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!
You may remember Taylor and Vanessa from their proposal that I blogged a couple of weeks ago! Taylor mirrored his proposal after an escape room by creating a series of mini puzzles for Vanessa to figure out and ended at the Antique Rose Emporium outside of College Station. Vanessa and Taylor are both some of our closest friends and it’s been such a joy being a part of this special season of their lives! A couple of weeks ago I traveled to College Station for several engagement sessions, theirs being one of them. I always love getting to catch up with old friends during my visits to cstat!
You wouldn’t know it by the photos, but it was about 100 degrees outside when we shot these. Luckily the heat didn’t feel that bad…when you’re with good friends the time flies! I looove the outfits Vanessa chose for her engagements and they fit with the beautiful greenery and water perfectly.
I can’t wait to celebrate with these two in January at the White Sparrow in Quinlan. It’s always exciting when two friends get married, but even more exciting when I get to be a part of this joyful season! Vanessa and Taylor are both such genuine, fun, people, I know their wedding day will be a blast! Many congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs.!
Texas A&M University Engagement College Station, Texas Cinny and Joshua actually met because they were neighbors! When Josh knew Cinny was the girl he wanted to marry he surprised her with a scavenger hunt on Christmas morning! The scavenger hunt lead Cinny to her stocking and inside was a little wrapped box with a note […]
Joyful Engagement Session College Station, Texas I don’t think I could be more obsessed with this session! I had a blast walking around this beautiful field in College Station with Kat and Stu getting to know them better. They have such a fun, unique, story and I just realized a few days ago that my […]
Julie and Andrew met four years ago and immediately hit it off after spending hours talking to one another. Each year they visit Los Angeles together where they spend time exploring the city and visiting friends. The year Andrew knew Julie was the girl he wanted to marry was extra special – they went to the rooftop with a great view of the city and Andrew got down on one knee and popped the question.
Julie and Andrew are tying the knot this fall at the Ashton Gardens in DFW and I am so excited to capture their special day! Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Song!
Kelsey and Nate are both such warm, welcoming, people, I had a blast photographing their engagement session on the Texas A&M University campus. It may have been almost 100 degrees outside, but you’d never know it by the smiles on their faces. They were both champs in dealing with constantly-changing, Texas spring weather!
Kelsey and Nate met on their first day of school at Texas A&M University when they were both taking the same political science course. In Kelsey’s words, “On the first day of school, I noticed a cute boy that was wearing the same shirt (Texas Rangers). So I walked up to him and said, “Hi, nice shirt. Is this seat taken?” And the rest is history.” These two are tying the knot next July at the Laurel in Grapevine and I am so excited to be a part of their special day! Many congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs.!!
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!