November 25, 2014

Letting go of clutter & keeping good memories

Marianne Taylor Photography in print.

I’ve been on a bit of an office de-cluttering kick (you can see my inspiration board de-cluttering over at Her Lovely Heart), and one of the things I did was to find all the hard copies of magazines with my work in, which were taking up shelf space in the office. It seemed crazy to waste so many shelves to back copies of old magazines I don’t read, so I decided to just save tear sheets of each in a folder (which turned into two). It was quite overwhelming to go through all the old issues, reminiscing over brilliant days and lovely couples. I could’t quite dump them all into recycling before taking a little snap to keep. Of course, after I’d restored the living room floor back to normalcy, I found another shelf-load of issues, but it’s ok, I think this photo will still be enough of a memory.

As an experience it was both proud and humbling, I guess you don’t really realise how the years stack up until you have such physical evidence. Thank you to all the magazines and lovely Editors who have featured my work over the years, and thank you to all my sassy clients who were the real stars of the show.

Marianne Taylor Photography in print.

My assistant Astrid in action. I wouldn’t recommend her for these kind of jobs.

November 20, 2014

McKenzie & Cameron | Together

‘Cameron loves football (the proper kind, not the American kind, haha) and golf. He’s a total guy in every sense, but definitely has a goofy, sensitive side. I work in marketing and love paper crafts, sewing, cooking, baking, and reading. I am a complete bookworm. One of our very favourite pastimes is going on what you might call ‘everyday adventures’, which usually entail exploring a new neighbourhood or town and eating a lot of tasty food. I do more shopping on these outings than Cam would probably like! We’re quite a playful couple and love a good laugh.’

I think I’ve had a little bit of a girl crush on McKenzie ever since that first email I received from her. She is just so open, fun and enthusiastic, and I couldn’t wait for these two to get to London from California, so that we could go on our own ‘everyday adventure’ to celebrate their engagement.

McKenzie studied in London and the British Library is very dear to her heart, so it naturally became our starting point. From there we wondered the streets of Bloomsbury in search of pretty nooks and crannies, pretty much giggling all the way through.

I had so much fun during McKenzie & Cameron’s London engagement shoot, and I wish they have an amazing time planning their Californian wedding day!

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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London

November 13, 2014

Field Family | Together

From the moment I met Lisa & Alex, through their Beloved Session to their amazing wedding day, I just fell more and more in love with these guys (and their families!). So coming together to do a Family Together Session with them and their little Albie, who just turned one, felt really special indeed. We had a lovely afternoon in a London park playing with colourful autumn leaves and chasing elusive rays of sunshine. Lisa & Alex have been together since they were teenagers, and it’s so amazing to get to see how they are now embracing parenthood and fully enjoying this new chapter in their life.

Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London

November 7, 2014

Shira & Vladimir | Together

On a crisp, sunny autumn day, we got together with Shira & Vladimir for their engagement Together Session in central London, right in their own home neighbourhood. I had such a lovely time walking among the gorgeous colours of London and getting to know Shira & Vladimir better. I also loved watching them go from being a little bit shy in front of the camera, to embracing just having fun together! I think I also need to send an official thank you note to the sun for making an appearance after what had been an absolutely miserable rainy week up until then!

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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
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Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London

November 3, 2014

Live What You Love Workshop Class of October 2014

Last week we gathered for another Live What You Love workshop with the loveliest bunch of people from near and afar. It was a brilliant day of sharing and learning and laughing together, and I couldn’t have hoped for a better group of people to talk about building a business around your passion with. I always come away from a workshop day exhausted, but completely fired up, there’s just something so very inspiring about getting to witness any tiny sparks of realisations happening. It totally fuels my fire, and makes everything I want to do with Her Lovely Heart seem completely worth it.

A huge thank you to Steph from Fairynuff Flowers for the lovely blooms, to Jenn & Vadim for being our brave & beautiful couple to demonstrate on, and Susanna for taking such good care of us and taking pictures of us in action!

The next workshop we’re putting together over at Her Lovely Heart is a photography workshop with Nick Ray, called Thru Your Lens. If you want to get more confident with your camera, come join us!

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Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
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Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop
Marianne Taylor Her Lovely Heart Live What You Love Photography Business workshop