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

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
Moncton newborn, child and family photographer.  child documentary photography
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

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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Accepted into Click Pro!!! - Moncton Family Photographer

I am so completely excited to say that I got my acceptance letter yesterday!  I am now a member of the CMPro!  This means that my images meet a high industry standard and that I can consistently produce images to meet this standard!

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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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The Graham's: Moncton's Next Hockey Star! - Moncton Newborn Photographer

Baby Beckett is here!  He kept everyone waiting for quite a while.  His Nanny and Uncle flew home from Alberta to be here for his birth but he was just too shy and wanted to stay tucked inside!  So, flights were changed and the family waited! He finally did decide to come out and meet his family before they had to go back out west. 

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