Head on over to my new blog/website!
http://www.taylorelchertphotography.com
 
 
No, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth... I'm still here! As my Senior year is drawing to a close, I couldn't have predicted a more stressful time in my life. Between exams, the senior memory video, building a new blog, graduation, sessions, etc., I've been having trouble finding time for it all. I appreciate your patience and understanding at this time, whether you are waiting on your session disc, sneak peek, or email response. People tell me that I have a lot on my plate, but the truth is I have too many plates, if that makes any sense to you. I promise that after this week, I'LL BE BACK (and with a new blog)!
Again, I deeply thank you for your patience and understanding as I do my best to enjoy my last few days of high school!
Please stay tuned for more of this sweet girl! Her session sneak peek will most likely be the first on my new blog!:)
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
Today was cloudy. Rainy. Dreary. Gloomy. The weather 100% reflected my mood.
That's why on this cloudy, rainy, dreary, and gloomy day in Ohio, I am glad that I can curl up under a blanket, drink hot cappuccino, and completely immerse myself in my work. And it just so happens that the current session I am working on is a sunset session with a with a couple of beautiful soon-to-be parents.
I'm reminding myself that no matter how dark and gloomy it may seem, the clouds will part and the sun will shine through. I just need a little patience.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
I spent my early Saturday afternoon with brand new clients that I felt like I've known for years.
We enjoyed pink suckers, bubbles, and fruit snacks on a cool breezy day in the park.
I fell in love with miss Ava's facial expressions, and just to warn you, I'm certain that you will too.
Silly, and oh so beautiful as well...
I just can't get enough of this sweet girl. I can't wait to see her and her scrunchy nose again in July!
Have a wonderful week!
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
A gorgeous family has been blessed with a beautiful new baby girl.
This little one is quite smiley, too. Oh boy, I wish all newborns could smile and sleep as easily as this sweet girl! ;)
Biggest smile I've gotten out of a newborn yet:
Lauren's momma likes bright colors, so I pulled some props that would pop!
Lauren posed like a pro in my studio, but I just couldn't wait to share some of the outdoor family shots... 
Like I said, a gorgeous family:
(<3 Lauren's little smirk as her sissy kisses her cheek)
Yes, these sisters are besties already.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
More to come.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
Wondering if you're doing it right.
Making the right decisions.
Choosing the right path.
Going in the right direction.
Who knows? Maybe there is no right or wrong.
I've been dwelling on these thoughts for awhile now. I am so thankful for words of wisdom from loved ones involving "stepping stones", "forever support", and a "bright future", but the truth is, I'm not convinced. I worry too much.
So, on days like these, I'm busy reminding myself that I shouldn't allow my heart to be filled with such afflicting worries.
God's got this.
But for now, please enjoy the many faces of miss Mya. This little wide-eyed wiggle-worm was such a joy to photograph. 
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
There's just something incredible about the days before a family blooms.
So many hopes and wishes await.
I think this is why I love maternity sessions...
We began outside...
Maybe it's the dog-lover in me, but these next two just melt my heart.
Do they look excited for their little brother's arrival or what?
Then we headed to my studio...
Then we headed downtown... (I'm on a downtown kick right now for some reason. LOVE these shots.)
Aren't her eyes just awesome?
And that's what I call a well-rounded session!;)
Have a wonderful week everyone.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor