Award-Winning Whistler Wedding PhotographerS

Where Romantic Imagery Meets Epic Landscapes

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Hi, We are Tara & Steve

Photographers. Whistler locals. Partners in Business & Life.

Welcome to Tara Lilly Photography, your local Whistler wedding experts.

We specialize in capturing genuine moments against stunning mountain backdrops. We're all about that mix of candid imagery and editorial-style portraiture. If love our work but feel "super awkward in front of the camera" you've come to the right place!

From intimate elopements to big wedding celebrations in the Sea to Sky Corridor, let's capture your love story amidst the beauty of the Coast Mountains. We are excited to be your Whistler Wedding Photographers. 


Planning your dream wedding in Europe? Tara is there every spring & fall.

Let's chat châteaus and croquembouche!

Our Values


We are here to celebrate all identities, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, belief systems, cultural backgrounds, and body types.

Each couple we meet is unique. We look forward to getting to know you, and it would be an honour to capture your love story.


It’s with deep respect and gratitude that we work on the unceded territory of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh & Líl̓wat First Nations⁣⁣⁣.

We are committed to intersectional environmentalism and actively participating in responsible land stewardship. We are carbon neutral, practice 'Leave-No-Trace', and donate a percentage of our annual income to local environmental initiatives.


The wedding industry in Whistler is comprised of some seriously talented folks! We love that we are part of such a supportive community.

We work closely with many of the other wedding vendors in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, and would be happy to provide recommendations for local vendors.


To get a feel for our work we recommend exploring catalogues featuring local weddings in the Sea to Sky Corridor, mountain elopements, and destination weddings around the world.

Let's capture your European love story

Tara is based in EUROPE in Spring & Fall
Now booking 2024 & 2025 dates

Planning a wedding at a Château in Provence?
Eloping on the Amalfi Coast?
Dreaming of a couple's session in Paris?

We'd love to hear more!

Tara is available for Weddings, Elopements and Couples' sessions. Book a time to chat about your plans. We would love to share planning tips, explore a variety of locations, and bring your dream European wedding to life.

Elope with Us!

Craft a wedding day that truly embodies your love story with a Whistler Elopement. Whether you envision an intimate mountaintop exchange or a picturesque ceremony by an alpine lake, the possibilities are as vast as Whistler's landscapes. We offer all-inclusive elopement packages through our elopement company Whistler Elopements.

Elise Juillet
October 1, 2023

Tara did a great job at capturing our wedding day! The pictures turned out amazing. I highly recommend using Tara Lilly Photography!

Sara Jassemi
August 19, 2023

We had the pleasure of working with Steve from Tara Lilly Photography. We had an amazing experience and would recommend 100%. Steve made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, and was so fun to work with. He captured our wedding so beautifully. He was present and warm, while also giving us space to be in the moment - when we looked through our full gallery, we were not sure how he was in so many places at once! We got a sneak peak of our highlights so quickly and our full gallery was delivered exactly on time. Honestly, we could not imagine working with anyone else! Thank you!!

Anthony Vine
April 15, 2023

Yesterday Steve and Tara conducted our daughter's wedding on Whistler mountain and the post wedding photos back in town. I was blown away by Steve's ability to put everyone at ease during the photo shoot and the way he moved seamlessly from group shot to group shot. If I ever need someone to herd cats, Steve would be the Man 😉. Many thanks from two grateful parents.

chelsea mantella
March 23, 2023

Tara and Steve made our wedding so special! Tara was so unbelievable the photos she got of us are amazing! We were blown away. She let us enjoy the day with somehow catching every shot! Steve officiated our wedding and he had Bobby and I relaxed and laughing. Everything he said on our day as perfectly us! We don't know how he does it but it felt so special and personal! The two of them together are a dream team no wonder they are married 🙂

January 13, 2023

We hired Tara for our wedding and she was by far the best vendor we had. Our photos are stunning and she did a great job of capturing candid moments, which is exactly what my wife wanted. She was very easy to deal with throughout the whole process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

Chelsey C
January 13, 2023

Tara photographed our wedding this past August, as well as our engagement photos, and they are amazing. She is very professional and really knows her stuff. She took the time to listen to our requests for photos and didn’t miss anything. She was by far the best professional we had at our wedding and many guests complimented how detailed she was. She was kind enough to also photoshop some family photos for us a couple months later. Highly recommend!

Alex Denis
December 27, 2022

We worked with Tara and Steve through Whistler Elopements and we had an amazing experience. We couldn’t be happier with how our photos turned out – it is really hard to choose our favourites! The photo galleries were sent to us shortly after our wedding day, which was so exciting. They are very communicative, made us feel at ease and comfortable while taking our photos, and they are such lovely people to be around. Our gallery contained a great mixture and variety of candid and posed photos, and Tara ensured to capture the various combinations our family was hoping for too. We had quite a range of weather on our wedding day and it was reflected so beautifully in the photos. Highly recommend booking with Tara Lilly Photography!

Caroline Garel-Jones
December 22, 2022

Tara shot our engagement photoshoot and Tara and her husband Steve together shot our wedding. We did our engagement shoot in Whistler and it happened to be pouring rain in the village the day we travelled all the way from Victoria to do it. Luckily Tara knew a spot we could drive to at a higher elevation so the rain would actually be snow and we ended up with the most magical winter wonderland photos! On our wedding day the rain struck again slightly derailing our wedding day timeline / photo plans for the day. Tara and Steve were in touch with our planner and wedding party throughout the day (taking this off our hands) and took charge of adjusting the timeline and coming up with new shooting locations based on the weather conditions. I was definitely stressed watching my plans be derailed and they could both sense this and brought the best calming / cheerful energy as well as taking care of any of the logistical things so I didn’t have to worry - seriously they were ON TOP OF IT. I was also told by my planning team that they were helping them out with their tasks and drying off chairs etc before the ceremony as well! We are so thrilled with how our photos turned out. Highly recommend hiring Tara if you want 1) happy calm vibes 2) an experienced professional who is not thrown by last minute challenges 3) someone who is organized and will make sure everything stays on time and 4) beautiful photos!

Emma Jackson
December 18, 2022

We are so so happy that we had Tara photograph our wedding! We are delighted with the photos, its so hard to pick our favourites! She was great to work with leading up to the event, and was it lovely to have her around throughout the day as well. Would definitely recommend booking her, it was one of the best choices we made through the whole event!

David Migneault
November 4, 2022

We had such a great experience with Tara! She is a great communicator. She took the time to get to know us. The pictures were exactly what we wanted.

Kinga Zeman
November 3, 2022

We are so so thankful to have Tara and Steve capture our wedding! We got married at Sea to Sky Gondola which can be a tricky venue with all the different locations and views, but they captured every single moment perfectly! They were super easy to work with, very communicative, helped us with poses, communicated the first look, affordable, and very fast turnover rate for photos! My friends have waited over half a year for photos, we got them all much faster! Would recommend Tara and Steve to anyone who is looking to capture your wedding perfectly and for all photo moments!

Zac Zeman
November 3, 2022

Tara and Steve are the best! The images they returned of our wedding were absolutely breathtaking and we are so glad they were the photographers we went with for our wedding. They had our venue mastered, totally took charge on helping us look our best and planning out how they were going to capture our big day. So easy to work with, great pricing, and I would recommend Tara Lily to anyone!

Brendan Dawe
November 2, 2022

Excellent photography, friendly photographer. I've always found having my picture taken to be chore, but no so for our engagement shoot. For the wedding, Tara took an edited a stunning number of excellent photos that we absolutely cherish

Wa Fi
November 2, 2022

Tara and Steve did an amazing job for our wedding. Photos turned out beautifully and couldn't ask for a better photographer. They are readily available for you, listen to your wants and how you want to photographed. Definitely would recommend.

Carolyn Wilson
October 23, 2022

I recently had Tara photograph my cousins wedding and she was so personable! She held the role of calm and fun all in one throughout the entire day! Her contagious laughter added joy to the day and her attention to detail added reassurance. Thank you Tara and team!!!

Jeleen Iwamoto
September 17, 2022

Steve was an awesome wedding photographer! Having photos getting taken does not come natural to us but Steve made sure to make us feel comfortable the whole day! Everything we wanted captured on our wedding was captured and the love and passion definitely showed through his work. We don’t regret hiring Steve!

July 7, 2022

Breathtaking photography! Tara was the photographer for the elopement we booked through Whistler Elopements and we highly recommend her. She has an incredible eye for detail and a true passion for what she does and it clearly shows in her photography. We couldn't be happier with how our elopement photos turned out. They are absolutely magical. Thank you for a lifetime of beautiful memories!

Kadance B
June 7, 2022

Steve was our photographer for our wedding in May 2022 and he was the best choice by far! He has so much knowledge about the best scenery in Whistler and put what we were envisioning for photographs to life. He’s able to capture natural, candid moments without making us say or do anything awkward. He has such a great personality to bring out the best in couples and make the day so fun! We had so many comments from guests and so many compliments on our sneak peek photos, as they are absolutely stunning!! Steve was so helpful throughout the whole day, even with things that were not photography related and we are so so happy that we chose him for our day! Thank you, Steve for capturing our perfect day and for the most gorgeous photos! We can’t wait to receive them all.

Sephra Smith
May 19, 2020

It’s hard to even know where to start with this review. Tara is incredible. She is as talented as she is kind, and she is precisely the type of person you hope to share such an intimate and important day with. She managed to capture these amazing little details - like how I held my dad’s hand before walking down the aisle, to the sweeping mountain views of our outdoor ceremony in the snow. Tara’s photos conveyed our wedding weekend beautifully and honestly. She went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for in a wedding photographer. She unwaveringly climbed up and over snow banks to get the perfect shot. She was so generous with her time - we never felt rushed or stressed about the process. She gently shaped our day and evening reception and we are so, so grateful for her. Hiring Tara was one of the best decisions (if not the best decision) we made in planning our wedding. We could not recommend her more.

Maks F
January 17, 2020

Captured our wedding with care and ease. Beautiful photos and a kind, warm personality. Professional and organized. Did not have to worry about a thing - very good experience!

Cole Hofstra
September 8, 2019

I can’t say enough good things about Tara Lilly Photography. As a wedding photographer myself I knew a ton of great options for capturing my own day but the decision was still an easy one. Hiring Tara to travel to Newfoundland and capture one of the most important days in my life was so easy. Tara worked hard to capture creative moments but also the candid interactions between our families. She put us at ease and we felt confidant the whole time we were in front of the camera. If I could rate 10/10 I would for how great they are!!!

Kapena Cockett
August 25, 2019

Having Tara Lily Photography photograph our wedding was an amazing experience. Not only were the pictures beyond beautiful, Steve was so great to work with. He was very professional and had such a positive vibe. It made the day extra enjoyable. We highly recommend. Thank you so much!!!

Brendan Innes
August 21, 2019

Tara was instrumental in making our proposal amazing. From helping suggest a site (since I'm not a local), to capturing the moment beautifully and without any fuss, I'm so so glad I reached out to her. I trusted her with one of the most important days of my life, and she delivered in spades!

Brett H.
August 20, 2019

Tara was the photographer at my wedding on June 15th and did an engagement session for my wife and I about a month earlier. She is incredibly talented and we are very happy with the way she captured our wedding day. She made us feel very comfortable/natural throughout both shoots. She was easy to communicate and a lot of fun to spend time with. Thanks, Tara!

Jean L
July 30, 2019

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Steve as our photographer at our wedding over a month ago and we can't say enough good things about him! Steve is very approachable and made us all feel so at ease from beginning to end. He captured all the details and special moments of our wedding, and he even saved the day when my wedding dress' shoulder strap came loose before the ceremony by sewing it back on!

Sam Lloyd-Burton
July 16, 2019

Tara did an amazing job of putting us at ease, understanding what we were looking for and capturing the magic moments of the wedding. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Tara!

The McKenna's
July 5, 2019

Fantastic photographers, professional and highly talented! Book them if you can!!

Jillian Vaughan
July 5, 2019

Our elopement wouldn't have been what it was without the help of Tara and Steve. We did things a little backwards, having known Steve since University, and seeing how stunning their work was, I insisted on planning our elopement to include their photography. Steve was super easy going and extremely accommodating. They scoped out our original elopement location and after some assessment and open communication, he guided us to a much more private location that really fulfilled our hopes for the day. Haydn and I burn the candle at both ends in our work and our play- and it was so refreshing to have the days' pace be slower and methodical with a little spontaneity. Steve's approach really allowed us to enjoy and take in every moment of each other and the landscape our hearts were drawn to. Forever grateful- Haydn & Jill xo

Sarah Cairns
July 2, 2019

Steve and Tara are phenomenal photographers that I would recommend to anyone who wants a)great pictures and b) photographers who are professional AND fun. We've had the pleasure of having our pictures taken multiple times by them and won't hesitate to ask them to capture future moments or recommend them to anyone looking for awesome. They both have a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Our engagement and wedding pictures make me smile every time i look at them. Tara was fantastic at capturing "me" with the session we did and Steve has more recently done an incredible job capturing our new family. Nothing but love for the work these two do and the heart they put in to making sure their clients are satisfied with the outcomes.

Sarah Hansen
July 1, 2019

Tara is really, really good at photography. Not only that, but she is also one of the loveliest people I have ever met. I am painfully camera shy, but she managed to make me feel relaxed and beautiful. We were so happy with every aspect of her service. Without hesitation, would highly recommend.

Tara and Steve are absolutely amazing to work with. Tara took our Engagement and Wedding photos she totally made my fiance and I feel at ease in front of the camera. Every single photo is beyond gorgeous! I am having such a hard time picking a favourite. She captured our love and the us as specific people (our quirks). I am so grateful to her for capturing one of the best days of our lives and making it so much fun! I totally trust her when she tells us to do something as the photos came out gorgeous! She is so incredibly talented!!!! She is a a kind, creative, adventurous, and amazing soul!!!!!

Asal Ahadi
June 29, 2019

Absolutely satisfied with every single photo taken by Steve. He was amazing. He made our day so much fun, comfortable with camera and posing. If you are looking for a fun, creative, adventurous, stress free and professional photographer, you will not regret choosing Tara Lilly photography. We did our engagement shoot with them and we love all of the photos.

Lutetia W-M
June 10, 2019

Just had engagement shoot- so lovely, we felt so comfortable and had lots of fun! So generous and flexible. Couldn’t have imagined it being better!

Vanessa Albornoz
January 13, 2019

My husband and I are from Miami, FL but we decided to elope in Whistler July of 2018. Since we were not familiar with the area we wanted a local photographer that could help us pick the perfect spot for out ceremony. Tara was the best photographer we could have ever chosen, because of her our elopement was beyond perfect. She made us feel so comfortable, she was easy to communicate with throughout the process, and her photos are phenomenal! Thank for everything Tara!

Tina D
October 19, 2018

The BEST. Tara and Steve are a fantastic husband + wife team! I had the good fortune of meeting Tara when she photographed our friends wedding 7 years ago, and since then I have been following their incredible journey on social media. When Tara announced that they would be doing a tour of destination weddings last year, we jumped at the opportunity to lock them in for our own wedding, feeling secure in the knowledge then that our wedding photography would be amazing. Tara was initially booked in as the photographer, however due to unforeseen circumstances, she was unable to attend and, in the week leading up to the wedding her husband Steve jumped in and booked a ticket to Valence. He literally travelled from Canada to France to photograph our wedding and back in the space of two days, it was unbelievable. We hadn’t met Steve prior, but we were not concerned in the slightest. We knew the quality of Tara Lilly Photography and was 100% comfortable with the change. And on the actual day, he was fantastic. He has an incredible knack of making everyone feel at ease, his style and approach was completely in line with what we wanted for the day. Needless to say, we are in love with the outcome. Our day was beautifully captured, and the photos are a wonderful reminder of that very special time for us. The overall experience from Tara and Steve was fantastic from start to finish, and I cannot recommend them enough. Their adventures give me constant wanderlust, and I am in complete admiration of all that they continue to achieve and strive for.

Jessica Koupal
June 17, 2018

Stephen and I can't say enough good things about Steve and Tara. They spontaneously caught our engagement out at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. They approached in the middle of our engagement and joined in the celebration with us. They even had champagne for us; what are those odds!! They generously shared the images they captured with us and they assisted us in looking for a wedding photographer when they were already booked. Professionally, they exceeded our expectations, were very down to earth, and happy to help us in any way that they could. Personally, their attitudes are contagious and they are genuinely passionate about what they do. Such great people! Highly recommend working with them!

Carol Stills
May 18, 2018

Tara and Steve are outstanding photographers and you would be lucky to book them for your wedding! T+ S - You did a great job for us and we are very thankful. Fantastic work!! 10/10

Aleks Gara
May 17, 2018

Tara did a beautiful job of capturing our wedding day. We were so thrilled to be able to have her as our photographer. She really listened to us from the start and captured some gorgeous candid shots. She brought some calm to the hectic during our wedding day, patiently capturing all the important shots, and guiding us well to getting the important shots right as well. We love every photo she took and are so glad we picked her as our photographer for our wedding and engagement shots.

Danielle Daley
May 9, 2018

Tara and Steve are incredible people, and equally incredible photographers. We were so happy to have them capture our day- the pictures perfectly capture the feeling and meaning behind our day. We will always be grateful.

Ann Wainman
May 6, 2018

Steve did an amazing job capturing our wedding. We are really happy with the finished pictures and were so grateful to have Steve as a part of our day. Thanks for everything!

Lauren McCormick
May 3, 2018

I'd like to take a moment to talk about Tara + Steve both as people, and professionals (because although their talent matters, it's not even close to being everything that counts). Tara + Steve are incredibly considerate, self-less humans who fill their entire lives with everything they love, and who love fully with the entirety of their hearts. They are passionate about making people happy. They create immense value for everyone they encounter, be it longtime friends or complete strangers (and often those strangers turn into longtime friends, as I speak from personal experience). All of these qualities translate into the work they produce and the art they make. They are certainly industry leaders, but they go beyond taking [insanely gorgeous] photographs. They create meaningful connections and preserve all those little details for you to always remember. xx

Angelique Meijer
April 25, 2018

Steve was incredible! You spend a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day, and he was a pleasure to have around. Loved our photos!!

Karly Moore
April 21, 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Tara and Steve for our engagement photos and wedding day photos in 2012 and 2013, and are so grateful for the beautiful images they captured of that special time. They are super easy to work with, make you feel relaxed in front of the camera, are creatively brilliant, and lots of fun too! They captured so many awesome candid moments from our wedding, which we are so happy to now have as memories. We got married in January, and when we suggested doing a few photos outside I thought they would hesitate because it was so cold. But instead, their eyes lit up and I knew they were thinking of unique ideas for photos to capture outside. They took us on the streetcar, got some shots of us walking down the street, in a local bakery, and on the grounds of our venue in the snow. They were totally game to have fun with us, get beautiful snowy photos, even with the cooler temperature. Many of our friends who attended our wedding were so impressed with seeing how Steve and Tara fit so seamlessly into our wedding day, that they went on to hire them to shoot their weddings too. Fast forward five years, and Steve was able to come photograph us with our new baby. She was pretty unhappy the whole time, as new babies can be, but Steve was super relaxed which made us relaxed, and we got these beautiful images of us together as a new family of three in our home. Steve perfectly captured the candid moments of our new life as parents and we are so so so grateful. My husband and I would, and have, wholeheartedly recommend Tara Lilly Photography. Steve and Tara are a wonderful couple, and extremely talented photography geniuses. With gratitude, Karly and Nic

Andrea Harquail
April 5, 2018

BEST wedding photographers out there! Steve captured our day perfectly, and we love the emotion in every single photo. Not only does this team create amazing photos, but they make their clients and family and friends feel so comfortable and at ease. So many of our family and friends came up to us asking about Steve, because he was so friendly and easy going! Can't thank this team enough for our beautiful photos, and DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone looking for beautiful photography!

Darren Goss
April 3, 2018

We had an amazing photo shoot in Hawaii while vacationing with our family last July. The photos were absolutely spectacular, we couldn't be more happy with how they turned out! Steve was very laid back, approachable, and made the whole experience fun, capturing beautiful candid memories for us to look back fondly on for years to come.

Graham Matthews
April 2, 2018

The best. Steve was a pleasure to work with and on the day he was patient and present. He clearly enjoys his work and cares about the people he works with. Everybody loved having him around and the pictures are amazing. Highly recommended!

Kyla Hochfilzer
March 23, 2018

Tara and Steve are an incredible pair. They produce beautiful work and make it look and feel effortless. They're also an absolute joy to be around! Would highly recommend.

Katelin Bell
March 23, 2018

Steve & Tara are an absolutely incredible duo. Hands down, the memories & moments they capture will bring a smile to your face, or tears to your eyes - or both. They have such a calming presence behind the camera, while also making you feel like a rockstar. Steve took our engagement photos & photographed our wedding; it's like we go right back to those moments every time we see the pictures. You will not be disappointed!

Brenley DiFranco
March 23, 2018

Having Steve from Tara Lilly Photography with us on our wedding day was awesome! He was so fun to be around, easy to work with, and captured all of the beautiful moments of our wedding day. He has an eye for detail and was so creative with the shots he took. He even snuck us out later during the dancing to snap some extra shots at sunset…could not have asked for a better photographer! I recommend Tara Lilly Photography to every single friend who gets engaged…both Tara and Steve are caring, compassionate, dedicated, talented professionals. We feel lucky to have worked with them!

Jocelyn Stewart
March 22, 2018

Steve from Tara Lilly Photography did an unbelievable job photographing our engagement and wedding. He was the utmost professional throughout the entire process. He was not only a photographer, but was also a dress bustler, party host, stand-up comedian, and a delight to have at the wedding. The photos turned out spectacularly well. We couldn't be happier. Would recommend to anyone searching for an event photographer.