Hi, I'm Tara!

It's a choice - there are two different sorts of photographer: those obsessed with the technicalities and those obsessed by the subject.

- mario testino -

I am the owner and photographer at TARALOO, a primarily natural-light photography experience established in 2009 in Houston, TX.

I am also a mom, a sister, a daughter and a friend.  I'm only 5' tall. 60 inches EX.actly.

I love vacations with my fam, listening to live music of ANY kind with my tribe and that my kids fight with each other then have each other's back the next second.

I love that my daughter has a dance fam that she can always count on.

I love that my dog "let's" me dress her up for pictures and I think Snapchat filters are the best invention.  If I can get both those things to happen at once, I'm entertained for hours.

I love photographing people genuinely being themselves because when they let their guard down, it makes for some beautifully authentic images.

I have an unhealthy addiction to Sour Patch Kids and Zapp's Voodoo chips.

I love hanging with my nephews...  they are some really cool cats.

I love how happy my parents look in the cake picture from their reception.

I love that my Tank and I have been together for more than half my life.

I love ending my day watching one of God's magical sunsets.

I love making my girl grads squeeeee with excitement at their session when they see their images on the back of my camera.  It's my fave!  Yep, I even get smiles from my guys when they see themselves usually followed by "lit".

Now, I'd love to get to know you and your kids...

follow me on insta... you'll see some behind-the-scenes shots, my dog/sidekick Lucy and a bit of my wandering around this amazing planet!   @insta_taraloo