17 January 2014

Distinguished Member: Tara Peddicord Photography

BUSINESS NAME: Tara Peddicord Photography
NAME: Tara Peddicord
LOCATION: Annapolis, MD 
AREAS SERVING: Annapolis, Baltimore, DC (have camera, will travel!)
DREAM WEDDING LOCATIONS: Hawaii, Italy, Costa Rica, & England.

EMAIL: hello [at] tarapeddicord [dot ] com

ABOUT HER: I am truly a people person as I find such joy and energy in spending time with people and getting to know them. I am a hopeless romantic and lover of life. I love traveling and have been blessed to see a few small corners of our great world from the Alps in Austria to the beaches of the Caribbean. I am married to my high school sweetheart and he is truly the meaning of the term, "better half". I am inspired and encouraged by my husband every day and our faith in Christ is the source of our hope. I live by the Chesapeake Bay and I love the sun, sand, salty air and freshly steamed crabs on newspaper covered tables. I love good food, great wine, a strong cup of coffee, nail polish, love stories, sitcoms, things that sparkle and friends to share it all with!

Photography runs deep through my veins, even if it took being out of college four years before I realized it's what I wanted to be fully committed to as my career and passion. I grew up with walls covered in photographs. Year after year the shelves would become filled with albums of the ordinary and extraordinary things my family had done.  It was instilled in me, early on, how important photos are. Not just for those of us who will reminisce about those moments through the images, but for the generations to come who will only have stories and pictures to connect with their past. With every event I photograph, I try to keep this in mind. I love what I do and the people I get to do it with!      
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: It is a great privilege to photograph the important moments in someone's life and I strive to do that through fresh and creative, real and honest images. I want to capture the unplanned moments while also helping to create organic, authentic moments that will produce timeless images.


>> "Tara was SO great to work with! She was open to my ideas but ultimately dictated the day and the poses so I didn't have to worry about a thing. Family portraits were a breeze after the ceremony and we were able to spend time with our guests in cocktail hour. She was genuinely excited for our wedding as if she were a guest and friend and very professional by quickly turning around a blog post of our preview. I can't wait to see the rest!" -Katie

>> "
Tara did an engagement/family photo shoot for us at our home to include our children. Those poses and pics turned out so well - she captured great expressions and looks and has such a gifted eye for great shots! She also did our wedding photography and I cannot wait to see all the pictures. Tara is so pleasant and puts everyone at ease so quickly. We researched many other photographers who were far more expensive and many had far less creative photography. We didn't want just standard poses, but were looking more for a photo-journalistic style and Tara executed flawlessly!! Any couple considering florists, shouldn't hesitate to go with Tara - you will not be disappointed!!" -Ingrid

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I met with Tara over coffee to discuss having her do my wedding photography. She was so gracious and professional and she really made me feel that doing our wedding photography would be an honor for her. That combined with the quality of her work are why I chose to hire her. Tara is new-ish to professional photography but I think that gives her a fresh perspective and her passion shines through. I decided not to do a "first look" so my husband and I had to fit in all of our photos during the cocktail hour. Tara quickly moved through all of our family member photos and still had plenty of time to do portraits of the two of us during the cocktail hour. It never felt rushed and she had total control the whole time. I thought it might feel really awkward because I'm not one for attention (and neither is my husband) but it wasn't. She made us feel really comfortable and relaxed. Tara scouted out some spots around our venue beforehand so there was no wasted time. I also had told her in advance I wanted to take photos outside our venue on the streets of downtown Annapolis and she made sure we had time to do that. I truly love every single photo she gave us. I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Tara and seeing the results in the photos. She's an awesome photographer and on top of that, she's one of the kindest people you'll meet." -Katie


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