Get comfy in front of the camera before your big day!

You’ll receive the perfect blend of candids and naturally posed portraits.

I love to photograph engagement sessions -- especially during sunset! Engagement sessions are the perfect way to get professional portraits taken of you and your love to hang up in your home and use for your save the dates! Plus, after your engagement session, you’ll both feel like pros in front of the camera and will be totally camera ready on your wedding day. Engagement sessions with TJP are a blast! I strive to make your session fun for the both of you and a wonderful outing to remember.

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my images are

authentic + timeless

As you scroll through my portfolio, you’ll notice my work is genuine; nothing forced here. I want to capture you and your love truly as you are. You may also notice I showcase my work a little differently as well. Instead of a curated portfolio, I like to show the variety I provide in a single portrait session. My hope is that you will fall in love with these sweet couples and the idea of capturing your engagement session just as you are as well.

matt + christina

cantigny ------------ 2018

pablo + kellie

morton arboretum ------------ 2018

al + kelley

downtown dundee ------------ 2019

rory + katie

veteran acres ------------ 2019

andrew + dani

the hollows ------------ 2017

eddie + kortnee

private estate ------------ 2018

nicole + nicole

olive park ------------ 2017

austin + brittany

the hollows ------------ 2014

jordan + stacey

fABYAN FOREST PRESERVE ------------ 2014

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"Tamara was a pleasure to work with. we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing photographer!"

-> what's  step one?


TJP experience

I strive to make my portrait sessions fun! My main goal is to interact with you and your love and capture the connection and love that is so strong between you two. I love new location ideas and try to make each session unique to your love story. Flowy dresses? Yes please! More of a jeans & tee kinda couple? No problem! I can’t wait to meet you both, truly get to know you, and create a one of a kind experience!

-> what's  next?

Fill out the contact form below and share with me the session you’re dreaming of! There’s no need to stress -- you’ll be taken care of & guided from start to finish. I strive to make your luxury portrait experience as relaxed and fun as possible!



-> what's  next?

In person, over the phone or via email -- we’ll have a pre-session consultation to cover all the details about your session! From the location to your outfits, the session will be 100% you and your style! Want to bring your four-legged family members with? No problem! I LOVE dogs and after all, they should be in your “family” portraits as well!


pre-session consult

-> what's  next?

We’ll have the most amazing time together photographing your beautiful engagement session! I will even make the session fun for your fiance. Just be ready to have a great little outing together as you celebrate this exciting chapter in your lives.


your session

-> what's  next?

Your gallery will be available to download 1-2 weeks after your session. Upon delivery of your gallery you will be given a download code. All galleries will remain active for 30 days and can be shared with your family and friends. Save the dates, prints, canvas artwork and cards can be ordered through your online gallery. Albums and gift boxes are placed through Tamara as custom orders.


gallery reveal + ordering

-> That's it - easy + enjoyable!  Contact me below to get started...

I can’t wait to see how you display and use your images! Artwork purchased through the online gallery will be delivered directly to your door. If you ordered any custom artwork or albums, I will notify you when your order is ready. We will meet at your home or a local coffee shop to celebrate then! Save the Dates and artwork typically arrives in 2-4 weeks. Albums and gift boxes arrive in 5-7 weeks on average.





1 hour weekday session
one location (within 20 miles of 60012)
professional editing
all the digital images (with printing rights)
online gallery for 30 days
15% off albums, prints, save-the-dates & canvas
time for 1-2 outfits

$450 - tjp wedding clients
$500 - non tjp wedding clients

an investment that will last a lifetime

an investment that will last a lifetime

excited to book?

I can't wait to work with you!

Just fill out the form here to get in touch! I look forward to your inquiry, and will respond as soon as possible! Please allow 48 hours for a reply -- thank you!

tamara jaros
tamara jaros photography


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tamara jaros
tamara jaros photography

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