Love-filled photography for dog-loving families & brands

Celebrating the magic of everyday moments & the positive power of love.

Love-filled photography for dog-loving families & brands

Celebrating the magic of everyday moments & the positive power of love.

Raleigh Pet and Family Photography by Tara Lynn

Teen girls hold a boxer puppy during a dog photo session in Raleigh
in-home veterinarian care in Raleigh with Azure Holland

Pets & Families

Savor the magic of the little things, the big loves and the imperfect moments that make the most remarkable memories. From newborns & puppies to senior pets and family moments and all the memories in between.

Brands

From TV reporter to portrait photographer my specialty combines my storytelling experience as a journalist and photographer to create branding images that are both aspirational and approachable.

Headshots

Natural headshots you can’t upload to LinkedIn fast enough. Using the gentle touch of natural light with my ability to evoke  genuine expressions for you and your team with efficiency,  ease, and laughter.

Life doesn’t have to be picture-perfect to be beautiful.

Life Happens Fast

Anyone with dogs and kids will tell you, life happens fast.

The days are long, but the years go by quickly.

Woman and shepherd dog walk on a path in tall green grass
Close-up portrait of a woman kissing her small dog on the side of his face while he looks at the camera

You Blink and the Years Go

Your puppy’s boopable snoot seems to have gone grey overnight.

Your squishy little baby is now walking and talking, tomorrow they’ll be graduating high school.

You blink and the years go… and suddenly you can’t remember a time when you weren’t covered in pet hair or responding to the constant needs of tiny humans.

In all this joyful chaos, I find myself ever grateful for the photographs.

Memories fade. Photos don’t

When I was a child I would look through boxes of old family photos for hours reliving moments I was sure I would never forget… But memories fade.

Thankfully the photos did not.

Woman and shepherd dog walk on a path in tall green grass
Woman and shepherd dog walk on a path in tall green grass

Life is worth documenting

As I’ve grown, I’ve learned that not life doesn’t have to be picture-perfect to be beautiful – but it deserves to be documented all the same.

That’s why I love telling real stories…

for dog-loving families and brands of all kinds.

Stories of love, laughter, loss, and life that pass in the blink of an eye.

Woman and shepherd dog walk on a path in tall green grass

Hey Y'all! I'm Tara Lynn

I’m a born-and-raised Southern gal and mom of three tiny humans and our rescue dog, Boone. (Forever mom to Baxter 2008-2023)

As a recovering TV news reporter (15+ years in the biz), the lens through which I view the world blends the romance of Southern hospitality with the realness of motherhood and the fleeting beauty of life that goes by faster than we think.

My vision is to turn your real-life moments into words, photographs, and heirloom artwork that become timeless keepsakes.

WHY?

Because moments pass in the blink of an eye, and the photographs we take connect us to our memories and our greatest loves, forever.

Things I love: Charleston, the Tar Heels, beach days, travel, & petting dogs and holding babies.

The TLC Process

Get in touch

Call me directly or contact me via email to receive my Client Guide and set a time to chat by phone.

Custom Experience

Wardrobe and location selections that match your style – every detail is planned just for you.

The Session

Let’s play and have fun. With 14+ years under my belt, I’ll guide you along to keep things natural.

The Reveal

Laugh, ooo and ahh as you see your images for the first time. I’ll help you select your favorites and design a wall gallery during your virtual ordering session.

Delivery Day

Now I know why Santa loves his job! Delivering your memories in print to your door, and watching the smile as you open your hand-crafted order…magic.

Cherish the love

Enjoy the gift of seeing your favorite family moments as you walk by them each day. Like a little friend whispering “remember when?”

Beagle dog kisses swaddled newborn baby

“Tara managed to capture beautiful pictures of our family and even made it fun! She kept our kids and dog engaged the entire session and made it look effortless. I treasure these pictures!”

Elizabeth K.

LET’S BE INSTA-FRIENDS! @TARALYNN_ANDCO