They were my first clients when I began my business about four years ago. Gracie was just one at the time. They put their memories in my 15-year-old hands. I will forever be grateful for that.

Now, Hudson is one and there is such a similarity between the little boy he is and the little girl I first photographed years ago. It’s a funny thing. Since their session, I’ve found myself reflecting on my photographic journey (as I often do)… from my first session with little Grace and where I was then and how far I’ve come… not just photographically, but as a person in general. I’ll always be amazed and tremendously thankful for the way my passion has evolved and shaped who I am.

Last night, I spent a great deal of time reading through some of my first posts and immersing myself in my first few sessions. Sure, the photos may be a touch over-edited, a bit out of focus, and a little strangely lit, but I hold them so close to my heart. I’m sure many photographers avoid looking back at their first few sessions and stills. Maybe I’m just different… because when I look at those photos, I don’t see their flaws. No, I see adoration, devotion, ambition, desire, wishfulness, eagerness, and a lot of love. After all, those images are where it all began.

These photographs make my heart smile. I just love this family.

Smiles and lots of love,



  1. Rebecca Kramer says:

    My heart is full… there are no words, Taylor… You are blessed with talent abounding and my precious family is blessed to have you capture their natural beauty and love in your photos.
    Thank you.

  2. Leslie says:

    Thank you Taylor! So glad we called that little 15 year old 🙂

  3. Pat Poe says:

    Just beautiful!!!!!

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