Tara's obsession with cooking and eating, exploring new cultures, and observing life's quiet moments in between are what make her photographs uniquely her own. Whether in studio or on location, she is equally happy, inspired, and comfortable. In fact, she loves the mix, and moves seamlessly from the controlled environment of the studio to the come-what-may challenges of shooting on location. Tara grew up in a restaurant kitchen, in a family of fantastic cooks and bakers who value their time together at the table above all else. Her love for food is especially clear via Wild Apple, a passion project and recipe journal that focuses on seasonal gluten-free cooking. Raised in the country but currently a city dweller, she is inspired by both: the pace, the trees, the space of the rural; the interaction, the neighborhoods, the streets of the urban. Trained as a photographer, Tara also spent many years honing her eye as a photo editor at domino, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has been recognized in PDN's 30 Photographers to Watch (2006), Communication Arts' Fresh Column (2008), as well as American Photography 28 (2012) and 32 (2016).