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McCarty's Cove Sessions are coming!

Reserve your beach session today!


I'm so excited to head to the beach this year! One date only so don't miss out🌞 you can reserve your session here https://taracollinsphotography.bigcartel.com/product/childrens-holiday-studio-mini-session

Please be mindful of beach rules, and while the promo image does show a sweet family pet, there are no dogs or pets allowed on the beach by McCarty's cove.

Summer + Schedules



Im so excited to offer Summer sunset minis this year! More details coming soon!!


As a small business owner I wear many hats over here! I know you mommas can relate. I'm so looking forward to capturing so many sweet newborns, families, maternity, and maybe. a few High School Seniors this Summer and Fall! The most common question I receive is around my availability, so I thought I would just tell you a little bit about how my schedule works! First, I am a momma to a tween and a teen. My husband works swing shift so one of us tries to be home as much as we can to avoid leaving our kids home for extended periods of time! Time really is fleeting. I feel like my kids should be as small as the sweet little faces I photograph most often! It really does feel like its been a blink of an eye. Secondly, I also own a knitting business which is where my photography journey started. I do have to dedicate at least 30 hours a week to this. Basically, I work 70-80 hours per week on average, luckily I can do a lot of that from home. I obviously really love what I do to invest that much time, I mean I am by no standards rich, unless you count in spirit. It is true though, you don't really feel like you are working when you love what you are doing!


Heres the details- Studio Hours by appointment Tuesday-Friday 10-1, 1-2 Saturdays per month starting at 10:30AM(and most Saturdays in August and September). and occasionally a Monday if requested. I try to never work on Sundays, at least not take on client sessions. If I'm being honest with you all, I often work on Sundays editing and knitting, paperwork, or other miscellaneous behind the scenes stuff. For outdoor sessions, just after the sun rises(which is sooo early in June-early August) or just before the sun sets is the best time for because of the position of the sun in the sky. Earlier in the day the sun is so harsh and right above. Its very unflattering for portraits, so that is why I schedule around 7PM May-August. If the sky is overcast I do try to sometimes adjust to a little earlier time, especially if you have little ones. I do know that it can be difficult, but I really haven't had any melt downs, etc. because I ask that you interact with your kiddos and summer is for staying up a little later and being a little more relaxed. I keep it fast paced, yet to me its peaceful being in nature and soaking up the sun. Family sessions are so special to me, and I am to make it a special experience for you family, too! Towards the end of August the sun starts going down a little earlier as the days get shorter so sessions start earlier and I can schedule morning sessions as well. I hope this helps with scheduling questions! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session! We appreciate your support!