Storyteller, Photographer, Inspirational Speaker, Mentor, Artist
Telling stories through my lens in still photos and videos.
My story starts in Salt Lake City. I was born to amazing parents who thought they were empty nesters, only to discover my mother didn’t have the flu, she was pregnant with me…
By the age of three, I was deaf, and for two years, no one knew about it. Somehow, I was able to heighten my senses, read lips and navigate the world without sound.
While battling being deaf and having 13 operations to get some hearing back, I was diagnosed with being dyslexic. I struggled with academics.
I turned to art. I found photography … and I found my voice.
For the last 20-plus years, I’ve been creating portraits that tell a story. I’ve been blessed to travel the world, telling stories through my lens.
It was a natural progression to go from still photography to video. This opened a world of working with clients I never thought would be possible … from doctors … to real estate … to artists, and beyond.
Having the opportunity to shoot video further opened up my creative world. With video, I have vastly expanded my horizons as a visual storyteller.
The planning, details, and execution are those that you would find in a top chef or a composer. It's an obsession with Taylor's to be better every single time she picks up the camera. Her thought process starts with 'what can I take from the conversation with my client in the pre-consultation and pour more into, to go beyond their expectations'. Taylor is visually stimulated by various layers of life. Music, art, textiles, food. It's consumption of all those layers in the world that intertwine with her thoughts, desires, and her work.
Taylor brings back craftsmanship in photography that has been lost over the years. She has an obsession with celebrating the very person she sees. It's a rare gift and one that most spend a lifetime searching for. Taylor looks beyond the lens and her own eyes. She has intuition and creative soul that can see what you can't see in yourself.
Her clients find themselves looking at their portraits like they are seeing who they are for the first time.
Taylor has worked on significant projects over the last 20 plus years as a photographer and over the last several years she has been mesmerized and moved to watch her subject transcend in their sessions. She pours her heart into every single session. Taylor's passion is to have this experience to be one of the best in her client's life. From the first time they talk to every time they see their portrait, she wants a warm and loving smile to greet them.
Obsessed with books, biking, and pugs! Relocated to Santa Curz to be with the love of her life. They have a 10-year old that keeps things in perspective through the filters of snap chat ;)
As an artist, she is deeply responsive to what her clients desire... even if they don't know.
She is presently taking on speaking engagements, commercial assignments, and on-location sessions throughout the world. My passion for photography, coaching, speaking, selling my artwork globally and leading exclusive creativity workshops are just a few things I have my hands in.
Like Never Before... Your Story Matters
Her photographs unfailingly opened a window to the interior lives of her subjects, who range from basketball players, boardrooms, to the mother wearing many hats for her family.
A visionary with the intent to see the unparalleled views the individual holds. Portland Magazine
I have been fascinated by the transformative power of styling hair and applying makeup from the time I first saw my grandmother set her pin curls and then apply lipstick without using a mirror. From that moment on I was hooked, so it’s no surprise that I made a career helping others put their best looks forward. I have spent many years training and working in the hot beds of the industry including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco just to name a few. My training and natural eye for the perfect look make a fantastic mashup that helps me create a unique look for each one of my clients whether in the salon, on location at a photoshoot or styling a gorgeous wedding.