Hey there, I'm Tay! Come stay for a minute, sit down, relax, take a drink of whatever you’re sippin’ on, and let's get to know each other a little bit better. I'll start…
As my dad would say, “ever since I was a young pup” I have had a camera in my hand. Some of my favorite memories as a kid are of taking candids of my mom doing her hair and makeup before we went to dinner, snapping a photo of my dad RIGHT before he says his punchline of that one joke, and making portraits of my Nana every time I stayed at her house. These are the moments I still hold close to my heart.
As my love for photography grew, I quickly fell in love with making pictures of the simpler and quieter moments; the kisses in between the smiles, and the quaint touch along side a soft laugh. It was just a matter of time until I was behind the camera full time…
I began my journey in Chester, New Jersey (East Coast born and raised baby). Chester is one of the smallest towns I know and it is filled with the most amazing community of people. I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up anywhere else. My childhood consisted of Friday movie nights with my Nana, walking half a mile through the woods to my best friend’s house when our parents were out for the night, and Sunday church with every kid and their mother where all the kids really wanted to do was see who studied for that test Monday. These tiny family traditions that formed over time built the foundation to who I am. And I am so thankful for that.
After graduating High School, I decided it was time to start an adventure I could call my own. In 2014, I packed up what was then my life and moved to Colorado to attend college at CU Boulder (Go Buffs!) and met the loves of my life, Matthew and my 30 lb. ball of fur Mavericks (enter the photo below). “Mavs” is our mini Australian Shepherd who is my heart and soul. He pretty much is attached at whichever hip he can get to first (or nearest bed).
I also think right now is a good time to mention that any and all dog pictures are MORE than welcome in my inbox!
Once we had our crew established (i.e. Mavericks, Matthew, and I) and explored the mountains, we followed our hearts once again to Boston. It was then I decided I needed to know EVERYTHING and ANYTHING I could about photography. So where better than a school that specializes in it? After majoring in Portraiture & Weddings and minoring in Editorial, I graduated from the New England School of Photography in June 2018 with honors. Now I was ready to begin the BEST journey yet: running a full-time business that lives off of capturing rad people and their incredible stories. I couldn’t be more grateful to be doing what I do, for the couples and families I have worked with, and for the love and support my family has given me every step fo the way.
Two years after moving to Boston, Matthew and I bought our first home! Of course, moving-in was an adventure in and of itself, but now that we are settled in we couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter in our lives. Right after we moved in, wedding season kicked off with my first City Hall Elopement. I mention this elopement as a part of my story because it was so fundamental to who I have become as a photographer. This particular couple wanted nothing more than to be married to one another and spend the evening celebrating their love together. This elopement was all about intimacy, genuine moments, and love. And that is exactly what life is all about. Ever since this ceremony I have looked at weddings and whatever else I am capturing in a different light; with honesty, love, and soul. After my first full solo wedding season and nine weddings in the books, I am even more in love with this job. Can you even call it a job when you love it this much? Let me know.
I live for capturing these moments for you and your family. I want you to feel all the feels you felt in that instance when you look back on your gallery. My goal during any session is to make you feel as natural and as comfortable as possible. My eyes wander over to the quiet moments because those are the ones that allow you to relive what that moment was like to its fullest. I want to capture the times that will stay with you and your family for a lifetime.
I promise to pause moments in time for your story.