As a formally trained photographer, Taralynn has spent the past eight years honing her craft, becoming known for her tenacious attention to detail and ability to make her clients feel at ease in front of the camera. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida, Taralynn dedicated the first part of her career working as a technician and instructor in a print lab, art gallery, and education center. It was during these years that she sharpened her technical skills and deepened her appreciation for photography and the art of the print.
Recognizing the impact of visual storytelling and the power photography has to enrich our lives, Taralynn sought to combine these with her inner romantic and fondness for celebration and made her way into the inspiring world of weddings. Since then, she’s had the honor of photographing couples in love across the US and in Europe, and has been recognized in leading wedding publications like California Wedding Day, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Style Me Pretty.
When not photographing weddings, Taralynn enjoys staying active, cooking, traveling, swooning over architecture & interior design, and spending time with her family’s Clydsdale and donkey: Rocky & Pebbles.
Paris and New Orleans. LA and Charleston aren’t too far behind though.
French wine and Southern cocktails. Noticing a pattern? Also Etheopian pour-over for the daytime.
Giraffes, bats, and stingrays. I didn’t mean for it to happen this way, but I enjoy that they wound up representing the land, sky, and sea.
Traveling, moving my body, cooking, gardening with my mom, and re-watching every episode of the Great British Baking Show over and over.
Restaurants, wandering the streets, and finding the nearest botanical garden.
I love just about all of it. I get to celebrate happiness for a living and it’s something that I’m truly grateful for.
- heather + dustin
Beyond Taralynn’s talent behind the camera, we were also taken by her down-to-earth demeanor. From beginning to end, Taralynn continued to operate from a place of professionalism, ease and grace. She was the perfect addition to a perfect day and the versatility of her captures were beyond impressive. Taralynn did the near impossible – exceeded my very high expectations. Our images are stunning and will bring us joy for years to come.
- caitlin + austin
"Taralynn is magic! Her art is timeless yet modern, classic yet romantic. Her work speaks for itself, but as a person Taralynn is thoughtful, patient, and a good listener who worked so hard to capture the images I wanted on our special day. I treasure our wedding album, and continue to enjoy every single photograph years later. I would choose Taralynn a thousand times over!."
“I was fortunate enough to have my fiancé plan a surprise engagement in Napa where he found Taralynn to document this amazing moment. The raw beautiful emotion she captured in those photos made it an easy choice for us to have Taralynn shoot our wedding. Not only do we have the most beautiful wedding photos that we both cannot stop looking at, she captured those sweet fleeting moments that we honestly cannot thank her enough for."
- coralie + matt
"Taralynn is amazing! She listened to what was most important to us on the big day and that was reflected in our photographs. We incorporated my horse into our wedding and she captured those moments beautifully. The photographs with friends and family are so special. Each of her photos is thoughtful and carefully planned, but look natural and effortless. Her photos are amazing and they are such a memorable keepsake from one of the best days of our lives."
- katelin + will
- justine + hank
"Taralynn is one of the most professional, creative and overall best film photographers out there. Every photo from our wedding day was perfect and I trusted her completely. She perfectly understood our vision for our wedding and the photos convey that. We also wanted to get our wedding published and she was able to do that too, on the front page of Style Me Pretty!!! Taralynn, we thank you so much for being a rockstar photographer! We can’t wait to have her capture our future events!"
- vicki + jake
"Taralynn is the best photographer! She captured our wedding at San Francisco City Hall so beautifully and exceeded our highest expectations. Not only are our photos elegant and timeless, we still look natural and like our best selves. Taralynn's creative direction and eye for getting the shot, along with her fun and friendly personality, patience, and calm energy made our wedding day photoshoot a blast."