I am a professional photographer located in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area of Virginia. I specialize in outdoor portraits of families, couples, children, and weddings. I take a "journalistic" approach to my projects -- my goal is to capture the natural interaction between loved ones, friends and families in order to provide my customers with images that will celebrate life's subtle and beautiful moments forever.
I professionally trained at the Hallmark Institute for Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. After completing my studies, I joined my husband in North Carolina and served as the head photographer at a major studio on Fort Bragg, NC. Fort Bragg provided me with the opportunity to photograph a diverse set of events and subjects ranging from individual soldier portraits, youth and team sports activities, families and children, to various formal military organizational and ceremonial activities such as the US Army 82nd Airborne Division Yearbook.
For the last several years I have focused on my family and my community in Newport News, VA. While raising my three beautiful children has kept me busy, I have continued building my photography portfolio through freelance opportunities such as portraits and weddings.
I love photography and meeting new people -- running my own business provides me with a unique opportunity to do both on a daily basis. It is exciting for me to capture lasting memories that families will enjoy for years to come.
I look forward to providing my photography services to you soon!
Tara M. Farrell