JOSH

TAYLORRAE

I'm the desert-dwelling, cat-mom behind the camera who's got a TRUE love for chicken nuggets. Some of my favorite things are hot chocolate, thrifting, DIY projects, singing WAY too loudly, and hanging out with my very best friend, Joshua.
 
I got my bachelor's in Psychology and spent 3 years as a behavioral health tech/family specialist. Years before, I picked up a camera at 16 years old and fell in love. It's a crazy dream that I get to do this full-time!

Pursuing photography is a gift because of the unique ways I get to serve people through it. Listen, I know that you probably aren't that comfortable in front of a camera (truth is, I'm not either!). I understand that photographing people is so much more than taking pretty photos; it's making the people who have trusted me in their most special moments feel comfortable, beautiful, and loved from behind the lens. 

Josh here! I have been blessed by meeting and marrying the gorgeous and talented TaylorRae, and being pulled into her orbit of creating and capturing amazing memories.

I was born and raised in Oregon and made the trek down to Arizona not long after my eighteenth birthday. Throughout high school, I had a blast creating videos with friends - our productions nearly always made us laugh until we cried! The passion that developed has followed me to today: getting the honor of capturing one of the most important days of a lifetime.

Nearly all of my time fits into these few categories: teaching elementary school P.E., testing the capabilities of my muscular and cardiovascular systems (Crossfit style), editing wedding films, reading, and best of all, laughing and working with my amazing wife.  

WHY

our

TO SERVE
TO ENCOURAGE
TO CAPTURE

Not many people get the chance to be a part of moments like pre-ceremony prayers, first looks between the bride and groom, marriage certificate signings, and many other important moments that we possess first row seats. Our jobs mean giving the gift of a forever reminder of the foundation their marriage was set in. 
When it comes to capturing other people's love stories, we are reminded that all love stories point to the best Love story of all: the one where Jesus pursues His bride so passionately that He lays down His life for her.
Photography and videography mean unlimited creative potential and the honor of being trusted to capture the most special moments of people’s lives and the gift of this is never lost on us.

Not many people get the chance to be a part of moments like pre-ceremony prayers, first looks between the bride and groom, marriage certificate signings, and many other important moments that we possess first row seats. Our jobs mean giving the gift of a forever reminder of the foundation their marriage was set in. 
When it comes to capturing other people's love stories, we are reminded that all love stories point to the best Love story of all: the one where Jesus pursues His bride so passionately that He lays down His life for her.
Photography and videography mean unlimited creative potential and the honor of being trusted to capture the most special moments of people’s lives and the gift of this is never lost on us.

AMY

WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATE SHOOTER? 

-HANNAH + KASEY

Our incredible team member, Amy, has joined us in shooting over a dozen weddings. If you choose to hire us for photo and film for your wedding day, Amy will likely be there as our second shooter. She's also the first and only person we've trusted to stand in my place as an associate shooter. After a super fun photo session a couple years ago with Amy and her hubby, this beauty decided she wanted to take up photography herself. She went from client, to mentee, to one of my best friends. This gives us the unique opportunity to have an incredible addition to our team by someone we work so well with and is trained to shoot exactly like us from the very beginning.

If (1) you reach out to hire me for photography on your wedding day but I'm already booked, you may be able to still hire me and Amy will represent me on your day or (2) if an emergency were to happen and I couldn't show up on your day (which has never happened by the way), Amy is my go to person to sub in. Either way, you're still getting the TaylorRae Photo + Film experience from start to finish (Facebook group, wedding guide, engagement session, timeline planning, shot list, pre-wedding consult call(s), editing, and delivery) but Amy will replace TaylorRae on the big day. Not only does she have the same shooting style and equipment, she also has the same heart of service towards our couples and love for the Lord and His gift of marriage. If you'd like to see her work, mention it in your inquiry and I'll send you a link to one of our galleries when she associate shot for us so you can see the consistency for yourself!

"TaylorRae was incredible to work with and the photos were truly incredible. She was great with communication and her photographer who took our photos was great at directing our photos and putting us at ease through the whole process. Amy was so positive and helpful and you could tell she loved her job! The turn around time was so quick and I loved every photo!" 

you made us feel so comfortable for people who are normally super uncomfortable taking pictures, we can't wait for you to be at our wedding!

more testimonials

you're an open book who loves to skip the small talk
you are down to run, jump, dance, and laugh until you're out of breath
you value authenticity over poise in life and especially in photos
you're ready to make some new life long friends!

If you're getTing ready to make this investment, you probably want to know if we're the right fit to work together...

THAT'S SO US!

EXCITED TO WORK TOGETHER? US TOO!

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