2018 Santa Sessions

2018 Santa Sessions

5th annual Real Moments with Santa Sessions

I know, I know!  Every year, Christmas sneaks up on us so fast. It’s only  September, but it’s still time to begin booking for our annual Santa Sessions! We will be hosting a new Santa this year, Santa Waylen. A neighbor, friend and fellow photographer, has lent me an image of him so that you may see him.

Details on booking your Real Moments with Santa Sessions:

When: Saturday November 17, 2018 9am-12pm

Where: 133-B East Main Street, Festus, Mo. 63028

What: 10 minute session with Santa with 3 children. Two sessions must be puchased past 2 children.

Includes 5 hand edited digital images with print release for download sent via an email gallery

How Much: Early bird session price of $100 (plus tax) until Oct 15, then price goes to $125! 

photo credit: Michael O’Brian

To see what my sessions are like, below are some of my favorites of last year’s Santa Sessions with our wonderful, beloved Santa Sid. If you’d like to see years past you can do so here and here   

Santa Sid will always be in our hearts and we will forever miss him.
Love is in the Air with 2018 TPP Senior Models!

Love is in the Air with 2018 TPP Senior Models!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the TPP Senior model team! Valentine’s Day. I love it. I love pink & red. I love them together.  It’s a low key holiday, V-Day. It doesn’t pressure me, ya know? I love that it doesn’t require me to visit three houses in one day to keep everyone happy. Also, I’m reminded of God’s language to us is LOVE. I know, I know, it’s a manufactured holiday, but I still enjoy it for all the reasons above. I feel like it’s announcing that happy place we are soon coming too after we’ve suffered the cold dark winter. “It’s ok, be happy. Here’s some love to throw at you while you wait for spring to arrive.”

I’ve been wanting to do this model session them for a while, mulling it over in the back of my head the last few seasons. Finally pulled the trigger and I kept it simple. The dark backdrop and the light. So my models could shine.

My models did really great together for either not knowing each other or not well. Reagan I’ve known since she was a little bug, Abby I met four years ago and photographed her and her family. I also photographed Lexi’s older sister for her senior session 4 years ago. Small world and time flies, my friends. Like that and years have gone by…

Everything was shot in my little studio just south of St. Louis in Festus, Mo. My happy place.  I always have a running list of things I want to do, there. I’m always moving something, painting something, changing something. I’ve got so many plans for it, but I’m happy with it enough for clients as is. If you are in the market for modern, yet classic senior photos in studio or outdoors, in Jefferson county or St. Louis, I’m currently booking into 2018!


Hair & Make up for Raegan Staat: Brea Ellsworth

Makeup for Abbie Faultus & Alexis Alfod: Tara Price


If you would like more information on booking a senior session and a free copy of what to wear to rock it, please fill out the form below and I’ll be happy to send that along to you

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2017 Limited Edition Chistmas Sessions

2017 Limited Edition Chistmas Sessions

It’s that time of year again! Time for Limited Edition Christmas Sets! You want to get in on it early, so you can get a jump on those Christmas Cards!

Festus, Mo. Christmas Photos


20 Min Sessions for 3 childrens, with 6 hand edited digital files with print release, OR

30 Min family Session for up to 5 with 9 hand edited digital files with print release

2 Sets, Milk & Cookies (New),  Classic Fireplace set up (New)St. Louis Chirstmas Sessions




At the Studio, Tara Price Photography, 133- B East Main St. Festus, Mo. 63028

St. Louis Christmas photos





Appointments available through December 15, 2017

Christmas Photos St. Louis


How Much:

For up to 3 children ~ $160, each additional child is $25

For Family portraits up to 5 persons ~$249, each additional child is $25, $100 to book, remainder due session date


To Book:  

Call~ 314-779-8860 or email info@tarapricephoto.com to book an appointment.




My Favorite Fall Looks for Senior Girls

My Favorite Fall Looks for Senior Girls

So, have you been trying to figure out what to wear for your fall senior session? Well, have I got a treat for you. I’m starting a series to help you navigate getting those outfits together. I’m going to show you what my favorite looks the last few years are and why they work for camera and Senior photos. 

When you are putting together your senior looks it’s important to consider what time of year you are getting them done in.  If you live here in Missouri, you know that the weather is unpredictable. I just did a late September session and it was 95 degrees.  When considering fall, even if it’s warm out, it looks a little strange to wear a sleeveless springy outfit if all the leaves have turned. Keep it in mind as you choose. Also, Senior portraits are special. Make sure your outfits are your best! My personal feeling is that you should go dressier than the everyday. Even if you are going to wear jeans, there are ways to dress it up and make it special. 

Another aspect to consider in choosing outfits is how they will look together on the wall in a collage. Be mindful of the final product will look all together. 

Okay, let’s look at three beauties that did their fall style perfectly…

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Alex chose so well here. The fall tones are perfect for the time of year and for her skin tone. The scarves add beautifully and dress the outfits up a bit. She didn’t add too much other jewelry, but didn’t need it as the scarf is a statement piece. Although you can wear prints, solid colors are always a safe choice as prints can sometimes be distracting if they are too busy or add weight. 

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Alex’s last outfit is a patterned romper that says fall. To offset that it’s cooler out and she was in a shorts romper, she smartly paired it with dark nylons and knee high black suede boots. She did add earrings and the whole look works. Just a side note, as we begin photographing, I always look for places that are going to make the outfit shine. I love how the Stone and wood just looks like the outfit was made for this moment. 

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One trend I’ve been seeing over and over in the last few years is the giant shift dresses that have no waist. Although the look may be popular, please avoid it for your pictures. It tends to not be a flattering look in camera. A tiny girl looks like she’s lost in it and an average to above average sized girl will unfortunately look bigger than she is in it. Save that look for fun, not your portaits. With all the options out there, try and find something that has a waist to it. More fitted looks photograph the best.

Ellis choose a fitted jacket paired with dark jeans and a shirt for the first look shown.  I love the choice of olive green here and I found it photographed so beautifully in the red leaves. She also wore some great ankle boots with this, always a great choice.  I’m also in love with this wine color that has been really big the last few falls. Notice Ellis’s waist shows in it as the dress is made to have one.  The off the shoulder makes it a little bit dressy. She paired the dress with a long necklace, which polishes the look off.

11 Festus Mo. Senior PhotographyNext, let’s take a look at Lauren’s look. I remember this being such a cold day, but she knocked it out of the park with these looks. She chose a patterned dress, but the patterns on it are small black and white, so they don’t overpower her in it. The dress is an empire waist, but isn’t so loose that she gets lost in it. To dress it up, make it say fall a bit more, and pull in the waist even further, she paired it with a fitted black jacket. A pop of that wine color dresses the look up and says fall! She also wore high heel ankle shoes, which I recommend. A higher heel always lengthens the legs. She finished the look off with a long necklace and a pair of earrings. 

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You know you’re getting up there in age when you see the looks you used to wear coming back in style. Turtlenecks, higher waists, courderoy, and tights are all back. Lauren kept a polished look with all of it. The olive green color is in style and says fall. Solid black is always flattering, and the polkadot tights are a fun little pop of style. 

Well, I hope that gives you an insight on how to pull together your outfits for your fall senior session. Stay tuned for the next installment in this series. 






Raegan’s Homecoming Shoot  Part 2

Raegan’s Homecoming Shoot Part 2

Here we are again showcasing this gorgeous girl! Raegan had homecoming this weekend, so I can now share these since everyone has seen her dress. We really did have a ball doing these. If you’ve ever wished to have you’re daughter professionally photographed in her dance dress, without the pressure of having to be somewhere, it definitely makes for a relaxed session. If you are going to have it done, make sure you get your hair and make up Raegan’s mom, the talented Brea Ellsworth!
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