Kristen is a southern belle all the way – she is from South Carolina’s and had moved to Wisconsin for her husband’s job a few years back. I loved her sweet flowey dress that she had picked up from TJ Maxx and we were blessed with warm winds and gorgeous light. Kristen and her husband Lynn welcomed their baby boy Rhylyn Wade on November 3, 2014.
Hi! I’m Tara, a photographer based out of Wisconsin Dells, WI. As an artist, I bring my vision and creative talents every time I pick up my camera. I’m heavily influenced by art, emotion and nature and have always sought a creative outlet, ever since I was a little. I worked as a graphic designer for many years before becoming a photographer and have always loved photography, how it can transport you into a different place and time with just one image. Once I focused my efforts behind the lens, I knew I had found the perfect medium that would allow me to combine my creativity, love of working with others, and my design talents. My eye is always searching for beautiful textures, colors and light. If you see a car that is driving really slow down a back road, that would be me! I am obsessed with light and finding the perfect places that speak to me and locations that are begging to be photographed.
I really enjoy connecting with my clients on a personal level. I’m all about having a good time, getting to know you and making your photography experience fun, enjoyable and stress free. After photographing over 100 weddings, I have realized that the day goes by so fast. It’s my job to tell your story, capturing the essence of who you are. I strive to create timeless, natural, creative photographs that you and your family will cherish forever.
I live in Wisconsin Dells with my wonderful and supportive husband, Justin. We built a small natural light studio on our property in July of 2012, and it has been a perfect space for photographing children, seniors, and meeting with clients. We also own a restaurant in Downtown Wisconsin Dells , the High Rock Cafe. Justin is an amazing chef and we are both blessed with exciting careers. Hmmm…what else? I love chocolate, coffee, wine, parties, boats, summer, the river. Spending time outdoors, live music, traveling and our yellow lab mix, Jake. I am a huge animal lover, and Jake is my first dog, so he is like my baby…yea, he’s spoiled:)
Photographer: Tara Draper Photography//