Tara Krauss Info & Rates

TARA KRAUSS   Headshot Photographer

Headshot Photographer



My life has been a series of unexpected twists and turns. I was born and raised in the land-locked state of Montana. When I was 18, I left the big skies of Montana for the bright city lights of New York where I graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Marine Transportation. Over time, I traded in the business world for motherhood and an obsession with photography resulting in certifications from the New York Institute of Photography (and a LOT of photos of our young-at-the-time child). One child turned into two and one Navy move turned into five. As my personal world expanded, so did my knowledge and experience in different areas of photography: landscape, kids, families, maternity, newborns and seniors.

All of these worlds intersected the day I met Tommy Collier and Peter Hurley in Denver in April 2017.  Listening to Peter talk about headshot photography sparked a creative desire in me that has only continued to burn brighter the more I dive into it. I love the one-on-one interaction with my clients, providing a service that helps them to achieve their own goals as well as aligning with my own innate skills. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have imagined myself where I am today, but today looking back I can clearly see the path that led me here.  I am grateful to be surrounded by the amazing photographers and clients at Denver Headshots.  

A session with me will be relaxing and enjoyable where you take center stage. While the the image you present to the world with your headshot is serious business, that doesn't mean it can't be fun and enjoyable as well. I like getting to know my clients while creating a relaxing, pleasant studio experience for them. Some people love having their photos taken and some people would rather do just about anything else.  I will meet you where you are no matter where on that spectrum you may be. We will work together to create images that reveal you and your authentic expressions. You'll find it helpful that I shoot tethered to a laptop during the session. This allows both of us to gauge that we are moving in the right direction towards that ultimate headshot. My best advice to you is to relax! Remember, we both have the same goal of capturing an image that makes you look your absolute best. Loosening up and enjoying yourself throughout the session will move your images beyond the ordinary. We will have fun and you will look amazing! I want you to leave your session with the best headshot images you’ve ever had taken and the realization of just how much fun the process was.


Perfect for a pro on the go! Get in, get it done, and get back to your day.

30 Minute Studio Session
One Perfect Look/Outfit
1 High-End Retouched image


• Wardrobe consultation & selection
• Advanced expression coaching & direction
• Instant review of images via computer
• Online proofing gallery
• High-End Retouching





The full experience! Take a deeper dive into capturing the "best you" from every angle.

90 Minute Studio Session
Unlimited Looks/Outfits
2 High-End Retouched images


• Wardrobe consultation & selection
• Advanced expression coaching & direction
• Instant review of images via computer
• Online proofing gallery
• High-End Retouching


Professional Makeup Application +$195

Makeup is 100% optional but highly recommended. (for women only)


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“What a wonderful experience from beginning to end! Tara is kind, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable about what she does. She made me feel comfortable in my own skin and caught every detail along the way. I love the results!

I will definitely use Tara again!”

— Lindsey 

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“I was in need of new professional head shots for an important event on short notice. Tara was the first to respond to my request, was able to accommodate my crazy travel schedule and processed me quickly. She uses state of the art equipment and knows lighting better than anyone I have ever worked with. She is a delightful person and fun to work with while also being exceptionally professional.

As a rule, I do not make testimonials, but Tara is an exception due to her mastery of her craft.”

— Doug

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“I was very comfortable and she made me laugh and feel at ease and we definitely got great head shots for my book.

Tara is easy to work with and her quiet demeanor helps you feel comfortable and not pressured when taking photos. She has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to making the photos yours and is always willing to listen to meet your needs. She does a beautiful job picking the best photos and editing them to provide you with the best compilation of your photo shoot.”

— Britt

Looking for CORPORATE Group HEADSHOT Pricing?

Tara’s WORK


  • You can check Tara’s real-time availability through our online schedule system.

  • If you have an urgent need to shoot within the next 24 hours please reach out to see if we can fit you in.

  • Payment for your session is collected at time of booking and acts as a deposit to hold your date and time.

  • Sessions must be rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance in order to transfer deposits to a later date.

  • Deposit payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another date in case of emergency.


  • Proofing gallery typically uploaded within 24 hours after your session.

  • Standard turnaround time for delivery of retouched images is typically 5-7 business days after an order is submitted.

  • Expedited delivery of retouched images is available if needed. See below for rates.


  • Professional Makeup Application: $195

  • Additional High-End Retouched Images: $55 per image

  • 3-Day Expedited Delivery: add $45 per image

  • 24-Hour Rush Delivery: add $100 per image

  • Full-Session Image Buyout (High-Res Un-retouched): $200

  • Additional Studio Time: $150 per hour

  • Location Fee: $1,000 per location

All rates and terms are subject to change without notice.