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"Enjoy the luxury of time with your family."

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Finally, child-lead photo sessions that are meaningful.  Not a chore.

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I like telling tales with pictures, and I want to tell your life story. Check out the Documentary Sessions. Wildwood Photography is beyond taking portraits. I observe you and your family through the lens of a camera while documenting special moments without ANY manipulation of your surroundings or awkward poses. I capture the love present in every family. I strive to capture each unique personality in every photograph I take, preserving every moment with an unforgettable keepsake to look at and treasure.  Documenting your significant day is a momentous decision, so with this in mind, call today for more information about services.
  
With a great deal of dedication and passion that comes with my deep love for KC photography, Wildwood Photography will provide you with photos that you will treasure forever. I will provide you with professional Kansas City photographer assistance throughout the session, from the initial brainstorming of your photo session to the delivery of your photos. I can offer detailed suggestions during a consultation and talk about specifics regarding how you can get the very best results for you and your family. I process the images from your photoshoot in consistently high quality. I pride myself on not only being a Kansas City photographer, but an artist creating expressive and unique imagery. I establish the standard everybody aspires to through example. I love being a photographer and Lifestyle photography is one of my greatest passions. I take dozens of photos of your family and select the ideal images to portray you in your most natural moments. Benefit from our decade of Lifestyle Photography Kansas City experience in dealing with a large spectrum of clients.

My name is Tarah. I am the owner of Wildwood Photography. I have a passion for photography, especially lifestyle photography and documentary-style photography. Lifestyle photography is not your average photo session. KC photography here at Wildwood Ranch is about capturing souls, not smiles.  

Unlike most other Kansas City photographers, Olathe Photographers, and Overland Park photographers, I have a little slice of heaven to use as the backdrop for capturing special moments and feelings in an authentic setting. I have 40 acres of property with large trees, ponds, timber, and a walking trail that leads to a creek with a bridge. This is an ideal location for families that crave adventure and love the outdoors. Children may get wild hair and dirty faces while I capture moments that you don't even realize are happening. These pictures are a perfect way to conserve moments of emotion and laughter that will last for years to come!

"Enjoy the luxury of time with your family."

KC photography here at Wildwood Ranch is about capturing souls, not smiles. There are no forced smiles, frustration trying to get the "perfect" shot or portrait. Every smile is real and from joy, laughter, or silliness. The photo session is more about enjoying the luxury of time with your family. Best of all, you don't HAVE to go to a studio. 

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Meet Tarah

One thing I acknowledge is the days are long but the years are short. We have so many amazing moments in our life that just flash by. Lack of sleep is a real thing and I would have forgotten some great snuggles if they were not captured in a photo. From raw and real life in home documentary, to posed fine art.  I have you covered!

"I found a love of photography after becoming a mother."

I like telling tales with pictures, and I want to tell your life story. Check out the Cozy In Home Documentary Sessions. Wildwood Photography is beyond taking portraits. I observe you and your family through the lens of a camera while documenting special moments without manipulation of surroundings or awkward poses. I capture the love present in every family. I strive to capture each unique personality in every photograph I take, preserving every moment with an unforgettable keepsake to look at and treasure.

Documenting your significant day is a momentous decision, so with this in mind, call today for more information about services.

With a great deal of dedication and passion that comes with my deep love for KC photography, Wildwood Photography will provide you with photos that you will treasure forever. I will provide you with professional Kansas City photographer assistance throughout the session, from the initial brainstorming of your photo session to the delivery of your photos. I can offer detailed suggestions during a consultation and talk about specifics regarding how you can get the very best results for you and your family. I process the images from your photoshoot in consistently high quality. I pride myself on not only being a Kansas City photographer, but an artist creating expressive and unique imagery. I establish the standard everybody aspires to through example. I love being a photographer and Lifestyle photography is one of my greatest passions. I take dozens of photos of your family and select the ideal images to portray you in your most natural moments. Benefit from our decade of Lifestyle Photography Kansas City experience in dealing with a large spectrum of clients.

Let's start first with what type of session fits your personality.

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 Documentary sessions!

Instead of forcing your family into poses and awkward positions at home, these sessions focus on the real nitty-gritty true and amazing candid moments! I will be a fly on your wall and capture your whole family experience without any manipulation by me. 

TRULY authentic 

cozy in-home sessions

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What to expect

 outdoor lifestyle sessions! 

Let your kids or dogs do their own thing. Allow them to wander and explore. I will follow them on their adventures.  And we will play games, enjoy ourselves, and most important have fun!

Laid back & FUN 

outdoor family photos

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 Portrait sessions!

Start your social media presence strong with luxury content that brings in your ideal client and makes your business look clean, well organized, and high end.  

Senior portraits are one of the only times in your life you get to have portraits that get to be uniquely YOU!  I can help.

Posed to PERFECTION

Senior & Commercial Portraits

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 Fine art Portraits!

 Let me help you make some great magical and luxurious photos for you that you can hang in your home as a statement art piece.

Let's get fancy, get some fabulous shots, and most important... let's have some FUN!

Let's create MAGIC!

Child Portraits & Composite Art

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"I am impressed with how dedicated Tarah is to making sure she gets to know her clients and what they hope to capture in the session. The pre and post zoom sessions are fantastic! When I received the proofs I was blown away."

"So many amazing moments that will be treasured forever."

"We had such an excellent experience with Tarah and Wildwood Photography. We worked on a commercial project for our company (we are in a separate state), and she delivered all that we requested and more. Tarah is an excellent story teller, as well as a great communicator. She is very organized, has a great response time, and not once did I worry about a single thing. Our photo / video subjects had nothing but dreamy things to say about Tarah, and our project is turning out amazing. I would not hesitate to hire Wildwood Photography again."

"she delivered all that we requested and more."

"Tarah is the pinnacle of photojournalist AND lifestyle photography! She has this eye for light and color that create true art. We moved away from KC two years ago and we go back each year because no one else can get photos that I want hung all over my home and on my Christmas card. Her edits are always so tasteful and lovely. If you’re looking for stuffy, posed photos, Wildwood is not for you. But if you want shots of your family being authentically themselves, having fun, laughing and loving life, there is no one better."

"if you want shots of your family being authentically themselves, having fun, laughing and loving life, there is no one better"

Testimonials

Beyond regularly delivering high-quality experiences, Wildwood Photography is the result of traditional and modern KC photography styles combined with a decade of child education experience and continuous learning. With a big helping of my Kansas City Photographer's creative side and love of capturing the most beautiful moments in peoples’ lives, I strive to make professional family photos something to look forward to instead of something to dread.

Since 2019, Wildwood Photography has been the professional KC photography company of choice for families. Located in Olathe, I have been providing wonderful memories for a vast list of clientele. Documentary, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photography Kansas City is not like any standard photoshoot. Therefore, I make certain you feel relaxed in front of the lens. I will take the time to find out more about you - knowing your likes and dislikes, a favorite pastime, and things you do for fun. That is how we produce accurate shots. The photoshoots capture genuine moments and real interaction; as you and your loved ones laugh, play together, and do your usual everyday routines. Even the smallest detail can transform an average KC Photography session into images you will always remember. As a Kansas City photographer, I make sure I take more than just a picture. I capture moments. Memories sometimes fade, but through lifestyle photography, you will be reminded of those happy days. I have precise experience enabling me to convey the truth in every photo. I provide quality photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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In-home cozy documentary sessions

Capturing authentic storytelling through documentary photography just means that instead of forcing your family into poses and awkward positions at home, I am focusing on THE REAL NITTY-GRITTY TRUE AND AMAZING CANDID MOMENTS!  I will be a fly on your wall and capture your whole family experience without any manipulation by me.  

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Imagine being able to go about a normal day in pj's, sweats, yoga pants, or superhero capes.  

Picture yourself having an album to cherish for years down the road to laugh about the peanut butter faces, diaper changes, cooing baby faces, tiny feet, living room floor wrestling matches, baby rocking, and tired parent glances. I will capture the real stuff you want to remember in all its glory! 

Life is about enjoying life's most brilliant wonders, much like your favorite places and the company of your family. Whether you are celebrating a child's birthday or taking a drive to your favorite place, I am here to capture those special moments. However, very few people shoot these unstaged moments—capture life's most significant moments in a single click. I have had the pleasure of being witness to raw emotions, authentic connections, and genuine expressions. I strive to capture your significant moments and memories together and preserve them for many years to come with documentary-style photography. I love to take candid photos of people. I will capture you in your element. Kansas City photographers allow the scene to unfold spontaneously to have accurate, authentic images that give greater depth to the story, from beginning to end. Lifestyle photography Kansas City services are ideal for those who want specific moments captured in real-time. When you pick me for your KC photography requirements, you will receive hands-on attention. Your loved ones will love looking back at these classic stories of love and happiness.

Pets are a part of your story, they should be included in on the fun!

I also aim to give you the very best standard of professional Kansas City Pet photography. Your pet has its own distinctive personality and character. It could be crazy hyper, caring, thoughtful, loving, or even a combination of everything. Most notably, they have a unique connection with you. As part of your family, pets deserve to have their portrait taken and have a special place in your lifestyle photography, too! I will work with you and your pet to ensure you receive pictures that genuinely draw out the personality of your pet. Capture your beloved animals in their prime and recall them forever by including them in your Kansas City pet photography experience.

Wildwood Photography believes that your photos should be moment-driven and unscripted. We like telling tales with our pictures, and we want to tell your life story. Wildwood Photography is beyond photographing portraits. We capture the love present in every family. Thus, we make certain that your extraordinary story is captured in every picture we take, immortalizing every moment with an unforgettable keepsake to look at and treasure. Documenting your significant day is a momentous decision and an investment.

Wildwood Photography can develop the most creative and most genuine photography for your needs. Wildwood Photography is a Kansas-based Photography Company that provides one-stop photography service solutions for your every photographic need. Contact me today for a quote on your lifestyle photo session. Allow me the opportunity to awe you with my talent and imaginative KC photography!


Proud Kansas City Photographer

- FERRIS BUELLER.

"LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST. IF YOU DON'T STOP AND LOOK AROUND ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU COULD MISS IT."

Senior portraits are one of the only times in your life you get to have portraits that get to be uniquely YOU! Senior portraits not only represent your time as a KANSAS CITY high school senior, but it marks the end of your days as just a kid. Let me help you make some great photos

Beyond regularly delivering high-quality experiences, Wildwood Photography is the result of traditional and modern KC photography styles combined with a decade of experience and continuous learning. With a big helping of my Kansas City Photographer's creative side and love of capturing the most beautiful moments in peoples’ lives, I strive to make professional family photos something to look forward to instead of something to dread.

Since 2019, Wildwood Photography has been the professional KC photography company of choice for families. Located in Olathe, I have been providing wonderful memories for a vast list of clientele. Lifestyle photography Kansas City is not like any standard photoshoot. Therefore, I make certain you feel relaxed in front of the lens. I will take the time to find out more about you - knowing your likes and dislikes, a favorite pastime, and things you do for fun. That is how we produce accurate shots. The photoshoots capture genuine moments and real interaction; as you and your loved ones laugh, play together, and do your usual everyday routines. Even the smallest detail can transform an average KC Photography session into images you will always remember. As a Kansas City photographer, I make sure I take more than just a picture. I capture moments. Memories sometimes fade, but through lifestyle photography, you will be reminded of those happy days. I have precise experience enabling me to convey the truth in every photo. I provide quality photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.

"Raw storytelling with beautiful images"
- I have had the pleasure of being witness to raw emotions, authentic connections, and genuine expressions. I strive to capture your significant moments and memories together and preserve them for many years to come.

I love to take candid photos of people. I will capture you in your element. Kansas City photographers allow the scene to unfold spontaneously to have accurate, authentic images that give greater depth to the story, from beginning to end. Lifestyle photography Kansas City services are ideal for those who want specific moments captured in real-time. When you pick me for your KC photography requirements, you will receive hands-on attention. Your loved ones will love looking back at these classic stories of love and happiness.


Life is about enjoying life's most brilliant wonders, much like your favorite places and the company of your family. Whether you are celebrating a child's birthday or taking a drive to your favorite place, I am here to capture those special moments.  However, very few people shoot these unstaged moments—capture life's most significant moments in a single click. I have had the pleasure of being witness to raw emotions, authentic connections, and genuine expressions. I strive to capture your significant moments and memories together and preserve them for many years to come with documentary-style photography. 

"As part of your family, pets deserve to have their portrait taken and have a special place in your lifestyle photography, too! "

Wildwood Photography believes that your photos should be moment-driven and unscripted. We like telling tales with our pictures, and we want to tell your life story. Wildwood Photography is beyond photographing portraits. We capture the love present in every family. Thus, we make certain that your extraordinary story is captured in every picture we take, immortalizing every moment with an unforgettable keepsake to look at and treasure. Documenting your significant day is a momentous decision and an investment.

I also aim to give you the very best standard of professional Kansas City Pet photography. Your pet has its own distinctive personality and character. It could be crazy hyper, caring, thoughtful, loving, or even a combination of everything. Most notably, they have a unique connection with you. As part of your family, pets deserve to have their portrait taken and have a special place in your lifestyle photography, too! I will work with you and your pet to ensure you receive pictures that genuinely draw out the personality of your pet. Capture your beloved animals in their prime and recall them forever by including them in your Kansas City pet photography experience.

Wildwood Photography can develop the most creative and most genuine photography for your needs. Wildwood Photography is a Kansas-based Photography Company that provides one-stop photography service solutions for your every photographic need. Contact me today for a quote on your lifestyle photo session. Allow me the opportunity to awe you with my talent and imaginative KC photography!

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(November 2020) Jones Gallery
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816.421.2111


Photographic Competition & Exhibitions...

Pieces accepted for the PhotoSpiva 2021 exhibition

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
222 W. 3rd Street
Joplin, MO 64801

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