I'm a family photographer serving both San Diego and Orange County with a love for telling stories through the lens of my camera, and an uncanny knack for getting fussy toddlers to smile! Since I have kids of my own, two boys who are very used to the camera in their face...I consider myself a professional at it.

I take a connection-centered approach to my work: I don't just want to photograph you once and say goodbye, I want to be your lifetime photographer - capturing each special season as your family changes and grows.  I believe life is all about finding reasons to celebrate.  I'm not afraid to get down in the sand for that perfect shot of your little one, or to hike to the top of your favorite mountain at sunrise. I can't wait to meet you and document your family's visual legacy.

As a parent myself I know what a treasure photos of you and your family together are. You don't want to forget them this little and I'm here to help you preserve how special this time is. 

I have photographed couples, families and weddings throughout Southern California (and beyond!). My favorite photos are at the beach but I am always on the hunt for new locations to bring my clients to. We are spoiled with the amount of gorgeous scenery from Orange County down to San Diego. Its a photographers dream! 

My husband and I have two boys who keep us busy and happy. We love where we live and everything San Diego has to offer. You can often find us at the beach or at any taco shop. We could never get sick of this life! 

Your Lifetime Photographer

I'm Mattie :)


am so excited you're here. I'm here to capture you in whatever phase of life you're in. Photographing families and couples is truly my passion. Nothing compares to the feeling of hearing how much my clients love and treasure their photos. 


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A snapshot into my life

I love my family! My ideal day would be spending the whole day at the beach, taking turns with my husband going surfing. We have two boys who keep us very tired and happy. 


I believe life is all about finding reasons to celebrate, and for that reason: I throw way too many parties. It's my love language getting those I love together and all the preparation that goes into it. Honestly, I wouldn't say I'm necessarily any good at it, my Pinterest projects never seem to turn out, but its fun and I love it! 


My Favorite Things

"Mattie completely exceeded our expectations when it came to our family photos. She made the entire process so easy and was extremely accommodating. With her strong eye for detail and natural talent, she was able to capture photos of our family that we truly cherish. She optimized our images by directing and posing our family in a way that felt natural and comfortable. The final product left us with a variety of photos that were special in their own way. It is evident that she knows what she is doing!"

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"Mattie is an incredible photographer.  She was so good with our kids and we got way more shots of them smiling than in any of the other photo shoots we had done with other photographers. Another thing that Mattie is really talented at are poses. She had us try different poses that were really flattering for all members of our family. If you are looking for a photographer who is great with kids, easy to work with and incredibly talented when it comes to technical expertise, then look no further than Mattie. Best family pictures and photography experience we have ever had!"

Family Session


"We’ve been going to Mattie for years for our family photos and have enjoyed working with her! She makes the process enjoyable and easy. She knows the best spots to shoot at and has an eye for detail. So sweet with kids and makes the session fun for them! Super personable and very talented! Thankful for the beautiful work she does!"

Family Session


"Mattie is such an amazing photographer! She is so kind and talented. I get shy posing; she helped me feel comfortable posing and helped us feel at ease. Our pictures turned out so beautiful. We will definitely be using her again!"

Couples Session


"We had a wonderful shoot with Mattie! She was very patient and thoughtful in helping us pose as well as choosing the right location for the shoot. We also received our photos very quickly and they captured our best qualities!"

Family Session


"I’ve used Mattie Taylor Photography for several of my family’s photo shoots. Maternity, infant and family photos and she does an amazing job each time. Mattie is very professional. She is patient, especially with little kids and knows how to help them be comfortable in order to get the perfect shot. She has a thorough knowledge of venue ideas for just what you’re looking for. I highly recommend choosing Mattie Taylor Photography, you won’t be disappointed!"

Family Session



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