We are an Oregonian husband and Arizonan wife, photo and video team who love to capture people as they are. We want our couples to look back at their favorite moments and remember the joy from that moment in their life, not just being posed by a photographer. We put the most care into ensuring our clients feel confident and comfortable with us every step of the process so they can not only like the way they look in the final products but feel loved along the way!
While we live in Arizona and most trips bring us back to Oregon, it seems our bags are always packed to travel off to somewhere new!
Outside of our business, we love getting to raise our beautiful baby daughter, cook homemade meals for friends, go on road trips, and search for the sweetest finds at garage sales. We really are best friends and we are honestly happy with doing almost anything as long as we get to do it together.
Your wedding is so important - but your marriage is what matters.
We believe in the sanctity of marriage, and love to pray for and encourage our couples as they prepare for their wedding and future together. We remind our couples what we have learned ourselves: that the covenant between the two of you reflects the relationship between Christ and His Church. This means that when we love and pursue each other well, we make God look really good, and guess what? He is.
One of the most valuable and memorable things that she said to me in the first 5 minutes of the meeting was 1. I was beautiful and that her mission was to capture authentic joy. So often people try to capture beautiful images but cannot always convey true emotion. Not only do the photos she took show so much emotion, but I felt comfortable sharing my heart, my joys, my nerves, all of it. I cannot even fathom the thought of having anyone else there for our special day. It felt like talking to a friend through the entire process. What really stood out to me was the amount of LOVE they have for the Lord!! It was incredible, I felt surrounded by the Lord the entire time, from the first time meeting with her, till now.
You genuinely love your clients and care about making their day so much better and it’s so evident in the atmosphere you created and the photos you sent back to us. Your motto really stuck out to us. “Real people really loved” is such an accurate statement about you both as a team and the way you made us feel. You weren’t interested in withholding any photos or footage, and you truly cared for us like we had been friends for ages. You made what could’ve been a stressful day feel stress free and so fun. You’re both so personable and that really made us feel like our day was about us, not just another paycheck for a business. You care for your clients, you loved us like friends, you sent us a huge gallery and the most special video, and you throw in so many freebies and add ons that other companies wanted to charge for that it made you less expensive in the long run. Our photos and video were insane and you made our day so much better.
TaylorRae immediately makes you feel like a friend, she has such a passion for serving you! Both TaylorRae and Josh made us so comfortable and that was evident from the start! My husband, especially in the past, is uncomfortable being in front of the camera, and doesn’t like many pictures of himself but he was so happy with our engagement pictures. That made us even more excited and confident in how our wedding pictures would turn out! We really felt like they were there for us in every way, they went above and beyond to serve us and give us the most special experience possible. From sending a gift in the mail when we booked, to printing a Polaroid from our romantics for us during the reception, they went out of their way to make us feel like we weren’t just another job, but that they really cared for us! The photos and video perfectly captured our families and the love we have for each other, beyond anything we could have pictured or imagined. One of the best things we did for our wedding was choose them to capture our day. We are forever so grateful!
They made us feel comfortable and gave us poses that brought out raw emotion. They were able to bring an environment that was comfortable, yet led us in ways that were playful and fun and made our true selves come out. They were easily able to capture emotions, playfulness, and love in pictures. Their communication was the sweetest ever: quick, fast engagement, text, voice memos, emails. Everything was so prompt and quick! I could feel the encouragement in every message. I wanted to be friends from the first convo! THEY ARE THE BEST. This was the third time my husband and I took photos with different photographers and TaylorRae captured us the most honestly and accurately of how our relationship is. That’s what you want to remember and have forever.
“Working with Taylor Rae was SO fun and easy! She made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera and allowed us to just be in our own little world while she captured what our love looked like. She also did an amazing job understanding the type of candid shots we wanted - even to the point of taking a few last photographs as we were packing up from the shoot. The shots we didn't know she took were among some of our favorites! I would recommend hiring her to anyone who is nervous that they might not feel comfortable in front of the camera. She does a great job at directing to make her clients look natural and we really love all the photos from our shoot with her!"
"Lemme just say [THE VIDEO]. WAS. STUNNING. Completely blew us away, I was cryin all over again!! This is something that we will cherish for the rest of our lives and be able to look back at such a magical day and without you we wouldn’t have been able to have the best day of our lives brought to life for us. We were left speechless after watching with just pure happiness! You did such an incredible job and we couldn’t thank you enough for something so special! Everything about it is perfect! Thank you thank you thank you! For everything! We appreciate it more than anything!"
TaylorRae, you made wedding planning more exciting and enjoyable. You made yourself available to talk about anything and everything wedding, marriage, and life-related. I knew I could trust you to be dependable, understanding, easy to work with, and to work your magic. We felt so comfortable around you and we trusted your professional experience and creative outlook. You were both super prepared and made our engagement session and wedding day go smoothly. What also stood out to me was the relationship and friendship I had with you leading up to and even after our wedding day. I love how you are an open book and resource to your brides. I honestly did not expect to become as close of friends with my photographer but now I can't imagine it any other way. I especially love that you and Josh are both followers of Jesus and seek to share His love and joy through your work and business. You and your team exceeded our expectations specifically on our wedding day when our venue day-of coordinator was nowhere in sight most of the day. You felt like our safety net when, at times, things may have felt like they were falling apart. TaylorRae and Josh are an extremely talented, servant-hearted, joyful, fun, dependable duo!
We were so at ease on our wedding day. TaylorRae and Josh were amazing at guiding us to do things that felt comfortable and natural that turned out to be amazing photos. This experience has changed our overall view on being photographed to a very positive one. When it came to the more intimate moments of our wedding day, they were amazing at capturing the moment subtly. I barley knew they were there, which kept the moment feeling very intimate (and not like someone was watching us). TaylorRae and Josh were also very good at communicating with us. These calls/meetings helped make sure we were all on the same page and made sure everything was in line! TaylorRae's bubbly and happy personality and Josh's calming and sweet nature really made this experience so enjoyable! Not only were you guys there with us on our wedding day to take photos, but you really helped with much more. You were there to help us with our timeline, you were the assertive voice when I needed something, and you were a bonus bridesmaid! You guys are really the full package.
"We love you guys! So sweet & friendly. Everything we ever wanted. The engagement session went perfect! You guys were super sweet and professional. We loved getting to finally meet you. We got the perfect pictures we wanted and used for our invites 1000000/10!! Seriously so obsessed! TaylorRae absolutely killed it with the photos. No regrets! The video is everything we wanted! Seriously, I've been watching it over & over again. We love love love it! Thank you Josh! Would recommend it to everyone. You guys were just so so sweet! The perfect mix of friendly & professional Everyone should know that we truly feel that hiring you guys was the best decision we made for our big day! I would choose you guys over & over again. Honestly, I can’t think of any way it could have gone better! Everything was perfect. Truly so happy!"
“The best thing we did for our wedding was have TaylorRae and her team there to not only capture every special moment but capture the emotion in that moment. I can genuinely say we had the best time with them. She is so passionate and dedicated to her work. Our guests were so impressed with them and their dedication to getting the perfect shots (they were literally rolling on the ground for the perfect angle!) We cannot express just how grateful we are to have had them as part of our big day.”
"Working with you guys was always incredibly smooth and simple - a breath of fresh air in a busy time! We always felt very taken care of and cared for as people - we felt that we never had to worry and we knew that you were not only our photographers but our friends who were supporting us! Our engagement session was such a fun time! We got so many incredible shots but also had such a fun morning hanging out & trying to keep warm in January! We absolutely love our wedding photos and look at them almost daily at this point haha! They perfectly captured us as a couple and are so authentic & beautiful. You guys work incredibly quickly & efficiently and we were always surprised by how well we all communicated! TaylorRae is truly an amazing photographer, but even more than that an amazing person who will make the experience so easy and fun.
"I was nervous about the pictures being overly moody or dramatic because I wanted something bright and fun and I found that here! Everything was great from communication before hand to the day of when TaylorRae helped cover the spilled lipstick on my dress and took the most amazing photos! They were so positive and supportive! Very fun yet professional. We also really did not expect the amount of photos we got back! They go above and beyond!"
"She stepped in as a photographer, a literal backup assistant on the day-of, and a friend. Not only that, she gave us beautiful photos and helped us capture that moment. She is intelligent, proactive, takes initiative, and is an all-around great friend and amazing person to be around. The biggest thing that stood out to us when having TaylorRae be our photographer for our wedding was simply the communication and going the extra mile."
Posing for pictures doesn't come naturally for me but TaylorRae made us feel so at ease and we had so much fun during our engagement shoot! From emails, to texts, to phone calls, her communication and follow through was perfect. We loved how consistent she was in communicating with us. She got us our photos the next day because we were so excited--she went above and beyond. Super fun, down to earth, and made time to listen to us and what we wanted out of the photos and video they shot for our wedding. Both turned out better than we could have imagined! The passion they have for their job and their clients stood out to me the most when working with them. They genuinely enjoy what they do and creating relationships with the people they get to create memories for.
“This beautiful lady is legit the best human being on earth!! Chris and I were nervous because we are camera shy. We wanted some professional photos for our anniversary coming up. Her "tricks" to getting unique photos are something Chris and I laugh about all the time now (example: machine gun kisses!). She has such an eye for beautiful and unique photos!. Her friendly personality made us feel comfortable the entire time and Chris even made the comment that he would love to hang out with her more! I was hoping we would come away with just a couple of good photos but she exceeded our expectations. Thank you for capturing these wonderful memories!”
Interacting with Josh and TaylorRae leading up to and during our big day made us feel super prepared and at peace. We were very careful in choosing our vendors, we wanted intentional, thoughtfully and over prepared. And that’s exactly what we got with this duo! We felt cared for and uplifted with each interaction. And when we got our pictures and video back, we were blown away with how much we got back! Our engagement session experience was PERFECT we had so much fun and they made us so comfortable. We love our wedding photos so. Dang. Much. And the video is 100% worth it! I think we would have missed out on so much without it. It’s hard to find genuine photographers and videographers, we loved how connected we felt with you two.
The things that stood out to not only me but my family during our wedding day was how much you were there to help and support us with things that weren’t photo & film related. My dad still praises Josh for helping him with his tie. It’s the little things we didn’t think about that y’all were 100% there for. Our engagement session was spectacular! The weather was on our side and it felt natural and smooth to take pictures, even though it was our first time ever! Our wedding photos are amazing and something I will cherish! Literally once in a life time photos. The video is next level. Looking back at the video though we get to experience the magic of our day over and over again.
While all of our photography and videography turned out amazing, your love for Jesus and willingness to support and pray for us during our first introduction call and throughout our day just confirmed that y’all were the perfect choice. Y’all were the highlight of our day and the quality of your services is unmatched.
We felt as if we were your only clients! You were so responsive and open to any questions or concerns we had. We felt so special and unique. I also feel that an unexpected friendship and bond was a result of working together! You made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and captured a romantic, yet candid and fun side of our relationship. Our wedding photos are everything I was hoping for and more. You captured every special detail, helped with the politics of family photos and kept things moving so that we could have the maximum amount of time for our romantics. You directed us in ways that created beautiful photos that look natural and not posed. You made us feel comfortable in front of the camera to be ourselves!! WE’RE SO HAPPY we added video to our package. I’ve always been the one to cry at random stranger’s wedding videos online and was completely blown away by our video!!!! You and Josh were so kind and I felt like we had known each other for years. The final photo and video products were more than I could’ve ever hoped for!!
We were so confident in your abilities for the day of our wedding due to the time you dedicated to getting to know us as people. You were easy going and professional. Our engagement session was magical and was really our first taste at what wedding activities had in store for us. You gave us a safe space to be our true authentic selves, show our love for one another, and capture it in real time. You brought our personalities to life in a 2-D frozen moment and we will cherish them forever even when the memories aren't this fresh. You captured the emotions we had from happy tears to laughing on the dance floor. We had high expectations for our wedding video from the countless music videos we've seen in our lives but you blew those expectations out of the water. We sobbed. Those moments and really allowed us to relive the best day of our lives.
The first interview we had meeting you over Facetime is what made us want to work with you. The relationship, chemistry, and vibe that you two share was a major influence in our decision. We also knew both the photo and video would read the same on screen and tell a cohesive story. I genuinely want you both to keep doing what you're doing exactly how you are doing it because you made us feel so incredibly special and now we get to relive that feeling for the rest of our lives.
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We care deeply about your wedding, just like you do! You and the happiness of your spouse is our first priority. We are determined to work hard to provide the absolute best experience for you at the very beginning of your marriage. From concerns about how you feel in front of the camera, to capturing the best, most memorable moments, we will be there. In other words, we are in your corner cheering you on, and we're here to make sure everything goes off without a hitch!