Meet the Photographer

Meet the photographer


I’m melissa Tarajkowski, the owner/photographer at Melissa Tara Photography based out of San Diego and Phoenix. Specializing in both studio and outdoor portraits, I’m able to capture any event or milestone for my clients. Strictly a canon shooter, I have invested in top of the line equipment and accessories to ensure quality images.

I value each and every client and want nothing more than to Fill your walls with photos you love. Each image I deliver is carefully hand edited and frame worthy.

About me:

I’d describe myself as a dreamer, nature lover and artist. I love the small things in life - watching hummingbirds, sunsets, smelling flowers and blowing dandelions. My favorite things to photograph (beside all you lovely families) are bees - I love everything about them and hope to be a beekeeper one day.

I have a wonderful husband who is my biggest fan and supporter. You may spot him, helping me set up or making props for studio shoots. He’s even sewn some of my hats and accessories for newborn shoots. Did I mention he’s the best! Together, we have three beautiful children who are our world. In my free time I enjoy gardening, traveling and collaborating with other creative minds.