Tara grew up amongst food lovers, in a family of fantastic cooks and bakers who value their time together at the table above all else. Raised in the country but currently a city dweller, she is inspired by both: the pace, the trees, the space of the rural; the interaction, the vibrancy, the layers of the urban. Indeed, whether in studio or on location, Tara is equally comfortable, happy, and inspired. In fact she loves the mix, and moves seamlessly between the controlled environment of the studio and the come-what-may challenges of shooting on location. Equally fluid is her ability to tell stories through varied media. Her eye for crafting stills translates naturally into directing motion and creating content that is known for its approachability and realness.
In addition to a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University, Tara also spent many years honing her editing and production skills as a photo editor at domino, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has been recognized in PDN's 30 Photographers to Watch, Communication Arts' Fresh Column, and American Photography 28 and 32.
Commercial: 3.1 Philip Lim KIDS, Aloha, Annie's Inc., Aravon, Babycakes NYC, Baileys, Barilla, BBDO, Beardwood, Birchbox, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Burger King, Buy Buy Baby, Chili's, Cointreau, Country Crock, Country Inns & Suites, CVS, EK Success Brands, FutureBrand, Havas, Hill Holliday, JWT, Landor, Laundry Service, Lean Cuisine, Little Secrets, Lorissa's Kitchen, Marzetti, MullenLowe Profero, Nestlé, New York Life, Nourish Foods, One Kings Lane, Olson, Saatchi X, Sister Schubert's, Skip Hop, Special K, Starbucks, Stouffer’s, Wallace Church, Wendy's, Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, Wunderman, Young & Rubicam, XO Group
Editorial: Afar, Andrews McMeel, Anthology, Avery Books, Bon Appétit, Brides, British Airways High Life, Chronicle Books, Clarkson Potter, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Condé Nast Traveler, Country Living, Doubleday Books, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Epicurious, Fitness, Food Network, Garden & Gun, Gourmet, HarperCollins, Health, Jamie Magazine, the Knot, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Natural Health, Newsweek, O, Parents, Prevention, Reader's Digest Books, Real Simple, Rodale Books, Rodale Organic Life, Sainsbury's Magazine, Scholastic, San Francisco Magazine, Shape, Stewart Tabori & Chang/Abrams Books, Story Worldwide, Sunday Times Travel Magazine UK, Sunset, Taunton Press, Ten Speed Press, Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Wiley/Houghton Mifflin