Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mr. Bowe is ONE!!

Mr. Bowe and his mom, Fiona, came to my studio today for 1st Birthday portraits!!! Even though we aren't totally client ready we had a great time and Bowe did great. He was acting like a true king. He didn't want to feed himself the cake, he wanted his mom to feed it to


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Three girls and a baby

Ok so Mr. Matteo isn't exactly a baby, but I the title made me I first met these four cherubs about three years ago. Mom contacted me to take portraits for her newborn baby boy and I convinced her to get a family portrait done while I was there. WELL, little did I know she had two year old triplets waiting behind the front I loved photographing them then and I loved it now. Today the girls are 5yrs old and FULL of spunk. Mr. Matteo has his hands full with his big sisters but he gives them a good run for their money. Alessandra, I owe you a bottle of wine for being super mommy of the

Vincent is a big boy now!!

OK so Mr. Vincent isn't just one, he's 14mos old. Either way we had a great time pretending he was turning Vincent was SUCH a good boy during his 1yr portrait session. Even though it was late, and he was hungry, and he got a few shots from the doctor that day, he still delivered some amazing smiles.

Tommy is ONE!!

How many times have you heard me say how much I love watching "my" babies grow up? The last time I saw Tommy his mommy and I stuffed him into a gift box and took holiday portraits with his big brother. Now look at this handsome little guy. Even though he wasn't feeling all that great during his session we still had LOTS of fun together. I can't wait to see him and his family again.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The McGhee Family

About three or four years ago I got a call from a very nice lady who wanted to know about my portraits. She told me horror stories about her experiences with chain photography studios. She liked the fact that I promised never to rush a session, I guaranteed to get great images and even offered to reschedule when her daughter (2yrs old at the time) just didn't want anything to do with portraits. My mission was to give her awesome service and quality products to erase the experience of those chain stores.

Fast forward to early October. I get a call from the same wonderful lady who said that she and her husband are celebrating their anniversary and wanted a large wall portrait with their daughter to display at the party. She said she wouldn't trust anyone else with this very special photo but me and my heart just swelled.

Mission accomplished!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Birthday Boy!!

I remember visiting this family when their little girl just turned one. I was thrilled to pieces when mom called to schedule a 1yr birthday session for their new addition. HOW CUTE ARE THEY!!!!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Asbury Park Zombie Walk 2012

I had a great time today at the zombie walk in Asbury Park, NJ. Every year I hear about it and I want to go but I never get a chance to do it. This year my friend reminded me about it in time for me to go. I didn't know what to expect, but I loved it. I'm so excited for next years walk!! Here are a few pics from my night with the living

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Friday, September 21, 2012


Ok I may be yelling a bit in my header but I am so excited about this little girl. She is so stinking cute and is honestly a ray of sunshine. I wasn't the only one who adored her, my 3yr old son Justin took a liking to her and after our session those two had a mini-playdate. I think he's in

If you are thinking to yourself that this little angel looks familiar, then you get a cookie. She's the daughter of the very beautiful Sara who treated herself to a makeover and beauty shoot earlier in September.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Contemporary Beauty Portraiture

The holidays are right around the corner, what are you planning as a gift? Every woman wants to feel and look beautiful. Give the gift of beautiful portraits to that special someone. Gift certificates are available, contact me for more information.

Just look at these beautiful transformations

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sara's Beauty shoot

Sara came over for a beauty shoot and we had a wonderful time. The very talented Emily G provided her amazing makeup and hair skills to make the shoot even more glamourous. I loved going through Sara's images. She looked STUNNING!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Covers

Most of you know that in addition to photography I also design book covers. It's something that I've done for the past year and I absolutely LOVE it. It allows me to be creative in a different way that only compliments my love of photography since my designs are photo based.

Don't worry that my design work will take away from my availability to my portrait clients because that will never be the case. My portrait clients are my main priority now, and always. Besides who needs to sleep?

You can see my covers and my art designs on my other website Please comment on the posts as I would love to hear your opinions. If you know anyone who could use my services (design or photographic) please forward my information to them :o)

Thank you so much for your caring and support over the past years, I honestly appreciate you!!


Sunday, August 05, 2012

July rewind...

I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. I've had a busy summer. There were a few vintage sessions, a newborn or two, a group photo, a couple of birthday boys, a pretty lady, and a wedding....whew!!

I'm looking forward to a break in August to celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary, AJ's (my oldest son) 10th birthday, and Justin's (my youngest son) 3rd birthday. I look back and I can't believe that this much time has passed. There are many things still to come but I just wanted to give you a quick summer rewind from a few sessions I didn't get a chance to blog. Thank you for looking and I can't wait for you to see what I have planned next!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fairy Day 2.0

After seeing the photos from last Fairy Day I was contacted about doing a private Fairy Day in Long Island, NY for a mom and her friends. We all had so much fun. The fairy set was a bit different since mom had a FANTASTIC yard. We decided to use her beautiful yard as the fairy backdrop and I think it worked out very nicely. This event was also a bit different because these are some of the youngest girls I've done fairy pics for. The youngest was only 2 weeks old. Yes, you heard that right two weeks and adorable!! I had such a great time with these families, and the food was amazing. Thank you for inviting me to come play!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fairy Day Preview...

My pre-Fairy Day event was a ton of fun. I had such a great time with the little girls, I can't wait to see all the other girls tomorrow!!
Miss Sarah

Miss Madison

Miss Juliette

Miss Korbyn

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fairy Day at Taria Reed Photography is almost sold out!!

Friends....this Saturday we are hosting our Fairy Day portrait special, This is one of the nicest, most decorative and elegant portraits sessions for little girls ages 2-10.

Did I mention magical too?? Yes, these portraits are magical. They ooooze magic and wonder.

Fairy Day is a special promotion and will not be repeated again until this fall 2012. We still have room but times are filling up fast, as this is one of our most popular specials.

Or, call the studio at 732-734-1446
See you Saturday!

ps - if you can't make Fairy Day but you want those wonderful portraits, a full session can be purchased at regular price.

Taria Reed Photography

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fairy Day is almost here!!

The thank you bags are coming along nicely. There will be information about local busninesses, fairy chocolate pops, coupons, and toys!! Schedule your appointment and come have some fun with us!!

Here are a few pics of some of the costumes and more are coming!!
Everything is custom made for my sessions.
You'll be hard pressed to find this setup anywhere else!!

A little birdy told me there will be a second set available that's TOTALLY different form the main fairy set. Wanna see it? Schedule your appointment!!