"We had a great time shooting with you. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and for the pictures." -Natalie & Xochitl
"Tara Deaton did an AMAZEBALLS job photographing our family and the girls! Thanks so much!" - Mechelle
"Great shots! You rock!" - Tyler
Hi, I'm Tara Deaton. I am a professional photographer in the OC/LA area with a deep passion for creating images and for connecting with people. Being in front of a camera can at times feel awkward or uncomfortable so I am here to break the ice and help your inner and outer beauty shine through!
While my passion for art has been lifelong, my love of photography began when I was about 12 years old. Since then I have taken every opportunity to get my hands on a camera, whether it be digital or film, I love it all! In 2014 I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Photography and Textiles Art. Since college I have shown work in multiple galleries in San Francisco and have been building my own business as a freelance photographer.
My family and community are extremely important to me and I am constantly overwhelmed with gratitude for their support. I accept people from all walks of life and would love to document your experience whether it be a wedding or event, a new member of your family or your professional head shots!
Thanks for stopping by my website! If you would like to inquire about my rates and availability you can contact me at: