Hello and Welcome to Lens & Keystrokes,

My name is Tara Becker, I am a moment teller and creative thinker, who is saved by grace through faith in Jesus to engage and encourage by lens and keystrokes.

More specifically, a photographer with an engaging visual eye, who is always learning to better capture nature, food, people, and animals. And a writer who inspires to tell stories in the moment. You can check out my writing by clicking on the Keystrokes link in the menu above.

6 things you should know about me:
| Humorist | I love to laugh and would rather see people laugh rather than cry. So my goofy self comes out often just to see frowns turned upside down. I probably should have been a hospital clown; that would have been a lot of fun.

| Writer | I inspire to write everyday, often in my head stories are formed. Some turn into keystrokes, yet some fizzle out. I am currently writing three books and sometimes get around to writing on my blogs, when I have time away from caregiving.

| Food Lover | Food is a serious business. I mean connections are made around it and it feeds the soul. I am adventurous in the food field. I like my sure things, but honestly would rather step outside the box to challenge my palate. Being a food lover, I often want to photograph it as well, whether I made it from scratch or I am visiting an establishment.

| Dog Whisperer | My friends gave me this title. I guess it’s the way I pay attention to dogs and talk with them. I am attentive to their needs.

| Not a fan of selfies| Honestly, who likes photos of themselves, besides narcissists. Seriously though, I’d rather be focused on anything or anyone else other than myself, that’s why I’m behind the camera rather than in front of it.

| Perfectionist | My work is gone through with a fine tooth comb before published or handed over to the client.

| Humble | I am very thankful to God for the natural ability to find the right composition, the eye to edit, the clarity and wordsmith to write, and energy to love on others.

I am mostly known for my food and nature photography. Have dabbled in dog and cat photography, and one day when I push my perfectionist self aside, will be shooting photos of people.

Interested in purchasing my work, need to hire a food photographer, need photo editing done, or wanna collaborate? Contact me at lensandkesytrokes@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by,