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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
"Must be nice"- This is something that a stranger said to me on Facebook after I posted a photo of my brand new D800 sitting in it's box on my kitchen counter.  I'm not exactly sure what she meant by those words.  It must be nice that what?  That I've worked my butt off to be able to afford my dream camera? I'm not sure. 
Though I am not exactly certain about what she meant, this is something I've had on my mind for quite some time: Getting to where you want to go takes love, hard work, dedication, and yes, a little more love.  Owning my dream camera is something that took three years. Three years of nonstop dedication. Hard work. Late nights. Tired mornings. Work-filled weekends. Work-filled holidays. Less time with family. Less time with friends. More time with my camera. More time with Photoshop. 
This is something that I have worked for. This is something that I deserve.
Here is something that I found on Pinterest (please excuse the language). I think this illustrates the point I am trying to make quite well:
I'm still working my butt off to get to where I want to be.  And to be quite honest, I'm not sure where I'm heading.  And I'm not sure if I'll ever be settled with where I'm at.
I feel like I'll always be reaching for the sky.  And I'm 100% okay with that.
This is the first shot I have taken with my new baby. She's a whole different beast compared to my first two, so I have a lot of learning to do. I'm looking forward to it.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
P.S. I want to thank my little sis for always being my "test bunny". I love you baby Al.
 
 
Like apple cheerios, hugs, and slobbery kisses.
And adoring every moment of her sweet voice saying, "I love you, Teeler".
And hearing her little feet stomp around the house as she's chasing my dogs.
And watching her fly fearlessly down the big slide.
...
And now I'm left wondering how she went from being so tiny to being a toddler in what feels like a matter of minutes.
Oh my, sweet Laila Rose, please slow down.
Have a great week, everyone. <3
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
This photograph I took of sweet miss Ariana is going to be featured on WTOL News tonight at 6pm! 
Feeling very blessed. <3
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
I'm just stoppin' in to let you know that sneak peeks are on the way. I have been a very busy girl these past couple of weeks...
So many babies, so little time! Thanks for being patient:)
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
It demanded that I be better behind the camera,
and it coaxed me to be better away from the camera.
It shaped me to be a better me.
It showed me how to be open-minded, spontaneous, and confident.
It changed the way I view the world and those around me.
It gave me a new perspective on families, their dynamics, and their relationships.
It gave me new meanings to the words "instinct" and "passion".
It was my first love.
It made me realize what it truly means to capture a moment,
and it made me see how quickly those moments are truly fleeting.
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 

YAWWWN

03/26/2012

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It's been one of those days.
Sneak peek week starts tomorrow, I promise.
Yawns and lots of love, Taylor