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My name is Taylor, the person behind TMinspired Photography. I’m a destination elopement and wedding photographer, based in Seattle, Washington + Orange County, California. I travel back and forth quite a lot, and a lot of other places all around the world. Moments of genuine human connection across the globe seriously amps me up – way more than coffee ever will.

I pour my heart and soul into my work
because celebrating love is what I do best.

As a photographer, I believe that moments and memories are everything. (Please insert clap emoji’s for every syllable because that will show you how much I really mean it) I strive to dive deeper and document the moments that really make you feel. I want you to be able to re-live your wedding day or milestone in your life each time you look through your gallery.

These are the moments you’ll get to take hold of
and enjoy for the rest of your life.

So let’s do it right. You know what I’m sayin’?

I am not a photographer who focuses on one pose after another – I give guidance when needed, but I prefer to document moments as they unfold in front of me. When we work together, I ask you to trust me, and let me take a step into your world. I want you to feel free to have fun but also be able to sink into precious moments.

As a lover of natural light, my heart jumps at the chance to soak up the radiant glow of sunsets, the dramatic mood of blue hour, and the romance that can be found in the pouring down rain. I prefer to embrace any weather condition and I ask my couples to do the same. I believe that even the smallest moment can hold great adventure.

So, wherever you are, let’s chase after adventure together.
Let’s embrace the wild journey of love.

Documenting genuine moments is my jam. I believe that storytelling can make an impact, and I’d love the opportunity to tell yours. I love what makes you YOU – not someone else you saw on Pinterest. The more I know you, the more I’m able to capture your essence, beauty, and genuine connection with one another. I deeply believe in vulnerability, and the more I am able to know you, the more depth you’ll find in your final gallery.

As a recent bride myself, I know how much a wedding day can feel like a whirlwind.

Seriously. I GET IT. Wedding planning is no joke.

All the decisions, the people-pleasing, and barely getting the chance to eat dinner on your own wedding day. It can be easy to immediately feel stressed, overwhelmed, and disconnected from what’s happening in front of you. This goes for not only the planning process but also on the wedding day itself. This is why I believe it’s so important to take a step back and breathe.

I’ve been photographing weddings for nearly a decade,

and I love how each wedding is unique in it’s own way.

I know how much effort goes into a wedding day, down to each little detail. I also know how important it is to make sure you actually ENJOY one of the most special days of your life. What makes weddings jaw-dropping-beautiful to me, is the true, genuine love that is celebrated on that day.

You won’t be left in the dark. I know a thing or two about weddings by now, so I make sure to use that to your advantage. I help create timelines, family shot lists, and connect with you about what is most important to YOU about your wedding day. I use all that info so I can be 100% prepared to work with you on your wedding day, and document it as it organically unfolds.

I always look for pockets of time where they’re able to simply pause, take it all in, and fully embrace the moment.

Your wedding day should feel like
the most epic and romantic date night.

I’m here to help make that happen.

Now, let’s get a bit mushy as I talk about
my own marriage for a sec.

My husband, Nathan and I have been together 10 years, and got married ourselves in October of 2017. #OchoaYearsAndCounting

As High School sweethearts, we grew up together. Life can throw you a lot of curveballs, but we’ve stayed strong through the help of Jesus, who has been at the center of our relationship. We’re both obsessed with tacos, coffee, our 14 year old pup Lily, and have a deep passion for documenting love.

I’ve gotta say, we make a great team.

He’s is my primary second shooter on wedding days and even started his own videography company, Ochoa Wedding Films.

In the summer of 2015, he planned a really beautiful proposal a the top of Angel’s Rest in the Columbia Gorge at sunset. Man, does this guy know my heart. We had a two year engagement, and did our wedding planning from out of state for a wedding in the Portland, OR area. Two weeks out from our wedding, we found out that we were displaced from our dream venue due to the Eagle Creek fire in the gorge. We were absolutely devastated. We scrambled to re-plan our entire wedding in just 5 days. So many things went “wrong,” but we knew from the start the wedding DAY isn’t what will make our marriage great. We knew that the little details didn’t matter. In the end, we had the most magical wedding, because it was uniquely “us,” and we were focused on celebrating our journey together – and ultimately, our love. Not just a party for our friends and family. We left that evening to spend the next 4 days in my favorite place in the world, Cannon Beach, for our mini-moon, and it was truly like a dream. God is so good and His timing is always perfect.

Nathan is the absolute love of my life. He constantly supports and encourages my dreams. He gently nudges me to step outside of my comfort zone. He stands strong for me when I’m shaking with fear, but is vulnerable and kind in his own weaknesses. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to marry him. I’m so grateful for the constant growth of our relationship, and the chance to work together and photograph precious moments for other people that step into our lives.

You can stay up-to-date as our love story continues through our Instagram accounts: TMinspired & NathanOchoa.