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This is 30 | Life

I love birthdays. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile.

If there is one thing 30 has taught me, it’s to dig deep and figure out what success looks like for you. I don’t just mean in business, but life as a whole.

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." 
-Maya Angelou

So, this one is for the dreamers.

The ones who live with their head in the clouds and are ruled by their hearts. The ones who listen to try and understand. The ones who accept that feeling things deeply means sometimes life hurts like hell, yet they never lose their sense of wonder. The ones who know the lows make the highs that much sweeter. That life is about passion as well as compassion.
Strength and grace. 

Cheers to pursuing those crazy dreams of yours.

Living in Whistler, traveling the world to capture weddings, and doing it alongside that handsome husband of mine feels like success to me. So while I’m just getting started chasing all my crazy dreams, I’m also going to pause for a moment to really appreciate where we are now.


PS.  Let us know the next time you’re in Whistler! We would love to go for a hike, grab a pint or capture some gorgeous images in the mountains. Maybe all three?

all images by Steve

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"Be kind, love your friends fiercely & give less shits about the things 
that won’t matter in five years."
-Thats my motto for 3o.

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  • August 11, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Alana Salisbury - “Be kind, love your friends fiercely & give less shits about the things
    that won’t matter in five years.”
    All the yes’s. <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Lea Marcucci - Wooooo happy 30th T!! Hope it’s amazing! Will be joining you on the 30 train in a couple weeks! ☺️ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Caitlin Free - Happy 30th! Woo 30’s are great – best years of my life 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:27 pm

      Tara Lilly - That’s great to hear! Looking forward to them for sure.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Megan Ewing - Happy dirty thirty girl!! Ill be joining the 30 train this year too and you have definitely kicking butt and experiencing all the things! You two are so awesome! When I am there in the new year, I will definitely be messaging you too hang <3 Have the best weekend!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:28 pm

      Tara Lilly - Yes!! Please do, come stay with us while you’re in Whistler!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Hess Mcd - I love when you write straight from the heart – cheers to 30 years you beautiful soul ! The world is calling our names love – I can’t wait to plan our next adventure ( whenever and wherever that might be ) long distance has nothing on us, friend ❤️ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:28 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you!! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! The photos looked ammmazing!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Jenny Blair - Happy birthday!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    Jennifer Picard - Happy Birthday, Beautiful Human!! Have the most wonderful day EVER! <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    Kendra Murphy - Huge fan of your motto for 30! I love your philosophy for life and your heads in the cloud mentality! I will continue to admire you with my two feet firmly planted on the ground lol. I love you T – so fiercely!!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:29 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank goodness for rock solid grounded friends like you <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Becky TenVeen - Love all of this! Happy Birthday!! You are such a beautiful soul and so inspiring. Can’t wait to see what you (and the handsome husband) do next!
    Next time you go to Joffre you have to go to the top.. it’s absolutely stunning. Maybe leave the Prosecco at home for after though. ❤ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:31 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you! Hope we get to see you guys soon!!
      We usually do, but couldn’t because of my ankle this time.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Isabella Sarmiento - Happy birthday tara! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    Julie Bernard - How was 30 a decade ago for me? Enjoy all the celebrations, the love and the continual adventures.
    You are living the life too many only wish they thought to live!
    Happy Birthday wishes to you!!! XoReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:31 pm

      Tara Lilly - I swear time flys faster and faster every year!
      Lets hangout in Van or Whistler when things slow down in the fall!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Rebecca Hiltz - I love it! And 30 looks good on you! Happy Birthday T!!!! xoReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    Eva Katerina - Happy Birthday Friend, so grateful to know you!! Have an amazing day + week ❤️ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:56 pm

    Nikki Rennie - Happy birthday to your gorgeous and talented soul! Wishing you the best year to follow ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Quinn Oberlander - Happy birthday! Let’s chug prosecco together sometime ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    Lisa Patey - Happy Birthday Tara!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Jenn Sweetman - Happy birthday beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Emily Pattenick - Wise words my gypsy friend <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Jennifer van Son - Happy birthday sweet friend!!! Love you long time xooxReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:36 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you so much for making me feel so special yesterday!! I wish I had more real life JVS time in my life 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    Nicole Dukelaw - Love it!!! I wish I had embraced 30 like this 🙂 here’s to a spectacular year!! <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Cealiea Hope Price - So much love for this Tara!! Happy birthday gorgeous! I needed to read this – I usually am not looking forward to my birthday which is SOON, but I’m trying to look forward to this one and appreciate everything in life that has brought me to pursuing dreams and living a life we absolutely love!! <3 Your words definitely helped instil that mindset today!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm

      Tara Lilly - That’s amazing to hear! What do you have planned for your birthday?ReplyCancel

    • August 16, 2017 - 10:56 pm

      Cealiea Hope Price - Well, it’s on a Tuesday this year so we are having two awesome weekends to bookend it! The long weekend we might actually be heading up to Whistler for the first time, and the weekend after we are heading to Vegas for a friends’ wedding! So shaping up to be a pretty awesome week of celebrations!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Laura Patterson - Happy 30th, welcome to the club xxxReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:41 pm

    Tracey Thomas - Love you girl and CANNOT wait for The Camp Collective! ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    Erin Lester - Happy Birthday!!! Loved reading your wise words!!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    Chrissy Rusaw - Happy Birthday!! I’m so happy to read about the way you are looking at life. You are very wise and I’m sure your life will be everything you dream it will be.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    Aly May - Happy birthday, Tara!!!! Hope this year is amazing and full of love and adventure for you!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Meredith Laura - Damn girl. That was amazing!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Crystal Conroy - Love this postReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    Monashee Alonso - Happy birthday. Stunning photo of you. ❤️ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 8:33 pm

    Talia Chaparro - You are the loveliest!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Frances Beatty - Ohmyword. do I ever love you! Happy birthday, you beautiful soul!!!!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:45 pm

      Still can’t believe I got to see your face in real life on my birthday two years in a row. You’re the absolute best. Thank you thank you thank you. <3ReplyCancel

    • August 13, 2017 - 10:03 pm

      Frances Beatty - I miss you fiercely.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 9:13 pm

    Katelin Bell - You are so cute Tara! Steve, the photos are obviously amazing. Have so much fun celebrating 30 you two! ❤❤ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    Joey Ventura - Happy birthday Tara! I hope I can come and visit you in whistler soon! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:46 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you Joey! Please do!! You guys are welcome to come stay with us anytime!ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Emilie Iggiotti - Happy birthday Tara!!! I am so lucky to have you as a friend. Your heart is pure and you are the sweetest person I know. I love you and I miss you. Drink some champagne for me… until we can celebrate together!!
    Love, EmilieReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    Sisley Killam - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope we can reconnect soon <3ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 10:45 pm

    Mitchell Richardson - Happy Birthday Tara Lilly!! Can’t wait to catch up soon 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:46 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you!! I’m so stoked to see you guys!! Hope you’re having a great winter.ReplyCancel

  • August 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm

    Leann Weston - Ugh. Still so young! Enjoy all of it! <3ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 12:24 am

    June Fisher - Here’s wishing you a very happy Birthday and many more to come…..Grandma JuneReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 2:06 am

    Karly Moore - Tara, you are a genuine beauty, inside and out! Wishing you a beautiful birthday week xoxoReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 2:58 am

    Jennifer Cornthwaite - Happiest birthday Tara!! You’re amazing <3ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 4:08 am

    Michelle Belsky - Omg that last photo tho!!!! Epic! Enjoy the bday!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:48 pm

      Tara Lilly - Ah thanks Michelle! Steve still amazes me with his photo skills!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 8:11 pm
    • August 12, 2017 - 9:48 pm

      Tara Lilly - Thank you! Steve and I moved into our place in Creekside, we’d love to hangout with you guys sometime soon!ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 9:49 pm

      Ellen Robertson - Tara Lilly yes please! We are in Squamish now but in whistler often. Shoot me a message when you’re around 604-396-7895ReplyCancel

    • August 12, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • October 24, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Jen and Thomas - Hi Tara,

    We are looking for your film and photography services for our wedding in Toronto next year Saturday, June 16, 2018.

    Could you let us know if you’re available that date and provide access to your pricing brochure and let us know anything about your services?

    For our wedding day, we would start the day with wedding door games before noon, a Chinese tea ceremony after noon, and then a wedding ceremony, reception in the evening.

    Also, if we pay in cash, would there be any discount applied?

    Jen and ThomasReplyCancel

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