Chevy Chase Newborn Photographer


Once again, You captured some great moments! Thank you so much!

 Best DC Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photographer | Washington DC • Northern Virginia

Andrea & David

Tara captured beautiful photos of our family that will be cherished in our home for many years! Highly recommend ordering her prints in addition to the session - quick turnaround time and the deep matte was exquisitely rich in color. Tara is a warm soul and made us feel at ease.

 Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photography | Washington DC • Northern Virginia


Tara was an amazing doula and photographer - she put me at ease before, during, after after birth. Having her there also took a huge burden off my husband and allowed him to enjoy the experience more, too. Her photos are incredible and ones we will always treasure.


Ashley & Jon

Tara is an amazing photographer. Getting four kids to engage in a photoshoot can be tricky, but she captured us all perfectly. She knew just how to pose us so that we looked nice, but not overly posed. She was easy to work with, and great with the kids. I absolutely love the photographs she took. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting beautiful family portraits.

Tara Olson Photography Northern Virginia Newborn Lifestyle


Tara- the photos are absolutely gorgeous!! We love them so much. It was so awesome working with you, and I’ll definitely be in touch in the new year for more photo sessions - you are the best!!

 Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photography | Washington DC • Northern Virginia


I felt so lucky to get a fantastic photographer like you who understands boys and knows how to bring out the best side of their personalities. You are an absolute delight and really excel at your craft. The boys had a marvelous time during the shoot, and now we have permanent memories to mark this special time in their lives. 

I am so grateful to you and am already thinking to next year to ask you once again to photograph not just the boys, but also and including some shots of my husband and me.



We totally treasure the photographs Tara took. They’re not artificially bright or saccharine like many baby photos, nor are they awkwardly posed like many family portraits. They’re spontaneous, often serious, sometimes joyful—all beautifully authentic, uncomplicatedly moving.

In-home Newborn Session | Alexandria Virginia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer


That was fast! Thanks so much they came out great!



Tara is the perfect mix of professional and relaxed. She works quickly without rushing, which is perfect for families with children. She also takes complete control of each shoot, so there's no milling around arguing about who should stand where. She brought out the best in all of us. We had a great time, totally stress-free (even in the heart of Georgetown during the holidays), and the pictures turned out beautifully.

Northern Virginia Reston Vienna Family Lifestyle Mini Photographer


Thank you so much Tara! The pictures turned out fabulous!! I can't thank you enough!

We will see you the next time we need pictures!

Arlington Virginia Family Lifestyle Photographer, Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Mini Session


Thank you so much for the great photos! We love them all and are amazed at how quickly you’re able to capture photos that are authentic to our family. It’s so great to have photos of ALL of us to capture this time in our lives. 

 Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photography | Washington DC • Northern Virginia


Thank you so much for the pictures; we absolutely love them! It was such a pleasure working with you. Thank you again for a wonderful day and wonderful photos!



That was so fast!  And the pictures are beautiful! We all had a great time at our session.  My husband, who is not a big fan of having pictures ... even enjoyed our session and was excited to see how the photos turned out.  We really appreciated how flexible you were and how good you were with both kids :-)

We can't wait to share these with our friends and family and get them up on the walls!  Thank you so much!





Thank you so much, Tara! These are wonderful and exactly what I wanted captured!! Thanks again.


Stimson Family

Wow Tara, we love the pics!!!  My mom is still in town and got to look through them this morning with me, and we are thrilled. :)

Now we have to settle on our favorites - it’s going to be tough.



Wow. Just wow. So who is this person? A high-end professional infant photographer who does a little doula work on the side?

So what I can tell is that she came [in the afternoon], she shoots with a Nikon and two lenses. Also, that besides having excellent technical skills, she’s very artistic. I’ve been doing photography and learning photography and teaching photography for decades, but I learned a lot of new stuff in the 15 minutes I spent reviewing her photos.



If you are looking for an excellent photographer who will put you at ease while taking beautiful photographs, then Tara is the perfect choice. She is also reliable and efficient in getting the final product into your hands quickly. I'm 100% satisfied with my experience working with her and believe you will be too.