I grew up in south Sacramento, where I attended Catholic school and kept busy with sports, photography, books and daydreams. From a young age, I loved love and had a keen eye for the details that made people unique and beautiful. I met my husband Levi in kindergarten (I know) and fell in love with him in high school. He is my best friend, my center of gravity. This year marks our twentieth anniversary and every day I marvel at how lucky I am to have him.

After attending Cosumnes River College for two years we transferred together to UC Santa Cruz. For the three years we lived there, the beauty of the beach, mountains and trees constantly took my breath away.  After graduating (myself with a double B.A. with Honors in Politics and Literature), we came home. Ready to start “real life,” I took a position in the insurance industry. Over the next ten years we got married, bought a very sweet but very simple English bulldog named Argus Fatboy Baggins , traveled, bought a home we love and had lots, and lots, and LOTS of fun. We then began our biggest adventure…parenthood!

Becoming a mom changed my life. It is absolutely the most empowering, awe-inspiring, challenging experience of my life. I decided to leave the corporate world for good and strike out on my own. In 2015, I launched Kathryn Taras Photography. I bring my love for life, laughter, color and light to every session, every wedding, every event. It is an honor and a thrill to create images for people; I so love what I do. Thank you for visiting my site and I hope we get to work together soon!