Testimonial + Reviews
10 years + 600 weddings
We pour our hearts into the photos we take and always strive to create the best possible experience for our couples. Read what some of our past couples have said about their experience working with us!
Stacy + Jake
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 + Jordan,
Fairmont Whistler Wedding, Whistler, BC
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.
Kinga + Zach
Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Squamish, BC
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!
Jeleen + Doug
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!
Emma + Mike,
Roberts Creek, BC
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 + Adam,
Sunwolf, Squamish, BC
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.
Chelsey + Matt,
Furry Creek Golf Course, Squamish, BC
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 + Brennan
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 + Jon
Fairmont Mountain View Lawn, Whistler, BC
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!
Sephra + James
Emerald Lake Lodge, Field, BC
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.
Samantha + Maddy
Sunwolf, Squamish, BC
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!
Haydn + Jill
Cameron Lake, Port Alberni, BC
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!
Kayla + Cole
Quidi Vidi, St. Johns, NL
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!!!
Jenn + Brett
Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC
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!
Jenn + Jeff
Bridges Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
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!
Ashley + Jorge
Amalfi Coast, Italy
I will never stop raving about Tara Lilly photography. Every aspect of our wedding was captured. The scenery, details, candid and posed shots all give you a true feeling of our wedding day when you look at our pictures. Tara is amazingly talented and just an amazing person to be with. All of our guests loved her and pictures I’ve posted on social media are constantly getting compliments. - Ashley and Jorge, June 2018
Check out their Amalfi Coast wedding on the blog!
Kat + Brett
Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, Whistler, BC
Seriously phenomenal. We had such a great time working with Tara and Steve. Neither one of us is all that comfortable in front of a camera, but they made us feel completely at ease and fit right in with our friends & family. The photos are stunning and speak for themselves - however what you don't see is the 'behind the scenes'- how fun they were to work with and how much creativity and energy they exuded - it was a blast and they added so much to our special day! -Katrina and Brett, May 2018
Kat and Brett's Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre wedding can be seen here!
Marrhinca + Jordan
Mudge Island, BC
Holy moly! You guys exceeded every expectation we had. Every curve ball that was thrown at you was no problem, you made us both so comfortable in front of the camera, and we were so happy to become your friends along the way. Our photos are incredible and are the best memories of our day. You captured us and Mudge perfectly! Our photos will forever be cherished, and we cant thank you enough for that!
Check out their Vancouver Island wedding on the blog!
Aleks + Sarb
UBC Boathouse, Vancouver, BC
We loved having Tara as our photographer. Tara took the best shots, helped us remember to take certain shots we might have not thought about. Tara was there the whole day with us, she brought calm to the hectic, patiently captured all the important shots and guided us on posture and position too, which was really helpful. Tara really listened to us and got us the beautiful natural photos we wanted, the candid shots we were after.
Check out their UBC Boathouse wedding on the blog!
Jesse + Andrew
Steve was awesome. He had the perfect amount of professionalism but was also relaxed and very present. He made us comfortable around him and we always felt he was invested in our special day. The end results were stunning, and perfectly captured our special moments together.
Amber + Jeff
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!!!!!
Tina + Yann
From connecting with Tara in the lead up to the wedding, we were already comfortable and really assured that we had made the right choice for photography. Steve was just a rock star, he's got a fab personality that just adds to the mood and the vibe of the day, it honestly felt like he was just part of the wedding party. Everyone felt so at ease. Both Tara and Steve are super easy to get along with. And of course the photos were just beautiful, I would recommend this gorgeous couple over and over again.
Kyla + Gord
Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC
Great! They have this magic way about them where we felt we knew them for years, and they (seemingly) effortlessly. The process is so fluid, and friendly and managed to disarm two people who don't like getting their picture taken.
This amazing Nita Lake Lodge wedding can be seen here!
Chanel + Jeff
Dusty's Bar and BBQ, Whistler, BC
Absolutely incredible. Tara was so approachable and lovely as a person, that it made the whole experience way less intimidating. I had seen her photos before, which really allowed me to have full faith in her abilities; which I think helped. I felt great leaving the vision in her hands, and she totally delivered. The photos resemble the day perfectly, and I always get so many complements on them! To be honest as well, I don't even remember seeing much of her throughout the ceremony, she was so sneaky! She definitely knows what she's doing!!
Emily + Mitch
Osteria, Queensland, Australia
We LOVE Tara and we would be best friends with her and Steve if we could 😉 Seriously you guys are just the greatest and we've loved all the times we've gotten to hang out! She is not only lovely but was just such a ninja on the day I feel like I never saw her yet we have pictures of every magical moment.
Meredith + Graham
Hotel Ocho, Toronto, ON
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!
Julie + Morgan
Cox Bay Beach, Tofino, BC
You are both are incredible at what you do and made it so easy for us. You completely went above and beyond even running for Morgan's new socks. You are both so talented and I am speechless every time I look at our photos. You completely captured the essence and spirit of our wedding day and we are eternally grateful for your efforts. All of our friends and family are so in love with the photos, you magically captured not only us as the bride and groom but all of the important people that we invited to our day.
Julie and Morgan's Tofino wedding can be viewed on the blog!
Sadie + Jenelle
Frenchman's Bay, Toronto, ON
We cannot be more pleased and thankful for you guys!!
Tara, we wanted to say again how amazing our engagement photos turned out in Jasper and how easy you were to work with and how down to earth you are.
Steve, wow!! Our day couldn’t have been more perfect and you and the crew are a big part of that!! Your energy is amazing and the thoughtfulness of you guys from getting us water and making sure we were good speaks volumes of how attentive you guys are and just how damn good at your job you are.
Our families also commented and complimented you all on your professionalism, energy and dedication. You were so involved and really cared about what you were doing.
Tara and Steve, it is evident that photography is your calling based on the quality of your photos but also because it is evident that it is your passion and how you work with people. From the very start Jenelle and I knew you guys were the ones to capture our day. We will recommended you to everyone we talk to and you both have our many thanks and respect!!
Sarah + Anthony
Permanent Building, Vancouver, BC
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.
Brittaney + Brian
Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto, ON
From start to finish, Steve was wonderful to work with. He met us in person during one of our visits to Toronto and spent some time getting to know us and explored what our photography vision was. He was so calm, went with the flow, captured action shots (which was our biggest ask), and was just a cool, relatable guy. He brought a fellow-photographer named Cal that had all 16 of us laughing all day and night. Raw talent at its finest and I'm sure we'll hire them again in the future for other milestone moments in life - especially since they're so close to us in Whistler now!
Tanja + Tobias
Amazing. It was so great to meet Steve again two and a half years after we met you guys in Vietnam, and it felt like it was yesterday. We loved that Steve stayed with us for the whole weekend and became a part of the wedding himself by mingling with our guests and partying with them until the end. He managed to capture the essence of our wedding perfectly despite the weather and all other turbulences, across more than five different locations without ever being stressed. To us it was very important not having to pose for any cheesy pictures but just living in the moment. Steve made that possible for us. During the couple shoot, we were very relaxed and Steve managed to take a lot of amazing pictures in the Stadthaus. And throughout the rest of the days we often did not even notice him being around, yet still he managed to capture every important moment of the day. Our wedding was definitely less traditional, less fancy and more chaotic than many of the ones you must be part of otherwise, but Steve went with the flow and made us feel special that day. Thank you so much, Steve. I look at the pictures almost every week and love them so much.
Sara + Josh
Cecil Green Field House, Vancouver, BC
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!!
Sara + Spencer
Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler, BC
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
Chelsea + Bobby
Red Barn, Pemberton, BC
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 🙂
Lauren + Matt
SLCC, Whistler, BC
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.