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Tara O'Connor is a portrait photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona who is affectionately known as "Tara O." by her friends and clients. She started her interest in photography around age ten, when she began setting up photo sessions of her younger sister in their bedroom, using play clothes to dress her up and stuffed animals as props. She participated in elective photo classes in high school, where she fell in love with the dark room.

Her passion continued as she pursued her degree in Fine Art at Arizona State University where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Photography in 2008. As she ended her formal art education, she started to narrow in on portraiture exclusively, and simultaneously continued to fall into the niche world of retro styling.

Her primary style is vintage pinups, but she’s had experience during her career shooting everything from weddings, bands, family photos and fine art. She has spent countless hours in dark room processing, but currently uses digital photography most of the time.

She has a home studio which includes an ever-growing collection of vintage clothing and props. Tara loves to get a little bit of an idea from a client and expand it to make it bigger and better than they thought it could be.

Tara can't wait to hear from you! She would love to create a custom portrait session for you and give you a lighthearted and joyful photo shoot experience. She's available to answer any questions and help you tailor a portrait session to your exact needs- email tara@taraophotos.com