Tara Hassler Photography

Specializing in Modern Glamour, Headshots, and Private Events

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Golden Hour with my Cub

I have been so busy the past month with private events and unfortunately, I cannot share them with you. I am so grateful for having these same events year after year. When I am not taking photos for my business, I am taking them for myself. This Cub right here is the reason for my existence. He is why I push myself every day to be better. To work harder. To grow and to learn, together. The two most important things in my life…my Cub and my Business. It takes A LOT to run a business, but it takes even more to raise a son. 

This is what we do…trail blaze through the forest, climb trees, and stop to smell the wildflowers. Life would be boring without him. I hope you enjoy these golden hour portraits. I am working on posting more of my life with you all.

Lyn Willy’s Mascot

Meet Gunner! He is the inspiration behind Lyn Willy’s children’s books. There are two books published, with another on the way! Here he is pictured in one of his favorite spots, because he loves going for rides! To purchase a copy of these books, go here.

Attorney Headshot

“Babst | Calland Attorneys at Law” located in Pittsburgh, PA welcomes newest member Emily Davis to the team! 

Their attorneys concentrate on the current and emerging needs of clients in a variety of industry sectors, with focused legal practices in construction, corporate and commercial, emerging technologies, employment and labor, energy and natural resources, environmental, land use, litigation, public sector, real estate and transportation safety. 

They are ranked the seventh largest law firm in Pittsburgh and have 5 locations on the East coast. You can find them here. 

Full Circle Goat Co

YES! Goat Yoga IS a thing! Amie Heben, personal trainer & owner of Full Circle Goat Co. holds yoga sessions along with a few of her many goats. Nugget, the youngest, gets placed on the backs of willing participants. Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces really made my day. The goats basically just mingle with you during your yoga session. They don’t actually jump on you, however we did witness one jump on a nearby table LOL. In the beginning of class, Amie reminded everyone that they are LIVE animals and can be unpredictable. Everyone should experience this at least once.

She also sells her homemade goat milk soaps. She has many scents available. Check out her website here.

This particular event was held at Sweet Rust Whiskey here in Ligonier, PA. They had three goat yoga sessions in one morning and sold out all 90 spots! Afterwards, they provided a delicious brunch along with some cocktails. What a great idea!

Diamond Heart Wilderness Training Grounds

I had the pleasure of photographing a firearm training session, taught by Bill Kuchma, owner of Diamond Heart Wilderness Training Grounds LLC, located here in Ligonier, Pa. As you can see, they train all ages from beginner to expert. They also offer courses on ATV/UTV familiarity and mixed terrain training, wilderness first aid, a proper campsite, land navigation and map/compass competency, volunteer training for search and rescue, basic handgun and firearms training, foraging and basic wilderness knowledge. You can find their website here.

Firearm Collection

Attention Firearm Collectors! If you haven’t already, think about photographing your collection with all of the information from each piece. This can be done for insurance or estate purposes, to know what each one is worth. If and when they get passed down a generation, they have all the correct information. I can get you started!

This lovely Winchester 101 Deluxe Field 12 Ga 28′ Break Action Shotgun can be yours! Ben Otto, Owner of “OTTO D.D.” (Design Development) donated this firearm to the 2022 Fort Ligonier’s Cannon Ball, on September 16th. You MUST be present to bid on this LIVE item.

You can find Ben’s website here. His services include firearm sales, custom builds, NFA / class 3, cleaning and repair, accessories, transfers, custom firearm storage, and consulting services.

Check out Fort Ligonier’s page to see any information on the Cannon Ball event and view all items up for auction.

#tarahasslerphotography / Ligonier, PA / 814-691-3346 / [email protected]

Updated Headshots for Rita

Meet Rita Coleman Graham!

She empowers others to succeed by providing meeting facilitation and training on communication & conflict resolution. She is also a member of WBN (Women’s Business Network), from the Laurel Highlands chapter. I am in the Ligonier chapter. One nice thing about WBN is it opens you up to other women business owners statewide. She was also a speaker for the Annual WBN conference. 

You can contact Rita Coleman Graham at:

Professional Hair & Makeup done by Mary Beth, from “Beauty by Joy – Pittsburgh Makeup Artist“.

#tarahasslerphotography / 814-691-3346 / Ligonier, PA / [email protected]

Headshots for Beth

Meet Beth Crispin Lininger! She is currently an out-patient physical therapist, however she just joined the Howard Hanna Real Estate Norwin Office! She needed some updated headshots and is excited to start this new career! You can find her here!

#tarahasslerphotography / 814-691-3346 / [email protected]

Knepper Family Portraits

Beautiful portraits for the Kneppers!

There are many more, but we will keep those ones private! 😉

I took Shawn’s headshots last year. He loved them so much that he wanted his wife to experience a session with me, so he bought her a gift card. 

(Husbands…all women want this. A beautiful photoshoot with wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, champagne, and lots of belly laughs! Not to mention the gorgeous portraits she receives. You want to knock her socks off, get her a gift card!)

Professional Hair & Makeup by Beauty by Bree.
#tarahasslerphotography / Ligonier, PA / 814-691-3346 / [email protected]

Family Portraits for Sue

I photographed Sue Douglas a couple months ago. She wanted beautiful portraits of herself for her family to treasure, as she has Stage 4 Breast Cancer. During that photoshoot I asked if she has any Family portraits together, which she did not. So of course, I had to change that. Sue and her family now have gorgeous portraits together! 

#tarahasslerphotography / Ligonier, PA / 814-691-3346 / [email protected]

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Tara Hassler Photography

Ligonier, PA
(814) 691-3346