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

High School Senior ~ Grad Sessions

The 2016 grad year is a wrap!  It was such a beautiful year for grad photos...beautiful weather, beautiful flowers, beautiful grads!  

I have been anxiously awaiting for grad ~ senior photos to catch on in this part of the world like they have in other countries and they finally seem to be!  And for good reason!  Senior portraits help mark one of the most pivotal milestones in your life.  This time between childhood and adulthood.  You've worked for years to earn that diploma and you have the world at your feet.  If there was ever a time to have your portrait taken, it is now!  Besides, you'll never be this young and carefree ever again...that translates into some gorgeous photos and a reason to celebrate what makes you stand out from the rest of your graduating class!

This spring I was asked by @Julie Audoux Photographie if I was interested in shooting a senior session with her in an apple orchard...in full bloom!  Of course I was interested!  We had 5 senior girls from Ecole Mathieu-Martin in Dieppe, NB meet us at the orchard for a cute little sunset portrait session.

Congratulations grads of 2016!   

Now booking grads of 2017 in the Moncton & Bathurst NB areas. Contact me today to book your portraits!

Now Offering Sessions in Bathurst N.B.

My husband Dean is from Bathurst, NB.  Every summer we spend weekends up there at the camp and at his family's home.  The kids love our time at the camp because we get to cook over the fire, have s'mores every night and stay up really late watching old home movies.  We also spend a lot of time at the beach...my husband fishes for mackerel and the kids run wild.  The little ones are always begging to go to the splash park as soon as we unpack the van and the older ones can't wait to find that soft serve ice cream that comes in a million different flavors!

Since my husband is from Bathurst, we spend a lot of time there, especially in the summer and since most of our friends live there, it only makes sense for me to open up my business to include the northern part of the province.  

I am excited to already have a few family and maternity sessions booked for this summer in Bathurst, NB.  If you would like to book a maternity, newborn, family or engagement session with me, send me a message and we'll discuss which dates are available. 

I also have a few dates left for weddings for this summer.  I am looking forward to exploring where this new venture will take me!  Thank you to all of my clients for being so supportive!  

Simple and Effective Ways to be a More Productive Small Business Owner

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 Family Photographer ~ Beautiful Spring Family Session

Let me start this by saying there are no words to accurately describe how beautiful these guys are...

We met this week outside of Moncton, NB.  It was pretty chilly so for a while we thought we might reschedule.  I am SO glad that we didn't reschedule!  We had about 35 minutes before the girls decided it was too cold and were over the whole family photo idea, which gave me a few minutes to spend with mom and dad.  

I don't photograph a lot of couples but it is something that I am getting more interested in as I am starting to dip my toes into wedding photography.  

Hope you enjoy this beautiful spring family session; I had a very hard time to choose a few photos to include in this blog post!  The whole gallery was awesome!

Thank you for looking! 

Family sessions are limited and book up quickly!  To make you appointment send me a message and we'll pick a date!

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 Newborn Baby + Lifestyle Family Photography Session ~ The Hemsworths

This session is a bit of a hybrid; it's a newborn + lifestyle family session!  I got together with this beautiful family to document the moments that make this time in their lives special.  With a brand new baby boy and a 2 year old little girl (and I haven't forgotten Ebony the Black Lab!) these guys have a lot going on in their day to day lives and I wanted to create images that were reflective of this time for them.

To document their current lifestyle with their new baby, we spent most of our time quietly hanging out in the  playroom and living room.  Big sister wanted to show me a few things in the playroom, so we started in there and let her lead the rest of the session.  Baby G hardly made a sound the entire time so he was pretty cool with the whole process!

I must say though, that big sister totally stole my heart!  I cannot believe that she is only 2!  She is quite the character.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and her family.

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

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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