Theres nothing more fun than finding a beautiful location (Southern California is filled with stunning locations) and taking amazing photos. I love to capture my couples in candid moments.
capturing your love
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
It was such a blast exploring this new to me location up in the mountains of San Diego! These two are so sweet and it was an honor photographing their engagements before their wedding!
Summer fun in the field
Shaina and Thomas
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.
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
heirloom artwork • priceless
collections from $900
I absolutley love looking back on photos of my husband and I that we've taken throughout our relationship. I love creating a memory for you and your partner to look back on and feel love through the photographs.
"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!"
"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 Sessions Begin at $650 - Wedding Packages Begin at $2000