am a mother to three wild and free little boys, a coop of hens, and two amazing pups.  One thing I acknowledge is the days are long but the years are short.   We have so many amazing moments 

Your Kansas City Photographer


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.  Most days my kids find me taking care of our chickens, riding my bike around our property, or drinking tea while editing photos. From raw and real life in home documentary, to posed fine art. I have you covered!

Meet me

Hi, I'm Tarah!

hen it comes to your family, every moment matters.  So I strive to make your session a fun family event.  Your 

My approach to your Family Photo Session


outdoor sessions are activity based, portrait sessions are child-led, and documentary sessions capture your essence. Picture yourself having an album to cherish for years down the road. The peanut butter faces, innocent way your kids look at you, living room floor wrestling matches, sleeping babies, joy of toddlerhood tickles, and tired parent glances are the images you will re-visit.  I WILL CAPTURE THE REAL STUFF YOU WANT TO REMEMBER IN ALL ITS GLORY!  


fun • memorable • authentic

Documentary Films

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Family Photography Sessions

the Galleries

Family Sessions

Newborn & MIlestone Sessions


Documentary Films

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.

Outdoor Family Session


"My son and I had so much fun at our session last weekend! 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 she caught on film that will be treasured forever."

Children's Portrait Session


"I recently moved to KC from LA, and am SO thankful I found Wildwood Photography!! I'm not comfortable in front of the camera, and Tarah made myself and my entire family feel so comfortable, have a ton of fun, and get INCREDIBLE shots!! I asked her to do some professional creative shots for my business (I'm a singer) as well as family shots, and she was able to create such gorgeous shots! I'm truly blown away! Best photographer in KC, hands down"

Outdoor Family Session


Absolutely loved Tarah's ability to capture our family in our first home with our first child who turned one. She blended right in with us and we almost forgot she was there, which led to some truly magical pictures! We will be using Tarah in the future! Her work is amazing!

Documentary Milestone Session


"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."

Commercial branding Session

Lucent Light Shop


he story that shaped my journey as a Kansas City Photographer started 20 years ago. I began teaching kids with special needs swimming lessons 

My Background as a Kansas City Photographer


 I had a passion for helping kids. I worked for 12 years with kids on the autism spectrum both in their homes and in the classroom.  I worked alongside some amazing mentors who showed me how to take the structure of a classroom and balance it with child-led learning. They taught me things a textbook couldn’t, and these important experiences help me to be a better children's photographer.   Five years of extensive education and practice as a portrait photographer combined with my understanding of childhood development creates fun photo opportunities that are beautiful too. 

My experience 
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Fun • child-led • adventures

I don't want you missing out on capturing your kids in every phase .  Let me help you find a session that best suites YOUR family.  From laid back documentary styled art, fun outdoor adventures, or magical in-studio fine art, there is a good fit for everyone. 

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

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Finally, Child-led adventure photo sessions that are meaningful, NOT a chore.  Guaranteed. 

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