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Tara Graham - Photographer

Oshawa , ON
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Oshawa, ON CA L1J 5T1 (map)

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ABOUT US

Providing professional, detail-oriented, artistic wedding photography to amazing couples in the Greater Toronto Area and Durham Region.

Tara has been photographing weddings... Read more
Providing professional, detail-oriented, artistic wedding photography to amazing couples in the Greater Toronto Area and Durham Region.

Tara has been photographing weddings since graduating at the top of her photography class at Humber College. She offers everything from a simple a la carte package providing wedding day coverage and your files on disc, to full wedding collections including high end leather coffee table albums, engagement sessions, and custom made thank you cards.

Here is one bride's experience:

"I picked up the disk on Friday – and LOVE it, your work is nothing short of amazing!! Thanks so much for all your hard work and your attention to details!! You didn’t miss a thing – I’m not even sure we needed a wedding video after seeing that you captured EVERYTHING!!"
- Mary-Ann (Wedding, fall 2010) Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I prefer to provide clients with cleanly edited files in colour, and a select few in classic black and white. This way your images will not seem outdated when you look at them 10+ years from now.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, I also have a studio, so I am familiar with working with studio lighting, as well as natural light, and on/off camera flash units.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
A second photographer is included in many packages, or can be added.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, barring any major unforeseen tragedies (which I have back up plans for), if you book with me, I will be your main photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I would never book multiple events for a wedding day, and generally only book one wedding per weekend, though there are some instances with smaller weddings where working back-to-back wedding days would not be strain. I always want to make sure I'm giving my best to each couple, so I plan my schedule to ensure this is possible.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have lots of options for this should the need arise. Most packages include a second photographer, who is also capable of taking over as the main photographer in case of any last minute emergencies. I have never missed a wedding yet though, in 10 years!
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I use Canon equipment, mainly the 5D Mark II and Mark III. I carry multiple lenses, extra batteries, extra everything! I also bring lighting to every event in case we need to do indoor portraits, and to light the reception hall for beautiful dancing images.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Packages are based on hours of coverage.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, pricing depends on your package and the number of photographers.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We are not required to take breaks. Generally in the flow of the day there will be times when we were are photographing more, or less, and we are able to get a quick drink or snack without interrupting anything. A meal is appreciated if we are staying through the dinner portion of the evening, but we will always be ready to jump up to take photos of any speeches, toasts, or dancing taking place throughout the meal.
Do you charge for travel?
No charge within the GTA.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually within 4-8 weeks, depending on the time of year.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proof files for sharing, and high resolution files for printing, will all be provided in jpg format, currently on a USB drive.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. If this is an issue, it can be discussed to see if we can come to an agreement that works for everyone.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, all packages include your high resolution jpg files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Usually a blog post with select images from your wedding will be posted to my site.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount linen and leather cover albums are available in various sizes.

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Annie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara was very professional, easy going, and made us feel very comfortable from the moment we met her. She took exceptional photographs and captured all the important moments of our special day (big and small). We were very satisfied with the quality and quantity of our wedding & engagement pictures.
- Annie & Josh
Tara was very professional, easy going, and made us feel very comfortable from the moment we met her. She took exceptional Read more...
Tara was very professional, easy going, and made us feel very comfortable from the moment we met her. She took exceptional photographs and captured all the important moments of our special day (big and small). We were very satisfied with the quality and quantity of our wedding & engagement pictures.
- Annie & Josh Read less
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Kylie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Tara. My husband, our family and I are very happy with our engagement and wedding pictures. I recommend Tara to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special moments. I look forward to working with her again :)
It was a pleasure working with Tara. My husband, our family and I are very happy with our engagement and wedding pictures. Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Tara. My husband, our family and I are very happy with our engagement and wedding pictures. I recommend Tara to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special moments. I look forward to working with her again :) Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara not only an AMAZING photographer but is the easiest, most approachable person to work with.
She is friendly, flexible and respectful. She captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly and has given us the most beautiful and cherished album of moments we'll remember forever.
Highly recommended. You'd be crazy not to choose her for your special occasion!
Tara not only an AMAZING photographer but is the easiest, most approachable person to work with.
She is friendly, Read more...
Tara not only an AMAZING photographer but is the easiest, most approachable person to work with.
She is friendly, flexible and respectful. She captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly and has given us the most beautiful and cherished album of moments we'll remember forever.
Highly recommended. You'd be crazy not to choose her for your special occasion! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we booked with Tara Graham we knew we were making a great decision. Tara made us feel confident that everything with the photos would go well because she had problem solved and was prepared for any problem, should it arise (luckily there were none).

Tara and her assistant arrived on time and were flexible enough to stay later than what was originally discussed.

Her photos from my wedding are beautiful and my husband and I are SO happy.
From the moment we booked with Tara Graham we knew we were making a great decision. Tara made us feel confident that Read more...
From the moment we booked with Tara Graham we knew we were making a great decision. Tara made us feel confident that everything with the photos would go well because she had problem solved and was prepared for any problem, should it arise (luckily there were none).

Tara and her assistant arrived on time and were flexible enough to stay later than what was originally discussed.

Her photos from my wedding are beautiful and my husband and I are SO happy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
It was windy and rainy on my wedding day but Tara and her assistant were awesome at keeping everyone focused and comfortable. This meant taking turns warming up inside In-between shots!
The pictures came out great with bright skies and lovely smiles. I am very happy.
It was windy and rainy on my wedding day but Tara and her assistant were awesome at keeping everyone focused and Read more...
It was windy and rainy on my wedding day but Tara and her assistant were awesome at keeping everyone focused and comfortable. This meant taking turns warming up inside In-between shots!
The pictures came out great with bright skies and lovely smiles. I am very happy. Read less
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Shane
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara is an amazing photographer! She was very professional, creative and a pleasure to work with. Her pictures really captured our special day and we are so happy with the outcome. I highly recommend her photographic skills to capture any special day or occasion!
Tara is an amazing photographer! She was very professional, creative and a pleasure to work with. Her pictures really Read more...
Tara is an amazing photographer! She was very professional, creative and a pleasure to work with. Her pictures really captured our special day and we are so happy with the outcome. I highly recommend her photographic skills to capture any special day or occasion! Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara is a wonderful wedding photographer! We had over 600 pictures taken on the day or our wedding and they are a great mix of posed and candid shots. We also had an engagement session before our wedding and Tara let us bring our son for a few family shots. She is very flexible and always prompt to return emails. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for quality pictures for any event.
Tara is a wonderful wedding photographer! We had over 600 pictures taken on the day or our wedding and they are a great Read more...
Tara is a wonderful wedding photographer! We had over 600 pictures taken on the day or our wedding and they are a great mix of posed and candid shots. We also had an engagement session before our wedding and Tara let us bring our son for a few family shots. She is very flexible and always prompt to return emails. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for quality pictures for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was captured by Tara Graham and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only was she wonderful to work with, the final product was more then we could have hoped for. The moments that we may have forgotten are now ours forever. She was professional, attentive, calm, and patient. We were very lucky to have her as a part of our day and would recommend her to anyone for any event be it a wedding, birthday, baby pictures, family pictures or engagement.
Our wedding day was captured by Tara Graham and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only was she wonderful to Read more...
Our wedding day was captured by Tara Graham and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only was she wonderful to work with, the final product was more then we could have hoped for. The moments that we may have forgotten are now ours forever. She was professional, attentive, calm, and patient. We were very lucky to have her as a part of our day and would recommend her to anyone for any event be it a wedding, birthday, baby pictures, family pictures or engagement. Read less
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Pauline
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Tara to be very friendly and accommodating. We had not thought about having our pictures taken before the service but Tara had suggested this so she could photograph the groom's 'first look' of the bride. We only had a few hours to capture our day and feel that Tara was able to get a great selection of pictures for us to chose from. I would highly recommend Tara to take pictures for any special family occasion.
We found Tara to be very friendly and accommodating. We had not thought about having our pictures taken before the service Read more...
We found Tara to be very friendly and accommodating. We had not thought about having our pictures taken before the service but Tara had suggested this so she could photograph the groom's 'first look' of the bride. We only had a few hours to capture our day and feel that Tara was able to get a great selection of pictures for us to chose from. I would highly recommend Tara to take pictures for any special family occasion. Read less
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Roxy0825
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
They say that when planning a wedding the photographer can make or break your wedding experience and the memories that follow. My husband and I were very fortunate to have found Tara through a random search for photographers in the Oshawa area. I visited her website and loved what I saw. After our first meeting, we knew she was "our" photographer. Tara was very accommodating and worked with us to get the best package for our budget. She is friendly and professional, and has an eye for taking amazing photos. Tara was a great addition to our wedding, our photos turned out beautifully and we look forward to any opportunity to have Tara take photos for us in the future.
They say that when planning a wedding the photographer can make or break your wedding experience and the memories that Read more...
They say that when planning a wedding the photographer can make or break your wedding experience and the memories that follow. My husband and I were very fortunate to have found Tara through a random search for photographers in the Oshawa area. I visited her website and loved what I saw. After our first meeting, we knew she was "our" photographer. Tara was very accommodating and worked with us to get the best package for our budget. She is friendly and professional, and has an eye for taking amazing photos. Tara was a great addition to our wedding, our photos turned out beautifully and we look forward to any opportunity to have Tara take photos for us in the future. Read less
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Mary-Ann
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We had done quite a bit of research for a photographer for our wedding, when I was referred to Tara. Her website looked awesome, and exactly what we were looking for. I got in touch with Tara via e-mail, and she responded back to me right away, giving me all the information I asked for, also offering great advise on location and reassuring me every step of the way…..including my worry about indoor photo’s should the weather not be on ‘my’ side come the day of our wedding. Tara certainly went above and beyond our expectations, from our engagement photos to the wedding. All of our photos were provided to us in a very timely manner. I was able to send out all my thank you cards quickly – and received phone calls and e-mails from our wedding guests commenting on how stunning the thank you cards were!!
Tara was very kind, extremely professional, made us feel comfortable and at ease, paid attention to detail, was always on time, delivered everything she promised she would and well ahead of my expectations. Tara captured everything we were hoping for and more. I would certainly highly recommend Tara!!!
We had done quite a bit of research for a photographer for our wedding, when I was referred to Tara. Her website looked Read more...
We had done quite a bit of research for a photographer for our wedding, when I was referred to Tara. Her website looked awesome, and exactly what we were looking for. I got in touch with Tara via e-mail, and she responded back to me right away, giving me all the information I asked for, also offering great advise on location and reassuring me every step of the way…..including my worry about indoor photo’s should the weather not be on ‘my’ side come the day of our wedding. Tara certainly went above and beyond our expectations, from our engagement photos to the wedding. All of our photos were provided to us in a very timely manner. I was able to send out all my thank you cards quickly – and received phone calls and e-mails from our wedding guests commenting on how stunning the thank you cards were!!
Tara was very kind, extremely professional, made us feel comfortable and at ease, paid attention to detail, was always on time, delivered everything she promised she would and well ahead of my expectations. Tara captured everything we were hoping for and more. I would certainly highly recommend Tara!!! Read less
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abaumb
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough kind words that I can say about Tara. Not only does she have amazing talent but she is quite possibly the most accomodating photographer I have ever met. As soon as I contacted her about photographing my wedding, she was in regular contact with me to make sure she knew exactly what we wanted. Her prices are reasonable and her service is superior. On the day of our wedding, Tara blended in with every event and although I hardly knew she was there (she's SO patient and accomodating), she captured every moment perfectly. She's creative, fun and flexible. I would recommend her sevices to anyone I know.
There aren't enough kind words that I can say about Tara. Not only does she have amazing talent but she is quite possibly Read more...
There aren't enough kind words that I can say about Tara. Not only does she have amazing talent but she is quite possibly the most accomodating photographer I have ever met. As soon as I contacted her about photographing my wedding, she was in regular contact with me to make sure she knew exactly what we wanted. Her prices are reasonable and her service is superior. On the day of our wedding, Tara blended in with every event and although I hardly knew she was there (she's SO patient and accomodating), she captured every moment perfectly. She's creative, fun and flexible. I would recommend her sevices to anyone I know. Read less
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jprevedel
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Having someone so talented as my photographer for my wedding day was a dream come true! Not only were the pictures stunning, all my friends and family couldn't believe how elegant the photos turned out. Because of Tara, my husband and I have some beautiful reminders of our special day. She also provided us with thank you notes and made us a really creative wedding album. Tara is truly an artist!
Having someone so talented as my photographer for my wedding day was a dream come true! Not only were the pictures Read more...
Having someone so talented as my photographer for my wedding day was a dream come true! Not only were the pictures stunning, all my friends and family couldn't believe how elegant the photos turned out. Because of Tara, my husband and I have some beautiful reminders of our special day. She also provided us with thank you notes and made us a really creative wedding album. Tara is truly an artist! Read less
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