We actually met each other way back in middle school, and reconnected in 2008 after college. All we talked about was our shared dream of starting a photography business and eventually opening our own studio. When Chad was approached by Oakshade Raceway to be the track photographer in 2010, we were excited by the opportunity. It gave us a reason to get started and make our dream a reality. After two racing seasons at Oakshade and being graced with our first child in 2012, we transitioned our services to focus primarily on portraits and weddings.
We moved into our first studio space in 2015, and have been so thankful for the amazing growth we've experienced, all the wonderful families we've met and smiles we've captured over the years!
Chad's fascination with the darkroom led him to pursue several photography classes at Owens Community College. For our Oakshade fans, you may remember him as a 13 year old Bomber racer back in the late 1990’s.
Chad's specializations include weddings, events, competitive sports, commercial photography, and he dabbles in videography.
Tara graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education and Photography, along with 2 years of Graphic Design studies. Several of her night photographs from her BFA Senior Thesis were selected for juried shows and have won awards.
Tara's focus is on newborn, baby, and family photography.