I would recommend Jackie to anyone looking to have professional photos done. I have had the honor of working with Jackie on 2 occasions so far, and each one has been perfect! Our first shoot was a couples shoot in Alexandria. Jackie knew exactly where to go and she helped us feel super comfortable. This was mine and my now husband's first time getting photographed and to our surprise the pictures came out beautifully! We thought we were so awkward, but Jackie was able to capture the love and turn it into something we can keep forever! Our photos were used for our save the date, our wedding website, and were also used at the wedding! My second shoot with Jackie was a private branding shoot for my yoga career. Once again I was nervous, never having been photographed in this manner, alone. Jackie not only found a bunch of locations for me to choose from but she also drove us to the location. My nerves quickly dissolved, it was as if we were just hanging out...and casually taking photos. When I received my photos I couldn't stop smiling in pride and gratitude! Thank you Jackie for understanding what I was looking for in each shoot and making them unique. Words simply cannot express how happy I am with the photos I get to cherish and use! I look forward to many more photo shoots with this gal!
Erica P. - Couples Session and Professional Branding, various
Jackie is an amazing photographer with an eye for mood. She has documented my growing family from our dogs, to my pregnancy/nursery prep, and throughout my son’s first year. Every picture has authentically captured the feeling of the day and we treasure having images to remember each moment. I highly recommend!
Ava K. - Family, various
Oh my goodness, where do I begin?? I was so happy that Jackie was available to take photos of our new little family of 3 (5 if you include the pups!). Working with a newborn definitely has its challenges but she made it very easy for us; so easy that our little one fell asleep in the middle of it which made for AMAZING photos of her both awake and sleeping in our arms and in her snuggleme. She gave us excellent direction all throughout the session and even made sure that we got all the poses/pictures we wanted before we ended. She never once rushed us nor did we feel rushed during the process and she was super patient with us trying to figure out the best way to handle/position our little one. Photos were delivered promptly and just in time for the holiday season. We loved the photos so much that we went with a collage theme for our Christmas card. We wanted to share them all! Everyone raved about our card and absolutely loved the pictures. We would definitely recommend her!!
Julia J. - Family, November 2018
Our family photo shoot experience with Jackie was incredible! The shoot itself was laid back and fun allowing her to capture not just the typical portrait-like shots of the family but some truly amazing “action” shots. There were so many great pictures in the end that I had trouble deciding which ones to print!! I would highly recommend Jackie and can’t thank her enough for the amazing experience and beautiful photos we now have to enjoy for years and years!
Juliet P. - Family, May 2018
As Jackie is one of the most creative individuals I know, I asked her to take wedding portraits to commemorate my husband’s and my legal ceremony, which we had the week before the photo shoot. She treated a friend’s request just as she would a professional client - creating a whole vision, booking a venue, and spending the time she needed with us to get the perfect gallery. My husband hates taking pictures but we had a blast on the shoot on the day of, and Jackie was so enthusiastic about our photos we couldn’t wait to get them! Lucky for us, we didn’t have to wait long. We received the gallery within just a few days and sure enough the pictures were better than we could have ever imagined. Jackie caught us in the perfect glow as the sun went down on a crisp December day. The photos are pure magic and we are so glad to have them for years to come.
Elizabeth N. - Couples Session, December 2017
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Jackie Tara Studios is an inclusive East Coast couples, family, elopement, and brand photographer. She loves to travel and is fascinated by different cultures, unique stories, and human connection. Her shooting style is organic and journalistic, and she uses natural light to document cherished, fleeting moments “con sentimento” - with feeling.