Taryn Nagy Holland

Hi! I'm Taryn and I'm a Southern California and San Diego area photographer who specializes in natural light family and wedding photography. I came up with the name Great Woodland Photography, by taking the meanings of my last names (Nagy and Holland) and combining them. Nagy - means great or big in Hungarian and Holland - means wooded place or Woodland.  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. When I go to a restaurant, and if there is Creme Brulee on the menu, I will be ordering it. It doesn't matter if I'm on a diet, it's happening.  I have a sweet husband Eddie (who is an engineer), and no kids yet. We love to go to Disneyland (Annual Passholders), and are SUPER (secret) nerds. If you want to come by and chat about Star Wars or Harry Potter for hours, you are welcome anytime at the Holland Household. We do have Mae, who is our 8 month old Schnoddle (Schnauzer - Poodle), and she is an absolute wild woman. When I'm not shooting weddings and families, she's my most frequent subject. 

I got into photography about 15 years ago, but when I started doing photography as my job I discovered something amazing. I got to see a side of families rarely seen, especially when our goal with each session is adventure and wonder. What a gift to me it is to get to know someone and their family 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, your excitement over expecting a little one, or preserving the sweetness of your family.  Every session I work to provide not only an authentic memory but clean, bright, and curated heirloom selection of images. I come into every shoot with the intention for you to be as natural as possible, have as much fun as possible, and in the end you come away with really beautiful and editorial style images. 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!