“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
-Aaron Siskind

I am a natural light photographer specializing in the photography of newborns, children, teen, maternity, and families.  I look at the world like a photograph.  Even those pictures that don’t seem photograph-worthy at the time can be so signigicant to look back at.  I want you to remember what your little girl’s curl of hair looked like or what your son looked like when he was smiling at you one morning when he was 6 months old.  It is capturing the sheer joy of being a family together.  I want to capture those moments for you.

I am a mother of three, a wife, and a daughter and I know that life goes by too fast to not stop and capture those things that we hold so dear to us on camera.

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Tara Merkler Photography is a children, newborn, maternity, and family photographer.  I am currently serving the Central Florida area including Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Orlando, Oviedo, Longwood, Heathrow, Altamonte Springs, and the Windermere areas.  I also have limited availability for beach sessions through the year at Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach.

$150 for a 1 hour session in the setting of your choice. Up to 5 family members included in price.  Location must be within 25 miles of 32773 or I will have to add $25 for travel expenses.  Portraits are usually scheduled for early morning or late afternoon/early evening for the best natural light.

Cocoa Beach sessions are currently $175 for the year 2015.

$300 for a three hour posed newborn studio or in home session.  Newborns take additional time due to their sleep patterns. These sessions should be taken in the first 10 days of life. Please schedule approximate time during 2nd trimester of pregnancy.  A newborn session can take place in your own home if you are more comfortable.  Once booked and a deposit has been paid you contact me once your bundle of joy is on the way and I will fit you into the schedule.

$200 for a two hour newborn lifestyle in home session.  A lifestyle session is a natural non posed session in your home to capture your fresh new interactions in your home with your newborn.

I am available to travel anywhere in the Central Florida area.  Travel outside of the Orlando area will be an additional $25 to $100 depending on mileage.

I occasionally have mini sessions that are styled by me and scheduled for a specific day with available times posted on facebook.  Mini Sessions come with 12 fully edited images sent to you though an emailed link for you to download.  Become a fan of my business facebook page to stay updated on these mini sessions.  Pricing and detailed information on these sessions will also be on my blog.

All full sessions will receive a downloadable gallery with 20-25 edited images at the photographers discretion with a print release sent to you.

I also have beautiful professional prints, canvas, and specialty print items available to order once you receive your images.

  • Christine Edel

    Hello! I am a friend of Michelle Vice, and loved her photos! I would like to schedule a shoot with you. Please contact me when you can…4078320233. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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      Hi Christine. So sorry I haven’t gotten back to you sooner. Your comment was stuck in a spam file and now my little one has been super sick for 4 days. Can you email me at taramerklerphotography@gmail.com and then I can set up a time. If I talk on the phone she wakes up and she really needs her rest as much as possible.ReplyCancel

  • Hello! I love your work! I’m interested in setting up a session in February for a large group/grandparents session. It would be my family of 5, my brothers family of 4, and my parents. We will all be in Cocoa Beach in February. What are your session fees for larger groups? Thanks so much, looking forward to hearing from you!ReplyCancel

  • Kat

    I am a friend of Dan and Michelle Herbon. Do you do 1 year old smash cake sessions. If so, how much?ReplyCancel

Connor and Bella are next in line with a look into their session at the Christmas Tree Farm.  I love that they came out in their matching pajamas ready for milk and cookies in the Christmas trees.  All of the kids loved the milk and cookies so much.  The only hard thing was to hold them off from eating them long enough to get some pictures before in!  I really need to get my own girls out there sometime this week for their pictures.

Here are some of my faves from Connor and Bella’s session.

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What is better than taking pictures of two little, adorable, sweet little girls?  Taking pictures of two little, adorable, sweet little girls that happen to have a mama that is a friend and was a college roomate!  I was so thrilled to finally meet Camaryn and Danielle.  I fell instantly in love with them and it was like no time had passed between Liz and I.  It is true that life gets in the way sometimes and people move, but a true friend will always be one.  Love ya Liz!

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