I love to know my couples. Like, really know them. I want to walk in on your wedding day and give you a big giddy hug, and let's be honest, I'll probably squeal just as loud as your bridesmaids when I see you in your dress for the first time. That's why I love meeting couples beforehand, whether for a coffee/wine date or for an engagement session. Photography is more than just images to me, it's about the relationship. When I really know you, I can take photos that really feel like you. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you deserve a great photographic experience.
I'm passionate about wedding photography not just for arts sake, but because I want to provide each and every one of my couples with images they will cherish for the rest of their lives. I still get nervous butterflies before each wedding, and I've always told myself that the first time those butterflies don't show up before a wedding day, that's when I'll know to call it quits. I'm walking in to document one of the biggest days of your life, and I take that so seriously! I can't wait to connect with you two, and hear all about the day you're envisioning.
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Each collection is customizable, because no two couples are exactly the same. Your wedding day should be about what fits you as a couple. Wedding photography collections start at 8 hours of coverage with 2 photographers and an online gallery with your edited images, ready to download, print, and share! And of course, you always have the option to add coverage and sessions to fit your wedding dreams!
“Not only is Taylor exceptional in regards to her talents, but she is also an absolute joy to work with. Originally, I was worried that being photographed would be awkward or intimidating, but Taylor put us at ease and made the photo sessions so much fun! She made us feel so comfortable in our own skin; at times we forgot she was there! My family and friends kept commenting how wonderful Taylor was to work with on the wedding day.
Taylor is easy going, and confident in leading couples through the day. Her timeline was perfect and we were able to capture so many stunning photos. It is amazing to me how she managed to capture so many details of that day; our photos meant so much to us! I strongly recommend Taylor as your wedding photographer. I cannot praise her talents and her character enough.”
"AMAZING. One of the best decisions we made was selecting Taylor as our photographer. She is simply the BEST."
“We first fell in love with Taylor and her photography style when she was the photographer at a family member’s wedding in Charleston. When it came to planning our own, Taylor was our first call. She photographed both our engagement photos & our wedding. My husband and myself are not very comfortable in front of the camera and Taylor knew just how to capture our best qualities while making it such an enjoyable experience. Just as I knew they would, our wedding party and family couldn’t stop talking about how much fun it was taking the photos before and after the ceremony.
She provided advice, timelines and guidance. She always kept in touch during the planning process and was quick to reply to emails. I highly recommend Taylor Rae Photography!”
"Although I could talk about her beautiful photos forever, I have to mention how wonderful she is to work with. "
“We met Taylor her when she photographed our friends’ wedding in 2013 and knew once we got engaged in 2016 that we had to hire her for our wedding.
We’ve had so many people tell us how much they loved our engagement photos because they were so “us”. In addition to our wedding day, I hired Taylor for a bridal session a month before our wedding. It may have been the hottest and most humid day in September and you would have never known based on my portraits. Taylor made me feel beautiful. Having Taylor there was like having my best friend with me throughout the session. She was giddy when she saw me in my dress and her excitement made me even more excited to be there. Taylor is an incredible photographer, and overall, just a wonderful person. I feel so fortunate to have had her come into our lives.”
Taylor is an absolute pleasure. She gets to know her couples from the initial meeting and makes you feel comfortable immediately.
“I cannot recommend Taylor enough! If there was a million-star rating, she’d get ’em all. From the moment I contacted Taylor (through recommendation), she was a gem. Every interaction, from email to phone call, was highly personal.
Taylor is very clear and transparent. Working with her was so easy! We have zero experience in photo shoots, so she coached us enthusiastically the whole way. Now…for the pictures. They are perfect! She completely captured everything we loved about our day: our quiet time during the first look, the silliness with our wedding party, family portraits (that are already hanging on walls), tender moments during our ceremony, food and decor at the reception, dancing and more dancing, all of the laughter, smiles and happy tears. Taylor caught everything so wonderfully! And we have had the best time reminiscing thanks to her talent.”
She didn’t want to simply know “about us”; she actually wanted to get to know us!
Absolutely! I'm a huge advocate both for printing your photographs to hang on your walls, and for creating heirloom albums that will tell the story of your wedding day for generations to come.
Um, definitely. My passport is well-worn and loves to be put to use. I've photographed weddings all over the United States, the Dominican Republic, and even Portugal!
I like to describe myself as photojournalistic. This means that for most of the day, I will stand back and document what's actually happening. I'm not creating moments, YOU are.
Of course! There are definitely times of the day where I'll need to step in and direct, but most of the day I'm photographing simply as it unfolds. This way you can look back on your wedding day and remember the real moments.
No, thanks! I'll send over a wedding questionnaire before your wedding that will ask everything I need to know!
I'm so excited! The first step is messaging me. Then, we'll make it official with a contract: I ask for a 30% retainer and a signed agreement to hold your date. It's as simple as that!
Your life should be a celebration, and your love deserves to be captured in gorgeous, timeless images.