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I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Paris, Texas. (Northeast Texas.) If you're new, this is where I'll post some of my most recent weddings and sessions, as well as things that are going on in my life. Take a look around and visit the different links under the "about" section. I shoot on location as well as in my natural light studio, located right outside of Paris.

AboutTara Swain

Hi, I'm Tara! I love bright colors, a vintage, eclectic feel and whimsical concepts. My passion is child photography. I've been happily married since 2005 and we are blessed with a beautiful little girl, Briley Grace "Bear," and a "chubbalicious" little boy, Beau Isaac "Beau boy," who you will often read about on the blog.

2 months



My sweet chunk turned 2 months old last week. :( He has changed so much already and it’s just flying by!! We just love this sweet, smiley boy!!

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New Year



2014 was truly an amazing year for our little family, as well as my business. I believe this was my busiest year since I began in January of 2008. It was jam-packed with so many beautiful weddings, families, babies, kiddos, couples and seniors. But most importantly it was also the year we welcomed our sweet little boy into our family making us a family of 4. I started this post before the end of the year.. but clearly, it’s been a busy couple of months.. and I never got around to finishing it up or posting it until now.

As insanely busy as the year was, it was definitely trying at times. Dealing with the pregnancy during incredibly packed work weeks was difficult.. but also incredibly rewarding. As crazy as this year was, I enjoyed every minute of it and am looking forward to everything that 2015 is going to bring. :) With that being said, I WILL definitely be cutting back on my workload for the next year, so that I can have more time to enjoy Beau’s first year with my little family. I’ll still be taking on quite a bit.. however it will definitely be a cut back from my “normal” calendar. I do still have several new minis to announce and will be doing my usual Christmas and Fall Family minis as well.. but I’ll be taking more time off around this time next year as well. (Please keep this in mind for those who like to schedule family sessions or other types of sessions around the October, November or December months.) I’ll also be offering a little something different for the Christmas minis this year.. so keep a look out for that, I’ve already been ordering items to build something amazing for them and CANNOT WAIT to see it all finished!! These will be emailed out around late Spring, early Summer. :) If you aren’t already signed up to my email list, you can do so HERE. AND for the brides… I will also only be accepting about 4 more WEDDINGS for the year!!!!

The mini sessions that have been sent out on the email list have been booking quickly! Out of the 8 session that were announced in just the last month, 4 are COMPLETELY FULL (some filling up within 30-60 minutes!!) and there is only 1 SPOT EACH left for the 2nd annual ALL BOY and Farmers Market mini, 2 for the 2nd annual Hey Cupcake! minis and only a few left for the 80′s Baby minis!!! I WILL be announcing more over the next few months.. for the ones already announced you can check the Mini Session Page. But don’t forget to sign up for the email list so you don’t miss any of the new ones that will be coming out!

I want to thank each and everyone of my amazing clients who made this past year such a success. I can’t begin to explain how incredibly honored I am to be able to work with so many of the same families year after year. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you all and becoming great friends with so many of you. You all become part of our family as well. Seeing my baby plan babies grow up is always so heartbreaking.. but then getting them back again when they come back for milestone sessions for their baby brothers and sisters is probably my favorite part of the job… OR seeing my bride and grooms again after shooting their beautiful weddings, and getting to meet their perfect little miracles. :) Not only do I love all the familiar faces, but I always enjoy getting to meet new clients and then seeing them year after year as well. I appreciate each and every one of you and cannot wait to work with you all again this coming year.

I only decided about halfway through my maternity leave, about wanting to really cut back this next year.. so this Spring is going to be pretty hectic for me with the workload I already have scheduled, as well as Briley’s dance competitions. I’m currently booked through the end June. From that point on, I’ll be scheduling lighter.. so please make sure you contact me asap about scheduling full sessions, so that I can insure availability.

It’s hard to believe that this month marks 7 years of business. I’ve been lucky enough to meet so many AMAZING people and travel so many awesome places during that time. I’ve had clients turn into close family friends and I’ve enjoyed forming relationships with so many incredible people. I know that I truly am blessed to be able to do something I love so much and I look forward to what God has instore for the future of my business and for my family. AND to kick off the year with a blast… the TSP Facebook page just rolled over 17k fans!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!

Anxious to get back to work and get rolling on some new things.. but definitely going to miss the time off I’ve had with my babies. It went way too fast. I’ve been behind the iPhone more than my “big” camera most of my maternity leave… so a little look into the last month, courtesy of my iPhone. ;)

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This girl has hair and eye lashes to die for. I’ve never seen eye lashes like hers on a newborn before. They are unbelievable. I’m sure she’ll be as beautiful as her sweet mama and she already has both mama and daddy wrapped around her tiny little finger. ;) For a baby that was prayed for, for so long, she was definitely worth the wait. Can’t wait to watch this little beauty grow up… and I REALLY can’t wait to see what this head of hair looks like at her 1 year session. ;) A few favorites from her newborn session for now. Introducing baby Kaylee!!

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