Figured it was time to show off some client images instead of personal ones. The Thiede family is living in that RV, traveling around the US with their crew of six. I met up with them in Orange County, CA at Doheny State Beach.
In the mom/daughter walking down the beach shots I told them to pretend they were in a tampon commercial – that’s how I get the big laughs.
You can read Alicia’s thoughts on our session here, where you are certain to fall as in love with her as I did.
Wonderful fabulous photos! you are so amazing at expressing personality in your photos.
and by the way that is my power song right now….
holy baby Jesus. What an amazingly real family. This is the meaning of life. Period.
Have always loved that in-between in particular. Amazing photographs. WOuld love to hang out with this fam :)
these photos arrest my heart with comfort. they just seem so real and true, it makes them easy to see.
Tara, I SO love your photographic style….I’d love to be a bee buzzing around you while you’re taking pictures.
wow- awesome, awesome, awesome shots!!! LOVE!
Favorite shoot ever. EVER.
this family is life at it’s best…and you captured this to inspire us…beautiful.
Oh, wow! Amazing! So much character!
Geesh, I want to travel now. And own a skirt like that. And walk barefoot, play with hula hoops… so much fun. What a fun family & life.
Beautiful, incredible pictures.
so fun & i am totally jealous of their around the us rv trip! agh! awesome!
Love is enough. This family has all it needs. LOVE and you capture it perfectly. xo
what an amazingly cool family.
these are UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!
You never fail to inspire, Tara. I always feel like I ‘know’ these families just from the images you capture of them. To me that is true success.
love it! Really miss your clients photo shoots. So I’m happy ;-)
Absolutely beautiful! Every single shot makes me smile… :)
ohmygoodness. the black and white of the four kids took my breathe away. wow!!
words cannot describe how amazing this family seems or how awesome these images they are. oh wait. yes they can…just read the words of her blog and it made me weepy. SO LOVELY!
Tara–I’ve just spent hours reading your blog, rejoicing in your beautiful images, and laughing and crying at your honest words. Thank you. –Christene
oh my gosh tara, that is amazing. i can’t imagine a family that looks more themselves and the way you captured that was perfection.
I have to tell you that though I do not leave comments often, I have followed your blog for years and you never cease to move me. I mean really, TRULY move me. With your words, your heart, that talent of yours that you share so beautifully. I have often expressed to my husband that I would never again wish for another Mother’s Day gift if he would book our family a session with you. With our newest, and last, little one on the way and with our family moving back to SoCal shortly, I hope he takes me seriously.
these are simply amazing! just love the way you see, Tara!
I love this session. Such real moments captured of such a captivating and loving family. Excellent work.
I’m in love with the whole crew!
Tara I am one of your many Blogstalkers, I get excited when I see there is something new here and I love the personal images you put up here. This set of images is awe inspiring , I don’t know the family I’ve never met them but looking at your images I really feel I do. I can see into their soul and they look like the sort of people I’d really love to get to know. They are so creative it make me want to pick up my camera right now and see what new things I can come up with. (only I’ve got the school run to do first !)
Wow. Not only totally inspired by the way you’ve documented this family, but also their way of life. So great.
Just love these!!!!
Wow! I am in love with every single image!! You never cease to amaze me. You are truly gifted. I hope I can capture a family’s essence half as well as you. I feel like I know them.
such a beautiful post!~ love it! thanks so much for sharing this :) reminds me of what “preciousness” photography can bring to others and to the rest of the world.
I just came across your blog, your site after reading Kelle Hampton’s interview with I Heart Faces today where she mentioned you are the particular photographer whose work inspires her. I read through your last few posts, and after falling head over heels in love with your kids’ outfits, your story of catching the light – I am in tears, in awe, and feeling somehow relieved and grateful to have been given a little glimpse into your soul and your heart. Thank you for sharing your beauty. I look forward to learning more.
I absolutely LOVE this photoshoot, you are amazing at capturing the essence of this family. Beautiful!
are you freaking kidding me! this family is gorge!!! model children and such fun style!!!! i die!ohhh mannnn my family next!!! :)))) its still on my bucket list! xo
So beautiful, Tara. This family is my favourite Tara family ever.
I ended up here tonight on a pinterest trail. And I love them as much today as I did a year ago. You gave us a gift that was more than I could’ve ever imagined. Thank you.
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