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If you needed a sign to get the princess dress of your dreams, THIS IS IT. 👑✨
SO much fun getting to use my very own front yard for this shoot — HAHA. Just kidding. But this literally was the dreamiest location for this precious maternity session 🤍✨ Can’t wait to share the rest with you all.
Happy 1st Anniversary to two of my favorites: Maddy + Matty! Wishing you another year of amazing dance parties, the coolest clothes + boots, and lots of snuggles with your pups 🤍✨ Still love looking back on this fun day. You guys know how to party! I hope that never changes.
That “JUST ENGAGED” feeling 💎🤩
Congratulations to these two love birds!
Introducing Mr + Mrs Denning ✨
Tomorrow we’re headed to Atlanta to get these two married! Can’t wait to celebrate them at the beautiful in Milner 💎
Three small sneak peeks from Robyn + Dustin’s engagement session this past weekend in Georgetown. I spent the entire time looking around thinking, “WHY do I not shoot here more?!” There are so many gems in Georgetown when you get off the main strip and go back into those gorgeous neighborhoods. The homes, the COLORS, all of it. So obsessed.
And THESE TWO? Are you kidding me. They are adorable + so sweet and in love. Cannot wait for their May wedding! Thankful they chose me to partner with them on this day.
October is HERE (finally) and we’ve got some really exciting things lined up:
✨A month full of mini sessions - you guys booked me solid, I have ✌🏼 spots left!
✨ + Dustin’s engagement session in Georgetown
✨ ATL for .maria98 + Jared’s beautiful fall wedding
✨ + Nevon tie the knot at the end of October!
✨ LA for + winter bash weekend!
✨ .eiermann + Dom’s Union Station engagement session 💎
✨ The Bahamas + Mexico 🌴☀️ first timer, I’m so excited!
Most exciting and most BUSY few months but I am so so so happy. Thank you for trusting me to capture your memories! 🤍✨ I never take it for granted.
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY ADD-ONS 📸
Though film photography is undoubtedly timeless, it is definitely “trending” again in the wedding world, so to speak. And why not? It’s classic.
Film photography is perfect for the couple who wants an even more timeless approach to their finished wedding gallery and desires a unique and special touch to their special day. It’s something a little out of the ordinary and gives you that much more to look forward to in your finished gallery. It also allows you to see parts of your day that you didn’t even realize were captured. 🤍 More of my couples are choosing to add film photography onto their wedding day packages and it makes me SO excited! It’s just so fun + special.
October 🍂 is 🎃 HERE 👻
Your wedding day is extremely precious and valuable. I know you know that, of course, but I mean it’s REALLY precious - and it goes so fast. The only thing you truly get to keep from that day that you spent months or years planning for are your wedding photos and/or video. Think of it like an heirloom that you will pass down for generations. Photography stops those precious moments in their tracks and preserves them so you can relive them again and again and again, for years and years to come. Who you hire to capture your wedding day matters. It’s not just a business transaction, or it shouldn’t be at least. You should work with someone you bond with, someone who feels like a friend, and who you can trust to care for your special moments just as much as you do. There’s a difference, believe me. And it’s worth the investment.
Film photography: .bruno
Some favorites from last years minis! Book here: www.taylaurenphoto.com/mini-sessions 🤍✨
Okay, pretend it’s not 93* today + pretend you’re in your favorite fall attire, with your favorite people, with your favorite photographer (me, duh) grabbing some quick fall photos to commemorate this season of life then its back to the house to make some cookies and curl up and watch a movie. The cozy, warm + fuzzy vibes are immaculate. BEST DAY EVER, am I right???? So let’s do this! Let’s make the best day ever a reality. 😉 Link in bio to book a mini session 🏼🤍
Hi IG friends + fam! ✨🤍 I decided that the mini sessions needed a semi-permanent spot on my feed. Please head to the link in my bio + hit “MINI SESSIONS” on the website menu to book. Looking forward to working with you all again this year! Virginia is so so beautiful in the fall and this is the perfect way to capture its beauty and the special season and memories in your life. 🤍
Haylea + Noah — I’ve done their photos dating, engaged, and now married + expecting 😭 so, SO happy for these 2 and their growing family! Cannot wait to meet Baby M ✨ Scroll to see the last image… so, so precious.
The way these two look at each other. Like, literally just look through these photos. Each one has me like 🥺 These two are definitely best friends. 🤍✨
The sweetest words from .cravath 🤍 This means more to me than anything:
“Taylor went above and beyond. Before the wedding, we had an in-depth call with her to discuss our main priorities for the day and timeline. She was helpful in making decisions and deciding how much time we would need for each set of photos. It put me at ease knowing she was prepared and spending time planning for our day just like I was. Then on the day of the wedding, she was punctual and showed up knowing exactly what to start doing. I didn’t have to stress about giving instructions or rehashing what we had already planned. She did a great job of blending in with our families and the day and seeming like a part of the celebration rather than a random vendor we hired.
We laughed all day and the genuine smiles and emotions come through in our photos. As a bonus, that night as we were heading to bed we got sneak peeks! The day OF our wedding!
We just got our full gallery back and are thrilled with our photos. Sitting down together to view the gallery, we felt like we were reliving the day all over again. To sum it up, working with Taylor was like working with a friend and we could not recommend her more to capture any special event.”
Happy dances all around because my schedule for 2024 is already filling up so fast 😭 I feel so blessed so many couples trust me with their special day. 🤍✨
I do not take it lightly - it is a large and worthy investment, one that will truly last for a lifetime. Photos are so, so special. I just feel so thankful to do what I do. Here’s to many, many more special memories captured with many, many more amazing couples! ✨
Wedding day QUEEN ✨👑
The obsession with this elopement is too real 😍 I am in LOVE with elopements and micro weddings. The pandemic made them an all too real reality for so many couples but I love them.
Your wedding day is just that, after all — YOUR wedding day. And you can do whatever you want, invite as many or as little people as you would like. Do it how YOU want it to be done.
Tay Lauren Photo | 2023 🤍
The obsession with my re-branding is real. Thank you, for all of my creatives. 😍
Engagement session of my DREAMS 🤩 This one was one of my favorites!
That look of love. 🤍
There are some new faces around here so I thought I’d pop in and say HI! ✨(When I was a teenager, someone told me to say “Hey” instead of “Hi” because it was more casual but there is literally nothing casual about me unfortunately).
My name is Taylor Martin (but you can call me Tay!) My middle name is Lauren but if my business name confuses you (which it does for everyone and I lie awake at night re-thinking all my decisions), you can feel free to call me Lauren and I will not correct you 😂
I’m so excited to be YOUR wedding photographer and tell your story! 🤍 I love love and believe every love story is truly unique and so, so special. Your wedding album should capture all of that and so should the experience of working with your wedding vendors.
I promise to be the perfect balance of fly on the wall, but as “in the weeds” and details as you want me to be. I’ll memorize your entire wedding parties names and will leave the day probably besties with at least one of your aunts or in-laws. I pride myself in being a people person and making everyone feel comfortable and included, but also being inconspicuous enough for you to forget I was even there capturing the most special of moments. It’ll be like a beautiful surprise when you open your wedding gallery. 🤍
I hope you see something you like and stay for a while.
Again, I’m so so happy you are here. ❤️✨
Some love from Dasha + Michael: “Michael and I were so lucky to have Taylor as our wedding photographer! We told her we wanted our vibe to be fun, vintage-inspired, and full of color and life, and she absolutely delivered. She got along great with the groomsmen, the bridesmaids, and the wedding guests. She was able to get all of us to loosen up for pictures even during a super stressful morning. Her bright personality and incredible talent made her a joy to work with. Taylor captured our day to perfection from beginning to end.” 🤍✨
Venue, planning, florals + design:
Catering: - made THE most amazing vegan + veggie options for this couple. 🤍🤍
Second shooting this wedding with .bruno at was a DREAM. ✨💍
The countdown is officially on for these 2! In less than 90 days, I’m heading to Atlanta to capture these two tying the knot! 💍 Absolutely cannot WAIT!!
How about a vintage black + white moment for the bride & groom, shall we? 😍
ALL the love, laughter, and hugs during this backyard elopement. 🤍 Stephanie and Alex tied the knot with only their closest friends and family in Stephanie’s childhood home.
This was a really special one for me for multiple reasons: Steph and I went to high school together! So it something special to capture this day for her. Also, their families are truly THE BEST — so kind and loving. Her dad was force feeding me his AMAZING empanadas 😂 I loved every moment. I love these types of celebrations of love. ❤️ There’s nothing like it.
Some sweet moments from S + J’s July wedding 🤍✨
These two 🔥❤️🤟🏼
Some of my favorites from Kristin and Pat’s day. 🤍💍
The way they look at each other… 🤍
Some dreamy black + whites 🤍🖤
I’ll never turn down a DC elopement ✨
It’s wedding week for these two! So excited to celebrate Kristin + Pat this Friday at the beautiful 🤍💍
Swipe to see the SWEETEST proposal ever - and her reaction This was a real life movie moment with the wind and the rain. It was truly the best.
POV: your family throws you your dream engagement party & I shoot creamy + dreamy photos that feel like film. 🤍✨
Since I just saw last night for their MATERNITY PHOTOS (!!!!) it felt fitting to post some of my favorite shots form their beautiful wedding day. 🤍
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I'm Taylor! Something I live for is capturing the moments dearest to me. This started from a very early age. (I was the original selfie queen.) Since then, my love for capturing photos has turned into my own photography business -- but now, I get to capture YOUR favorite moments, as well! Tay Lauren Photography is more than just a photography business. It is a way to freeze time and give you memories that will last a lifetime. That is something I take joy and pride in. I can’t wait to work with you!