! :)
can you believe these??? I am the lucky girl!!!!! i was lucky enough to get tara to shoot my kids and i a few years back. i LOVEd those pictures, i scrapped them ALL at least twice each. they are so special to me. THESE are now super special to me too. tara has the most amazing ability to capture our emotions. through the shoot, i kept thinking, i hope the kids aren’t making their cheesy smiles, i hope i’m not making my fake smile, etc, etc, etc. i was so sure we were. but in the midst of all that, she was able to capture some genuine smiles, genuine laughs, genuine LOVE. i am so glad these turned out. the amazing thing is that we have changed so much in just 2 little years. not just my little family, but tara too. she just keeps getting better and better. her eye for taking totally breathtaking shots just keeps expanding. i am completely and utterly thankful for these photos. they will for sure be treasured in our home, and in many, many scrapbook pages. :)
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