I am a self employed photographer based in Bedfordshire but happy to travel for Weddings. All types of work undertaken from baby shoots to Weddings.
Your wedding day will pass by very quickly, but by having me there you can be rest assured that I capture all those details (big and small) that can go by unnoticed. My hope is that when my clients receive their images they experience the same emotions again from their day.
If you're looking for a fun, relaxed photographer that captures your day as it naturally unfolds plus some beautiful portraits of just the two of you then I can’t wait to hear more about you and how you would like me to capture your special day. Destination weddings are high up on my bucket list!
Tara was amazing from start to finished. She made me feel so comfortable, as i don't like my picture being taken. Brilliant with all the kids. Literally she fit in like family. perfect pics so far can't wait to see the rest xxx More...
Just finished a lovely relaxed photoshoot at home with Tara Gillen. Can't wait to see the finished results.
Thank you to Tara for the lovely photos she took on our sons first birthday! Produced our photos in speedy time and communicated perfectly with us prior to the photo shoot. She also managed to squeeze us in at very short notice. I would highly recommend Tara to all of my family and friends xx More...
Tara did our wedding photos. She is so warm and makes you feel so relaxed. We had an engagement shoot which helped us feel more comfortable behind the camera. The photos are absolutely beautiful . couldn't recommend enough! More...
Emma Langton Charlton
Absolutely amazing ! Fantastic service, really attentive and just fantastic photographs. Highly recommend and will definitely use again for future events.
Thank you Tara for capturing our special day in beautiful pictures that will remind us forever of how perfect it was! Professional, unobtrusive, on hand with shawls when the weather turned (oh yeah I should return them! !) and just an awesome friend too! Thanks again for getting them to us sooo quickly. Xx More...
Great personality. Everyone on our wedding said how lovely she was. I loved the way she understood me and she was one with the guests.
I'm so happy I chose her to be my photographer. When I received my usb along with all these beautiful add ons I was so amazed. Great work and cheerful packaging.
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Amazing photo's by Tara for our wedding day. She captured everything just as we discussed and also had some fab ideas of her own, really easy to chat with and felt like she was a guest rather than our photographer. Really impressed by her work, would definately recommend. Thank you, with love Jodie & Owen Pates X More...
We are so pleased with all of the photographs we have just had back of our son and his new baby sister - we will treasure these! (As will the Grandparents who are receiving photo gifts for Xmas!). Not only was Tara warm and welcoming during the shoot, the after service has been fantastic in particular Tara created some beautiful Xmas and baby announcement cards and offered good advice on where and how to get them all printed. We will be seeing you soon! Thanks again Tara X X More...
Tara is a fantastic photographer who I would not hesitate to recommend. She put us and our baby completely at ease and has really creative ideas for some unique shots. We are really pleased with the photos from both our Bump and Baby shoots. Thank you, Tara!! Cat, Ian & Archie x More...
Tara has photographed two of my newborns, my wedding and a bump/family shoot :) Tara is truly gifted in what she does and is passionate about her work. The quality of her photography is second to none and I recommend her work to everyone looking for a photographer! I won't use anyone else for any of my family photos! Tara is friendly and welcoming and felt like part of the family at our wedding! Fabulous work! ❤️ More...
One of the best in the business, she know what I wanted and i loved every minute of it and I've even booked Tara for another photo shoot. Thank you and keep my your amazing work!! ���������������� love it More...
Tara has produced some stunning pictures of our new born, and together with our 5 year old daughter; a very patient photographer with plenty of ideas to capture that special moment.
The results are amazing.
We will definitely be using Tara again as the girls grow up together and would defo recommend. X More...
Tara really knows what she's doing and she's so friendly; she made my wife and I so comfortable throughout our wedding day! She's got some amazing shots - I would definitely recommend More...
The awesome Tara has proven, over and over, to be an absolute godsend in any situation where we need to capture a special day - be it business-related event photography or more personal photoshoots. Tara is the perfect combination of professional and thoughtful, putting everyone at their ease whilst offering subtle yet effective guidance, resulting in a wonderful portfolio. Thank you! More...
Tara photographed our wedding this year, she made us feel totally at ease and wasn't intrusive at all, she has taken beautiful relaxed photographs of our whole day and captured moments that we will treasure forever. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone looking for great natural photographs from someone who fits naturally into your day. She even saved some little nick nacks from our day and made a beautiful frame which she sent us us which was so personalised and such a lovely surprise. More...
We used Tara to take some family shots when my brother and his family visited us from the USA. We had a location in some woods on our family farm where we wanted the pictures taken. Tara was so accommodating, put everyone at ease and produced some pictures that we will all treasure. I would not hesitate to recommend Tara - she is very talented. More...
We chose Tara to photograph our wedding and the photos were amazing. My husband is a professional photographer and he said that he wouldn't have anyone other than Tara photograph our day. Tara was friendly, very accommodating with all our weird requests (including climbing up to the top of a bouncy slide to get a high shot!) and her pictures were just brilliant. She is very creative and perfectly captured the fun we had on the day too. More...
Oh My Gosh Tara Gillen is FABULOUS! We had an autumnal family shoot in Bedford with Tara. My children warmed to her straight away and it showed with the pictures, and considering my husband and I were so awkward and stiff, you really couldn't tell in the photos! Tara, I can't thank you enough and wish I'd met you before I got married! X More...
Well our pictures just arrived from our wedding and wow! Tara is amazing we have used her before for family shoots and she manages to just capture such wonderful pictures. She has captured every moment of our special day and the feedback from everyone is that they are amazing and what an amazing photographer she is. Would definitely recommend her to anyone who asks. Looking forward to getting them framed and on show you everyone. Thank you Tara xx More...
Laura Ann Edwards
Tara came and took photos of my baby son when he died in hospital last year just after he was born. She did this as a volunteer on behalf of a charity called Remember My Baby.
Tara captured memories we would never of thought of and I have the most wonderful pictures of my son to treasure forever. I would reccomend Tara's photography to anyone to captures those all important memories, what ever the occasion.
I meet Tara as a result of one of the worst times of my life but I now call Tara my friend.
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Hello Tara. I just wanted to write to you to thank you for making my Son Ashley and my daughter in law Jessica Mead so happy with the photos that you took on their special day. They are amazing, such quality and do different. You are a very talented photographer you are amazing. Thank thank you. I have given one of my work colleges your number as she has booked Bassmead Manor Farm next August for her wedding. It's a beautiful venue. The photos you took of Ash & Jess were stunning. My absolute favourite was where Ashley is holding Jess's face ready to kiss her. The black and white photo made me cry.... happy tears. Thank you so much for making their day special. Ashley's mum Debbie xx More...
Well where do I begin? Tara has been absolutely incredible, from our engagement shoot all the way through to our wedding on Thursday! She is such a lovely lady inside and out and my new husband and I can't thank her enough! We both feel very uncomfortable being in front of the camera, but she put us both at ease and we had so much fun! We are now lucky enough to have gained a new friend with a camera that we hope will be able to capture all the amazing memories still to come in our married life!! We only have a sneak peek of our wedding photos, but they are unbelievable! So stunning! Can't wait for the rest! Lots of love Tara, and thank you so much �� xxx More...
You provide amazing portfolios.. you have an eye for detail and are clearly talented at what you do, capturing that pure moment. Your photos are dramatic, creating a real impact with the viewer and I would highly recommend your photography business to anyone. Thank you for what you have done for us over the years! :) X More...
Tara was our amazing Photographer at our wedding 3 weeks ago. We met last year and she captured our engagement shoot September of last year, we new straight away she was going to be good.
She put us at ease when we both were feeling silly and nervous and made the whole thing from start to finish so enjoyable and fun. On our wedding day she was just amazing we couldn’t wait to see all our photos, and she did not disappoint. We have over 500 amazing photos to choose from and love ever single one of them.
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Our photos were amazing. The album is stunning and the presentation box it came with was fantastic xx we love the natural feel to the photo's thank you xXx we'll treasure forever the captured memories.
Just a little note to say thank you, I've just got some of our photos printed out and we love them- they capture our family beautifully. Memories we will treasure X
Tara has produced some stunning pictures of our new born, and together with our 5 year old daughter; a very patient photographer with plenty of ideas to capture that special moment. The results are amazing.
We used Tara Gillen photography for our wedding this year and I cannot recommend Tara highly enough. Her lovely nature put us at ease from the first meeting and when we received our finished gallery all I can say is WOW.
Tara took the most beautiful photos of my boyfriend and I last year and was just generally a very sweet and lovely person as well as a talented photographer! �
Booked Tara several times now and she is amazing, I wouldn't have anybody else photograph my little family now! Will be booking again soon!!
Tara photographed our wedding, amazing, gorgeous lady & gorgeous photos. Can't recommend enough x
Had a fabulous photo shoot for my 11 year old daughter with Tara. It was fun, relaxed and informal. Tara captured some gorgeous pictures of us. What's more, Tara did this as a charity donation for a JDRF auction to raise money to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes which my daughter lives with everyday. Thank you Tara ❤️ More...
Tara is amazing. I hate my photo being taken so was just hoping for one decent wedding pic, but I have some gorgeous pictures. I would highly recommend her to anyone. More...
Tara you made me feel so comfortable. Thank you. Really love the photos. Brilliant and so talented!!!!!
Professional, friendly and fabulous photographer.
Tara recently photographed my wedding celebration and the results were amazing. She's such a lovely lady who produced such stylish photographs my wife and I were totally delighted.
I have no hesitation in recommending Tara for any event be it wedding, engagement, party or family photography! More...
Phenomenal talent. Patient and creative. Would recommend for any type of shoot
Anyone who sees Tara's work are bound to love it. Always beautiful and imaginative images that will stand the test of time.
Love Tara, so good at her work & so friendly. Listens to what you want & creates gorgeous pictures, definitely recommend!
Tara is a very talented photographer and has produced some lovely photos from three different shoots for my husband and I. I would highly recommend.
True friendly professional, she made the whole family feel relaxed and the final pictures from all our shoots where amazing.
She's one of the nicest people to work with. She listens to your wishes and desires and makes your dreams come true in a very stylish and magical way...
Fantastic, friendly, professional and gives a real personal touch
Being a photographer myself I am very picky who I choose to do my family shoots - there is only one person that fits the bill and that's Tara! She is amazing at what she does and loves doing it, so friendly too! Highly recommended A++++ More...
a very talented lady for thinking out of the box.....the photographs she has done for my family are beautiful....she see photographs everywhere which means very natural shots. ...we called her a giver of memories.....children grow...weddings over....but photographs last forever.....very proud to have my family photographed by her......xxxxx More...
Tara slipped into our event seamlessly, capturing the energy and excitement of the day perfectly!
Tara came to our home and took some lovely pictures to help us welcome our new baby boy to the world! Love the photos so much, can't stop looking at them!
Thanks so much Tara for a wonderful time. The pictures are exceptional. Great Job & Well done
We were so happy with the beautiful photos Tara took of our baby - she had a huge range of gorgeous props! Brilliantly laid back as our son was a little grumpy and we were able to get some great images!
Tara you are the definition of awesome, thank u so much for the pics xx
Tara - you have a fantastic way of making people feel at ease, which results in such beautiful photographs. I love the style of your photos. It was a wonderful surprise to see you on our wedding day and if it wasn't for you we wouldn't have had the memories you created for us. Thank you xxx More...
Thank you Tara the photos are amazing was really nice shoot even the kids enjoyed it you done well to get two teenagers smiling away ! ! Thanks again really pleased with it all x More...
REVIEW 1 OF 2: We were thrilled to receive our photo disc yesterday from our bump and newborn shoots with Tara! We've been looking through all the images with big smiles on our faces : ) She is fantastic with children and her kind and caring nature made us all feel very comfortable while having the bump shoot at our home and the newborn shoot at her studio. Tara has some wonderful backdrops and props which I think makes the images so much more interesting than the standard plain white backgrounds. We're especially delighted with the energy captured in the photos of our 3 year old, Charlie. He can sometimes be quite shy around people he's not familiar with but he warmed to Tara straight away and was completely at ease being photographed by her. It's lovely for us as his parents to have some professional photos of him that show his fun loving cheeky side that usually only family and close friends see. Thank you so much for giving us many wonderful memories that we will treasure forever and can share with family and friends. You're awesome ; ) Love Tora, Craig, Charlie & Max xxxx REVIEW 2 OF 2: We returned to Tara for a Christmas Mini Shoot with our little ones - aged 3 1/2 and 7 months and we are again delighted with our images : ) Tara had lots of beautiful twinkling props and fairy light backdrops and a gorgeous little padded bench seat that both the children sat on for some of the photos playing with the giant baubles she had laid out. It's so effortless and comfortable being photographed by Tara and she is so good with children she had both of them smiling and laughing and we love all the images she took. Not only is she super talented but she radiates an infectious positive energy that just makes you feel good : ) Every time we leave a shoot with Tara I always say to my husband 'Isn't she a lovely lady : )'. Thank you for another enjoyable and beautiful photo shoot Tara! We'd like to book you up for another shoot in May around the boys birthdays please......I'll make a giant cupcake so we can do a cake smash! Bye for now, Love Tora, Craig, Charlie & Max xxxx More...