Twentynine Palms Photographer {Before and After}

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There is so much that happens behind the scenes for a photographer after the session is over.  The desired affect is to get the image s close to perfect within your camera but there are some magical things that are done right here on my computer.  Above is my nephew – who of course I feel is perfect in every way – as I think about his parents hanging these images on their wall I want there to be a simplicity in looking at his details at the tiny things that are so precious while he is this itty bitty.  Through editing I simply want to remove distractions and create a cohesive image.

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If you watched my work and the direction of it over the years I hope you have continued to see what truly matters, connection.  I want there to be a connection in every image I deliver so that is what I strive for.  When I bring the images home and look at them on my computer screen I want to feel the connection between the subjects or with me and the camera.  Once I have that I already have a beautiful image through editing I just hope to enhance what is already there.

Editing is as much of the art form as the time behind my camera.  It takes time and passion to create the final photograph that I deliver but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Browning Family Perfectly Imperfect with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

So this family and I have had a long photographic history with one another.  I began photographing their story when Maddie was a newborn.  We have had many sessions together since, her momma loves pictures!  Hilary wanted to do a stylized session so we ran with some great ideas.  I ordered 50 yards of tulle and began designing.  This was my first session ever where I made all of the clothing that they were wearing.  We had plans, great plans.  Sunset, gorgeous dresses it was going to be perfection.  We also had a two year old.  She let us know the moment we attempted to put her dress on that she was the boss.  Hilary had already let me know she wanted real; she wanted to tell their story, the one that they are living right here and right now.  She wanted all of it.  So that is what we did and every image is perfect.  Every image has a moment, a memory attached to it and for that I am grateful.  I love my job!  I love perfect imperfection!Twentynine Palms Family Photographer - Yucca Valley Family Photographer Browning

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Theron and Roberta’s Maternity Session with Memories by Tasha Photography {Twentynine Palms Photographer}

Life has come full circle in many ways and I am often reminded that as the young adults that I have watched grow up in this community come to me to photograph their newest of adventures.  The love, excitement and work that are ahead for these will give them some of life’s greatest joys.  Thank you Roberta for having me photograph such an amazing time in your’s and Theron’s love story.  Truly beautiful!

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2017 Announcements with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Happy New Year! a few days late…. 2017!  I don’t even know how it is 2017.  The years seem to pass faster the older I get so I realize more every day how precious my own moments, memories are.  How excited I am to be invited to capture yours.  With the fear of sounding slightly corny I truthfully imagine your future children, your grandchildren peering upon these images years from now.  Something great happens when my children spread a box of pictures on the floor.  They giggle. They remember.  They ask questions.  They connect with these images and their memories.

This business started as a hobby that grew through out the years.  Never could I have imagined where it would be today, all that it would give me or all that it would mean to my soul.  But it replenishes my being regularly.

With the new year I have a few new personal and professional goals.  No different than most every body else.  I won’t be sharing them all today but I do have two that I can’t wait to tell you about…….

Life, friendship, and business has allowed me to begin a partnership with another local business.  Desert Birth and Wellness will display pieces of moments captured during maternity, birth and newborn sessions on their walls.  Through our collaboration with one another clients can find one more piece to their birth story in one place, whether it be they need photography services or anything (almost) prenatal, birth, and postnatal related we can connect them to the right professionals.  I will proudly provide maternity, birth, and newborn packages to clients of Desert Birth & Wellness; with a free print for mentioning them!  Of course I am always open to discussing any of your other photography needs.  This partnership also includes the opportunity to utilize a space for holiday minis so be on the lookout for something fun soon!

The other big news that I want to share is that we have recently purchased a project that will eventually be the Memories by Tasha Photography Studio space.  I will still do most work outside, on location in the beautiful place we call home but will be able to provide a studio location for newborns, childhood milestones, holiday children’s minis, headshots and boudoir photography.  There will be some awesomeness when it is grand opening time so make sure to always keep those eyes open!

WOW What a year 2016! – Memories by Tasha Photography

2017 has BIG things coming, I am beyond excited but before we move forward let’s take a moment to look back through this year of awesomeness!

Every year I am amazed at the collection of experiences I have through my lens.  The emotions, the connections, the relationships, reunions, new life and existing bonds, the moments captured; I am never quite prepared for all that it is.  The images before me never cease to inspire me to want to work harder for this business and for you my clients and friends.

Throughout the years, I have watched your families grow, change, send loved ones off to new adventures and reconnect again and again.  I have met so many new people, made new friends, hung out with those visiting our beautiful desert while on vacation, snuggled the newest of babies, so many of my own stories and experiences are because of all of you.  Capturing your love stories, your birth stories, your history and your hopes for tomorrow is always my honor and my goal. 

In this year, I have shared with you 39 families. 4 weddings, 1 vow renewal, 2 military retirements, 7 life events, 1 birth, 8 mommas & daddies to be, 11 newborns, 6 seniors, 3 military families reunited, 6 cakes smashes, 1 tea party birthday celebration, 1 sunset father/daughter dance session and 8 sessions celebrating childhood milestones.  I look at these collages and I am astonished at this year and the beauty that it has held. 

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Thank you for choosing Memories by Tasha Photography.  Can’t wait to see you in 2017!

Wow! Where did the Year go? – Key Family

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Almost a year ago I met this little lady, she was brand new to the world!  Her father and I walked into the operating room where her mother laid in anticipation of the biggest moment in her life.  Nathan and I watched, I also photographed as she took her first breathes.  The opportunity to capture these moments in time are beyond blessings to me yet this family has continued to bless me.  Nathan said that day we were tied for life because the 3 of us shared in that moment.

Here we are a year later, I have photographed them many other times, Hannah and I have shared cups of coffee, parenting stories and ideas.  They have become more than clients to me as I have watched them blossom as a family.

This perfect little girl will be one next month, she is celebrated and loved.  Thank you for once again allowing me to capture these times in your lives #keypartyof3

To check out Savannah’s birth story click the link below….

{ Key Birth Story } – Twentynine Palms Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Yucca Valley Maternity and Newborn Photographer – The Martinez’s become 3

Bumps, bumps, and more bumps equals babies.  I so love maternity sessions and of course newborn session so when I am booked to photograph a family through both sessions I am elated.  After some illness Jenn, Pete and I were finally able to meet out at the Big Canyon Morongo Preserve where we talked about what was to come and the welcoming of their little one.  It so happens that Pete and I sort of know each other, my husband and him work together, so that is always that much better.

When mommy-to-be is as stunning as Jenn it makes my job easy and Pete was ready to show off his gorgeous wife!  As we walked through the preserve Jenn was greeted by hikers with enthusiasm; she had never been photographed like this before so the attention made her smile.  She made for a great subject and helped me create beautiful images.  Hopefully she’ll continue to put herself in front of the camera!  Pete kept her laughing, the entire time – a great thing to see between a couple.

Not long and they will be welcoming their little boy; be on the lookout for their newborn session.  I know they can’t wait to meet him and neither can!

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Yucca Valley Maternity and Newborn Photographer -The Kaur’s Whitewater Maternity Session

Working on blogging more and writing more about the people I meet, the places I go and the relationships that blossom through my photography; I couldn’t have a better couple to chronicle all of these things with.

I met these two last year for a fabulous couple’s session at the Big Canyon Morongo Preserve.  With authentic cultural attire and a relaxed picnic scene we had fun capturing some amazing images; you can check them out here: https://memoriesbytasha.org/2015/01/31/twentynine-palms-photographer-kaur-couples-session/   I also had the opportunity to watch the Mrs. walk to receive her well earned LVN and then the next phase of life happened upon them I got the call or maybe text to photograph the baby bump.

These two are so excited to welcome their baby girl soon so we met at the Whitewater Preserve to capture some baby bump photographs to commemorate this time in their lives.  With only a slight chill in the air we had gorgeous weather and a beautiful mommy.  We wondered around the preserve settling in for images amongst the fall scenery while talking about what was next.  A baby girl on the way brings excitement and the unknowns but these two can’t wait to spoil this little lady and I can’t wait to meet her as well!  Looking forward to seeing all soon as you become 3.

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Yucca Valley Maternity and Newborn Photographer – Baby D hits the blog

In November I got to meet and photograph this beautiful family as they celebrated the soon to be arrival of their new addition.  They braved the cold to capture our beautiful desert at sunset and how stunning did it turn out to be.  Sometimes we are just lucky to have the best light, location and clients.  Um how gorgeous is she pregnant?

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With 2016 comes new adventures and I am so excited; so when asked to capture the next part of this story I was honored.  This is the first session of the new year and I can’t think of a better way to start.  Baby D and his family elected to have a lifestyle session in the comfort of their home and surrounded by their things.  OMG I am in love with lifestyle newborn sessions!  Need to do more.

As with many of the families that I photograph this family is away from their extended family as they grow due to the military; making great images important for everyone who is not here to enjoy this little man’s sweetness.  He slept perfectly, going to have to ask his dad to swaddle all my newborns BTW!  The few minutes he spent awake were peaceful as you can see below.  His sweet sister was ready to pose with him and well her dog 🙂 so we were able to capture some great sibling shots – she may have needed a tiara in some!

Mom and I were already working on our themes for future sessions so I am pretty excited to get to watch this family grow for the time they get to be here.

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