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14 years in business
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7:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
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My husband and I first hired Tara for our engagement photos 4 years ago and were so delighted with the quality of her work that we have since hired her several times for headshot portraits, family photos, and even photos of our dogs. She is very easy to work with, reasonably priced, and turns around photos quickly. I definitely recommend her to all my friends and to anyone else looking for a good photographer.Nov 12, 2017
Tara was great! She was very responsive and communicated well all the way up to the day we scheduled the photos and then even sent me and email telling me what the weather would be like so we could dress accordingly, so nice!! They were fall pics that we had scheduled to do on the hottest fall day ever but that’s Charlotte for ya!!! We were all dripping sweat by the end but that didn’t stop Tara from getting awesome pics even at times laying on the ground to get just the right angle!!!! Will definitely use her again, thank you Tara, you rock!!!!Oct 11, 2018Verified
She is Very patient, she helped me with Family portraits and that came very beautiful and we are very happy with the output.Jul 24, 2018Verified
Tara immediately responded to request, sent a few pictures to show portraits she had taken that fit my criteria for Senior Portraits. She confirmed time and location and went above and beyond to ensure she had the best angles and lighting to make everything perfect. I would highly recommend her services.May 2, 2018Verified
I can't say enough good things about Tara! I was in a time crunch for our son's senior pictures, and she was so responsive and accommodating. She came to us and spent more than the hour she had allotted helping us get great photos. She's a great photographer but, more importantly to me, she was a joy to work with She's personable and fun, and she put us at ease immediately. We got great pictures (I told her exactly what I wanted and she delivered!) but we also had a great time doing it! I can't recommend her highly enough.May 5, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?PRIVATE SESSIONS & EVENTS $200 for 1st hour + $100 for each additional hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing of 10 digital photos per hour booked with option to edit additional images. Ability to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. CORPORATE EVENTS $200 for each hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing photos from the event. Ability for guests to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. CORPORATE HEADSHOTS $200 for up to 3 people. $50 for each additional person. discounts for groups of 20 or more people. *price includes photography, lighting, editing of 3 photos per person. Ability to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. NON-PROFITS/PUBLIC SCHOOL EVENTS & SESSIONS $150 for each hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing photos from the event. Ability for guests to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. REFER-A-FRIEND For every friend you refer to me that books a session/event, you receive $25 off your next session/event! PAYMENT Most clients prefect to make one full payment when booking their session with me. I do give clients the option to make an initial payment when booking with me in order to reserve your requested time on my schedule if this would be easier for you to split the cost into 2 payments. This ensures that I will not book any other clients at your chosen time. Because I am not able to book anyone else at your time, the initial payment is non-refundable if you cancel your session/event. If your session is outdoors and you need to reschedule due to weather, you will not lose your initial payment. It will be applied to the newly scheduled date. The initial payment is 1/2 of the total amount and would be due when booking your date & time. The remainder would be due the date of the session/event. Please let me know when you contact me if you prefer one invoice or 2, along with your email address and I will email it to you. Your invoice can can be easily paid online with credit card, PayPal or Venmo.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I’ll ask you what types of photos you are looking for, what location you would like to have your photos taken, who your subject(s) are, if you have a shot list of specific photos you definitely want, and when you would like to have photos taken. I’ll email you a confirmation of the booking date along with an invoice for either the full payment or an initial payment of approximately 1/3 of the total fee depending on if you want to make one payment or split it into two in order to secure your date and time on my schedule. I will upload all of your photos to a passworded online gallery on my website within a few days so that you can download all of the high resolution images.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been doing photography with a professional camera for over 22 years, which of course was before digital photography. Nowadays, everyone with a cellphone thinks they are a photographer. There is much more to photography than just clicking a photo. It has much to do about proper lighting which is a science that takes a long time to learn. Also, knowing how to properly process digital photos with balancing colors, exposure, and retouching is an art that not every photographer knows how to do very well. Everyone has their own style of processing images. I studied at the Light Factory of Charlotte and continue to enhance my skills from mentors and other photographers, as well as stay up to date with computer skills in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for editing of images. I have also been a graphic designer for over 20 years which is a great skill to have when being creative with photography.