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

you'll look back on these photos
and remember what it felt like


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

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The Family Process

Beautiful & fun sessions that
result in timeless images


"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


"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!"

Family session


"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!"

Family session


"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!"

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


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!

Family Session


"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 Session


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timeless  memories captured

Family sessions for $750

The Investment Details

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. 

Let's Create

Family Sessions $750 - Wedding Packages Begin at $2500

Family Sessions for $750 
 Wedding Packages Begin at $2500

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