n award winning fine art wedding photographer who specializes in evocative and unique wedding photography world wide. I most often travel to between California and Wy-daho (Wyoming and Idaho), as I have family in those areas but I LOVE to travel anywhere. I grew up overseas so for me, traveling is like breathing. It comes naturally! I shoot both digital and film photography, also known as hybrid shooting, and love shooting in amazing new destinations.
I love that I use film and digital photography to tell a love story. Everyone’s love story, all love, is inspirational. And I think I trace this love of love back to childhood. Since I was a little girl I was obsessed with my parents wedding album. I loved the stories that went along with each photo, how my mom’s dress strap broke and my grandma had to last minute pin it for her. How the shortest and tallest bridesmaids wore the same size and mixed up dresses so the tallest bridesmaid ended up with the shortest dress, and the shortest ended up with the longest. I think I realized even then how important photos are to preserving those memories and details, things you would probably forget with out them.
My education was a combination of Art Cinema and film photography, so my photography is inspired by that. It’s a combination of classic art portraiture, cinematic composition, and authentic moments as they unfold. Every wedding is a unique story waiting to be told, and my eye looks for those sweet little things you may miss.
“I could go on and on about the amazingness that is Taryn. Taryn not only captured the most beautiful, memorable, big and small moments of my engagement shoot, my courthouse wedding, and my reception, but she helped keep me calm, stress-free, and reassured throughout the process. She reminded me that everything was going to be ok and provided that professional comfort.”
– Jen S.
“Where do I even begin to describe the love I have for Taryn and Great Woodland Photography?! It was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding…She’s a true talent and doesn’t miss an opportunity to capture something amazing. She made us both feel so comfortable which was especially important for my husband who’s a bit camera shy… I truly can’t express how much we love her!”
– Kathryn H.
“Taryn is awesome! We loved working with her. She was super friendly and fun and took the time to get to know us. She was great at directing us so that our photos looked natural and candid. My wife and I were definitely not used to having someone taking photos of us, but Taryns charm and openness made it easy to get comfortable in front of the camera. We love both our wedding and engagement photos!”
– Molly Z.