I’m someone who will encourage you to run full-speed without hesitation into cold ocean water for the perfect shot (and I’ll jump in too, of course). I’m someone who will celebrate your love and your marriage through the good and the bad because honestly, sometimes, it’s just hard. I’m someone who will push you out of your comfort zone, because I know you’ll thank me for it later. I’ll be your biggest hype-man when you’re dancing at your wedding. I’ll cry with you during the toasts, because I'm a baby and I can't hold back tears to save my life.
I’m not a very “traditional” photographer, so I’ll tell you right off the bat that if you want someone who will pose you like a mannequin until the sun has set, that’s not me. What I WILL do is give you some cues and some guidance, and before you know it, you'll forget you're even having your photo taken. Just hanging out with your bff, listening to music, making some cool memories. With that said, let's get coffee or a drink (on me) and figure out if we're as compatible as I think we will be.
I’ve been taking photos since high school, and my first ever job was at a Jcpenney Portrait studio. My dad decided that at the ripe age of15, I needed to get a work permit so I could get a job, At my interview, my boss handed me a pen and told me to sell it to her. I said - and I quote - “uhh, it’s blue?” I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and I just wanted to hang out with my boyfriend, but for some reason she hired me anyway. We were expected to shoot around forty 10 minute sessions in a day with no lunch break (yeah, you still owe me money JCP), and people were always mad at us for being slow.
After getting tired of always being hungry, I quit, and I begged my dad for a loan so I could buy a camera. I’m pretty sure I still owe him money (sorry dad, when jcpenney pays me back for my missed lunches it’s all yours), but I was hooked. I dabbled with photos for friends and second shooting for weddings, and eventually finally decided to quit all of my jobs just jump into it full time. My husband was so freaking supportive, so I started this company and never looked back.
After all this time, I found some core values that I want to keep forever in an endlessly evolving industry.
-Timeless, never trendy: I want your skin to look like skin when I edit your photos, because as much as trendy photos are cute, I don’t want you to look back on your wedding and think “oh gosh, what was that photographer thinking?” Remember Sepia? Exactly.
-You are beautiful the way you are, and I want you to see what I see. Your smile lines and crows feet are earned from you making great memories, so I’m going to keep it that way.
-I will capture you as your authentic self. Every couple is so different, and I love and respect that. Some don’t like PDA as much, and some want to make out their entire session. It’s tailored to make YOU comfortable.
Looking back at your day in 5 years, or 40 years, I just want you to feel how happy you were that day. That's one of the most fulfilling gifts I can give someone, and I want to give that to you!
I grew up going to tiny concerts in crowded rooms with VERY loud ear-damaging speakers and sweaty people. There’s a rush that comes from music that i've only found in two other things; being surrounded by nature that makes you feel small, and witnessing really really big emotions.
When I’m not shooting, you can either find me at a concert with my guy, taking photos of rescue pups at Priceless Pet Rescue, with my sister at Disneyland (or more realistically, Trader Sams - if you know you know), or filling up my camera roll with photos of my dog sleeping. I’ve got 60,000 photos on my iPhone and 50,000 of them are of her sleeping (10% off your total price if you tell me how many photos you have in your camera roll in your inquiry form). I also like to just drive. I think that ties into my love of traveling and not staying in the same place too long.
My husband is an introvert and always feels so much better when he can have a minute to himself, but I always feel so much better after I get to hang out with people all day. I don’t like to live a mundane life, and I know that’s why I love shooting weddings so much. There’s so much anticipation and buzz around big life events like that, and I am so lucky I get to be there to photograph them so often. It absolutely fills my cup.
Okay, picture it - you’re getting pampered, or touching up your hair or your makeup when I show up high on caffeine and SO excited that I’m about to get to witness you say your vows to your favorite person ever.
I’ll step in when I can be of service aside from just being your photographer, help you if you have questions, and it’ll be like you have another friend there by your side on your day. I will snap some photos of your gang helping calm your nerves, or the dudes maybe having a drink to calm theirs. Whatever your day looks like - i’ll be there to capture it from beginning to end.
I know wedding planning can be stressful, and sometimes the day-of you have some really high expectations. My biggest advice is to remember that no matter what, at the end of the day, you are surrounded by people that matter and support you, and you’re going to marry the love of your life. That’s the stuff that matters. All that other stuff is just noise.
On your day, I’m going to document you doing your thing with candid, authentic moments and a sprinkle of posed shots. I will give you all the direction you need, if you even need any at all, and I will never leave you hanging. At no part in the day will I be making you do anything in-authentic to who you are as a couple . When you’re getting married on a beautiful cliffside just you and your partner, I’ll capture those palpable emotions you have as we head to your location. Those moments you feel like your heart is so full, it could burst at any moment. Those are the moments I live for.
"She feels like the best friend at your wedding day, cheering you on when you feel shy and laughing along with your family's inside jokes just to make sure you’re comfortable. Shooting with her over the years can be summed up in one word; effortless."
"from those young and in love moments when your person asks to spend forever with you, to the magical day when you two become one soul, whether it’s at a vineyard with 200 people or on a mountain top with your 10 closest family members - life is a beautiful chaotic thing, so make sure you have tarynne freeze that moment in time so that it can be re-lived, often. "
Not only are her photos of our elopement beautiful, but she captured so many raw emotions. We felt like being in front of a camera would be awkward, but she makes it so comfortable. She really puts in a lot of love, time, and effort. On top of being an awesome photographer, she's also such a fun, sweet person. that it was like hiring another friend to come shoot our wedding.
"She feels like your best friend on your wedding day - shooting with her over the years can be summed up in one word; effortless."
life is a beautiful chaotic thing - have her freeze those moments in time so they can be re-lived, often. "
She made me feel so beautiful and authentic to who I was, and the quality of the pictures she delivered to us was unreal.