Palm trees at Amanjena in Marrakech

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      MEET TAMARA

      Both science and art play a role in the composition of refined wedding portraiture. Luckily, Tamara has a background in both worlds...plus a deeply rooted appreciation for travel, beauty, and fashion.

      While Tamara holds a PhD in Cancer Research from the University of Cambridge, she made the transition from scientist to love story preservationist ten years ago. Details have always mattered to her—her fascination with the framework of cells simply shape-shifted into a passion for capturing people, moments, and emotions in all of their intricacies. She has also always been a fashion lover, and it goes without saying that the years she spent working in a sterile laboratory environment only heightened her awareness of aesthetics and beauty.

      Tamara was originally born in Bavaria, but her husband and Tamara have split their time between Chicago and Colorado since moving to the States. Whether she is photographing a wedding in America or abroad, she is known for marrying her decidedly European style with diverse love stories. It is her purpose and her privilege to create eternal, tangible memories you’ll delight in returning to as the years go by.

      Bella Event Design and Planning named "2022 Best Wedding Planners" by BRIDES says:

      “Collaborating with Tamara is a satisfying experience in that the process is thoughtful and the outcome is rich. For fine art photography, Tamara is at the top of her field.

      Black bride in her blush Berta Bridal gown sitting in a green car filled with hydrangea and looking into the camera

      Every single detail

      preserved

      effortless chic

      I photograph in a way that requires both the photographer and the subject to take things slowly. I shoot every frame differently and think about composition in the moment rather than afterward while culling images. The result? Airy, editorial photographs that capture not only a memory, but an associated mood as well. On your wedding day I will make sure that no detail goes undocumented.

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      Bride and Groom kissing under lush floral chuppah

      Gold Leaf Events named "2022 Best Wedding Planners" by BRIDES says:

      "Tamara is one of Gold Leaf Event Design & Production’s favorite photographers for weddings, baby showers, and any unforgettable event that should be cherished forever. Her photos are elegant and timeless and her energy puts everyone at ease. Tamara is an ideal choice for all of your photography needs.”

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      GOLD LEAF EVENTS

      Scenic river and architecture taken on a honeymoon in Florence Italy

      IT'S HERE!

      A beautiful curation from Europe & the Americas to your doorstep is here

      My father was a photographer. Because of this, I spent my childhood in Germany studying light—the way it highlights white mountains, brightens deep green forests, and is absorbed by blue lakes. It’s been eight years since I followed in his footsteps to become a professional photographer, and my appreciation for light and nature has only continued to grow…as has my desire to share our world’s breathtaking beauty with others.

      Bride and Groom holding hands in English Walled Garden

      Fantastical & painterly Wedding Photography

      DIVERSE, DESTINATION-MINDED PHOTOGRAPHY WITH AN EYE FOR DETAIL.

      BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

      Black bride in her black Ziad Nakad couture wedding gown in front of a window at Chateau Martinay in Provence
      Black and white Christian Dior shoes

      FANTASTICAL & PAINTERLY

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      TAMARA GRÜNER

      FANTASTICAL & PAINTERLY

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