Hello and welcome to the new Tara Barnes Photography Blog! I'm Tara, a wedding and senior portrait photographer based in Weatherford, Texas. (just outside of Fort Worth) I hope you enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides, and getting a little peek into my life!
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Dallas, Texas Y’all, this session was a dream to photograph!! It’s always an honor and a high compliment when you get to capture a family through many seasons and the Henley family is one of the best! I first met Kendall a few years ago in Aggieland when I photographed her […]
Chelsie and Trevor are such a fun, easy-going couple! They met at a family holiday party and immediately hit it off. The sky was so dreary throughout the day of their session we almost thought about cancelling. Just as the evening approached, the sun popped out and gave us beautiful, glowy light! Holland Lake Park is one of my favorite parks in Weatherford. I love the grand trees all over the park and it’s just an all around pleasant place to be.
Trevor proposed December of last year at a place called Enchanted. It was pouring rain as Trevor got down on one knee with beautiful Christmas lights all around. Chelsie was shocked and excited, she of course said yes! They are tying the knot March of 2019 in Weatherford at the Springs. The Springs in Weatherford is currently building a new venue on their property called “The Manor” and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together for Chelsie and Trevor’s wedding day! Congratulations to Chelsie and Trevor, I am so excited to be a part of your special day!!
Abby and Jake met the summer before their freshman year at Texas A&M University at a luncheon. They were both planning to be in the same major so Abby went up and introduced herself to Jake and they briefly chatted. Fast forward to their first week at A&M and they were at another orientation together and they met for a second time. Jake had just cut off all of his hair for the corps of cadets so Abby didn’t recognize him! Luckily Jake was forgiving 😉 and they spent the rest of the day talking. The rest is history!
These two are some of the most dedicated Aggies I know! Their first date was at their very first midnight yell as students. Since then they’ve been to every midnight yell and Jake proposed to Abby on Kyle Field! It was the last midnight yell that they would be on the field for, so he got all of their closest friends passes and snuck Abby’s family in without Abby seeing. After the cannon went off and the lights went out, Jake got down on one knee and Abby of course said yes!
Abby and Jake are tying the knot January of 2019 in Fort Worth and I am honored they chose me to capture their special day! Congratulations to Abby and Jake!!
I always love trying new locations for engagement sessions, so when Barbara and Daniel suggested the bed and breakfast where they got engaged I was pumped! If you like enchanting environments, cute pups and a fun couple that’s absolutely adorable together than this session is for you! Kobu, their sweet pup, was so photogenic and kept me laughing throughout the shoot.
Barbara and Daniel were first introduced by Barbara’s mother! She was the owner and sushi chef of a local Japanese restaurant (Kamei Sushi and Grill) that Daniel was a regular at. Barbara also worked at the sushi grill, so after they met, Daniel began planning his visits around Barbara’s schedule so he could visit with her!
Daniel surprised Barbara with an early birthday celebration by taking her to Blisswood Ranch. After a weekend of stargazing, feeding baby bison, minature donkeys and minature horses, Daniel took Barbara to the enchanted lake on horseback to a surprise picnic. He presented an “Adventure Book” to Barbara mimicking her all time favorite movie “Up” before asking her to marry him. Barbara of course said yes! These two are tying the knot this July at Peach Creek Ranch with an intimate wedding dinner party to follow their ceremony. Congratulations to Barbara and Daniel, I am beyond excited to be a part of your special day!
It’s not every day that you have someone with your name getting married on your anniversary date ask you to be a part of capturing their wedding! What a coincidence 😉 I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Tara and Matt’s wedding day this coming May at the Inn at Quarry Ridge in Bryan! Tara and Matt met two years ago at Texas A&M University (whoop!) when they were both getting an engineering degree. They love spending time outdoors, so this field in College Station was the perfect location for their engagement session!
When Matt realized Tara was the girl he wanted to marry, he planned a fun proposal at Tara’s grandparent’s house under the pretense that they were having “dinner with Tara’s family.” When they arrived at their house, Matt had an elaborate setup in the backyard with all their friends and family waiting in the house. Such a sweet and thoughtful proposal! Tara of course said yes, and the rest is history!
A winter engagement session in College Station, Texas! I love when couples bring their dogs to engagement sessions and Ruger was no exception. This pup was hilarious! He posed perfectly for the first photo and immediately looked at the camera when I called his name. Once I exclaimed “we got it!” Ruger broke free and proceeded to run around the field behind us for the remainder of Kaitlin and Jacob’s engagement session making us all laugh at his antics.
Kaitlin and Jacob have been together over 8 years – they met in the 6th grade, but it wasn’t until high school that they went on their first date. It may have been a casual first date since they were so young, but their love has lasted all these years! Jacob popped the question on top of Enchanted Rock which took Kaitlin completely by surprise. They are both very laid back people, so she thought it would be obvious when Jacob proposed and was taken by surprise when he asked her after they had spent the day hiking! They are getting married this fall at Peach Creek Ranch. Peach Creek is one of my favorite wedding venues in College Station and I am beyond excited to capture their day! Congratulations to Kaitlin and Jacob on your engagement!
Texas A&M Engagement Session College Station, Texas Madi and Zach are two of the sweetest engineers I’ve ever met and I can’t wait for their wedding next May at Rustic Grace Estate in Van Alstyne! They both enjoy Chuy’s, Gilmore Girls, card games, and two-stepping together. Anyone that knows me knows these are at the […]
A couple of weeks ago, Justin and I drove down to Katy for Taylor and Cash’s engagement session! Together they have four dogs and they wanted to include all of them in their session so we decided to take their engagement portraits around their neighborhood! I love their passion for taking in animals and giving them a home. Each one of their pups has a unique personality which made for a fun session! You can bet I was dancing around excitedly when we got a photo with all four of the dogs looking at the camera – win!
Taylor and Cash met the summer after 8th grade so they will have known each other over 10 years when they tie the knot! They’re big Mav’s fans, so Cash proposed to Taylor during a kiss cam at one of the games. Taylor and Cash are getting married this December at the Rustic Grace Estate in Van Alstyne and I am so excited to be a part of their special day!
When I first met Katherine at her consultation – I knew we were going to get along well! We both have a quirky sense of humor and we ended up chatting for hours! Katherine and Colten met back in 2010 and they both love spending time outdoors (especially fishing) so Trinity Park was the perfect location for their engagement session!
Katherine said that neither of them were very romantic, but Colten proposed in quite a romantic way. Katherine was tagging along on one of Colten’s family vacations to Destin, Florida (one of Katherine’s favorite vacation spots). When they arrived, Colten led Katherine to believe that they were going on a dinner date with just the two of them. On the way to dinner, Colten asked Katherine to go on a sailboat ride – “just for fun.” At this point, most girls would suspect something, but Katherine is so laid back she didn’t even realize Colten was about to propose! Once they were out on the water the captain offered to take a photo of the two of them at which point Colten got down on one knee and asked Katherine to marry him. She of course said yes and they are tying the knot next month at the Piazza in Fort Worth, Texas!
Katherine and Colten are so giddy with one another, they made my job easy. I love all the fun, candid moments I was able to capture between the two of them. I hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of my favorites from Katherine and Colten’s engagement session!
We couldn’t have picked a better day for Meredith and Richard’s engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum! The sun was shining and there was a cool breeze blowing through the trees which made for a beautiful May evening in Texas. From the moment I met Meredith and Richard at their consultation, I knew we were going to get along well. They are such a warm and welcoming couple – they even took me out to dinner after their engagement session!
Meredith and Richard met at Texas A&M through Traditions Council. They became close friends, and shortly thereafter Richard took Meredith out on their first “official” date to Cafe Capri in College Station. After their dinner, they danced the night away under the Aggie Ring on the Texas A&M University campus. The first song that came on was “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. Little did Meredith, that would be the song Richard would play when he proposed years later.