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!
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!
Bridal portraits are always one of my favorites to photograph so combined with the Administration Building and Meredith’s gorgeous gown this session was a dream! We began Meredith’s bridal session at the Administration Building which is the perfect location for bridal portraits and ended at Research Park! Meredith and Richard had a beautiful ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church with their reception held at Brownstone – a newer venue in College Station.You may remember Meredith and Richard from their Dallas Arboretum Engagement Session. I’ll be sharing their beautiful wedding day on the blog soon, but for now, I hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of my favorites from Meredith’s bridal session.
Now that Alyssa is officially “Mrs. Strunk” I can finally share her beautiful bridal portraits on the blog! I first heard about Chandor Gardens when we moved to Weatherford back in January of this year and ever since, I’ve wanted to do a session there. Alyssa and her family were so sweet to travel to Weatherford for her bridal portraits at the most beautiful gardens in the city! I hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of my favorites from Alyssa’s bridal session.
This is a different post than what you’re used to seeing on the blog since I’m primarily a wedding photographer! Occasionally I like to share some of my favorite non-wedding related sessions and mix it up!
Last week I met with Kelsey and Daniel for their maternity session at Trinity park in Downtown Fort Worth. It’s been a hot, Texas, summer, but this past week, we were blessed with cooler weather which made for a beautiful day. Kelsey and Daniel both have hearts for the Lord and are very kind-natured – I’m sure they will be great parents! I can’t wait to meet their baby girl in August!
Now that Emily is officially “Mrs. Hounsel,” I can finally share her beautiful bridal portraits on the blog! This was my first time at the Springs in Magnolia – and I have to say it is a gorgeous venue! The whole property is surrounded by some of the tallest trees, I have ever seen which add to the romantic feel of the space. There are so many beautiful places for portraits at the Springs!
After a foggy engagement session and an overcast bridal session, Emily and Andrew were blessed with a sunshine-filled wedding day and I can’t wait to share more from their day on the blog very soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from Emily’s bridal session!
Paige and Reed tied the knot this past Saturday and I am thrilled to be sharing Paige’s beautiful bridal portraits on the blog today. Paige was one of the most happy, giddy brides I have ever been around and her joy was contagious! On her wedding day, her happiness brought smiles to everyone around her. Paige is one of the most selfless and thoughtful people I have ever met! Even on her wedding day, she gave me a one of the most thoughtful thank you gifts – a bag full of items to help me relax during this busy wedding season! Sweetest. Thing. Ever!
I can’t wait to share Paige and Reed’s beautiful, joy-filled wedding day on the blog very soon. In the meantime, enjoy some beautiful portraits from Paige’s bridal 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.
The beginning of last week was gloomy and rainy in Texas, so I was very thankful when the sun came out for Chris and Melissa’s engagement session. I am LOVING the spring sunshine and green everywhere! Spring is one of my favorite times of year and I try to spend every spare moment outdoors breathing in the fresh air.
When I met Melissa and Chris last week in College Station, I knew right from the beginning we were going to get along well! They are both very warm and welcoming – their easygoing personalities and love for each other made their session so fun! We spent the evening just chatting and laughing the time away, I had a blast getting to know them both!
Cayla and I were roommates the year before Justin and I were married so I was beyond excited when she asked me to be her wedding photographer when she got engaged! Cayla and Trey met in high school at camp so they were already dating when I met them both back in 2013! I love their servant hearts and their love for the Lord.
Cayla is a huge fan of the movie Tangled, so for their proposal, Trey asked Cayla to marry him at a lantern festival! As the thousands of people at the festival released their lanterns, Trey dropped to one knee and popped the question! So romantic, I’ve always wanted to go to one of the lantern festivals! Cayla and Trey are getting married in May at Hidden Creek outside of Dallas and I can’t wait for their special day! Congratulations to Cayla and Trey on their engagement!!