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Sweet Lillianna

Hello Blog readers!  Meet Lillianna….

And she is incredibly adorable!!

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Girly cake smash! | - [...] is such a happy little girl!  I did her newborn photography (see that session here) and she was such an angel.  Fast forward a year later and she is a happy spunky almost 1 year [...]

Somebody is turning 2! | - [...] can’t believe its been 2 years since I photographed this little cuties newborn session!  She totally rocked her cake smash last year and I think she even stepped up her game for this [...]

Sisters-to-be Sweetness….

“For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down”
—Christina Rossetti

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Stacie Wilson - Thank you so much Tara for capturing this special moment. These pictures are amazing! You have such a special gift!

Holiday Mini Sessions Announced

It may seem early to be thinking of Christmas cards already, but NOW is the time to book your mini-session with Life is Sweet {photo boutique}.  Mini Sessions will be scheduled on a first come first served basis and there is very limited space, so call or email with your preferred time and location ASAP.

Keep it Sweet,


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Payment is required in full at time of booking.

In case of inclement weather another day will be scheduled.

Online gallery will be ready within 2 weeks of mini session.

Order must be placed within 7 days of gallery upload.

Any questions, please let me know!

Sunday sugary sweetest moment…

We had a new doughnut place open up here in our community (The Donut Hole, Steiner Ranch) so Aaron and I ran down there this morning with Haylee in tow (as we were running in the hot August heat– sweating, huffing, puffing, thinking about burning off those calories we were about to consume, I thought about how nice it would be to be a 2 year old again….not a worry in the world….just enjoying her juice and a free ride….counting the cars that go by and shouting out the color of each one!).  Then once we arrived…check out Haylee’s VERY sweet sunday morning moment….oh, ours too.:)

Jennifer Roby - Oh my gosh-she is so yummy! Great pics!

Tara - Thanks Jen! :)

Priscilla Palanuk - SO, SO (!!) cute! The pigtails are killin’ me, too. (-; Adorable pics, even more adorable family. You guys rock. :)

Aaron - Just like her daddy, she loves her donuts. Great picture babe

Tiffany Mullins - She is sooo beautiful… I love these pictures there great….

Patty - So dainty & lady-like while she contemplates the exquisite flavor! xoxo

Will Gallagher - These are great Tara!

Jaxon is One!!

I loved edited this session so much!  This little guy Jaxon is so expressive and I love his eyes…they are so vibrant blue and filled with that sparkle of childhood.  I decided to make a little slideshow so here it is.  Jennifer & Chad, I hope you love the pics.  Time flies by so fast….just last year I was celebrating Haylee’s first birthday and it feels like it flew by in a flash.  Enjoy every little moment with your sweet little guy…he is just too cute.  Thanks for spending time with me and allowing me to capture this time for you guys.

Wishing you sweet moments always,


This is an example of a possible print collection.  This collection has a (1) 16×20, (1) 10×20 & (6) 8x10s

Discounts are offered when prints are purchased in collections.  Customizations can be made for different pictures or sizes depending on space and decor of your home.

travis - Cutest cousin ever, thanks for sharing.

Chrystal Roby - Adorable!! He’s got such a beautiful smile!
I especially love the ones of him being thrown in the air and on the porch over the water.

Keith Keytel - Sooooooooooooo cute. I think Jaxon’s beginning to look like a Roby.

Great photo’s.

Ashley Berry - These pics are absolutely precious! What a beautiful family you have!

Tammy - Adorable! I especially *love* the shadow shot — fabulous!

Chrystal Roby - Precious boy! I love the photos but I especially love the ones of him being thrown & by the water.

Wes Keytel - Fantastic pictures. Just about the cutest one year old I’ve ever seen!

Ursula Devore - He is such a cute little boy…these pictures are fabulous!! :-)

Jennifer Roby - Love, love, love the pics! Awesome job Tara! Going to be so hard to choose!

Katherine Roberts - Those are great pics!

kay whitaker - love see jaxon’s pictures as he is growing up and these are extra special.

kay whitaker - of course since i don’t edit first before i hit send…..i always have a typo……..but anyway….the message as always is that jaxon is a cutie and these pictures are awesome.

Billie - OMGosh….cutest family ever! These pictures are wonderful!

Cheryl Roby - I just love the picture with the football. His blue shirt with his blue eyes just made the shot soooo vivid! That is my favorite! You have captured his personality!

Chelsea - Absolutely amazing photos.

I love this kid and these pictures. Great job!

Kim Ging - Wow! These pictures are awesome, and yes you are gonna have a hard time choosing. I love watching him grow up since we can’t be there.

Cassi Coe - You are so blessed Jenn! I’m so happy for you and your Beautiful family!


Tonsia Keytel - Adorable and precious pictures.

Kathryn - What a gorgeous family and little man! What a great keepsake!

Becca Erickson - These are precious! I love the family shots and wagon shots…he’s such a sweet, happy little guy :)

Kelly - ADORABLE! My fav of him are the bucket shot on the pier! And, I LOVE the family pics on the pier! But,they are all beautiful bc y’all are beautiful people!

Angie Roby - What a handsome little boy you guys have! I can’t believe he is already a year old. You guys are such a precious family and these pictures captured it all. Thanks for sharing!

LeeAnn - These are some great photos of a great little guy! Definitely captures his joy!

Stacy Hickson - These are absolutely beautiful! You most definitely have a little heartbreaker on your hands!! Thanks for sharing the pics of your happy little man :)

Cindy Allison - What a beautiful family! These pics are fantastic,soo many great shots,they should be in a magazine. Jaxon is so adorable, I can’t beleive he’s already ONE!

Elizabeth Edds - Very creative and natural photos. Jaxon is adorable. A real blessing!

Rachael Bednarsky - Jax is beyond beautiful. These are amazing pictures. Jennifer – next time y’all come to Magnolia, I’d love to meet Jaxson! Congrats on your gorgeous family!

Heather Allison - I love, love love these pictures. Jaxon is such a precious baby and ya’ll have such a cute little family! : )

Emily Snyder - Beautiful Pictures….Beautiful Family…. Thank you for sharing! Can’t believe he is already 1! Happy Birthday Jaxon!!

john - These are adorable. Paige and I need to get down to Austin and see you guys. Great pictures.

Alicia - These pictures are amazing!! He is THE cutest thing I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you soon!!

GiGi - These are all so good, it is hard to choose.I like the one with all you sitting on the pier, also Jaxon holding the football,and the one with his arm on his chest.
Love, Gigi

Brenda Bretz - Wonderful pics. I love the one with Jaxon sitting in the bucket on the dock. Adorable!!

Roslyn Barnes - The young Mr. Roby is just too sweet. I have known his mom since she was a young lady. With parents that beautiful I knew he would be too! Your pictures are so artistic and lovely. The one on the dock is my favorite. Good luck in the future and seeking out the beautiful parts of life. Roslyn Barnes

Lana - Cute pictures, they turned out great!

Tiffany Holderfield - He is such a cute happy baby. Love the pix they turned out soooo good.

Kimberly Todd - He is such a little cutie and will break many hearts. Such a wonderful looking famiy.

Jim Hanna - Happy 1st birthday Jaxon! Pics look great!!

Summer Fish - FANTASTIC photos!! Love those blue eyes!

Shanna Berry - What fabulous pictures! That little guy is just gorgeous! I wouldn’t want the job of picking which pictures to purchase…they are ALL great!!

Wendy Cox - Jenn, You have a beautiful family! The pictures are great, thank you for sharing them. I really like the one in the bucket! Enjoy time flys!

Chad - You did such a great job of capturing all of this facial expressions and big blue eyes.

Kelly (Bednarsky) McCarver - BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those pictures are awsome! I can’t believe he is 1 and I have not seen him in person, I miss you!!!!

karen sturdivant - absolutely beautiful pics, i am having agrandson and want some pics just like these!!
karen s.

Noreen Arleth - Jen he is such a beautiful baby and these pictures are awesome! i have never seen anything like them, i need to get some bird pics taken!!!

Katie Kreft - Wonderful pictures I can’t believe how great this phot shoot is, he is a very lucky guy!!!

Robert Whitaker - What a hansome little man! These are awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.

John Bachemin - These are great pictures! Looking at the cake pics, I don’t think he gets his hands dirty very often?

Donna Consemiu - Jennifer, these are great! What a beautiful little family.

Rachel - These pictures are absolutely adorable! What a good looking family! :)

Amber Gray - What a gorgeous family! He’s precious, love those blue eyes! I love the pic with all 3 of you and his initial in chalk – so cute!

Kevin - Great pictures. Too many favorites beyond the great pic of Chad throwing Jaxon up…love the innocence of the B&W pictures. Very nice!

Kerri - Awesome pictures! Too hard to choose a favorite.

Kelly S - What great pictures. Jaxon is so photogenic!

Bruce "Papa" Roby - Great pictures, but I would not expect anything differently from my grandson. My favorite is #9681.

Briana Warren - Hey Chad and Jen, I remember just this time last year we were both welcoming our lil ones into the world! Time flies and hard to believe they are one. The pics are amazing. Sure its going to take some time choosing which ones to pick! Jaxon- YOU ARE ADORABLE!

Brittnay - He is so cute! Love the one of him being thrown in the air! They are all wonderful though!

Marie - What fantastic pictures!! These could be in a magazine easily. What a picture perfect family.

Charlotte Wakefield - He is such a beautiful baby!! Always seems to have a smile on his face :)

Kelly Hanna - I LOVE seeing the color photos and then the black and whites….Jaxon talks through his eyes! I could hear him laughing :)

Victoria - um, how happy was this family?? they are so fantastic

18 month Session….and GO! | - [...] may remember this gorgeous family from this session.  It is AMAZING how much can change in just 6 months….sweet Jaxon has grown up and has [...]

2 boys = 2x the love | - [...] photographing this family when Jaxon had just turned one…we did a cake smash you can see here.  Then I got to do an 18 month session with them down at Butler Park….here.  Then I [...]

Sweet baby Boy Layton’s 9 month session | - [...] clients, but this awesome fam is the bestest!  I started taking their family pics when Jaxon was ONE, then we did an 18 month shoot, then we did Layton’s NEWBORN, 3 MONTH, 6 MONTH, and now here [...]

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