There's nothing better than finding a beautiful location (Southern California is filled with stunning locations) and taking amazing photos. with couples in love!
I love to capture my couples in candid moments and seeing the love they have for eachother.
I love getting to know my couples and their story. Your photo session is your time to let loose, have fun and hug and kiss your partner. Your couples session will be a special memory, a time where its just you and the one you love the most!
capturing your love
Real Couples. In love.
Featured Couples Galleries
We were beyond lucky with this beautiful sunset at the Coronado Dunes! It was so fun photographing Chloe & Min who absolutely light up around each other! When the tide is low, we get these beautiful reflections on the water which we had fun running around in. The photos turned out beautiful and I'm so happy these two let me capture their love!
Summer fun in the field
Chloe & Min
Sydney & Dave are such a fun adventurous couple! We headed up to the top of the mountain for their engagement session and then we headed down to the beach to get some final sunset photos!
Jessica and Tad were so cute and fun to photograph! One thing about San Diego, even though its fairly warm all year, the water is pretty cold! So thank you guys for being such troopers about getting in. The photos are so worth it!
Adorable lil' baby Jen
Jessica & Tad
breathtaking • moments • captured
No matter what chapter you’re in, your love story is worth preservation. Whether you’re celebrating your engagement, honeymoon, fortieth anniversary, or just another weekend adventure together - the moments you spend with the person you love matter. I set out to create images that capture who you are together in these moments, timeless images that will bring these emotions and memories flooding back for decades to come.
One thing about me, I love love. I'm as emotionally involved in your session as you are, I want to get you the photos of your dreams and I'll be right there helping you throughout the booking and planning process to ensure you both are nothing but confident and excited heading into your photo session!
If you'd like to book a session, reach out via my contact form on this site. I will send you my photo session guide with information about my packages and how to book.
1. Say Hello
Once we connect, we will choose a date for your photo session. Most of my sessions take place during golden hour, the hour before sunset. Once you're on my calendar you can choose a location for your photo session from my extensive list of favorite locations for photos in both San Diego and Orange County (and beyond!)
2. Schedule it
Once we have the date and location down, its time for the fun stuff! Planning! I am here with you every step of the way for planning and knowing what to expect. Every client will receive my detailed session and style guide to help you feel prepared walking into your photo session. I work closely with each of my clients to ensure every detail is perfect!
3. Planning it
Take a deep breath, I'm here for you! Don't worry about not knowing how to pose. As your photographer it's my job to pose you in both comfortable and flattering ways. We will do a mix of both posed and candid photos, adventuring around in our location.
4. Your Session
After your session is finished, it's time for the fun part! Your edited images will be delivered within 7 days through an online gallery. You have printing and sharing rights included in your session, so share your beloved photos everywhere! I am happy to assist you in choosing and ordering prints of your treasured photos.
5. Your Photographs
all inclusive couples sessions for $550
I like to keep things simple, that's why I keep my pricing all-inclusive. No need to choose your favorites and receive a limited amount of digital files. When you hire me; you receive the entire story of our time together. Edited high resolution digital images that are downloaded from your private online gallery.
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"My husband and I had the best experience doing a shoot with Mattie! She is so talented and we are beyond happy with how the photos turned out, and will forever cherish them. Mattie made us both feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole experience, helping us to pose and ultimately resulting in my all time favorite photos. Will 100% go back to Mattie for our next photo occasion!"
"Mattie did an amazing job. She creates a professional and very relaxed environment. It was very low stress, which is saying something having a young family of four. She got my daughters to look at the camera, gave us great pose ideas, and we had fun. It was by far the most calm and enjoyable photography experience. And of course, the most important part, the pictures turned out beautiful!"
"Mattie has taken our family photos several times and each time, they’ve been amazing! I can’t wait for our next session with her and highly recommend her. She’s great with my four kids and manages to get them to smile and be happy (and still!) for photos. She gets beautiful action shots and posed. All of them are just gorgeous and I’m grateful for her!"
"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!"
Mattie did such an amazing job on my maternity and family photos! She always captures the sweetest moments and my kids are so comfortable with her. She has done our family photos a few times already and we love them every single time! Thanks Mattie for all the family memories!
"Mattie has taken photos of my family on several occasions and she goes above and beyond each time! She’s great with getting the kiddos to look at the camera and smile. She tells me when I should adjust my dress or hair to look my best in the photos (which is amazing because I’m trying to make sure everyone else is looking and smiling I forget about myself!)"
Family Sessions $650 - Wedding Packages Begin at $2500
Family Sessions for $650
Wedding Packages Begin at $2500