Laura Tarquino

Behind the Camera

My name is Laura Tarquino and I am a photographer. Not a part time photographer or weekend photographer, but a full time, this is my profession ~all I have ever done~ photographer. It’s been since the year 2000 that I started my business venture and photographing events. I love the diversity and culture in all kinds of people and events that I have the opportunity to capture. Capturing that in my little black box is an adventure in and of itself for me. I realize that my job is to catch brief snippets of time that can never be returned. In other words, I am a visual storyteller.

I adore my profession and although I often get the silly comments of “How hard can it be taking pictures? Your finger must get tired.” I assure you it’s hard work, perseverance, and a daily dose of creativity that has made Vosamo a successful company.

Every time I take a picture, it is more than just a picture to me.  I carefully study the details of the picture, and edit accordingly.  When I take each picture, it is expected (and not just by my client, but by myself) that the picture I have taken is going to look better than what you could take on your own, and I believe I hit that mark every time.  I take my time with each picture and turn it into a work of art.

Before Vosamo

A little about me and Vosamo

It’s been 20 almost 21 years now that I have been in business. Opening Vosamo Photography has been such a thrill and experience with every new face and event an experience all it’s own. I try hard to make anyone who works with me and is in front of my camera comfortable and at home so that we can all have a good time which is what it is really all about anyway! All I want is good expressions and chill vibes! All my clients want is to see their happiness reflected back at them for years to come.

Was I always a photographer?  Yes,I bought my first camera at a garage sale for $25 when I was just 17 years old. I finished my academic studies early everyday and needed to fill my days with art. My teacher decided to make a photography class after much anticipation. I couldn’t wait to see what amazing images I could create and develop with this media. I learned with film, processing, and chemistry. An art form in itself really. From there I went to college and graduated with best and outstanding portfolio in my class. I spent the next couple of years assisting many different kinds of photographers from advertising to commercial. I was eager to learn the life of a photographer and their distinct styles and crafts. What kind would I be? What do I love to photograph? I soon discovered what I loved best to do which was to photograph people, including events and weddings.

IN MY EYES, I BELIEVE…
BEAUTY IS IN EVERYTHING
I BELIEVE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR UNIQUE WAYS
TAKING PHOTOS SPARKS THE LIGHT IN ME.

The word Vosamo means “ I LOVE YOU (Plural- meaning everyone) ”. There is a love and a dedication to serving that has carried me through this work and I am eternally grateful.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH?
THE ONE I’M GOING TO TAKE TOMORROW