Meet Tara whittaker

Banff & Calgary Photographer

With over 15 years of experience serving Calgary, I know what it takes to create authentic wedding photos
you'll treasure for a lifetime. 

to relive the joy and love that filled every moment. As your Calgary photographer, my goal is to help you do just that.

 You want wedding photos that invite you back to the true experience of your day -

You see, my mother passed in 2011.

That, and the fact that I saw life come full circle
in my past work as a nurse, means I know firsthand
how important your noteworthy stories and joyful interactions will be one day.

That's why my timeless editing style makes it so easy to relive your big day. And my guidance on the best ways to view, share, design, and print, makes it easy to
surround yourself with your happiest memories. 

I know just how delicate and fragile life can be.

A timeless perspective...

Courtesy of Marwa Hurley Photography

Working in the medical field will teach you how to be calm, easygoing, and reliable - even in stressful situations.​​ 

Maybe that's why I like to tell lighthearted jokes and engage in chit-chat as we walk from place to place taking photos. Or why you can count on me to provide lots of positive feedback and gentle posing guidance along the way!

...and a personable demeanor.

She immediately made me feel at ease, happy, excited for the day, and like I didn't need to worry about anything. It felt like having a close friend there. - Anastasia

"It felt like having a close friend there."

behind the lens

video: castaño Wedding Films

Before pursuing photography, I worked in healthcare as a clinical research coordinator. There, I learned to be meticulous and precise in everything I do. That mindset continues to shine through in my work as a wedding photographer. Now, I bring a high level of attention to detail and accuracy to every photo, ensuring that each image is a true representation of the moment. 


With me, the details matter.

Even after photographing more than 150 weddings, I still find myself connecting with my clients in unique and unexpected ways! My personal passion for baseball and my years spent cheering on the Blue Jays beside my dad have provided plenty to connect over with grooms and grandpas alike.


True Blue - a Toronto Jays fan.

You may be surprised to hear that I began my time at University by studying music! With a lifelong love of the arts, I've always loved finding ways to express myself. However, after studying for two years, I found that life on center stage was not for me. Now, I work behind the spotlight to turn important milestones for others into natural art.


From melodies to memories.

Having a strong group of girlfriends has given me a unique perspective on the bonds that exist between people who have shared experiences and memories together. When I photograph a wedding, I strive to capture not just the milestone moments but the connections among loved ones that make the day so special.


Friends who feel like family.

Meet thlady behind thlens



Lady Behind



ooo la la!

She was there for all the moments, but not in a burdensome way...I was surprised by how comfortable she made us feel in front of the camera. And she didn’t push too hard for photos, but still captured so many great ones - Emily C

"She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera."

As a boutique wedding photography studio, I take on a limited number of weddings per year.

To see if I have your date available, reach out today.

the epitome of calgary photography.

Organic elegance -


Sophisticated photos that stand the test of time.