I have three crazy and chaotic but amazingly lovable boys. I LOVE cheese dip and could eat it for every meal, so trust me when I say I don’t judge. I have read over 60 books in 2023… and no they were not educational. I LOVE capturing the real moments (the real messy, chaotic, amazing real love your family has!).  I had to hire someone to help me take care of our mess this year(if you need her name I will gladly pass it along she was a blessing to work with).  This just means no matter the mess you may have, I too most likely have an equal mess at home also. I LOVE all art and have learned how to oil paint this year, so who wants to take a new art class… I volunteer as tribute to be your partner in crime! 

But most importantly, I too am a dog mom and a mom of a quarter dozen humansso whatever you are going through I too have been in a similar mindset and can work with whatever stresses or fears you may have holding you back from getting your family photos! 

Family is first, and fun is second… let’s make both happen at Wildwood for your family photos!

Your Fun-Loving Kansas City Photographer specializing in families and motherhood

I'm Tarah

Newborn & milestone

ow lets get to the real stuff. Here are some of the things that make me the best person to photographer your real life. 


Say Hello

A snapshot into my life

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Over 5 years ago my sister came to me with a fun idea for us to do together, a photography course. See, she lives in Chicago and I live in Kansas City. Learning and manipulating my camera settings to create challenging images like a slowed shutter, shooting wide open with the correct depth of field, and double exposure brought me so much joy.  

My family is everything to me, and I cherish every singe photo we have of our time with them as little kids and I am so thankful I got to learn it alongside my sister!



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I also enjoy traveling, exploring, and creating family memories. Oh and of course this means making my husband stop at every sightseeing overlook to take landscape photographs! Haha, sorry honey, I don't regret a single stop!

If you have a fun adventure planned and want it to be captured, I can travel to your fun spot and capture the good stuff!  Especially if you are in Naples Florida, Colorado, or Wisconsin!

Traveling & family adventures

Traveling & family Adventures

My Favorite Things

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


For the moments you’ll want to remember 

With a feeling you’ll never forget.

Why compromise the family time you have together for another structured event.  Your kids have structured sports, school, and activities.  Let's follow their lean and let the exploration lead to fun!  My favorite photos are when my kids are letting all the rules go and enjoying the now.

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