Tara is a portrait and event photographer focused in central to eastern Massachusetts. You could say her start began when her grandfather built a studio in his basement. He used her as a model while he perfected his hobby, but it really began taking shape in college. Finishing with a degree in Graphic Design, she set forth with intentions to use it. Tara picked up her east coast roots and set west for Santa Cruz, CA. Anxious to get a job quick, a friend suggested she work at a photo lab with him. This began her on-going career as a freelance retoucher with a focus on portraits.
In 2006, Tara decided to return to her home state to be closer to family. As she continued to retouch for the California lab, she also accumulated other clients such as photographer, Jeffrey Coolidge. Coolidge guided Tara into his commercial work as a studio assistant and in house retoucher.
Three years later, with a ring on her finger, a new mortgage, and a newborn baby, she primarily worked from home as a retoucher. As she took on her new role as mom, she began taking more photos not just for herself, but new friends she met through school and playgroups.
By 2014, Tara Sullivan Photography was formed focusing on portraits and events. She continues to retouch for commercial photographers and is now a mom of two!
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