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Hey, friend!

A little about me

I'm a coffee-loving, chocolate-obsessed mama of one. As you could probably guess, I have always loved kids, but you may not know that my photography journey began long before my little one was even a thought. You can still find me sitting at the kids' table at family events, and their scrunchy-nose smiles and adorable little high-pitched voices are my kryptonite.

my experience

I graduated from at the top of my class in Creative Photography, and I'm proud to be accredited with APNPI, an international newborn photography association. I even teach a class as part of their Academy for other photographers, and was recently asked to be on their judging panel. I have also been trained in newborn posing safety and I'm CPR trained to give my clients peace of mind that their little ones are in good hands.

I am 1 in 4

Little did I know the trouble we would have once we decided to start a family. Talking openly about it has led me to realize how common these issues are, and it is both heartbreaking and comforting to know you aren't alone. I have experienced multiple early losses, IVF, a c-section, and an ectopic pregnancy. Our fertility struggles have made me see the value in documenting the fleeting memories, family snuggles, and all those perfectly imperfect moments. Whether your story is similar or not, I know you don't want to forget a single detail.

Tara Graham Oshawa Durham Region Photographer

I would love to document your family, no matter what stage of life you are in.

Tara Graham Photography with husband

Random Facts

  • My common-law hubby and I are high school sweethearts
  • My dream was always to be an aunt - once that happened I realized I wanted a babe of my own
  • We spent Christmas on Kauai before our son was born, and we can't wait to take him there too
  • At age 5 my son could name every country in alphabetical order thanks to YouTube
  • My hubby Ryan is the creator of the Don Cherry's Piano desk video that went viral
  • The previous two facts make me so proud, yet make me feel so ordinary in comparison - LOL!
  • My Starbucks order: almond milk caramel macchiato
  • I am 99% gluten and dairy-free, but will 100% cheat for TimBits with my son. And birthday cake. And sometimes pizza . . .
say hello!
shutter up magazine cover
top newborn and family photographer
Sash and Satin featured badge
Storyteller magazine badge
APNPI accreditation in newborn macro photography

Here's a peek at my little family and some of our adventures

 

My Family

Our Adventures

see what it's like to have a family session with me

My Philosophy

 

I believe in the power of a photograph.

An image can make you laugh, make you cry, help you remember, and bring people together.

I love that my parents still have images up on their walls of us as babies. I’ve spent hours looking through photo albums. Noticing how my niece still gives me that furrowed brow that can be seen in her newborn images when she was just five days old. Seeing my first little ringlets in my own baby photos, and those same ringlets as they started forming at the back of my son’s head after a bath or a sweaty nap. Remembering how blonde my sister’s hair was, and how much we adored our baby brother. Imagining the lives and weddings of my parents and grandparents through black and white images from their past.

 

The film negatives are long gone, but the prints remain. Today, digital media is changing constantly. Think about where we will be 10, 25, 50 years from now. How will you preserve these memories for future generations? Maybe through your beautifully crafted album they can hold in their hands, flipping through the pages together, telling stories from the days they were so small. Through the portraits on the walls, of babies, families, posed and candid moments, smiles and belly laughs. Albums and walls full of imagery, full of history, full of love.

These moments are the beginning of your family legacy.

album with photos of cute brothers

studio located in Oshawa Ontario

Award-winning maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Toronto and the GTA.

Also available for travel.

6 - Christine and Kyle

Tara is incredibly talented. She has done maternity and newborn photos for us and I could not be happier with them. She was so gentle and calming with our son and she was able to capture the most amazing photos of him. We will be using her for any future photo sessions and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

Christine & Kyle

FAMILY NEWBORN SESSION

outdoor newborn family session at sunset
3 - Tanya and Scott

To say I am not comfortable in front of a camera is an understatement. I usually delete about 99.9% of all pictures taken of me. Not only did Tara make my family and I feel comfortable during our session, but I loved pretty much every picture she took, and displayed them in our house! She captured our family perfectly down to my daughter's crazy personality. The pictures were just stunning and I can't thank her enough. I will absolutely be asking her to take pictures for us again.

Tanya & Scott

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

2 - Stef and John

We did our Maternity and Newborn photoshoots with Tara and I'm so glad we did! The photos are INCREDIBLE! We couldn't narrow down our favourites so we ended up purchasing all of them. She made us feel super comfortable which is reflected in the photos. She was so good with my newborn son, I actually learned soothing techniques from her! We also purchased an album and custom frame and are so happy with the quality, I cried when I saw it.

Stef and John

MATERNITY & NEWBORN

1 - Cassie and Mike

Tara has done a number of different types of photos for my family and she has been amazing! Her style, talent, professionalism, are just a few reasons why we keep having her capture these special moments. Definitely highly recommend!

Cassie & Mike

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

4 - Sophia and Trevor

I have been looking for a Photographer to shoot long overdue family photos for a while now. I am so delighted to have found Tara! Professional, quick to respond and incredibly talented. Her stunning backdrops, lighting and the special moments she captures are nothing short of dreamy. When I first saw the Lavender Field photos of my little one, I cried. Truly magical! Tara really knows how to make children feel relaxed and confident. Thank you again, Tara!

Sophia & Trevor

LAVENDER FAMILY SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
5 - Stephanie and James

We hired Tara to do our newborn photography for our first born and I couldn't be happier! From the first time I visited her website I fell in love with her style and couldn't wait to have photos of my own. Tara was professional and did everything possible to provide a safe environment in which we could gather. You can see she is very passionate and even gets excited over the photos she captures. Thank you so much Tara for capturing this moment in time for us! You'll definitely be seeing us again!

Stephanie & James

NEWBORN SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
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studio located in Oshawa

Ontario canada

Award-winning maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Toronto and the GTA.

Also available for travel.

maternity newborn and family images by Tara Graham

STUDIO LOCATED IN OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

Award-winning maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Toronto and the GTA.

Also available for travel.