Tara Hawley is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter and pianist. She just cut a brand new album and needed some promo shots.

When I first chatted with her on the phone about the shoot, I asked her to bring a copy of the album to the studio so I could get a feel for her style. When she played the first track, I was blown away. Not only is her voice amazing, but she had several of the best musicians in Cleveland as part of her ensemble in the recording studio. I love jazz, so I took her album right away. Once it’s mastered, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

The setting for the shoot is a beautiful, eclectic home in Chagrin Falls. The owners were kind enough to let us use it for several hours. Tara was really fun and easy to work with, and she was about as comfortable getting her photo taken as anyone I’ve ever shot. We took a million photos, but below are a few of my favorites. You can follow Tara or learn where she’s perfoming by going to her website http://tarahawley.com. In full disclosure, I didn’t take the photos that are currently on her site.

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