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Meet Tara Myers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Myers.

Every creative professional has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. I spent two years working in the aerospace industry before I gave into my feelings of being unfulfilled and ultimately out of control of my own career trajectory. I didn’t want to wait for years of pointless promotions of title before I could have an impact on the business, I wanted to build a business. I turned my goals of operations manager at 50 to owner and operator at 24. I don’t like to live slowly, and building a business has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life- like it was something I was made to do.

Please tell us about your work.
I am a wedding planner, designer, and stylist. I am skilled at envisioning the intricacies and details of many separate wedding elements and bringing them together as though they were made for each other, and most importantly, for the couple. I specialize in non-traditional, off the beat couples and weddings, because I truly believe that the wedding day celebrating the couple should be as unique as the couples themselves. I love love, and in a world where hate is constantly being reported on and publicized, I find hope in those that continue to pledge their love to each other, despite it all.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
As a planner is likely to say, I would tell them to plan for it. Set up a life that allows you to focus on it full time. Work two jobs, pay off any debt, build up your savings, and then jump. Never put yourself in a position that REQUIRES you to make money off your art. Set up passive income streams: don’t lose a sale. If you can’t commission the bread and butter of your art, supplement the customer’s needs in other ways. Part of being an artist is being resourceful. If there’s no clear solution directly in front of you, remember, you have everything you need inside of you to CREATE one.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I just participated in The Knot’s first ever “bridal experience” in early September. It was a series of vignettes designed by three local wedding planning groups used to help inspire engaged couples during their planning process. I also plan, and design 3-5 wedding styled photo shoots a year to push new ideas, themes, and design elements to the wedding community.

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Image Credit:
Lilly McCleary Photo
Nicholas Leitzinger Photography
Izzie Cervantes Photography
Brian Leahy Photography

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