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!
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!
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!
Reagan and Jon were some of my very first clients when I was starting out as a professional so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to photograph them again for a styled shoot Kristina Ross Photography and I put on together! Kristina and I have been wanting to create a style guide to give couple’s inspiration for engagement sessions so I’ll be sharing a few of those sessions over the next couple of weeks on the blog. We collaborated with Naturally Flawless Hair & Makeup Design for the girls to get their hair and makeup done. Vanessa Chavez did the hair and Leanna Duran did their makeup. Leanna is especially amazing with makeup and I highly recommend her to anyone searching for a makeup artist in the College Station area! She has such a sweet personality and is an awesome makeup artist!