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the beautiful day | madison, wi family photographer

OK, folks…back to blogging some [ahem, autumn] sessions! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more organized and much, much better at time management, as I am a certified procrastinator by nature. And so, it begins today! Let’s just pretend you haven’t noticed that this is actually the 3rd of January and not the 1st, when resolutions would normally get put into action. I told you, I am bad.

The day I photographed darling 1-year-old Isabella and her sweet, welcoming, striking parents Sarah & Josh it was an incredibly rare day in Wisconsin. Over 80 degrees in mid October, guys. Unheard of! Warm, golden, gorgeous air created the perfect environment for our session together, as we leisurely ventured into their lovely backyard to play and chat and laugh. Sarah had gathered some of the most incredibly stylish clothes for Miss Isabella and we got a kick out of seeing her try out her brand-new skill (walking!) in these adorable little outfits. [If you’ve not been to this site yet, you must. The stuff is scary cute.]

Here’s what we learned outside:

Sometimes 1-year-olds want to wear clothes and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they just want to giggle and poke at their funny little bellies. Thumbs taste pretty good. You may not think you like the idea of a soapy outdoor bathtub very much. But then you splash at the bubbles a bit, see that it is magical and climb right in. Cats are very interesting to watch. Dogs and ladies with cameras are silly. Mommies and daddies are the best friends you could ever have.

This was the beauty of our day together. Bliss.

♥ t.

~SarahInSydney - Love these images Tara. How could you not love such gorgeousness in a tub! Just lovely!

Anne - Fantasic! They are all so very beautiful Tara. What a lovely family.

peter donner - Loved the pictures with Isabella in the old wash tub. Reminds me of my own bathtime when I was young.

Josh Z - Isabelllllaaaaaa:)

Jennifer - These pictures are amazing…to be cherished forever!

Ann Mohns - The Donner Family looks beautiful! The photos turned out great and thank you so much for sharing.

Jinnee Whitsell - LOVE the photos! You did an extraordinary job of capturing the love they have in their family. Bells is SUCH a doll. Just a beautiful family!

Renee Donner - Love the pictures of my grand-daughter and family! They are so unique and she captured the personalities of individuals. Would highly recommend Tara’s expert photography to all!

Renee Donner - Love the picutres of my grandaughter and my family! So unique and photographer captured the essence of their personalities. I would highly recommend her talents to all. Thank you.

Sarah - Still brings on tears every. single. time. We are eternally grateful for capturing the joy and love of our little family. We are truly blessed.

Alison - What a beautiful session! How could they not want all of them BIG on their walls……

Nichole - Love the family black and white! Great job!

Laura - Oh my nakid baby looks JUST LIKE her Dad. How sweet is that?

Go new years resolutions. I shall try as well.

elizabeth - this session is a beaut! love the whole lifestyle feeling. happy new year miss tara!

Patty - Beautiful family, I actually just met them in person by chance. They just toured CCLC and Isabella will be coming this fall!

Jennifer Chaney - Oh SO much fun! Such a beautiful family – photography is perfection, too! And you can’t go wrong with Ridgebacks!!! Best. Dogs. Ever. 😉

Allyson - lovely as usual! happy new year my friend!

Lindsay Silsby - Love them all soooo much Tara! That is a treasured session if I have ever seen one!

sara - So great! A family beautifully captured.

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