• Tara Mander

Mommy + Me



I am your parent.

You are my child.

I am your quiet place.

You are my wild.

I am your calm face.

You are my giggle.

I am your wait.

You are my wiggle.

I am your dinner.

You are my chocolate cake.

I am your bedtime.

You are my wide awake.

I am your lullaby.

You are my peekaboo.

I am your goodnight kiss.

You are my "I love you."

-Maryann K. Cusimano


Mary Kate and I have been friends since high school. For those of you trying to do the math that's 15+ years. We have watched each other's families grow in very similar ways and have chatted many times over the years about motherhood, birth, breastfeeding, you name it. We even decided that we are both fairly "crunchy" (but not too crunchy, lol.)


We chose Gaskill Park for the beautiful pink and white trees that are in perfect bloom at the moment. Mother Nature, you were so so good to us this day. Mary Kate, your family is beautiful and you are an amazing mother. Thank you for allowing me to capture these moments.


In Mary Kate's words:

“What I liked best about the session with Tara, is that despite us being friends for so long, she made us so comfortable when taking the pictures. Sometimes photography can be awkward, or feel “too staged”, but this felt natural and comfortable. Tara had ideas that were things I never would have thought of on my own.. and instead of declining the idea like I usually do, I decided to take a chance on her ideas and am so glad I did - she had a vision for how our pictures were going to turn out, and it paid off. They are beautiful photos and they capture my family the way I feel like I always see them. I love showing them off and can’t wait to get some printed to hang in our house! Thank you Tara!”


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