“Tara Lindley is incredible! She's very professional, talented, and personable. She was so caring of my little girl, and worked so well with her. It's amazing how easily she calmed her down when she got fussy. A true baby whisperer! Thank you Tara for your amazing work!”
We were referred to Tara Lindley Photography through my sister-in-law, who had her son’s newborn pictures taken and they were incredible! Upon getting her contact information, my sister-in-law said she specialized in newborn photos. My daughter would be three and a half weeks at the time of the shoot and already fighting me when I swaddled her. I was VERY worried!
Tara sent me an email with tips to make the session go smoothly; from what foods to avoid 24 hours prior to the shoot, to instructions on when to nurse the baby and what to bring.
When we arrived at her home-studio, she was friendly and knowledgeable. I watched her begin the photo shoot, but left the room shortly after feeling anxious that my daughter wouldn’t cooperate. Just as Tara suggested, she actually did better once she couldn’t smell me in the room! From the waiting area, I heard Tara using calming techniques to quiet her when she would get fussy. The fussiness didn’t last long, which put me at ease.
When I received my proofs, I was nothing short of amazed! My daughter’s portraits were breathtaking! Despite her being a few days short of a month, Tara managed to get her into very sweet, bundled, newborn positions! Not only were the positions a success, but she captured my daughter’s beauty on every level—and her facial expressions were calm and content.
I would classify Tara as a “baby whisperer.” She has phenomenal talent!
“After studying Tara’s extensive online portfolio, we agreed that Tara was the absolute best option for this important milestone- the birth of our first child.
Tara is incredibly warm, and her love for her work is immediately obvious – so much so that my husband whispered to me during our session, “Wow, she’s a baby whisperer – are you taking notes?!” Beyond her ability to soothe our son, we were impressed by the scope of her accoutrements, guaranteeing that each vignette was personalized and original. She took great care of us, too, for our parent portraits, artfully disguising our lack of sleep through carefully-posed angles and light.
Though we took up her entire morning, Tara graciously shared a sneak peek with us that same afternoon, and we couldn’t be more impressed. Since then, we’ve seen a handful of additional portraits as she works through her post-processing, and each is better than the last.
Finally, Tara’s professionalism is beyond compare. We first reached out to her in January, and for six months, she answered questions, provided advice, and made sure to keep us on her calendar for June. As a result, the frenzy surrounding my son’s birth was minimized, since Tara had already set everything up for us. We only had to show up! We urge anyone considering newborn portraits to retain Tara quickly, before she books up.”
-Justin, Claudette, and Bennett Gagnon