Taryn Nagy Holland

Hi! I'm Taryn and I'm a So Cal based photographer who specializes in organic and natural light wedding photography world wide. I most often travel to Idaho and Wyoming, as I have family in those areas but I LOVE to travel anywhere. I grew up overseas so for me, traveling is like breathing. It comes naturally! I shoot both digital and film, also known as hybrid shooting, and love shooting in amazing new destinations. :)

 A little bit about me; My everyday life is pretty unglamorous, I work from home in the beautiful Cardiff by the Sea and spend most days in yoga pants or sweats.  I have a sweet husband Eddie (who is an engineer), and no kids yet. I love to laugh and make people laugh and a lot of my job is just that. The best way to get people comfortable in front of the camera is to help them laugh, and if that comes from me dancing around and singing, I’ll do it!

Image by Pura Soul Photography

Image by Pura Soul Photography

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We do have Mae, who is our 1 year old Schnoddle (Schnauzer - Poodle), and she is an absolute wild woman, kind of like me. When I'm not shooting weddings and families, she's my most frequent subject. I got into photography about 18 years ago while living in Switzerland, but I started doing photography as my job about 5 years ago.

It is such a gift to me to get to know someone and their love story in a real and intimate way, and help bring out a client's personality and real relationships in portraits.  It's my job to help you not only capture an image but create a memory and build a trusted friendship. I love to tell a story with my art, of your one of a kind wedding day or engagement.

So if you are the type of person who is looking for an experience over a transaction, I think we'll be a perfect fit!


These are a few of my Favorite things


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My Schnoodle Puppy girl Mae - She is sort of wild but very sweet. Also she’s not a great listener but we're working on it. :)

  • Yoga pants or sweatpants, it's what I spend most of my days in working in my home office.

  • Dancing and singing in all kinds of in appropriate situations, to the shame of and embarrassment to my husband. He seems ashamed but I know he secretly loves it.

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Disneyland Fan-atic

We (and by, we I mean me) love to go to Disneyland (Annual Passholders), and are SUPER into finding hidden Mickey's (if you're a Disneyland fan, you know what I'm talking about).

  • House shopping with no intention to buy. I use all the apps, trulia, realtor.com, zillow. Whatever the tool I will be shopping and I will be judging.

  • Harry Potter - I never got my letter from Hogwarts but I just know I'm not a plain old muggle. I bring a touch of magic to the world.

  • Creme Brulee. If it's on the menu, I will be ordering it. It doesn't matter if I'm on a diet, it's happening.

  • Star Wars - Not only do I love the movies (because I grew up watching them on repeat) but I also read almost every Star Wars book I could find.

  • House shopping with no intention to buy. I use all the apps, trulia, realtor.com, zillow. Whatever the tool I will be shopping and I will be judging.

  • The Beach. The rolling waves, the glowing sea, nothing calms me more. I live right near it and I can never get enough.

  • Christmas time- It's my favorite time of year, because it's so warm and bright. But also because my birthday is in December. So can you blame me?