About me

Hi! I'm Taryn and I'm a mama, photographer + artist. My boy just turned five in December, I have been photographing for a little over 4 years and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, I've only recently given myself the time for the art I want to create. I love visual art. 

I am based out of Dayton, Ohio and am manifesting travel. This year I am hoping to focus on having out of state photoshoots with clients along with adventure elopements/destination weddings + creating the sessions of my dream shoots with dream clients in a dream location. If I'm not working, you'll catch me roller skating with my son, thrifting, going to museums, brainstorming more ways to get creative with my shoots, or reading. This year I'm also really wanting to start taking my own self-portraits, we'll see how that goes. Another one of my goals will be to go camping + hiking once every month this year and I couldn't be more excited. The days are planned out + gear is ready. We'll start at closer locations and then move farther away each trip.

I am obsessed with documenting our lives, the lives of others + creating beautiful artwork in many different ways. I have never looked so forward to a year like this one. 

Random facts about me

I am obsessed with writing lists, I even write lists of lists I need to write.

I'm also the photographer at Heart Mercantile and Beck + Call.

I love plants + cactus; specifically Blue Cebu, Swiss-cheese Monstera, Silver Sword + Hoyas.

My son + I are going to learn to rock climb this year.

I am the Treasurer of my boy's school's PTO.

Shows I love: good doctor, Letterkenny Parks & Rec + Lucifer.

The book I'm reading right now: 'Women After All' by Melvin Konner, M.D.

Podcasts i'm currently listening to: Do you f*cking mind?

I don't use microwaves.

I live off of Americanos & V8 Pomegranate Blueberry +Energy.

French Toast, biscuits & gravy, waffles + scones are my favorite foods. 

I could listen to The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack by the Liars & Mac Miller's 2009 all day.

Food trucks> Fancy restaurant

I want to renovate a bus + travel.

I always have 1-5 shopping tote bags on me.

My birthday is on July 4th but Halloween is my favorite holiday.

Desert Island three movies:  Into the Wild, Cry-baby, Tarzan (2016)

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Mommy and me
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"Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... Give me truth."

-Christopher McCandless