BEHIND THE LENS | ABOUT TARA MERKLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi My name is Tara and I am a photographer in Central Florida and I welcome you to my website.  I specialize in children, family, newborn, and maternity photography in the Orlando, Lake Mary, Sanford, Maitland, Winter Park, Winter Springs, Heathrow, Apopka, and surrounding Central Florida areas.  I travel to many areas including  the beaches of New Smyrna and Cocoa Beach for sessions and occasionally schedule mini sessions in the Tampa and St. Pete Beach areas.

I am a mom of three beautiful daughters that were my inspiration to follow my dream and passion for photography.  I love to photograph families, children, and newborns and capture and create memories through my sessions.  I want your session to become a wonderful memory and to do this I try to make your session as stress free and fun as I can.  I will get those straight on smiling photographs, but I also want to capture your family in the real moments.  Playing, snuggling, and laughing are a must at my sessions.  I want you to remember exactly how your daughter or son looked at you and hugged you at that moment in time.

I schedule my sessions to take advantage of the best Florida light.  This means early morning sessions and sessions just a few hours before sunset.  I feel that is the most gorgeous light and creates beautiful images.  Of course this is Central Florida and during the summer that means we are keeping an eye out for storms up to the last minute of the session.  I love to style sessions to your family and will work with you to create the best setting, location, and look for your family.  I would describe my photography as modern vintage and I definitely mix in vintage items into my styling to create timeless images.

My other passion is newborn photography.  Capturing your newborns in the first weeks of life while they are snuggled up dreaming away is such a wonderful experience.  They grow all too quickly, as I know personally, and I want to help you remember just how they curled up or pursed their lips in those first few days.  I would describe my newborn photography as modern vintage as well.  I love to use quilts, lace, burlap, neutral colors, beautiful hair accessories and bonnets.  I use vintage items mixed in with gorgeous new items to create images that are unique and stand the test of time.  I even love to shop at antique markets to find one of a kind props for my sessions.

Please visit my pricing page for my current pricing and visit my current specials tab to see what specials and mini sessions I am currently offering.  I look forward to meeting you and your family for your photography session with me!