I’m Taryn

An amazing photographer once said,

“I wish I could be a better writer, but writing is so difficult. I get seduced by visual aesthetics. Because I just like making beautiful pictures, sometimes I wander away from making a clear statement.” – Sally Mann

Hey…and thank you for visiting my page and wanting to learn more about me. I’m Taryn Boyd and I own and operate Blu Hippo Photography, located in Pittsburgh, PA. The above quote speaks so much for who I am…I wish I could articulate it better.  I really just love capturing peoples true raw emotion and the beautiful chaos that goes along with it. I am a crazy emotional person and after years of it bothering me, I have come to realize it is my gift….I can see it in everyone and that comes out through my camera.

Wanna know more about me, where I came from and how I started my business? Read on…

I was born in Alabama and lived the first 10 years of my life in Texas! I’m a southern girl at heart. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communication and have lived in Pennsylvania ever since.

I am a mother to the 2 sweetest boys. My husband is my biggest supporter and my true best friend in life. Together we are raising what I am sure will be two upstanding young men.
I always love to meet new people – especially when they inspire me to be a better person. I have long lasting relationships with my friends and I am a lover of all animals. Some have called me a free spirit! I welcome that description with open arms.

My business began after years of having an obsession for creating beautiful things through art. My best and natural talent was to do that through the camera lens. I am an incredibly emotional person. I believe that quality comes out when I photograph families and the most intimate moments of their lives. It helps me create lasting memories of them for a lifetime.

My work has been described by others as adventurous, peaceful, romantic, and profoundly emotional. I also like to think of my work as fun and alive. Most of my sessions are very “lifestyle” – I like to tell a story through my lens, which makes my work to be more photojournalistic.

I look forward to meeting your family! Please contact me to book your session.  xoxo, Taryn

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Clickin Moms- 100 photographers to watch in 2016

Published in Capture the Moment: The Modern Photographer’s Guide to Finding Beauty in Everyday and Family Life

Finalist in 2014 Voice Image Collection

Named 2014 TOP 50 Photographers by BP4U!

Featured and Published in Lemonade and Lenses January 2014 issue: Maternity

Featured and Published in award winning Click Magazine January/February 2014 issue

Featured on Inspire me Baby

Top Ten Winners for I Heart Faces  “oh so silly” contest

Featured Photographer at Confessions of a Prop Junkie. 

Featured Maternity session on featured pittsburgh photographers.