adventurer  at  heart

i am a PHOTOGRAPHER, a STORYTELLER, a DREAMER AND an ADVENTURER. BASED IN california AND AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL WORLDWIDE. I'd love to TELL YOUR STORY.

for the wild at heart

about me

Hi there! I’m Taylor and I’m SO excited you’re considering me as your photographer! If you're inquiring about your wedding day, I know it's an especially big decision. You're essentially picking the third wheel for the most important date of your life!  I absolutely LOVE what I do and my goal is for that to show in every moment that I spend with you. I believe that photography is much more than taking pictures. I want to know your story, I want to know the little details that make you unique, and I want to capture not only the big moments, but the in between moments as well. My favorite moments are the raw, genuine ones, and I believe it’s incredibly important for you to feel comfortable around me so that I can capture all of those candid moments for you. I am based in Northern California, but I am an adventurer at heart, and I'd love to travel with you and  tell your story!

Meet
Taylor Brooke

adventure

I'm based in Northern California, but I LOVE to travel. Seeing different cultures and parts of the world has been one of my favorite parts of life. I truly have a heart for people, and think it's so beautiful how unique each couple and person really is. I don't want you to just feel like you've hired a professional, but someone who can really hop into your life and your story and see you for all that you are!

travel

My biggest thing is that I want to capture you for exactly who you are. I want to get to know you. I want to take photos that bring out the life in you and really showcase your specific personality. Nobody is the same, so I want your session, whatever kind of session it may be, to represent all that you are. We can be on the top of a mountain, or in the coziness of your own living room. We can include your fur babies, have you switch into multiple outfits, or just have you snuggling with the love of your life as simple as you can be.  You just get to be you, and my job is to capture it as purely as possible. 

lifestyle photography

personal

I am happily married to my partner in crime as of May 26, 2018, and I have two step kiddos, and two fur children. The fur babies are Queensland Heelers named Rodeo and Cowboy, and yes, I treat them like humans. I like to think I'm an animal whisperer, so feel free to bring your fur children, big or small, on shoots with you! I would describe myself as half hippie and half cowgirl. If I'm not in my cowboy boots, I'm more than likely barefoot. Along with being a photographer, I am also a licensed mental health therapist, but a couple of years ago I decided my spirit is far too free to be cooped up in an office. I do photography full time now, so that I can travel, be outdoors, and continue meeting all different kinds of people! I never knew I could love a job this much! 

My life

my why

my philosophy 

why i do what i do

I truly love people, being outdoors, and exploring new places. I believe in the sacredness of marriage. I believe in the beauty of family, even in all of its complexity. I wholeheartedly embrace life as an adventure. This job isn't just a job to me. I am passionate about telling your story, and it brings my heart great joy to step into your adventure with you. 

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investment

1 hour lifestyle and portrait sessions are 300.00. Mini sessions may be available 1-2 times per year. 

lifestyle & portrait sessions

Couples sessions begin at 300.00 for 1 hour of shoot time. Engagement sessions are complimentary within a wedding package, or are 400.00 for 1.5 hours

Couples sessions

Wedding collections begin at 3000.00 for 8 hours of wedding day coverage.  Special pricing is available for intimate weddings, destination weddings, and elopements. 

Weddings & elopements

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experience

the experience

working with me

My hope is that in working with me, you don't just leave with beautiful photographs. The goal is for you to end up with memories and an experience and a new friend. I legitimately get sad when weddings are over because my couples are so awesome I don't want to stop being part of their lives. Often times I get the privilege of  photographing people for years and I absolutely love that!

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client love

Taylor is amazing! She totally blew us away with both our engagement and wedding photos. We felt like she truly captured who we are as a couple, instead of a posed awkward version of ourselves. Not only are her photos incredible, so is her positive attitude and willingness to help. Our wedding didn't quite go as planned but she stuck with us and eased my mind along the way, going far beyond the job of a photographer. We will continue to use Taylor for many years to come, and know she will always provide photos we can cherish forever. 

Hannah & Blake

what they're saying

client love

All I can say is that Taylor is the ABSOLUTE best! Not only does she get the most gorgeous photographs, she is also just an incredible person. She's someone that you can be 100% yourself with and she will love you just the way you are, which gives you the real, perfect moments in the photos she takes. Real laughter, real smiles, perfect emotions. She's so talented and made all of my dreams come true at our wedding. She got every single moment on camera and never missed a single second of our special day. I can't thank her enough for what she did for us. I can't wait for an upcoming shoot we're doing with our puppies, and maybe in our future a maternity shoot. I will forever use her as our photographer! 

jessica & alex

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client love

Taylor is incredibly talented, perfectly professional and personal, and was such a joy to have as an integral part of our wedding day memories. I’ve already recommended her to several friends and I will continue to sing her praises because she deserves to be recognized. Thanks to Instagram, I stumbled upon a picture of Taylor and instantly fell in love with her energy and style. Her work felt extremely organic - she captured moments, as well as portraits; she utilized natural lighting, and provided plenty of touched-up details; she managed to communicate energy within each photo and allowed space for emotions to appear in her work. I felt drawn to her style and my fiance felt the same way. After our initial phone call, I knew Taylor was perfect for us! She and I connected easily and it was obvious to me that her presence would enhance and complement our wedding day. She was quick, organized, efficient and  we all felt extremely comfortable with her. Even my husband commented how nice and calm her energy was to have around during the moments before heading into our ceremony. My most favorite and vivid memory of Taylor is our post-dinner sunset photo shoot. I’d told her a few days before the wedding that I wasn’t going to want to walk away from the dance floor, but I begged her to make me do it….this was the best decision ever!!! My advice to any of Taylor’s brides is to let your day roll out however it will and trust that Taylor will find the special seconds and capture them for you to cherish forever!

Danielle & troy

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client love

Taylor Brooke brings out the BEST moments through her photos. My husband and I did not want "cookie-cutter" wedding photos, and couldn't think of anyone better to capture the love and adventure of our day. We also loved how she captured the REALITY of weddings. Taylor Brooke doesn't miss a beat, she will engage in every moment to capture all the raw and authentic memories from your special day. Her work is a reflection of her personality! She is FULL of adventure, spontaneity, and of course so much love. She will definitely not just be your photographer but your friend who you will fully enjoy spending your day with, and because of that we were able to get the most epic wedding pictures! We can’t wait to use Taylor again!

Tara & tj

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client love

Taylor was our photographer for our engagement shoot and our wedding day and we're thrilled with her work! She has an incredible way of capturing the moment and being able to tell a story with her photos. Every single picture she sent us was amazing! Working with Taylor was a breeze, too! She is organized, knows how to handle a group and give direction, all while staying her positive, up beat self! She helps set a tone for a fun shoot so it never felt like work, just a good time in front of the camera. Taylor also turned around our photos in record time! We had our full gallery of photos sent to us very shortly after our wedding! I can't wait to have another reason to hire Taylor again, she is the best and I recommend her talent to everyone!

erin & ryan

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client love

Taylor started out by doing my maternity photos (and she nailed it), so when it came to finding a photographer for our wedding, I knew I wanted to use Taylor. For our wedding photos I wanted bright and fun, yet intimate, and of course she nailed that!!!! In fact, I was extremely happy when I got back our photos and saw how many candid and intimate moments she was able to catch. I loved that during the planning process she sent me a questionnaire to get to know us better as a couple. I love that she cared about meeting our expectations. I loved that she suggested doing a sunset shoot because those are my absolute favorite and I loved that she got our pictures back to us so quickly! Taylor was so kind and honest throughout the process on my big day. Our pictures and our experience were more than perfect and we recommend her to everyone we know!

Savannah & brandon

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client love

Taylor is so sweet, genuine, and makes you feel really comfortable. I am so happy we were referred to her and after seeing my friend's wedding photos there was no question! We also got our photos back 3 weeks after the wedding and they were absolutely perfect!!! Highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!

allison & JT

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client love

I was referred to Taylor by a friend and used her for my engagement shoot as well as for my wedding day. On both occasions she was an absolute joy to work with and delivered incredible results! She truly has a special talent when it comes to connecting with her brides and capturing all of the perfect moments. I hope to work with her again! 

Morgan & John

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client love

When it came to wedding budgeting, my husband and I decided that photography and the venue were our top priorities. I looked at many different photographers, but once I saw Taylor’s website and after I talked with her on the phone I knew she was our first choice. We had a destination wedding, so we were unable to do an engagement session with her or meet her before hand (our choosing, not hers), but when I met her the day of the wedding I felt like I had met her before, she has that kind of unique presence about her. Taylor is kind, patient, fun, creative, and made me and my husband feel so comfortable on one of the most important days of our lives. When we received the final photos of our special day, I was beyond happy. They are gorgeous. There are no words really to thank her enough. She captured the sweetest spontaneous moments, but also made sure to capture the photos we asked for. It was so fun to relive the day, as we scrolled through the photos. I know this will be something me and my husband will do again and again. We are forever grateful for her. 

lindsay & Joe

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client love

Taylor is hands down the best photographer I have ever worked with and she makes the setting so comfortable and natural. We absolutely loved not only her exceptional work, but her outgoing and funny personality she brought to every session. She was able to capture the pure love and silliness of my husband and I and we will be able to reflect on and treasure those special moments forever. She makes being in front of the camera so easy and so fun. On top of it all, her customer service skills are just as great! We LOVE Taylor and couldn't recommend her more. She is now our forever photographer. 

Shelby & Scott

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client love

Taylor photographed our engagement and wedding and I couldn't be more thrilled with the entire experience! Taylor is warm, friendly, fun, and creative with the way she takes pictures. Taylor has a special ability to capture people's spirits and personalities, all while making you feel comfortable. Having your picture taken can be super awkward, but after a few minutes with Taylor you won't even be thinking about feeling uncomfortable. If you're thinking about booking Taylor, my best advice is DO IT! You will not be disappointed!

Caitlin & alex

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client love

Hiring Taylor to capture our day was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding! She was so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and she helped me so much when it came to organizing our day to make sure we got all of our most special moments captured. She provided us with our photo gallery so quickly and the pictures are sooooo beautiful. Our family members are still talking about them. We are so thankful for Taylor's amazing skill set, her support, and for helping us stay sane before and during our big day! She is the best and we recommend her to all of our loved ones every chance we get!

elizabeth & Guillermo

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client love

I was in need of a wedding photographer and had been searching everywhere but just couldn’t seem to find one that I felt comfortable with. After attending my cousin’s wedding (that Taylor photographed) and seeing how wonderful their wedding pictures turned out, I knew she was who I wanted for my wedding. I reached out to Taylor and we instantly clicked. She put me at peace and was there for me every step of the way including our engagement shoot and ensuring everything was ready prior to the day of. The day of the wedding, Taylor was incredible. As I’m sure many brides are stressed and have some anxiety, I was no different. Taylor brought peace to my day, with her calming aura that helped tremendously with the day of jitters. I am so grateful to have had her by my side on my wedding day and for all of the incredible moments she was able to capture. I would recommend Taylor to anyone in need of a photographer and will definitely use her for years to come for my photography needs.  

kallie & todd

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client love

It was such a pleasure having Taylor photograph our wedding day!!. She was always thoughtful and creative with the photo settings she used. When I told Taylor that our wedding would be on the beach at 1pm, she recognized that it wouldn’t be the best lighting conditions for photos, so she offered to do a separate photo session with just my husband and I at sunset, and I have to say, those are some of our absolute favorite photos from our wedding day!! I never would have thought to do that, and I’m SO thankful she suggested it! She had us laughing and dancing (to music we chose) on the beach at sunset, and the photos came out better than I could have ever imagined!! We had a few of the photos enlarged and printed on metal, and the picture quality is absolutely impeccable. Her attention to detail and ability to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, while still sticking to a schedule, makes her an amazing wedding (and all around) photographer. I have several friends who have taken family photos with Taylor, and she also photographed my Sister’s wedding. I’d highly recommend Taylor Brooke Photography to anyone looking for a talented and fun photographer. She’s the BEST!! 

sarah & derek

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client love

Words cannot express how thankful we are to have found Taylor and to have had her there with us on our special day. Every shot she delivered is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I was literally brought to tears when I opened the gallery to look at the photos from our day. I am so pleased. Taylor was helpful, gave great advice, and kept everyone on task so that I didn't have to step in and do that myself. I so appreciate every detail Taylor put into her work. She is amazing and extremely talented. God has truly blessed her with a gift. Taylor will always be our forever photographer. I can't wait to use Taylor again in the future for family pics now as well!!! We are just completely overjoyed with her work! 

Ashley & Jon

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client love

Taylor is an absolute rockstar!!! I spent some time researching photographers for our wedding and was recommended Taylor Brooke Photography. After seeing the quality of her work and meeting with her, I knew I had to hire her. She had a wonderful personality to match her amazing talent. Our wedding was going to be a snowy one, and Taylor was totally excited and down for the adventure of hiking through the snow with us. Her photographs captured who we are in so many ways, including the little details we had never thought of. I couldn't be happier with how our wedding (and engagement) photos turned out! They are absolutely gorgeous and something we'll treasure forever. I'm so thankful. Her fun, positive attitude and sweet spirit made her seem more like a friend there to capture our day. If you are looking for a talented, amazing photographer, but also a wonderful spirit, Taylor is your gal! ! We will definitely be back!

Brittany & zane

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i can't wait to hear from you! 

Email // tay.brooke.photography@gmail.com

Location// Northern California (but I LOVE to travel)

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