Meet Tara Ward
Who am I?
When you first speak to me, you will notice from my accent that I am not Australian, I am originally from Ireland (Dublin) and I moved to Sydney in 2003. My husband is also Irish and we have an eight-year-old son and four cats, which makes it a very fun house! We have lived on Sydney's North Shore for 14 years, moving from Manly (on the beach) all the way up to Berowra Heights (near the bush) and in a few other suburbs in between.
I grew up in a house full of cameras and photos - my Dad was a photographer so I was very familiar with lenses, film and the whole process of taking a photo. When I was a child I carried a small film camera with me everywhere. I used to love sending my film off to be developed and wait for the photos to return. I still have many of those pictures now and I enjoy looking at them still.
I was a graphic designer for 13 years in the media industry so I have always been creative and drawn to visual mediums. When my son was born, I was given a DSLR and I had no idea how to use it. So I studied photography for a couple of years, and was lucky enough to have a fabulous mentor who gave me lots of advice and suggested that I start my own business.
What I love about being a photographer
I love chatting to my clients during a session and getting to know them and hearing their stories (and sharing some of my own). I also don't mind being very silly with young kids to make them laugh and relax in front of the camera. I love all animals, so pets are very welcome to be included in sessions, as long as I can have a cuddle with them :-)
My favourite things...
I really enjoy exploring new places, drinking many different tea blends and hanging out with friends. I also love my husband's silly jokes, my son's belly laughs, and reading through a pile of books as high as a house. I would fill my home with flowers if I could afford it (or mid-century modern furniture.) I adore champagne, listening to jazz and photographing Autumn leaves.
If you would like to read some more quick facts about me, head over here
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