I get it. Photo sessions can be stressful. Showing up in front of a camera is a lot, and making all those little decisions leading up to it can be exhausting. What should I wear? What should I do about my hair? Which setting should we choose?
When I launched my photography business, I tried to think about how I can make photo sessions fun and stress-free so my clients can exhale and just enjoy this uninterrupted quality time with their loved ones.
In addition to helping my clients feel prepared, I go above and beyond to make sure you feel beautiful and taken care of. I'm not shy when it comes to helping you pose and I'll do anything to get a laugh. Let’s make this memory authentic together and get those real, organic smiles.
I’m always honored to be a part of such special and intimate sessions in your home. I live for getting sweet, bundled up photos of newborns and their tiny fingers and toes. We can even meet back at your place a year later for smash cake photos!
There are few things I love more than photographing couples. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, anniversary, or a new addition on the way, I’ll guide and pose you to get stunning photos you’ll want to look at over and over again.
You bring your kiddos, I’ll bring my camp counselor energy. I’ll help you choose the best time and location for your photo session to ensure we get lots of giggles and gorgeous shots.
Three to four times per year, I will host mini session weekends at a gorgeous and scenic location in Marin or San Francisco.
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Some glimpses at the special families and couples that have trusted me with capturing these special moments.
- Iliana H.
Working with Taryn was such a joy! We did a newborn shoot with her. My husband and I have never hired a photographer before (besides our wedding, of course!), so we weren’t really sure of the process or what the outcome would be, but we were impressed by Taryn’s guidance, transparency, and professionalism. We really appreciated Taryn’s flexibility not only reserving a date for the shoot, but the day-of adjusting the shoot time to align with our new baby’s feeding schedule. She came prepared with a shot list but also was open to the shots we wanted to capture, and made sure to capture some of the candid moments in between. She was efficient and patient! She also knew exactly how to make a new mom feel beautiful and we felt so comfortable around her (even though we both don’t love being in front of a camera). The whole experience was stress-free and enjoyable. Finally, the photos she captured were beautiful! We got a wide range of baby and family photos and are so happy with the final product! Thank you, Taryn, for helping us capture this special time in our lives and exceeding our expectations!
"She also knew exactly how to make a new mom feel beautiful and we felt so comfortable around her"
My fiancé and I were lucky enough to have Taryn take our engagement photos, and everything about the experience was truly incredible. In the past, my fiancé and I had always felt a bit ‘awkward’ while posing together, but Taryn had a way of making us feel SO comfortable, at ease, natural, and confident as she took our photos. She hyped us up throughout the shoot - and it showed in the results. Not only did she capture our genuine smiles and laughs, but she *created* those smiles and laughs through her warmth and infectious excitement (my fiancé and I both have very obvious fake smiles, so her ability to draw out this authentic happiness made all the difference).
It’s evident how thoughtful Taryn is in capturing beautiful moments for her clients, and she goes above and beyond to do so. We wanted some cool photos with a specific city view, so Taryn sprinted across the street, stood on the edge of the curb, and excitedly shouted posing tips to us as cars zoomed by, all so that we could get the most epic shot (spoiler alert: we did!).
When we got the photos back, I immediately was brought to tears. Not only was I in awe of how stunning they were, but seeing the way my fiancé looked at me made me reflect on how thrilled I am to marry him (a heartwarming reminder that’s easy for a bride to forget during the wedding planning phase). My jaw dropped when I saw the magical photos of my fiancé lifting me up for a kiss among the twinkling lights, a pose that I’m SO glad Taryn suggested. These images are more than just “engagement photos”, but these are sweet, special memories that will be used at our upcoming wedding, forever framed in our home, and shared with our future grandkids one day.
- Shay C.
“Taryn had a way of making us feel SO comfortable, at ease, natural, and confident as she took our photos...
- JESSICA T.
Oh my goodness! We absolutely LOVE all the pictures you took! I feel like this gallery really captures us so well. And I can’t believe you managed to shoot all those smiles and funny faces of our son! He was playing super hard to get. You have a gift! I am so, so pleased with how the photos turned out, and how the actual photo shoot experience was. We had such a fun time. Thank you a million! You were the perfect person to capture these moments! So grateful for your talents and lovely personality."
"I am so, so pleased with how the photos turned out, and how the actual photo shoot experience was.
All I can say is wow!! You are a miracle worker. The photos are beautiful and I can’t believe the turn around time. Not only are you incredibly talented, but you made the process fun. My kids had the best time!! You have clients for as long as you stay in California!!! We're so thrilled with the photos. Thank you so much."
"Not only are you incredibly talented, but you made the process fun. My kids had the best time!!
- JEN P.
We worked with Taryn for newborn photos and couldn't have been happier with the decision. She was so helpful in preparing us for the day and was amazing at keeping us relaxed at the shoot. Day of, she helped us find the best poses and enthusiastically incorporated our photo ideas. Though it felt like our son cried the entire time, she captured his best moments, and the final photos were precious :) Looking forward to working with her again!"
- MOLLY H.
"She was so helpful in preparing us for the day and was amazing at keeping us relaxed at the shoot.
- saralee r.
Taryn not only has an amazing talent for capturing your most important moments, she does it in a way that you don't even realize the emotions she sees. Then you look at the photos and think, wow, that is exactly how I want to remember that time. Those faces. That joy. I know this from the many family photos she's taken of us over the years but also from seeing the thousands of shots she has taken that celebrated milestones for others. She cares deeply about her subjects and it shows!"
"Anyone can snap a picture but it takes a passionate photographer like her to give you the memories of a lifetime.
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