Kate Taylor: Capturing Moments

Published 9:18 am Friday, March 6, 2020

Sometimes quitting your job to follow your passion is the right thing to do. This was true in the case of Kate Taylor.

Kate Taylor has been a professional photographer for the past nine years, and has over 7,000 people following her photography Facebook page.

Taylor said she began photography once she became a mother.

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“I sort of started my business accidentally,” she said. “After my daughter was born, I started studying to take better pictures of her and then I wanted a better camera to take pictures of her. I was a teacher at the time and a friend I worked with asked me to take photos of her and her family even though I said I didn’t do that, and soon other coworkers did too.”

From this, Taylor began balancing her teaching and work with photography with about four families, until it became too much.

“I couldn’t keep doing both, and everyone thought I was crazy, especially my parents, but I quit my job and that was nine years ago,” she said.

Taylor says she hasn’t regretted this decision.

She said one of her favorite things to shoot are weddings.

“Just to be able to be apart of something so personal and be able to tell that story for them, that’s just amazing to me to be able to do something like that,” she said. “It’s such a personal and intimate day, and to be able to share in that joy and get to know them throughout the day and those moments to hopefully share that story with their children and grandchildren someday is an incredible gift to me.”

In addition to weddings, Taylor also said she loves to photograph births, which includes a father seeing his child for the first time or a baby being laid on a mother’s chest for the first time.

Taylor said that she has bonded with some clients, telling the story of being able to capture the first steps of a baby of one of her first clients and the mother’s reaction.

In regards to photography itself, Taylor said she loves capturing moments and never stops learning, something she also encourages fellow photographers to also do.

For more information on Kate Taylor Photography, you can check out her Facebook page, go to her website at www.katetaylorphotography.com or call 423-408-8114.