I'm Taryn.

I love chocolate chip cookies, astrology memes, and my Shih Tzu, Chewy. 

Here I am at age 10 photographing my mom public speaking, and at 16 photographing my high school football team for yearbook.
  
Even though I grew up in New York, I ended up going to Indiana University (GO HOOSIERS), and I was already dating my high school sweetheart in picture #2 (we've been together for 15 years and counting)! So I guess what I'm trying to say is, the theme of my life is, "when you know, you know." 

A few other things I'm passionate about: nature walks, live music, body positivity, hosting Shabbat dinners, volunteering, and taking pictures that people will love and cherish.  

I'm a pretty consistent person. 


At the same time, I understand how stressful it can be to get in front of a camera. That's why I do everything in my power to make you feel relaxed, looked after, and prepared for your shoot. I provide outfit and location suggestions, patiently guide you through poses, and tell you all the reasons I think you look absolutely wonderful. I'll even fix that piece of hair you warned me about. 

When it comes to photographing kiddos, I come equipped with extra warmth, patience and silly hats. I promise to never make you or your child feel judged or rushed, even when we're low on time. In my years of photographing kids, I've learned the easiest way to capture real smiles and giggles is to make them feel like the shoot is no big deal. We're just hanging at the park, eating snacks and taking pictures. You'd be surprised how many delicious photos I can get without them realizing it's a photoshoot.

My favorite compliment is when someone walks away from a shoot and tells me that was so much easier than they expected. My other favorite compliment is when I show someone a preview on the back of my camera and they say, "Wait. I love that picture of myself!"

I love photographing people because I want to help them see themselves the way their loved ones see them.

MY APPROACH

I believe photoshoots should be fun. 

"I thought taking family photos would be like wrangling cats but Taryn just set the most lovely, calming tone. It was truly such a pleasure! Her talent is just incredible and her photos are hanging all over my house. From one Taryn to another, thank you times a thousand!" - Taryn G.  

don't just take my word for it.

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"Taryn is such a joy to work with! She sends out some info prior to the photo shoot to make sure you feel good and prepared (like suggestions on what to wear, where to shoot, if you should bring anything like a blanket, etc.). She almost acts as a consultant to make sure that you feel taken care of leading up to your photo shoot! She is so warm and easy going, it's very easy to feel comfortable around her. My husband hates taking photos but Taryn makes it so easy and carefree! She has a great eye for detail and can pick out photo spots that I would never think of. She is also so great with babies. She somehow made my 8 month old smile in nearly every shot. I highly recommend Taryn for family portraits, newborn shoots or anything you might need." - Liz M.