I’m Tamara Gruner, a former scientist turned love story preservationist. If it surprises you to hear that I hold a PhD in Cancer Research from the University of Cambridge, you aren’t alone! My career path hasn’t been straightforward, yet somehow all of the bits and pieces that preceded my work as a fine art wedding photographer make sense now that I’m six years into the role. Details have always mattered to me—my fascination with the framework of cells has simply shape-shifted into a passion for capturing people, moments, and emotions in all of their intricacies. And it goes without saying that the years I spent working in a sterile laboratory environment only heightened my appreciation for aesthetics and beauty!
The Old World look of my work probably—make that definitely—has something to do with the fact that I was born in Munich and met my husband while completing my PhD in London. We love to travel and return to Europe frequently to spend time with family and friends. Along with exploring the local culture and enjoying a good meal, getting up close and personal with old, romantic architecture is always at the top of my Must-Do list when visiting a new country. I’m at my happiest when photographing a couple against a background of time-worn columns!
Since moving to the States my husband and I have split our time between Colorado and Chicago. I continue to work regularly in both regions in addition to photographing destination weddings, elopements, engagements, and honeymoons across Europe and beyond. Wherever your wedding is taking place, I would be truly honored to tell your love story through the art of photography.