Guest Blog Series | Kelli & Daniel Taylor Photography
This is our tenth year shooting weddings full time. We’ve photographed more than 200 wedding couples.
No, we had no idea! Daniel and I were each photographers before we ever met. He was in advertising and fashion, and I was a journalist with photography experience mostly in sports. The sports background comes in handy during bouquet and garter tosses! We got interested while we were planning our own wedding. We had trouble finding a wedding photographer with a style we loved (that wasn’t cheesy). We came up with a template for our own big day and did some of the shooting ourselves. Then our neighbors saw our photos and we photographed their wedding. Their maid of honor hired us, and it just grew from there.
I love those first few minutes right after the bride and groom have been pronounced man and wife. We always try to take them straight outside or to a private place for some quick photos, completely alone. There’s nothing like the joy, adrenaline and excitement of that fresh newlywed glow. The camera just adores it. As a guy with three older sisters, Daniel never gets tired of seeing the love, friendship and camaraderie of the bride and bridesmaids as they rally to get the bride ready. He loves capturing all the moments of those precious relationships.
Our amazing couples have a range of styles and are never cookie cutter. They love and value photographs. They want classic and timeless elements in their weddings, but they add creative, fun and unique touches. We collaborate so every couple has a very personalized experience, from custom, editorial-style engagement sessions to suggestions for personal photo details and preferred vendors.
Hire a wedding coordinator or planner! It will save your sanity and allow you, your mom, sister and best friends to really enjoy the engagement time without all the overwhelm.My advice for hiring a photographer is to, first, dive in to Google or Pinterest and see what styles speaks to you. Is it brighter with more color, soft and airy, or more dark and moody? Posed, or more natural and photojournalistic?Check out web sites and portfolios and see what makes your heart happy. Talk to your friends and co-workers. Read reviews on WeddingWire.com, Google Business and TheKnot.com.This goes for all vendors, but pay attention to the level of service from your first inquiry email. If you don’t hear back for 10 days, that’s probably the kind of experience you’ll get throughout your wedding journey. You can do much, much better.
Welcome to the KP blog! My name is Kendal and I’m so happy you’re here. It’s been my dream for quite some time to own a wedding planning company and now the time has finally arrived! I am certain that this will be the best journey in life and I’m so excited to finally show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months! Take a look around, love. I can’t wait to meet you!
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