My photography journey
Photography has been my passion since I was 13 years old. At 16, I started my own business, unsure of where it would lead. I've been so fortunate to work with wonderful people that light up a room, bring joy to my life, and make my job fun!
My first camera was a 35mm film camera, a Nikon FG that was my dad's. He bought it after graduating college and took it around Europe with him. That camera has been my baby for 17 years now! Since I learned on a manual film camera, I make the best images possible in-camera, limiting my need for post-processing. However, I have been lucky to also work with medium format, large format, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras in addition to 35mm.
Where did my creative journey start? I've always been an artist. When I was 7 years old, I taught myself to knit. Several years later, I taught myself to crochet, and then spin my own yarn. I design and create costumes and clothing, and spent my college years working in my university's costume shop. Senior year, I was the assistant costume designer for our production of Spring Awakening. After college, I earned a technical degree in Front-End Web Development, and am a freelance web & graphic designer!
Hopefully, this gave you some insight into who I am as a creative. I hope you enjoy my portfolio of work! Please let me know if you have any inquiries.
“I have worked with Taryn multiple times, and it keeps getting more exciting! I highly recommend Taryn, whether you're looking for something traditional or avant-garde! She has a wonderful eye and thinks of angles and poses I never would. Taryn was very professional and made me feel confident and excited to shoot with her. She also lets me have creative freedom, which is very important to me. 10/10!”