Hi, my name is Tara, but my friends call me Mama-T!

I enjoy travel, dogs and nature views. I am extremely passionate about being a wedding photographer, and I am fun and easy to communicate with. I operate out of Santa Cruz, CA. I love to travel for destination engagements, weddings and events in California and beyond.

Are you wondering where the name Mama-T came from?  It is a nickname a friend gave me years ago, based off of my 10+ years working with children and families at school's and as a respite foster care provider. I am also known as a nurturing motherly figure to my friends. The name stuck, and all of a sudden I was known only as "Mama-T" It made sense to carry this name with me into photography, as it truly describes the type of person I am, and how I go about business with my couples.

At a engagement session my lovely couple took a photo of me, while I took a photo of them!

Newlywed portraits at the gorgeous Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.

Photographing a wedding in Cabo, with the beautiful Lands End in the distance.

My fur kids Suki & Stella

In 2017 Mama-T Photography began their dedication to donating photography services to local and international organizations. This last year they  chose to support beauty in diversity, animal rescue, healthcare support for families, as well as arts and education for school age children.

Mama-T Photography proudly donated photography services to these organizations in 2017

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