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Tara Bennett Photography

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Tara Bennett: Professional Photographer

I specialize in lifestyle, wedding, and portrait photography. To me, photography is catching the touches, the feelings, the love. It’s not posing the perfect scene, it’s finding the beauty in what’s already there. I want everyone to feel comfortable being themselves and have fun. That’s what produces great shots. Someday when you go through your photos, I want you to be able to feel your day all over again.

I am based in Pittsburgh, but love traveling, especially when it’s work related!

I look forward to new sessions and friendships. Drop me a line!


  • Tara is an amazing photographer and an even more amazing person! Her ability to make us feel comfortable was a core reason why our engagement and wedding pictures turned out so well. Combining that with her talent behind the lens and in editing makes her the best! We had rain on and off all day on our wedding day, and I was hesitant to take pictures outside. Tara encouraged us to take quite a few photos outside; and I am so glad she did because they are some of our favorites. We had our wedding at the Priory, which has a beautiful organ as a backdrop; she captured the perfect shot of our first dance with that background despite the low lighting. Tara really cares about her clients and wants everyone to have amazing pictures. Hire her and trust her judgement; you won't be disappointed!
    - Brittany S. -
  • We absolutely adore Tara!! 🙂 My husband and I worked with her for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos and I can't imagine having a better experience with anyone else. She captured our day perfectly in every way. She made us feel super comfortable and confident, with every shot looking natural and not staged. Tara is passionate, friendly and has a fantastic eye for capturing the beauty and sparks between two people 🙂 She truly is a gem and I would highly recommend her to anyone! We plan to use Tara exclusively for all future photo shoots in our growing family!

    - June 2015 -
  • I absolutely loved having Tara as my photographer. We had her do our engagement photos in June 2013. I saw the look I wanted on her website so we traveled 2.5 hours just for her to be our photographer. You can really tell this is Tara's passion. Her excitement after she captures a moment is priceless. So of course we had to use her for our wedding on November 23, 2013. Again, she did a great job! We recommend Tara to everyone we know who is looking for a photographer. I am looking forward to working with her again.
    - Sherry M. - November 2013
  • We had such a wonderful experience with Tara for our May 2016 wedding. She was professional, friendly, and fun to work with. We had a pretty rainy day and she worked really hard to make sure we got the pictures we wanted. She was actively taking pictures all day, and blended seamlessly. Also, my 3 and 4 year old nephews LOVED her!
    - Anna S. - May 2016
  • If it allowed me, I would give Tara 20 stars! She has such a unique talent and a personality to match. Our wedding photos turned out so beautifully and the video is something I will cherish forever. I highly recommend Tara for your wedding, engagement or personal photography needs!
    - Brianna M. - October 2015
  • We were thrilled with the services provided by Tara Bennett Photography for our wedding on June 14, 2014 at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Tara was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our wedding. She was professional, easy going, and just went with the flow. We loved both the traditional photos and the candid photos that Tara managed to capture both of the bridal party and our guests. She was quick to provide us with a few teaser photos the week after our wedding, and maintained communication with updates of the progress of our photos while she was editing them. I would highly recommend. Tara Bennett Photography for a wedding or any other event!
    - Rachel G. - June 2014
  • I hired Tara based on her reviews, and I'm so happy I did! She was so accommodating and wonderful. And her photos were breathtaking! I usually hate seeing myself in photos but I was so unbelievably happy how they turned out. I can't believe it! I got so many compliments on how gorgeous our photos turned out and how lucky I was to have such a great photographer to capture the day. On top of that, the pictures didn't look photoshopped or over worked like some wedding photos end up looking, they were just beautiful. Not too cheesy or over the top. Just natural, but better : ) She knew all the right lighting to make the images look romantic, she worked with my bridesmaids and groomsmen to create candid looking shots, and knew all the right angles to make us look our best. I felt comfortable the whole time, and that says a lot since I'm NOT a picture person. And to top it all off, she sent me a personalized wooden keepsake box with printed photos and a matching wooden USB with all the images from the day to showcase my photos. I will cherish that box and my photos for years and years. Such a wonderful experience and I would recommend her for any photography need.
    - Miranda K. - June 2017
  • My fiance and I are so happy with the engagement pictures Tara took for us at McConnells Mill State Park. Not only did Tara's laid back personality make her a blast to work with, but she was willing to trek through the muddy trails with us to get the best shots.  She had such creative ideas that we absolutely loved, plus, she got the photos back to us quickly! We can't say enough how much we loved our photos and our experience working with Tara! We highly recommend herd  Her work is just amazing.
    - Amanda T. - Nov 2017
  • We owe a huge thank you to Tara & Stacy from Tara Bennett Photography for helping make our wedding so perfect! Tara and Stacy are professional, helpful, and friendly and have a creative style in shooting photographs! I had a detailed list of moments/images that I wanted captured on our wedding day and they made sure to capture every moment plus more. Tara was very prompt at responding to emails – day and night. She had great feedback as far as helping us plan the timeline of our wedding day to ensure that we could capture all of the moments that we wanted covered in various locations. The timing was perfect, with a few minutes to spare before the ceremony. Tara was cogitative in using natural sunlight appropriately for our wedding pictures so that pictures came out clear and sharp. Tara also took into account the timing of the sunset and took us outside to capture some beautiful pictures! Tara and Stacy are passionate about capturing every special moment as it happens from various angles. I love looking at our wedding pictures and how STUNNING each and every image is! They made the day more enjoyable by knowing that they were capturing all the pictures that we wanted to one day look back on. I myself love to take lots of pictures and to make sure that everything is captured, so they really eased my fears of missing something by being present for the whole day! We highly recommend Tara Bennett Photography to anyone who is looking for BEAUTIFUL AND STUNNING pictures! Tara Bennett Photography will remain our top recommendation when talking with family, friends, and really anyone who is looking for a photographer in Western Pennsylvania. THANK YOU TARA & STACY! You really helped to make our wedding day so perfect and special for Taylor and I!
    - Taylor and Katie - Sept 2015
  • Tara was incredible to work with. Incredibly flexible and professional! She did our summer of 2012 engagement shots and then our June 2013 wedding! I didn't know it was possible, but she just made our day easier. She knew what we wanted and just went for it! I wasn't stressed to get the photos back because I knew she got the shots that I wanted plus the shots I didn't know I would want! They were more perfect than we could have imagined. I can't wait to show my children one day, the work that Tara did for us!
    - June 2013 -
  • Tara is by far the most talented and professional photographer I have ever worked with. Our wedding on March 15, 2013 was beautifully captured by Tara. She made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable and it truly showed in our pictures. We are both so happy that we chose Tara to take our wedding photos and recommend her anyone, I promise you won't be disappointed!

    - Maggie M. -
  • Can I give Tara 10 stars?! I can't even express how great she is! She's simply the best! She did both our engagement pictures and captured our big day. We just got our photos back and they are AH-MAZING! We could not have asked for anything better. She captured every second and every detail of our day. She has been a joy to work with and is always willing to do whatever to make sure your photos are the best. We will be using Tara in the future for family photos and any other photos we will be getting!

    - Kelly F. - September 2016
  • We had an amazing experience with Tara! We hadn't met in person before our engagement shoot but she made a real commitment to getting to know us and learning about our general preferences when it came to photos. On the day of the shoot, she made us feel so comfortable and ensured that we had a really fun time! Her bright and laid back personality matched well with ours and made the whole process very smooth. Tara also covered our large engagement party - she was so flexible and willing to work with our requests throughout the night. Her second shooter for the night was also a pleasure to work with. Apart from Tara's work ethic and approach to meeting a couple, her quality of photos is incredible. She really knows how to make someone look good! We were so happy with both our engagement shoot and party coverage. Overall, we are really happy we went with Tara! Her brand is truly amazing.
    - Shivani S. - Sept 2017
  • Tara Bennett Photography was the best investment for both our engagement and wedding photos, August 2012. Not only did she provide images that exceeded our expectations, but she so willingly agreed to travel to West Virginia for both! She was flexible, professional, and very accommodating to our needs/wants on both occasions. Together with her contagious personality and uniqueness behind the camera she was able to capture natural and breath taking photos we will cherish for years to come.  
    - Amanda L. - August 2012
  • Tara did our engagement and wedding photos (Sept 20, 2014 and June 13, 2015). When Tara gave us our photos, it was impossible to pick a favorite! They were amazing. Not only does she capture creative and natural photos, but she is so personable, patient, and has a lot of ideas to get the perfect shot. She has a natural ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera! We would absolutley recommend her to anyone!
    - Eric + Kelly M. - June 2015
  • Tara added such a positive energy to our wedding day! I felt comfortable during the picture process! She came in while I was getting ready and got right to work - she did more than just take pictures! She helped with my shoes, jewelry and anything else I asked of her! Tara is professional yet fun, and above all else, crazy talented! I live hours from her and have already told my husband that she will be taking pictures of our children when that day comes! I would recommend her a million times over and if I had to do it again, she would be there!
    - Katie M. - June 2016
  • Tara did our engagement photos in July of 2016 and our wedding photos on 7/15/17 at our home in Waterford, PA. She is absolutely incredible. Her photos truly captured my husband and I’s goofy, laid back personalities while managing to capture our love and adoration for one another. If you’re still debating a photographer to capture the best day of your life, stop now and book Tara. She can make anyone look like a model on their wedding day and I couldn’t be happier with our photos!
    - Randi H. - July 2017
  • It's hard to say what I loved most about working with Tara - obviously her talent is unmatched, but I think it's her passion for photography that really sets her apart. She truly LOVES what she does, and goes above and beyond for her clients. When shooting with her, she is always ready to capture a special moment. As a bride, I was confident that she would not only provide beautiful formal photos on my wedding day, but also the fleeting candid moments that only a true photographer can capture. She is the perfect balance of fun, outgoing, and incredibly professional. I recommend her at the highest level!
    - Nina S. - October 2016
  • My husband and I absolutely adore Tara. We fell in love with her photos through a mutual friend, so we hired her to do our engagement session. We knew immediately we needed her for our wedding. We are both uncomfortable in front of the camera and being the center of attention, but Tara made us so comfortable and we had a great time. You can see the genuine laughter in our pictures. She has such a creative eye on top of being a bubbly and fun person. We enjoyed filling our home with these beautiful photos we will have for a lifetime. We can't wait to book her for our maternity pictures early next year. I would recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful pictures and a sweet person to take them.
    - Miki B. - June 2016
  • I could not speak more highly of Tara. Not only are her pictures unbelievably beautiful, but she is seriously amazing to work with, and such a cool person. My husband and I are definitely goofy, and not very traditional. She embraced that, and made us feel so comfortable . She instantly was able to understand our dynamic and adjust to make us feel like ourselves during our pictures and time spent with her. She is so pleasant and fun to work with, and our bridal party, families, and anyone else who had the chance to speak with her loved her. She brought a second shooter with her, Stacey, who was also awesome to work with. Tara worked with us so easily and took any direction that we gave her (which wasn't much since she knows what she is doing). She was always around taking photos of guests and the evening. I cannot say enough positive things about Tara and her photographs. If I could do our day over again, I would use Tara EVERY time.
    - Cory S. - Sept 2017
  • Tara was recommended to us by mutual friends and we are so lucky she traveled to our MD wedding from PA! After researching many photographers we found Tara's rates to be very competitive and really appreciated the thoughtful wedding package she put together for us. After an engagement shoot with Tara the wedding was a breeze- she really made us feel comfortable and it showed in the pictures! At the wedding Tara felt more like an old friend than a "vendor" and our family and friends all remarked how relaxed and calm she was. Tara was very responsive during all of the planning, but she surpassed our expectations by having our pictures ready before our honeymoon was even over! Tara's pictures of our Great Gatsby Themed wedding turned out beautifully! Without ever seeing the Ceresville Mansion where we got married she had an eye for the property and captured amazing pictures that made the mansion a beautiful complement to our wedding. We recommend Tara for your wedding, engagement, family, or personal photography needs!
    - Tony + Gena A. - May 2016


I am so thankful for all of you who have entrusted me with making your memories permanent.  Your kind words are everything to me.  They are what keep me excited and moving forward!

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