10 Years + 400 Weddings
We pour our hearts into the photos me take and always strive to create the best possible experience for our couples. Read what past couples have to say about working with Tara + Steve.
Sephra + James
Emerald Lake Lodge, Field, BC
It’s hard to even know where to start with this review. Tara is incredible. She is as talented as she is kind, and she is precisely the type of person you hope to share such an intimate and important day with.
She managed to capture these amazing little details - like how I held my dad’s hand before walking down the aisle, to the sweeping mountain views of our outdoor ceremony in the snow. Tara’s photos conveyed our wedding weekend beautifully and honestly.
She went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for in a wedding photographer. She unwaveringly climbed up and over snow banks to get the perfect shot. She was so generous with her time - we never felt rushed or stressed about the process. She gently shaped our day and evening reception and we are so, so grateful for her.
Hiring Tara was one of the best decisions (if not the best decision) we made in planning our wedding. We could not recommend her more.
Samantha + Maddy
Sunwolf, Squamish, BC
Tara did an amazing job of putting us at ease, understanding what we were looking for and capturing the magic moments of the wedding. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Tara!
Haydn + Jill
Cameron Lake, Port Alberni, BC
Our elopement wouldn't have been what it was without the help of Tara and Steve. We did things a little backwards, having known Steve since University, and seeing how stunning their work was, I insisted on planning our elopement to include their photography. Steve was super easy going and extremely accommodating. They scoped out our original elopement location and after some assessment and open communication, he guided us to a much more private location that really fulfilled our hopes for the day. Haydn and I burn the candle at both ends in our work and our play- and it was so refreshing to have the days' pace be slower and methodical with a little spontaneity. Steve's approach really allowed us to enjoy and take in every moment of each other and the landscape our hearts were drawn to. Forever grateful!
Check out Haydn + Jill on the Whistler Elopements blog!
Kayla + Cole
Quidi Vidi, St. Johns, NL
I can’t say enough good things about Tara Lilly Photography. As a wedding photographer myself I knew a ton of great options for capturing my own day but the decision was still an easy one. Hiring Tara to travel to Newfoundland and capture one of the most important days in my life was so easy.
Tara worked hard to capture creative moments but also the candid interactions between our families. She put us at ease and we felt confidant the whole time we were in front of the camera.
If I could rate 10/10 I would for how great they are!!!
Jenn + Brett
Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC
Tara was the photographer at my wedding on June 15th and did an engagement session for my wife and I about a month earlier. She is incredibly talented and we are very happy with the way she captured our wedding day. She made us feel very comfortable/natural throughout both shoots. She was easy to communicate and a lot of fun to spend time with. Thanks, Tara!
Jenn + Jeff
Bridges Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Steve as our photographer at our wedding over a month ago and we can't say enough good things about him! Steve is very approachable and made us all feel so at ease from beginning to end. He captured all the details and special moments of our wedding, and he even saved the day when my wedding dress' shoulder strap came loose before the ceremony by sewing it back on!
Ashley + Jorge
Amalfi Coast, Italy
I will never stop raving about Tara Lilly photography. Every aspect of our wedding was captured. The scenery, details, candid and posed shots all give you a true feeling of our wedding day when you look at our pictures. Tara is amazingly talented and just an amazing person to be with. All of our guests loved her and pictures I’ve posted on social media are constantly getting compliments. - Ashley and Jorge, June 2018
Check out their Amalfi Coast wedding on the blog!
Kat + Brett
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, Whistler, BC
Seriously phenomenal. We had such a great time working with Tara and Steve. Neither one of us is all that comfortable in front of a camera, but they made us feel completely at ease and fit right in with our friends & family. The photos are stunning and speak for themselves - however what you don't see is the 'behind the scenes'- how fun they were to work with and how much creativity and energy they exuded - it was a blast and they added so much to our special day! -Katrina and Brett, May 2018
Kat and Brett's Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre wedding can be seen here!
Amanda + Rico
Whistler Peak, Whistler, BC
We recently did an engagement photo shoot with Steve. This was a nerve racking time for my fiancé and Steve made us feel totally comfortable. It was fun energetic and he was a total professional. I wish I could give him 10stars!!!
Marrhinca + Jordan
Mudge Island, BC
Holy moly! You guys exceeded every expectation we had. Every curve ball that was thrown at you was no problem, you made us both so comfortable in front of the camera, and we were so happy to become your friends along the way. Our photos are incredible and are the best memories of our day. You captured us and Mudge perfectly! Our photos will forever be cherished, and we cant thank you enough for that!
Check out their Vancouver Island wedding on the blog!
Aleks + Sarb
UBC Boathouse, Vancouver, BC
We loved having Tara as our photographer. Tara took the best shots, helped us remember to take certain shots we might have not thought about. Tara was there the whole day with us, she brought calm to the hectic, patiently captured all the important shots and guided us on posture and position too, which was really helpful. Tara really listened to us and got us the beautiful natural photos we wanted, the candid shots we were after.
Check out their UBC Boathouse wedding on the blog!
Vanessa + Martin
Green Lake, Whistler, BC
My husband and I are from Miami, FL but we decided to elope in Whistler July of 2018. Since we were not familiar with the area we wanted a local photographer that could help us pick the perfect spot for out ceremony. Tara was the best photographer we could have ever chosen, because of her our elopement was beyond perfect. She made us feel so comfortable, she was easy to communicate with throughout the process, and her photos are phenomenal! Thank for everything Tara!
Jesse + Andrew
Steve was awesome. He had the perfect amount of professionalism but was also relaxed and very present. He made us comfortable around him and we always felt he was invested in our special day. The end results were stunning, and perfectly captured our special moments together.
Amber + Jeff
Tara and Steve are absolutely amazing to work with. Tara took our Engagement and Wedding photos she totally made my fiance and I feel at ease in front of the camera. Every single photo is beyond gorgeous! I am having such a hard time picking a favourite. She captured our love and the us as specific people (our quirks). I am so grateful to her for capturing one of the best days of our lives and making it so much fun! I totally trust her when she tells us to do something as the photos came out gorgeous! She is so incredibly talented!!!! She is a a kind, creative, adventurous, and amazing soul!!!!!
Tina + Yann
From connecting with Tara in the lead up to the wedding, we were already comfortable and really assured that we had made the right choice for photography. Steve was just a rock star, he's got a fab personality that just adds to the mood and the vibe of the day, it honestly felt like he was just part of the wedding party. Everyone felt so at ease. Both Tara and Steve are super easy to get along with. And of course the photos were just beautiful, I would recommend this gorgeous couple over and over again.
Tina and Yann's blog can be seen on French Wedding Style and on the Tara Lilly Photography blog !
Kyla + Gord
Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC
Great! They have this magic way about them where we felt we knew them for years, and they (seemingly) effortlessly. The process is so fluid, and friendly and managed to disarm two people who don't like getting their picture taken.
This amazing Nita Lake Lodge wedding can be seen here!
Chanel + Jeff
Dusty's Bar and BBQ, Whistler, BC
Absolutely incredible. Tara was so approachable and lovely as a person, that it made the whole experience way less intimidating. I had seen her photos before, which really allowed me to have full faith in her abilities; which I think helped. I felt great leaving the vision in her hands, and she totally delivered. The photos resemble the day perfectly, and I always get so many complements on them! To be honest as well, I don't even remember seeing much of her throughout the ceremony, she was so sneaky! She definitely knows what she's doing!!
Emily + Mitch
Osteria, Queensland, Australia
We LOVE Tara and we would be best friends with her and Steve if we could ;) Seriously you guys are just the greatest and we've loved all the times we've gotten to hang out! She is not only lovely but was just such a ninja on the day I feel like I never saw her yet we have pictures of every magical moment.
Lauren + Erik
I'd like to take a moment to talk about Tara + Steve both as people, and professionals (because although their talent matters, it's not even close to being everything that counts). Tara + Steve are incredibly considerate, self-less humans who fill their entire lives with everything they love, and who love fully with the entirety of their hearts. They are passionate about making people happy. They create immense value for everyone they encounter, be it longtime friends or complete strangers (and often those strangers turn into longtime friends, as I speak from personal experience). All of these qualities translate into the work they produce and the art they make. They are certainly industry leaders, but they go beyond taking [insanely gorgeous] photographs. They create meaningful connections and preserve all those little details for you to always remember.
Meredith + Graham
Hotel Ocho, Toronto, ON
The best. Steve was a pleasure to work with and on the day he was patient and present. He clearly enjoys his work and cares about the people he works with. Everybody loved having him around and the pictures are amazing. Highly recommended!
Julie + Morgan
Cox Bay Beach, Tofino, BC
You are both are incredible at what you do and made it so easy for us. You completely went above and beyond even running for Morgan's new socks. You are both so talented and I am speechless every time I look at our photos. You completely captured the essence and spirit of our wedding day and we are eternally grateful for your efforts. All of our friends and family are so in love with the photos, you magically captured not only us as the bride and groom but all of the important people that we invited to our day.
Julie and Morgan's Tofino wedding can be viewed on the blog!
Sadie + Jenelle
Frenchman's Bay, Toronto, ON
We cannot be more pleased and thankful for you guys!!
Tara, we wanted to say again how amazing our engagement photos turned out in Jasper and how easy you were to work with and how down to earth you are.
Steve, wow!! Our day couldn’t have been more perfect and you and the crew are a big part of that!! Your energy is amazing and the thoughtfulness of you guys from getting us water and making sure we were good speaks volumes of how attentive you guys are and just how damn good at your job you are.
Our families also commented and complimented you all on your professionalism, energy and dedication. You were so involved and really cared about what you were doing.
Tara and Steve, it is evident that photography is your calling based on the quality of your photos but also because it is evident that it is your passion and how you work with people. From the very start Jenelle and I knew you guys were the ones to capture our day. We will recommended you to everyone we talk to and you both have our many thanks and respect!!
Sarah + Anthony
Permanent Building, Vancouver, BC
Tara is really, really good at photography. Not only that, but she is also one of the loveliest people I have ever met. I am painfully camera shy, but she managed to make me feel relaxed and beautiful. We were so happy with every aspect of her service. Without hesitation, would highly recommend.
Erin + Phil
Fenelon Falls, ON
Tara could not have been warmer, or more a part of our family on the day. She offered hugs, laughs, grabbed drinks and snacks, and had to work with toddlers and pups and rogue friends and family all running amok. She made us all feel comfortable, and cared for, and we could not be more in love with her and her photographs of our day.
Check out their backyard wedding on the blog!
Brittaney + Brian
Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto, ON
From start to finish, Steve was wonderful to work with. He met us in person during one of our visits to Toronto and spent some time getting to know us and explored what our photography vision was. He was so calm, went with the flow, captured action shots (which was our biggest ask), and was just a cool, relatable guy. He brought a fellow-photographer named Cal that had all 16 of us laughing all day and night. Raw talent at its finest and I'm sure we'll hire them again in the future for other milestone moments in life - especially since they're so close to us in Whistler now!
This Steamwhistle Brewing wedding is available here!
Tanja + Tobias
Amazing. It was so great to meet Steve again two and a half years after we met you guys in Vietnam, and it felt like it was yesterday. We loved that Steve stayed with us for the whole weekend and became a part of the wedding himself by mingling with our guests and partying with them until the end. He managed to capture the essence of our wedding perfectly despite the weather and all other turbulences, across more than five different locations without ever being stressed. To us it was very important not having to pose for any cheesy pictures but just living in the moment. Steve made that possible for us. During the couple shoot, we were very relaxed and Steve managed to take a lot of amazing pictures in the Stadthaus. And throughout the rest of the days we often did not even notice him being around, yet still he managed to capture every important moment of the day. Our wedding was definitely less traditional, less fancy and more chaotic than many of the ones you must be part of otherwise, but Steve went with the flow and made us feel special that day. Thank you so much, Steve. I look at the pictures almost every week and love them so much.
Andrea + Matt
Casa Loma, Toronto, ON
BEST wedding photographers out there! Steve captured our day perfectly, and we love the emotion in every single photo. Not only does this team create amazing photos, but they make their clients and family and friends feel so comfortable and at ease. So many of our family and friends came up to us asking about Steve, because he was so friendly and easy going! Can't thank this team enough for our beautiful photos, and DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone looking for beautiful photography!
Katelin + Bryon
Steve & Tara are an absolutely incredible duo. Hands down, the memories & moments they capture will bring a smile to your face, or tears to your eyes - or both. They have such a calming presence behind the camera, while also making you feel like a rockstar. Steve took our engagement photos & photographed our wedding; it's like we go right back to those moments every time we see the pictures. You will not be disappointed!
Brenley + Adam
Having Steve from Tara Lilly Photography with us on our wedding day was awesome! He was so fun to be around, easy to work with, and captured all of the beautiful moments of our wedding day. He has an eye for detail and was so creative with the shots he took. He even snuck us out later during the dancing to snap some extra shots at sunset…could not have asked for a better photographer! I recommend Tara Lilly Photography to every single friend who gets engaged…both Tara and Steve are caring, compassionate, dedicated, talented professionals. We feel lucky to have worked with them!
Jocelyn + Jeff
Steve from Tara Lilly Photography did an unbelievable job photographing our engagement and wedding. He was the utmost professional throughout the entire process. He was not only a photographer, but was also a dress bustler, party host, stand-up comedian, and a delight to have at the wedding. The photos turned out spectacularly well. We couldn't be happier. Would recommend to anyone searching for an event photographer.