What to wear to your engagement session

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Congratulations, you’re engaged! Before you get caught up in a blur of planning, stop and take it all in.  An engagement session is the perfect way to do that.  One of the most common questions I get asked is “what to wear to your engagement session”.  I have a number of wardrobe tips that apply […]

Lis Simon Bridal Gown

bride at sunset wearing lace gown by Lis Simon captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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As a wedding photographer, I see A LOT of different gowns.  When I first meet my brides, I try to imagine what their dress will be like.  Will it be sophisticated and traditional or dreamy and bohemian?  When I photographed my first Lis Simon bridal gown, I was completely smitten.  The best part is that […]

Pink bridal bouquet ideas

bride and groom overlooking Moraine Lake captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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When I hear the words pink bridal bouquet ideas, I can’t help but think of the movie Steel Magnolias.  You know the quote, “my colors are blush and bashful. I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other.” Don’t hate me but pink is not my favourite colour.  It wasn’t […]

Fall wedding ideas in 2020

bride and groom pose after their Alberta wedding captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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My name is Tara Whittaker and I’m a Pinterest addict.  Has anyone else found Pinterest to be a spellbinding getaway from our current reality?  I’ve been searching for everything from inspiration for my shady backyard to fresh summer salads to fall wedding ideas in 2020.  What wedding trends have you been seeing and loving? I teamed […]

Barrier Lake photoshoot: Janie & Oscar

Couple embrance on the shore of Barrier Lake captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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While this summer has definitely thrown us a few curveballs, it’s also been a summer of love.  Take these two sweethearts for example.  Their Barrier Lake photoshoot was equal parts romance and adventure.     Why choose a Barrier Lake photoshoot There’s a lot to love about Barrier Lake when choosing a photoshoot location.  Whether you’re […]

Bridal accessories for hair

pearl headpiece by Calgary designerJoanne Bisley captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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First let me say, my whole week has been made!  My friend and wedding colleague Joanna Bisley has named her latest headpiece after me.  How sweet is that?  Meet “Tara”.  My namesake is a Pearl and Mother of Pearl bridal headpiece with pins.  If you’re not familiar with Joanna’s work, be sure to pop over […]


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