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It’s kismet.

Fate.

Beautiful serendipity.

Divine intervention.

Meant-to-be that Barb is in my life.

Barb is our incredible associate photographer here at Tara McMullen Photography.

This elfin spirit came into my little world nearly three years ago, and neither my personal or professional life will ever been the same.

Barb was my second shooter for a long time, and then over the last year has been taking on more and more of her own couples.  She has photographed some absolutely stunning weddings as the primary photographer.

It’s about darn time that you were properly introduced to the woman who has become my Girl Friday, my little sister, one of my best friends.

If Barb is photographing your wedding this year or next :: you’ve made a wonderful choice.
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There are a million reasons why I love this woman.

Her spirit is unending…even when her heart is a tiny bit broken.

She is the most soft-hearted romantic I’ve ever known.

She will come home from weddings, and send me text messages about what she loved most about our couples’ speeches to one another.

She will scour the internet for that poem you included in your toast to your mother.

She will listen to Bon Iver and cry while she looks through your images.

This woman is the real deal.  She is a giant heart.tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-003 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-004 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-006 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-007 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-008 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-009 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-010 tara mcmullen photography barb simkova associate photographer caribou film lab portra 400 fuji 400h flower crown photos blush and bloom wedding flowers-011Now that you’ve formally met my beloved Barb, I hope that you will reach out to her at our weddings together, and give her a high-five at weddings that she’s shooting without me.

If you really want to win her over, talk to her about the little things to do to make your husband/wife/fiancee/fiance/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner feels oh-so-special.

You’ll have a friend for life.

I have a friend for life.

I love you, Babs.  I’m so lucky to have you on my team.

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Tara

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Hair and make up by another soul sister, Ivy Lam

Gorgeous floral crown by our girl Becky at Blush and Bloom

Film processing and scanning by Caribou Film Lab

Photographed on my Pentax 67II using Portra 800 and Fuji 400H

Life has a funny way of coming full-circle.

Sarah and I go way back.

WAY way back to our days as twenty-somethings at Acadia University.

Naturally when Sarah asked me to come to Banff to photograph her elopement with Jonas, I couldn’t say no.

I’m so honoured to have been there.

tara mcmullen photography toronto wedding photography moraine lake elopement-001This entire wedding looks like something that couldn’t exist in real life.  I’m actually still in awe.

I can’t wait to share the rest soon!

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Tara

Sometimes it’s ok to hitch up your dress and wander down a rocky pathway on your wedding day.

Because then we get to make images like this one.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much I a) love Bern & Tyler; and b) how much I love this image.

I will post the rest of their wedding soon, but in the meantime ::

Immediately after their wedding ceremony at her parents’ home, we snuck away to visit the bar where they had their first date.

A little dive-y.

Super busy for a sunny Saturday afternoon.

And perfect.

Visiting places that have meaning to my couples warms my heart, and makes for the best imagery.

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Tara

Rarely are we gifted with a friend who we know will be beside us always.

I have somehow been blessed with a few of these friends.

Lifers.

Always-ers.

Never-give-up-ers.

Tiffany is my co-unicorn, and my co-conspirator.

She is the wild to my quiet.

A day older than me, she is my ancient fortune-teller.

She is SO beautiful.
Learn more about my beloved Tiffany at her website :: Tiffany Pratt

You’ll meet another of my Forevers, Barb, next week.

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Tara