Tayter

02/27/2011

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Earlier today, I had a 1-year birthday party to photograph. The birthday boy's name is Bentley, and I have photographed the little fella many many many times in his very first year of life.  (I could go on about how much I love Bentley Boo, but that isn't quite the point I want to make).  His adorable monkey themed party took place in the St. Francis retirement home.  
I haven't been in a nursing home since the passing of my Grandma (who, in which, I so wish I would've visited more than I did). I just had the hardest time getting myself to go visit.  My heart just aches at the thought of it.  I hated the way my Grandma would look at us with her sad eyes that said, "when do I get to go home?".  Her worsening Emphysema answered that question for us. It broke my heart in so many ways. 
 Yet she was amazing.  She was comical and blunt, brusque, and strong.  She wasn't afraid to interrupt to get her point across.  She was a bare minimum sort of person.  Oh, we did argue often, but we always did have a special bond. I'll always be her "Tayter".
Today, in St. Francis, I met a man.  He was taking a stroll down the hall.  As I approached him, I began to say "Goodmorning!", but I was bluntly interrupted when he asked, "Where in the world are your socks!?", while staring at my sockless feet in my brand new flats. I didn't expect for something so simple to hit me so hard.  I couldn't help but to smile. 
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Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 

FULL

02/22/2011

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It's hard to believe that June is already booked! It's February and I am officially booking for July (book your Summer session ASAP). A little less than 2 years ago, I was excited just to have multiple sessions in a month. That faded quickly. I truly couldn't be happier:)
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This is sweet Emyrson Rose. She is only 4 days old in this photo. I love love love LOVE newborn sessions and I have a ton coming up! I simply can't get enough of the newborn goodness;)
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
It's not about the dinner, or the flowers, or the chocolates. It's not about the money or the romance. It's not even about exchanging gifts. It is about acknowledging and cherishing the simplicity of existence. Eventually, materialistic things will die, tarnish, age, or break. But some things cannot be broken, lost, or forgotten- certain, eloquent things, can't even be called "things".
I am sending much love this Valentine's Day to those who have loved me then, love me now, and those who forever will.
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Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 

Time

02/06/2011

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As a photographer, I have become very in tune to time: the morning isn't exactly the best time to shoot due to harsh lighting, the average newborn session takes around 2 hours, it takes about 15 minutes to drive to my most popular locations, and that leaving for a wedding at least 10 minutes in advance is a good plan. But the most substantial thing I have discovered about time is that, plain and simple, it flies. Nothing could've prepared me for the total shock I experienced when little miss Emma paraded into the studio. SHE IS SO BIG! I swear she was just a little baby- how is she already TWO YEARS OLD?
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor


PS- I loved every second of this little sweetheart!<3
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