I strive to make your entire experience when working with me as enjoyable as possible. From the booking process, during the session and all the way to downloading your images. I'm with you every step of the way. I want you to feel nothing but confident and prepared going into your session, that's why I've prepared personalized style and session guides for you to view in preparation for our session.
My goal as a photographer is not only to provide you with amazing photographs that you'll love and treasure forever, but also to provide you with a fun memory to share with your loved ones. Trust me when I say you won't be forcing smiles during our session! I love to get shots of you chasing your kids and truly looking happy with your family!
capturing memories of you and your loved ones
Real Families. Cherished Memories.
This adorable family and I headed out to the mountains in the spring time for this beautiful family session in San Diego. We had such a good time with their toddler running around and created some beautiful images!
san diego Family Photos
I have photographed this lovely family throughout the years and it just gets better and better with these three.
For this session we headed to a gorgeous beach in La Jolla, San Diego and had fun playing in the waves as the sun went down. Talk about dreamy!
San Diego Family Beach Session
This was my third time photographing one of my very favorite families. They are all so sweet and I am so happy we found this beautiful location in Orange County for their family photos this year!
Orange County Beach Session
I absolutely loved photographing the Kim family at this beautiful flower field in Orange County! This was such a perfect session, mom really wanted some wildflowers in their photos and I am so happy we found them! These adorable girls made the session such a joy!
Orange County field Session
This was my second time photographing this cute family, last time they just had 4 kids! I really loved capturing these special memories for this sweet family. The scenery was so beautiful and we created so many beautiful photos of them together!
Orange County field Session
This sweet family and I adventured over to one of my favorite beach spots, Coronado Island. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and so was this family! We had so much fun together during their session. We played games and had tickle fights which resulted in some really treasured photos!
san diego Beach Session
The most beautiful memories in life are the precious, candid moments that you can look back on forever. Those are the moments that I want to capture with you during our session. Whether you just welcomed your precious baby into the world or your baby is going off to college, family sessions are a great way to capture a particular season in your lives. At my core, I believe no moment is too mundane to capture, no day too average to celebrate.
My family sessions are relaxed, laid-back experiences where your little ones can play freely and your family can enjoy time together. At the end, you’ll receive a full gallery with a healthy mix of candid and traditional photos you’ll cherish for years to come. As a parent myself I know what a treasure photos of you and your family together are. You don't want to forget this stage and I'm here to help you preserve how special this time is. My family sessions start at just $650 and are all inclusive with digital images.
Once you book with me I’ll start working with you to ensure our session is a fun experience that you can feel confident about. I’ll take care of the details so that you can focus on what matters, with personalized style guides and other tips to make the moment special.
To hear more about my photography experience, visit my family investment page
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! I'll act as a trusted resource and support in the weeks and months leading up to your session, answering questions and providing style and session preparation guides to help you feel confident heading into your session.
3. Planning it
Your session is here! Take a deep breath and get ready to have some fun (no really, it'll be a blast). 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.
I say good riddance to awkward poses and contrived gimmicks - I'll help you feel comfortable and at ease in front of my camera, so your photos reflect your true personalities. My goal as a photographer is not only to provide you with fantastic photos, but also an enjoyable experience with your loved ones.
4. Your Session
After your session is finished, it's time for the fun part! Your hand edited images will be delivered within 14 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.
With your photo package you receive all printing rights. Print them out, put them on the fridge, or make a photo book to adorn your coffee table!
5. ooh & ahh over Your photos
"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!)"
timeless memories captured
Family sessions for $650
Don’t want to miss a single smile? Me neither! My comprehensive family sessions will ensure enough time to fully capture each family member from multiple perspectives, and enough photos to keep you smiling for years to come. All sessions include digital images for you to download and print as you please.
Family Sessions $650 - Wedding Packages Begin at $2500
Family Sessions for $650
Wedding Packages Begin at $2500