Hi There!

I figured it was time to show my cheesy face...yes, that’s my face and yes, I’m eating cheese on one of my favorite hikes in Alaska. Most of the time I have no idea what kind of face MY face is making, but I thought I’d show it on here for once and introduce myself! So…👋🏼I’m Tara, and I’m a full-time outdoor lifestyle and portrait photographer based in the heart of the Midwest! 


I love coffee, (wow that was first on the list) going on adventures, cuddling my HUGE dog Bella, traveling to new places with my Hubs, trying new outdoor activities, (rock climbing is my new fav) and working on my side gig @thewildcreatives

Above Photo:  MollyCPhotography

Above Photo: MollyCPhotography


My photography style evolves constantly, but over the years I have discovered one of my favorite aspects of being behind a camera was the ability to connect with total strangers...to feel like I was sharing in their story even for a second felt like such a privilege. 

An elderly woman's home in Cebu City, Philippines. 

An elderly woman's home in Cebu City, Philippines. 

Ok, I think that’s enough about me, I really just wanted to introduce myself so this could start to feel a little more personal. I’ve decided if I’m going to spend my time on social media or blogging I would like for it all to feel a little more meaningful. I want us to either learn something from each other, connect on a more personal level or just bring some positivity in SOME way into each other's day! 

So, let me know if there is anything you’d like to learn or hear more about and until next time - let’s all eat cheese sticks and climb mountains and if you’re lactose intolerant...I hear soy cheese is pretty good too!

Make sure to follow along on my Instagram: @tarashupe


Radiate the Love

Take a second to feel small in this ginormous universe and remember that positivity and love go beyond every corner. We are given the opportunity each and every day to radiate love over hate to friends, family, strangers, enemies, furry animals, not furry animals, our environment and the whole freaking planet!!  

It's really pretty amazing when you think about how AWESOME of a gift that really is! So let's practice turning off the hate and turning up the love. Feel small for a minute, but NEVER forget how BIG of a change you can make in this world with the power of love.