Friday, August 26, 2011

White Linen Night in St. Francisville- come visit!

Tomorrow night from 5-9 pm, Callie from Tara Marie Photography will be set up inside the St. Francisville Inn, 5270 Commerce Street, St. Francisville, LA,(225) 635-6502, for the annual White Linen Night festival. Come visit with her about your senior portraits, fall family portraits, and your wedding photography! We'll have all of our album and canvas samples on display. Also, we'll be drawing for a free portrait session!

Come visit us and explore our beautiful historic Louisiana town!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beginner's photography workshop- September 11th, 2-7 pm, St. Francisville

Do you have a new "fancy" camera but need to learn how to use it? Check out our Sunday afternoon Beginner's Photography Workshop on September 11th, 2011. It's designed for people who have digital SLR cameras (the "fancy" digital cameras) but want to know how to use them better.

Register HERE.
Sunday September 11th, 2-7 pm, $125 ($95 for your 2nd person)

During the three hours of the workshop, Tara will cover the basics of how to take better pictures. This includes learning to "see" better pictures, understanding and using your camera's capabilities, learning about some equipment that can make your photos go from good to great, using the best lighting situations, choosing locations, and how to use a few very basic Adobe Photoshop tricks to make your pictures what you want them to be. You will also take home a booklet of all class notes to review after you go home. We will stop in between each section of classroom time to do a hands-on activity to practice the concept that we just learned.

During the last two hours of the workshop, all class attendees will move outside and photograph actual people outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Victorian of the Felicianas.
This is an opportunity to apply what you learned in the classroom setting during the previous two hours. Tara will show you how to find locations, see and use available light, decide when to use flash, how to frame a picture, pose your subject, and avoid common mistakes, and then she will give you a few assignments to practice. You will get time to practice taking better pictures, ask questions, and brainstorm with fellow attendees.

Cameras are not required, but you will learn more if you have one there in front of you. You will benefit most by bringing a digital SLR camera (one that will let you change lenses and has at least controls for shutter speed and aperture.)

A light snack will be provided.

Questions? Call Tara Morris 225-634-7229 or email her at

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brittany and Chris's Wedding at Desert Plantation

Brittany and Chris Mabile tied the knot at Desert Plantation in Woodville, MS (just across the border from St. Francisville, LA) on May 21st, 2011. The Magnolia, Mississippi couple traveled down to Desert Plantation for their destination plantation wedding, and it was a perfect fit. The wedding felt so feminine and shabby chic, which is what Brittany explained she wanted when we first met. I especially liked the streamers around the ceremony site- they blew in the wind and created a whimsical feel during the entire ceremony. Additionally, the pink paper lanterns and mason jars added a neat feel to the party. My very favorite, though, was the light, papery-feeling skirt of Brittany's fitted dress.
Brittany and Chris opted to do the "first look," which is a special time of them seeing each other before the wedding. No one was around except me, and they had the chance to conquer their nerves a little and talk to each other before being in front of everyone for the ceremony. It made for some wonderful on-location pictures around the plantation.

Everyone seemed to have a great time (including myself) and enjoy some really tasty and beautiful food by Heirloom Cuisine, and the sparkler exit topped it all off.
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