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I am a natural light photographer based in Southern California, specializing in Lifestyle & Destination Wedding Photography. From celebrating the Engagement to saying "I Do," my clients can always depend on receiving a luxury wedding experience from start to finish

My goal with every client is to make them feel as special as their own love story. I believe every moment is a milestone that is meant to be captured. My job goes far beyond taking photos. On a Wedding Day you will find me with tissue handy for impromptu tears, folding pocket squares for my grooms, and giving pep talks before the "First Look"…I’ve also been told I take pretty pictures, too.

I love what I do. I am a lover of light and a chaser of dreams. I am a story teller. I am an adventure seeker. I am an artist.

I can’t wait to meet you.

 

about me

My passion for love has always been with me, however, it wasn’t until a camera fell into my hands that I truly found a purpose for my creative expression. I adore watching relationships unfold in front of my lens and have developed an obsession for capturing stolen glances, gentle kisses, and priceless moments.

My work tends to be feminine and airy with a touch of timeless. I love to invoke light in my images to reflect the authentic expression of my heart. I believe that love IS light.

Since starting my business in 2013, there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t felt immense gratitude for the fulfillment photography has brought to my life. My camera has not only served as my passport to places like Costa Rica and Maui, but has also granted me rare entry into the intimate lives of my clients. I believe everyone has their own unique love story and I feel honored to tell it through my eyes.

I’m so excited to hear all about your love story. Please get in touch to give me all the details.

 
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I feel most inspired by antique doors, my Mini Schnauzers (Grace & Dusty), being barefoot, traveling to new places, and pancakes...preferably blueberry.

the experience

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My goal as your photographer is to help you feel at ease in front of my lens. A timeless photo happens when clients can feel free to be natural and let moments happen organically. My photojournalistic approach to photography has allowed me to capture priceless moments that will be remembered for years to come. I consider photographs to be family heirlooms and I feel honored to be able to give the gift of memories to my clients. 

TKP clients can always expect to receive a personal and professional experience. I value the growth of relationships with my clients and many have become friends. It's so important to me for my clients to feel like they have a friend in their Wedding Photographer since we will be spending a majority of your Wedding Day side by side. 

love notes

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“I don't know where to begin...there is so much to say about the very talented Taylor Kinzie. I've been following Taylor's career for a long time. I have also had the pleasure of working with her on many weddings. Besides loving makeup and being professional makeup artist I'm very passionate about photography. Finding the right wedding photographer for us was the very first item I checked off my list as a Bride-to-be. Even before I was engaged I knew I wanted her to be my photographer for my engagement and wedding photos. I love how she uses natural light...keeping the photos light, airy, romantic, and timeless. Taylor also brings in an artistic edginess to wedding photography that is rare. I love this quality! During our engagement session and wedding we felt so comfortable with Taylor. She made it so easy for us to be ourselves as she directed us to get "the shot." She has a very calm yet focused demeanor while being so sweet and warm. 
        We had a destination wedding in San Jose Del Cabo. On our wedding day it was very hot and humid, (not ideal conditions to work in) and I was amazed how easy going she was the entire day. Taylor is very professional, she had everything under control the entire time. As the day went on I hardly even noticed her! She's like a ninja... popping up here and there capturing memories for us! 
        Every time we look at our wedding photos we love them more and more. How is that even possible?! We love ALL of them so much it has been so difficult to choose our favorites. Now that is what I like to call "Brilliant Photography." Such a great "problem" to have. We are forever grateful to have had Taylor during this special time in our life. We look forward to having her capture more memories for us."
"Taylor has a beautiful eye for natural light! She was referred to us by a friend and we have been so happy with our engagement and wedding photos. We have received countless compliments from friends and family. More importantly for us, Taylor's professionalism and charming personality put us at ease and made us comfortable in front of the camera  - something my husband and I were both nervous about. With all that went into the planning of our wedding and how fast it flew by, I am so grateful to have such gorgeous images to remember every aspect of the day. Her attention to detail is incredible. You can put your full trust in Taylor and know that she will capture life's most important moments in a genuine and beautiful way."
"Taylor shot our engagement shoot and our wedding. We had the most amazing first impression of her upon meeting her and we knew immediately we wanted to work with her! We were not disappointed! She went above and beyond for our engagement shoot! Even traveling to big bear and spending the day adventuring around the snow with us! Her amazing customer service did not stop there though! She was such a joy to work with on the wedding day! She made sure we got all of the desired shots with family (and there were a lot!) as well as took so many amazing photos of the day. We could not have asked for a better experience!! We cannot wait to work with her again in the future! We highly recommend her!"
"It was an absolute joy having Taylor photograph our wedding and rehearsal dinner. She kept us calm and made us feel comfortable when we were very much out of our comfort zone. Taylor is incredibly talented, and has an eye for creating images that capture light and love beautifully. She was able to reflect the vibe of our day in her photos - fun, carefree, loving, intimate - and the fact that we have something we can always look at and remember that feeling is truly special. We are extremely happy with our photos and highly recommend Taylor!"

FAQS

What time of day do you shoot?

An experienced photographer is able to shoot at any time of day, however, much of my work is shot just before sunset. This time of day, or "Golden Hour," creates much of the natural, golden light you see in many of my images. I will typically schedule my Lifestyle Sessions during this time for optimal lighting conditions.

Do you work with a second shooter?

Absolutely! All of my Collections include a 2nd shooter on the day of your Wedding. There are so many moment and details to be covered and I want to ensure every bit of it is captured!

How Will my images be delivered?

The final selection of images are delivered via Personal Online Gallery. You will receive the edited digital files I feel best capture the story of your day. Wedding clients will also receive a custom USB drive.

Weddings can yield anywhere from 50-100 images per hour of coverage. This amount can vary greatly based on the number guests in attendance, details, etc. Lifestyle clients can expect to receive a minimum of 25 images from their session.

What should I wear?

Scheduling an Engagement or Lifestyle Session with me is a wonderful opportunity to dress your best. The colors that photograph best are pastels, Earth tones, jewel tones, and crisp neutrals. While I always love a fabulous bold print, I direct clients to stay away from busy patterns or clothing with logos. Wear something that makes you feel amazing. You should feel like you can be yourself while still looking your best.

Do you do destination weddings?

YES! YES! YES! I absolutely LOVE to travel and would be thrilled to be part of your Destination Wedding experience. Contact me about designing a custom collection that fits your needs.

What Equipment do you Shoot with?

I think of my gear as the tools I need to create my art. This is why I shoot exclusively on the highest caliber equipment. My gear on the day of your Wedding will include:

2 Canon 5D Mark III Camera Bodies, 24-70mm 2.8L Lens, 50mm 1.2L Lens, 85mm 1.4L Lens, 35mm 1.4L Lens, 70-200mm 2.8L Lens, 600 EX Canon Flash

 

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