2015 Year in Review

I have a confession to make…..I have been really ready to say good riddance to 2015 and welcome the New Year. However, upon my annual reflection and “year in review”, I realized that overall, my year wasn’t as bad as I thought. In fact, while looking back at the highlight reel, it actually appears that it was…dare I say….good! Granted, 2015 did bring a handful of trials and tribulations, but it also brought so many amazing experiences with incredible travel adventures, tons of new friends, new babies, weddings, many reasons to celebrate, and fantastic reunions with old friends. So in 2016 I resolve to not let the lows over-shadow the highs, because I really do have so much to be thankful for! Without further adieu, I give you my 2015 highlight reel!

January, I spent most of my time on the sunny west coast while Boston dealt with their first wave of Nor’easterns.

CES 2015

In February, I travelled to Dublin, Galway, and Killarney with two of my wonderful best friends! If you haven't been there you must go!! I can't wait to get back to Ireland and explore the North. 

On April 7th, two of my closest friends welcomed their first baby, Archer.  I was lucky enough to be one of his first visitors and sneak in some newborn photos!

In April I also explored Paris and Barcelona with my college freshman year roommate, Liz. Both cities are so unique and wonderful in very different ways!

In May I was asked to photograph Martha’s Vineyard Winefest, thanks to my wonderful friends at Vintage MV Wine and Spirits (http://www.vintagemvwine-spirits.com/) You should plan to attend in 2016 – the food and wine are incredible – and I’ll be there too!! http://www.themvwinefestival.com/

Sara and Kevin got married on a perfect day in May at Singing Beach Club. (Click here for more photos: http://tlzphotography.com/blog/2015/9/20/sara-kevins-manchester-by-the-sea-wedding)

In July, two more of my closest friends welcomed their first baby, Bradley, presenting another opportunity for a photoshoot!

I was in my best friend since kindergarten’s wedding in August – and obviously had to sneak in a few photos. You can take the bridesmaid out of the photographer, but you can’t take the photographer out of the bridesmaid!

I got to photograph and attend one of my best High-School friend’s shibori workshops. She is incredibly talented, passionate, and a wealth of knowledge. I strongly encourage you to check it out if you’re in the Rochester area: http://rochesterbrainery.com/collections/classes/products/shibori-dye-table-runners

I spent most of the summer 2nd shooting with so many of my incredibly talented photographer friends: Megan Braemore (http://www.meganbraemore.com/), Tara Lynn Sen (http://taralynnsen.com/), and Janelle Carmella (http://janellecarmela.com/).

Rachel & Eric's wedding - with Megan Braemore

Sheila & Sam with Megan Braemore

Nina & Ed with Tara Lynn Sen

Nicole & Rocky with Megan Braemore

Ann & Brendan with Megan Braemore

Sheri & Shawn with Janelle Carmella

I travelled back to Rochester in October to photograph Nicole and Clifton’s wedding at the Radisson Downtown, and also reunite with friends from high-school and college! My long time college friend and sorority sister Jacqueline Mix (http://jmixphoto.com/) joined me in shooting this party crew! *full blog post coming soon*

While I was in Rochester, I got to spend the afternoon with adorable Celia and her wonderful parents, Sara and Dan.

I wrapped up my wedding season on Martha’s Vineyard again, photographing Amy and Howard's stunning fall wedding at Atria in Edgartown (http://www.atriamv.com/).

I finished up the year celebrating Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and Christmas in different states with different parts of my family and friends (the family you choose). It was the perfect way to wrap up the year with my loved ones!

Thanksgiving in Rochester, NY

Friendsgiving in Barnard, VT

Christmas in Hopelawn, NJ

Thank you to everyone that made my year so special. I am lucky to have so many caring friends, family, and clients in my life! Here’s to making 2016 even better and having a much more appreciated highlight reel! Happy New Year!!

Xo –

Tara