My name is Taylor, and human connection fuels my soul. I’m a destination elopement and wedding photographer, based in Southern California.

As a photographer, I believe that moments and memories are everything. I strive to dive deeper and document the moments that really make you feel. 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. These are the moments you’ll get to take hold of and share with others for the rest of your life.

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. My photography is not all about the weather or the location, because I believe that even the smallest moment can hold great adventure. So, wherever you are, let’s chase after adventure together, and embrace the wild journey of love.

Documenting genuine moments is my jam. I shoot with my heart, and I give every session everything in me. 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. It can be easy to 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 the last 8 years, and each one is unique in it’s own way. I know how much effort goes into a wedding day, down to each little detail. But what makes weddings jaw-dropping-beautiful to me, is the love that is celebrated on that day. I work together with my couples to help document that. I always look for pockets of time where they’re able to simply pause, take it all in, and fully embrace the moment.

My husband, Nathan and I have been together for 9 years, and got married last year in October.

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 coffee and have a deep passion for photography. He’s is my primary second shooter on wedding days, and I’ve gotta say, we make a great team.

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.

* Featured photographs taken by Jordan Voth, our wedding photographer