Over 500 celebrations

Dallas wedding photographer
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Serving Dallas, TX and destinations worldwide

Be yourself, authentically.

Since 2007

Dallas wEDDING Photographer

Within these 16 years of photographing more than 500 weddings, I have realized that my bond with my clients brings out the best of my creativity. Your celebration is more than just the cake and the dancing - it is celebrating YOU. It is the intimate moment I'm drawn to when you wink at your lover at the altar while tightly holding hands... The hug your best friend gives you on the dance floor... The happy tear that runs down your cheek while you watch your partner walk towards you down the aisle...

 

What I do is so much more than just creating beautiful photographs to hang on your wall. It's giving you something to remind you of all the feels from your big day. My approach makes it easier for me to blend in, and in no time, you, your family, and your friends will forget I'm "the photographer" and celebrate with you, unfolding all the memories made.

As your wedding photographer, the photos you receive at the end of the day must tell your story. From all the intimate moments to the crazy party - I want you to relive your day every time you look at your photos on your walls or your album on your coffee table. From the start of your day, photographing your details, I will be there until the end, waving goodbye to you as you leave your venue. Capturing all the raw emotions, all the beauty, and all the fun from your day... Everything will be fabulous - and that is my promise to you.

My mission is to bring out the personalities of my couples who are madly in love, reflecting their passion for one another while helping them during the entire process with my 16+ years of experience with pride, sincerity, and authenticity.

Intimate queer wedding photography

IT'S ALL IN THE THOUGHTFUL DETAILS.

 

I used to tell people how badly I suck at pretending and that my face gives away everything. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to brag about this - but doing so many surprise proposals and having to play "I dunno anything, I'm just here taking photos of the sky." I think I got better with this over the years, haha!

 

I love getting to know my couples before anything else. And yes, even for a "one-hour surprise proposal session." We need that connection for those fun, authentic, and sweet photos you see in my portfolio. After you inquire, our first step will be to set up a phone consultation and chat more about you, your partner, your relationship, and your plans on how you want to propose. This call is where you'll get to know me. That way, you know I'm the best fit for you. I can't stress this enough - but we must click well for everything to be seamless. Perhaps this is why I never end up with clientzillas, if you know what I mean, haha! I want to make sure you know EVERYTHING about me and my services, what's included and what's not - BEFORE you book with me.

 

I want this to be special for you and your partner. I want you two to celebrate within the moment, as well as years after, when you look back at your photos. After the "moment" happens, and you two come back to reality (haha - that's what happens, though!), I'll take you around whatever is within walking distance to get some portraits of you two with whatever time is left from your booking. Those will most likely be what you'll hang on your walls to display at home. Look at them daily and get all the warm feelings in your heart.

 

After you know I'll be a great fit to make this surprise happen with you, you'll complete your booking, and we'll start planning after that! I always do a walk-through at the designated location before the surprise day. This can be in person or over FaceTime/Zoom as some of my clients cannot be all sneaky, so take off work and meet me to plan everything out. That's ok - I got you. There have been times when I just did videos and sent them to my clients, showing them exactly where to stand, what angle to be for best lighting, and such... Oh yeah - it's a whole production! :P

Interested to start with an engagement session only?

Taylor + Nick
Venue: The Mason

Danielle + Scott
Venue: The W Dallas-Victory

I cannot put every photo I deliver to my couples, but once you send me an inquiry, I'll be happy to share some of my recent client galleries. That way, you'll know EXACTLY what to expect, what the end product looks like, and what you will receive if you book with me. Want an album with your booking? Come see me at my studio - I'm happy to show you samples along with cover options

What's included with your booking?

• All culled and artistically edited images delivered via an online gallery for download

 

• Printed products available for purchase through your gallery

 

• assistance with all things weddings, from engagement session location guidance to connecting you with the suitable venues/vendors, from posing to making sure every single detail is seamless

 

• travel within 50 miles of my studio

 

• Lots of shits and giggles jokes that can cause uncontrollable chuckling (optional)

The Process

1Fill out the contact form
&
Book your consultation call
2Get to know me
Ask all your questions
During this call
3Read your contract
from top to bottom
ask any questions you have
4Sign your contract
Pay the retainer
&
Cross "book photographer"
off your list
Have questions?

Pick your perfect Collection

I offer wedding packages and premium add-ons to make it uniquely "you." Whether you're up for a cozy courthouse affair or a grand bash, you get to customize your special collection.

cOLLECTION 1

$8500

Premium

✓ 12-hour coverage

 

✓ 12X12" FINE ART ALBUM

 

✓ engagement session *

 

✓ 2-hour rehearsal coverage *

 

✓ all culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ Personal use/print permit

 

✓ travel up to 50 miles

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $4000

Collection 2

$5250

Standard

✓ 8-hour coverage

 

✓ engagement session *

 

✓ all culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ personal use/print permit

 

✓ travel up to 50 miles

 

 

 

 

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $3000

Collection 3

$3250

Short & Sweet

✓ 4-hour coverage

 

✓ All culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ personal use/print permit

 

✓ travel up to 50 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $1600

exclusive collection upgrades

Additional Wedding Day Coverage | $400/hourly
Second Photographer | $200/ per hour (8 hrs minimum)

 

1-hour session | $400
2-hours session | $800
Rehearsal Dinner | $800 (2 hrs)

 

10x10 Fine Art Album | $1100
12x12 Fine Art Album | $1300

Deluxe Set | $2750
(1) 12x12 & (2) 10x10

 


Destination Weddings and Elopements

 

Travel within the Continental U.S.A.

Collection of your choice

+

$1000/per diem

for the duration, I'll be out there and not able to book anything else

 

 

Travel to International Destinations

Collection of your choice

+

$2000/per diem

for the duration, I'll be out there and not able to book anything else

iMPORTANT NOTES

* The engagement sessions and rehearsal dinner coverages are complimentary and optional with Collections.

The client can not request to exchange those sessions for hourly wedding day coverage or a refund.

 

A signed contract and a non-refundable 50% retainer are required to reserve dates.


Sessions are only available for booking Monday through Thursday. An additional $2000 fee will apply to block dates for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday bookings.

 

All booked hours are continuous and include any travel between locations.

Second photographers are only available when Tara Arseven is present on the premises.

The Clients cannot request to have the second photographer alone.

All photos delivered to clients are edited to my artistic style and are cohesive with the rest of my work on my website.

The session turnaround is 2-4 weeks. Rush editing is available for $350 per session, and your gallery will be delivered within three days after your session.
The wedding turnaround is 6-8 weeks. Rush editing is available for $600 per wedding, and your gallery will be delivered within a week after your wedding.

Additional retouching for skin correction, background removal/change, vanishing objects/people, etc., is available for $75/per photo.

For the sake of easier comparison

Because I like receiving good karma for times when I'm the client myself!

wedding photographer with golden-retriever energy who will make you forget you're taking photos

ALL CULLED AND EDITED IMAGES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Travel Up to 50 miles from my studio

Complimentary Engagement Session

12x12" Fine Art Album (10 spread)

Collection I

Feature 1

FEATURE 2

FEATURE 3

FEATURE 4

FEATURE 5

Collection II

FEATURE 1

FEATURE 2

FEATURE 3

FEATURE 4

FEATURE 5

Not included

Collection III

FEATURE 1

FEATURE 2

FEATURE 3

FEATURE 4

Not included

FEATURE 5

Not included

A la Carte

FEATURE 1

FEATURE 2

Not included

FEATURE 3

Not included

FEATURE 4

Not included

FEATURE 5

Not included

Want to book me for an engagement session only?

Here ya go!
Short & Sweet

30-minute session
All culled and artistically edited images are delivered via an online gallery
Ten (10) high-resolution digital images of your choice available for download

More digital and printed products are available for purchase through the galleries

Personal use and print permit for included/purchased digitals
Travel within 10 miles of my studio

 

$595+TAX

or

Create your perfect Collection

Book your session with a printed product and digital collection purchase to receive 20% off!

Pick one

60-minutes | $595

90-minutes | $795

120-minutes | $995

pick your artwork

6x6" fine art album | $700

4x6" leather print set | $400

5x7" LEATHER PRINT SET | $450

make it perfect

full gallery purchase | $900

25 digitals | $710

10 digitals | $280

per digital | $30

Available upgrades

Hair & Make up | $300

Full-retouching | $75/per image
On-location travel | $175 (for every 50 miles)

You don't have to decide on booking with me for you wedding immediately - you can first book me for your engagement session, get to know me, and then book with me for your wedding when you're ready. Once you finalize your wedding booking, all your full-resolution digital images in your engagement gallery will be released and available for you to download!

Let's set up a time to chat!

let's go ⟶

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Top Dallas wedding photographer

The easiest and (most reliable) way to contact me is through my contact form. If you don't hear back from me within 72 hours, please send me an email at hello@taraarseven.com

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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Dallas, Texas based wedding photographer

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.

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