Over 500 celebrations

Dallas wedding photographer
Be yourself, authentically.

Since 2007

Oh, hello there,

you lovely human!

I'M Tara Arseven (she/her/hers)

 

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• Servant of Nyx, Aeolus, and Mousey

If you're looking for a photographer who values authenticity, inclusivity, and diversity - you are at the right place!

 

What I do is way more than take pretty photos and deliver them. I want to connect with you. I want to get to know you - the real you. I want to make sure you're comfortable in my presence and that you enjoy my company. The connection you build with your photographer makes the world's difference.

 

I'm not pizza; I can't make everyone happy, so I will introduce you to all of me during our first call and let you decide if I'm the right fit for you. After all, we'll be celebrating YOU, and I want to make sure you genuinely enjoy every second of it.

 

If we work together, you'll see me bust out my best moves on the dance floor and sing along to the Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of my lungs. I'll run across the dance floor to get you plates and forks because someone forgot to place them on the cake table (yup, it happens!). Hey, I'll even help you cool down with my giant fan if it comes down to it with the Texas heat.

When I'm not slammed with weddings every weekend, I love having my friends over for game nights. Shelby and Bob adopted me into their friend group after their wedding, and I'm so glad they did! Those humans became stable at my Taradise Game Nights and in my life.

I love music. I can not live without music. You can find me jamming to anything from LP to Gunship, from Thy Art Is Murder to DeadMau5, Stabbing Westward, NextRO, Erykah Badu, Queen, Therion, Kamelot... I don't think I'm allowed to list ALL my favorites. 🤭 If you were to go on a road trip with me, my Spotify's "liked songs" section would definitely confuse you. Recently, I've been playing LP's latest record, Love Lines, on repeat. They're amazing, and you should check them out! I linked the album below - you're welcome!

I love reading. During the busy season, I barely have time to do anything else but shoot, edit, deliver, shower, eat, rinse, and repeat. During my off-season, I can read for HOURS. I love mystery/thriller books and reading about anything educational. I have a reading nook upstairs that doubles as a studio setup - I put my books to good use. 🤭

I live with my furkids Nyx, Aeolus, and Mousey. We all reside in Taradise, so if you have allergies, take your meds before your visit! If you forget, I do have Claritin on hand! :) Nyx and Aeolus are very friendly, and they will come to greet you at the door and keep you company during your visit. They know not to interrupt my sessions here, so you don't have to worry about having cats all over you in your photos - unless you want to!

Bonus: This is one of my favorite Spotify lists I made to date - because why not - sharing is caring! Enjoy! 🥰

Random Facts

Celebrity CrushDeadpool
Favorite DrinkFrench 75
Favorite AnimalRaccoons
Favorite BandGunship
Hidden TalentI can roar like a lion
Movie on RepeatAutopsy of Jane Doe
Recent BingeMarianne
Next DestinationNew York

The Studio

My studio is located at the Southside on Lamar and is decorated with my eclectic taste. I also have access to the rooftop, and my couples get special rates if they want to reserve any space within the building due to my residency.

Dallas photography studio

What do I offer at the studio?

Selflove/boudoir/erotic sessions

 

Business & branding portraits

 

Product Photography

 

Maternity Sessions

 

Rooftop golden hour portraits

 

Workshops and Coaching

 

Meetings
Taradise Art image
cat photography
Tara Arseven Studio cats
dallas pet photography

video

Taylor, aka Taytay, is the bestest videographer a wedding photographer could wish to partner with. The first time we worked together, I knew we would be great friends and make an excellent team for weddings. He's so easygoing, calm, and collected - lol, yes - my opposite. We have worked so many weddings together that I don't even have to use my words to tell him if I need anything. I can throw him a look or make a random gesture from across the hall - and he will know exactly what I mean. Don't ask me how this works - I have no clue!

 

Over time, as our friendship progressed, I met with his wonderful wife Brittany - or, as I call her, Britbrit. Britbrit is a selfless, loving, caring, attentive woman - she's a fantastic friend AND an assistant when she joins us on wedding days. We were no longer "just work friends." They'd invite me over for BBQ, come over for game nights, help me build my new studio rolling wall, help me when I need most... They're fRamily to me.

He's such an awesome friend that this lunatic flew me (yes, he's an actual pilot) and took me to have BBQ at Stephenville for lunch. Like what? When I got back, I certainly did have an attitude: "Eww peasants. Y'all still drive to go eat lunch? I fly." 🤭

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Random TikToks from Taradise. Because I can?

@tararseven Shortened story of how Aeolus joined our family 🥺 he’s such a sweetheart and they are getting along so good with Nyx, my heart can’t handle it 😭 #adoptdontshop #cats #cattok #savealife #rescuecat #boycat #stray #fyp #catlovers #bestoftiktok ♬ Ambient-style emotional piano - MoppySound
@tararseven Reply to @tararseven of course I didn’t leave him behind. Have you seen that cute face?🥰 #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #cattok #fyp #foryou #furkid ♬ You Found Me - Instrumental Pop Songs
@tararseven Who else can relate? 😂 any “hiccups” that can create panic attacks can be navigated with ease when you’ve been there, done that and found a solution for it already for the 9th time 😂 • #weddingphotography #weddingtiktok #weddingindustry #dallasweddingphotographer #weddingplanning #weddingday ♬ original sound - kardashianshulu

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Studio Location

1409 Botham Jean Blvd. #237 Dallas, TX 75215
Visits by appointment only.

 

TEL: 469-500-4121

 

Hours

Wed-Sun: 10 am - 7 pm

 

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Be yourself, authentically.

Tara Arseven is an all-inclusive Dallas, TX-based wedding and portrait photographer that offers wedding, destination wedding, elopement, engagement, surprise proposal, boudoir, family, business portrait, and fine art photography services.