Don't Miss a Moment ~ The importance of Telling Your Family's Story

I bet I am not alone here...I say it all of the time and I hear others say it as well....my babies are growing up way too quickly.  They are changing everyday and they have these little quirky things about them that I know are not going to last very long.  

I don't want to wake up one morning and wonder what happened to all of those little moments.  You know the one....like playing with play-doh in the living room and getting it stuck to the couch or going outside to get into the van before an appointment and the baby lays down in the middle of the biggest puddle in the drive way (this actually happens way too often...you think I would have caught on by now) or the trail of clothing left on the kitchen floor because the child who is about to start school likes to strip down to her undies as soon as she gets home!

These are the things that I keep talking about.  This is what makes documentary family photography so special, so important and  so necessary.  It's your story!  No one else has a story like yours...you're moments are special.  Let's document them!

I wrote a little bit more about this as a guest post on Hello Dear Photographer.  Go on over there and have a little peek!  Don't miss a moment ;)

https://hellodearphotographer.com/2016/07/22/the-little-moments-that-go-unnoticed-featuring-tara-geldart-photography/

A Sweet Lil' Country Wedding at Blueberry Hill Farms ~ Moncton Wedding Photographer

Some of my favorite events to photograph are small, intimate weddings.  You know, the ones where you feel like part of the family by the time you leave at the end of the night?!  This country wedding was exactly like that!  We met at the house for a few portraits before heading to the venue at Blueberry Hill Farms just outside of Moncton in Elgin, NB.  Congratulations Melissa & Bruce! XO

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Moncton Lifestyle Family Photographer ~ Tara Geldart

Lately I've been feeling a little overwhelmed with keeping all of the balls in the air.  It's Spring time; It's time to put the garden in, spring clean the house, and it's fiddlehead picking time :) Plus it's the time of the year that business picks back up again (yay!)

I sat down to organize a few things around here and with my business; You can read about what I have done to be a more productive small business owner over at Why Hello Dear Photographer Blog

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer ~ First Riding Lessons of The Year

When I was a teenager, my little sister Lisa who was then only a toddler, would get on the horse with me and would refuse to get off.  I mean, she would make me take her around and around and around the pasture.  After hours of sheer boredom (cause what can you really do with a 2yro in the saddle with you) I would throw her off to mom only to listen to her cry because she didn't get to ride long enough.  Ha!

Well,  it has come full circle!  My babies do the same thing to her now.  Full on tantrums when they don't get to ride as long as they feel they should!  She can deal with it...I'll just stand back and photograph the memories!

Here she is juggling my youngest while trying to teach the older one!  

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer
Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

She's on a mission here...determined to get her chance to ride.  

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

Sulking by the tree because she has to wait her turn!  Oh, the terrible two's!

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

She made a break for it under the fence...she made it half way across the arena before we caught her!  She's pretty upset now!  May have thrown her rubber boots!

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

She finally gets her turn!

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer
Moncton Documentary Family Photographer
Moncton Documentary Family Photographer
Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

These two do not care too much for the horses...but maybe I should look into getting them on the wrestling team...

Moncton Documentary Family Photographer

...Or some seriously over due dance lessons!!!  :)

Moncton Photographer ~ Top 100 in Shoot and Share Photo Contest

I have some great news!!!  Back in January I submitted photos to the Shoot and Share Photo Contest.  I really wasn't expecting much since I knew that the talent submitting to the contest was top notch but I decided to try anyway; at the very least, I would be able to gauge how my images stood against other professional photographers.  

This contest saw entries from 120 different countries with more than 225,000 photos being entered from top level pro photographers!  

I am thrilled to share my top images with you!

Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart

Every Photographer had a chance to enter 50 images into 25 different categories.

Out of my 50 images 27 earned a placement in the top percentiles!  

Moncton Photographer Tara Geldart ~ Top 100 in the Shoot and Share Photo Contest

Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton Nb Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton, NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton NB Photographer
Child playing with stuffed animals
Moncton newborn, child and family photographer Tara Geldart
Moncton newborn, child and family photographer Tara Geldart
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little girls sleeping in a crib
Silky chickens on the farm at sunrise
Image of a Dairy farm at sunset in Moncton NB
finalist in photo contest
documentary image of a mother checking a baby's diaper
little girl reading if you give a mouse a cookie book
little girl getting her hair fixed before riding lessons
kids playing at the park on the slide
two men talking in the garage
baby girl wearing big shoes
Chinese lantern over the beach at night

Documentary Family Photo Session with the Mortons ~ Moncton, NB Photographer

Hair in a ponytail, no make-up, kid's pick out their own clothes and dad is thrilled not to have to sit pretty; this is the type of photo session that just makes sense!  

Jenna Morton at Pickle Planet Moncton and her family share the same vision.  The moments worth documenting are the everyday things that often go unnoticed or taken for granted.  

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Juxtaposition ~ Moncton Photographer Tara Geldart on the Clickin Mom's Blog!

"Juxtaposition" Image by Moncton Photographer Tara Geldart chosen to be on the Clickin Mom's blog.

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Yay!!! Finalist! - Moncton, NB Photographer

Got some pretty sweet news in my inbox today :)  A few of my photos finished in the top 3.5% of the Shoot and Share 2016 Photo Contest!  Yay!!!  I have to wait until the end of the week to see which of my images made the cut but until then, I'm thrilled to be a finalist!  There was 225,000 images submitted to the contest from all over the world.

Moncton Photographer Tara Geldart finalist in the Shoot and Share Photo Contest 2016

A Day at the Farm! - Moncton Family Photographer

Horses have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.  So when my momma asked if I could take some photos of them with their horses, I was all for it!  Mom said she had never had a photo taken with her and her horse that she really loved.  That made me sad and set the bar really high! 

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The Stile's Family - Moncton Family Photographer

Once again I got to travel back to Elgin, NB to photograph a family session.  It has got to be one of the most beautiful spots in NB.  Late in the fall, the maple trees hang low on each side of the road forming a gorgeous archway of fall foliage to drive through!  I love this place.  This day, after I drove through the archway of maple trees, I pulled into the Stile's farm.  This is what our afternoon looked like:

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Dawn + Kids & Critters - Moncton Lifestyle Family Photographer

I've had this friend for as long as I can remember.  She's the kind of friend that you get into mischief with when you are young and who will take the fall for you if the moment calls for it (thank you!) The one who always has your back even when life gets busy.  Do you know what I mean?  One of those special friends that you can go a long time with out talking to each other but easily pick up where you left off the next time you meet for coffee!  

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Tess and Babies - Moncton Lifestyle Family Photographer

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived for this lifestyle family session in Elgin, NB.  I had been there before (It's my favorite place to drive around aimlessly!) but I wasn't so sure about how early the sun disappeared behind the mountain in the evening.  I was actually very nervous; I know that mom was excited for the family session and I didn't want to disappoint her.

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