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Testimonials ❤️



"Talisman has been our go-to photographer for years. She started with our engagement photos, then our wedding at City Hall, professional head shots, and then family portraits with our daughter. Her photography style is always natural and unposed; capturing us: with all those charming human moments that reflect the love and beauty in the banality of our every day lives. I am OBSESSED. LOVE. LOVE BEYOND."

- Allison + Paul, NYC


"Our experience with Tally was so wonderful and worth every penny. I do not think it is possible for us to have had a better, more fun photo session. And that is saying a lot because we have 3 kids under the age of 5 and taking pictures isn't always easy. The day she came out to photograph our family was one of my favorite days last year. It was so easy going, stress free and fun. Tally is a true professional and worked so well with the kids. Her photographs are beautiful and we are really pleased with how they turned out. Looking forward to working with Tally again!!"

- Jesse + Luke, Chicago


"Talisman is the only photographer I would trust with the most important moments in my family's life. She has photographed our engagement, legal ceremony, wedding, and baby. And each of those milestones was richer because she was there to capture them. Whether she's using a camera or iPhone, every shot she takes is amazing. She captures moments you didn't even realize were worth capturing. I can't recommend her enough."

- Julissa + Marcos, NYC


"My husband and I have been photographed by Talisman twice. First in our old home to capture the space, and most recently in our new home, since we are expecting a child. We were floored by both outcomes and sincerely recommend her services. 

Talisman's approach, to photograph her subjects in their home environments or in natural states, is remarkable. And the result is elevated and editorial, like something you'd find in a magazine spread. 


This, to say nothing of her warmth and professionalism. I don't imagine that we would have had anyone photograph us had we not found Talisman and her style. Fortunately, we did, and now we have beautiful photographs to document meaningful parts of our lives."

- Sarah + Tal, NYC

"Stunning. My heart beats faster every time I see the photo."

- Louise + Lewis, NYC


"I'm IN LOVE!!Talisman is an absolutely amazing photographer with an uncanny ability to capture real life, intimate moments in the most beautiful, frame-worthy ways.

She manages to put all of her subjects at ease through her warmth and ability to connect and because of this, I have a full book of gorgeous family photos that I will cherish forever.


She clearly takes her editorial background and applies those techniques to photographing families so nothing is staged or awkward. I can't wait to continue working with Talisman for many many years to come."

- Lauren + David, Chicago


"These photos make my heart sing. Every time I look at the pictures that Tally has taken of my family, I am awed by her talent and extremely grateful that she decided to share it with us. Working with Talisman Brolin is incredibly easy and a joy. Before she came down to take the photos, she had a call with me to discuss our goals for the shoot and how to capture the essence of our everyday lives. She worked her shoot around our weekend schedule and captured amazing candid moments. She was also able to give us some concrete and easy directions for some additional more posed pictures. She works with children effortlessly and patiently. Sam was in love with her by the end of the weekend. Further, Tally edited the pictures perfectly. Her editorial eye to improve on the already great pictures made the finished product amazing. She is always professional and responsive. I can’t wait till our next time tomorrow together and I highly recommend her!"

- Lorinda + Ben, Virginia


"Tally is a brilliant photographer, who has taken every single one of my favorite photos of my family. She is uniquely talented and brings an editorial eye to every shot. Not only is she a true artist, but she is also a genuinely empathetic person. This allows her to see people as they are and then photograph their authentic selves. I have been lucky enough to work with Tally twice, and both times she has managed to capture a magazine-spread-quality version of my life that I will treasure forever. My only regret when it comes to Tally's photos? Not having enough wall space to put them all up."

- Kristen + Raman

"THANK YOU! So fun and perfect - I'm thrilled! You have such a gift for capturing energy and joy! XOXO."

- Jennifer, NYC