Tara's obsession with cooking and eating, exploring new cultures, and observing life's quiet moments in between are what make her photographs uniquely her own. Whether in studio or on location, she is equally happy, inspired, and comfortable. In fact, she loves the mix, and moves seamlessly from the controlled environment of the studio to the come-what-may challenges of shooting on location. Tara grew up in a restaurant kitchen, in a family of fantastic cooks and bakers who value their time together at the table above all else. Her love for food is especially clear via Wild Apple, a passion project and recipe journal that focuses on seasonal gluten-free cooking. 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 neighborhoods, the streets of the urban. Trained as a photographer, Tara also spent many years honing her eye 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