hello newly engaged...

HEY, I'M TAY!

Storyteller, Artist + Friend...

i am a detroit based + destination wedding photographer. i spend a lot of time exploring a variety of coffee shops, communicating with clients and editing my work. i also love spending time with my husband Jonah + our bulldogs Brooklyn and Mo, named after the two cities we have lived in since getting married in 2019.

our story is bit rare: we met in middle school + have been doing life together ever since. we have absolutely loved the journey of becoming best friends, choosing each other day after day. our relationship is a big part of why i love photography, and influences my work in a great way. looking back + seeing shots of us from over 11 years ago just blows my mind, and i can't wait for the day when i can show our children the years we lived together.

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WHAT PROCESS CAN I EXPECT FROM WORKING WITH YOU?

GET IN TOUCH

tell me as much as you can up front.
tell me about your relationship + all of the details that went into the proposal. tell me where you're thinking about having your engagement photos taken + what you’re thinking about wearing to your shoot! or, if you need some direction with what to wear, that's totally cool, i'm here for you! i love fashion + love planning new ideas + looks. tell me where you're getting married and when! i obsess over the vast variety of wedding schemes and trends and would love to know what direction you're headed. i have Pinterest boards for all the inspiration. give me an idea of how many guests you’ll be inviting + how long you'd like me on the day of your wedding. the more you tell me up front, the better i can answer questions + help you have the best possible experience.

FACE TO FACE

after reaching out, i'll send you a scheduling link to boo a free consultation! i love getting to meet potential clients in person, through FT or on call before booking. meeting before booking gives you a great idea of how i communicate, my personality, and to see if we would make a perfect fit when it comes to documenting your love. i want you to find a wedding photographer you vibe with as much as i want to work with clients who love me for me and my work.

SIGN THE CONTRACT + SEND A RETAINER

after we determine what package works best for you, you will receive a contract that outlines the terms, value + details of your investment. once the contract is signed, co-signed by me, and a 30% retainer is received, your date is secured + cannot be booked by another potential client.

PLANNING YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

engagement sessions are crucial to me, which is why i include them in every package booked at 8 hours or longer. it's dedicated time for you to get to feel what it's like to be in front of the camera *before* your wedding day. it's a great opportunity for you to see how i work behind the lens, how it feels to be posed and prompted by me, AND you get to share, keep, and print some stunning images of your love.

typically i suggest wearing one casual, and one dressier outfit for your engagement session. you can even turn your engagement session into a date night: let's hit up your favorite cocktail bar, book store, pizza shop, etc! your engagement session can be whatever you want it to be.

YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

about 4-6 months out from your wedding date, we will sit down in person or over the phone to create a custom wedding day timeline. i will help you plan your day from start to finish in a way that won't make you feel rushed, so that the moments are felt. we will cover all of the logistics from getting ready to send off, based on how much time i recommend for each set of photos, like getting ready, first look, couples photos, family formals, etc.

2 WEEKS OUT

sometimes plans change. during the last month of your wedding planning, we will be in touch about any last minute timeline changes. i will also request your family shot list and final balance 1 week prior to your wedding date, so that you don't have to think about those details on your wedding day.

WEDDING DAY

finally!! when i arrive, i always begin with detail shots. i'll ask you to keep your rings, invitation suite, dress, jewelry, shoes, etc. in one spot so that they are easy for me to access + photograph right away. we'll move through your wedding day timeline with ease and without hesitation, since we already have it planned. but i also want you to know that i am flexible + able to adapt to last minute changes on the day of your wedding as well. we will move in time, slowing down as much as possible to allow natural moments to happen and be captured. i'll be following you around like a fly on the wall, capturing all the emotions + precious, fleeting moments. you'll have a send off as the happiest newlyweds + likely start thinking to yourselves, like my husband and i... "did that really just happen?!"

SNEAK PREVIEWS

i know you'll be craving to see your wedding day images as son as possible, i know i was, so within a short + sweet 48 hours after your wedding, you will receive a short gallery of previews to hold you through the period of waiting for your full gallery.

DELIVERY

within 2 months of being MARRIED, you will receive your personalized, online wedding gallery, with all of the details you planned + invested in. you'll get to see the people who came to support you, the love that was witnessed, the emotions you felt. you'll finally get to view your custom, long lasting, curated collection of your one of a kind thtat that you get to hold onto, share + look back at for lifetimes.

REAL WORDS FROM REAL PEOPLE

“IN A CULTURE WHERE EVERYONE DECIDES THEY CAN BE PHOTOGRAPHERS, FEW ACTUALLY ARE ARTISTS.”

1

She truly understood how special these moments were to us and wanted to go above and beyond to make the entire day memorable. She made what could be an uncomfortable and unfamiliar situation seem like the easiest, most fun, and relaxing experience. Her extremely pleasant demeanor and contagious enthusiasm were a joy to be around. We received our edited photos quickly and got SO many of them to capture special moments from throughout the day. I can't speak highly enough about her professionalism, infectious warmth, joyful spirit, and diligent work. Choosing Taylor as our photographer was the easiest and best decision of our wedding planning!

2

Taylor was the absolute best! She was so fun and easy to work with!
We traveled pretty far to work with her and throughout the entire process, she stayed in contact with us and really ensured we were in good hands!
The photos turned out amazing and her vision was exactly what we wanted. She worked extremely hard to customize our shoot to exactly what we wanted. I would highly HIGHLY recommend her.