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Featured Photographer-Taryn Chrapkowski | Eastern Shore Maryland Portrait Photographer

So many seniors coming your way, but for now I bring you my last Featured Photographer for 2011.  Today’s spotlight is on Taryn Chrapkowski of Taryn Lisa Photography located in Chicago, IL.  Taryn specializes in newborn, children, family & senior portrait photography.  Check out her recent work on Facebook or on her Blog

Meet the beautiful Taryn Chrapkowski:


Taryn’s Feature Image…which is adorable by the way!

About the image…

1.) Why do you love this image?   Little Miss E was one of my baby plan clients. This image brings so much emotion to me, as this was from her one year session, and I have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a newborn, to a 3 month old, to 6 months, 9 months, and now one year. Nothing is better than that! 

2.) What were your settings with this image? ISO 400,Focal Length 35mm, Aperture 2.0, Shutter Speed 1/250

About Photography…

3.) What do you love about Photography?  EVERYTHING! I love the emotion present behind a captured image. I love being included in that moment of my client’s life. I love being able to provide people with art that will last a lifetime. There is something so powerful and emotional behind photographs, and I love seeing that moment when people view images.

4.) What type of Photography do you specialize in and why? Mainly babies/children and families… that is where my passion lies and what got me started in photography to begin with.

5.)  How do you juggle photography business and family and the rest of your life?  With a very patient husband! In all seriousness, I don’t take on more than I can juggle, I prioritize. I do not let it interfere with opportunities with my family. I limit my sessions, and block dates when there are important events with my children and family.

6.)  A good portrait means …. Proper lighting, placement, focus, and emotion.

7.)  What photography books have you found most useful? When I was just starting out, “Understanding Exposure” and “Learning to See Creatively” both by Bryan Peterson.

8.)  What are you still learning? Everything! I don’t think anyone EVER stops learning. Each day I master something a bit more… I love those “a-ha” moments when things just click!

9.)  What is in your camera bag? Canon 5D, 100 mm macro, 85mm, 50mm, 35mm, and a whole lot of smarties!

10.)  What do you wish you would have known when you were first starting? You don’t need to have everything right away. Take what you have and learn to master that first.

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