December 19, 2014

Thru Your Lens photography Workshop 19 January 2015

Thru Your Lens photography workshop with Nick Ray & Marianne Taylor.

If you follow Her Lovely Heart, you might know that I’m giving a photography workshop called Thru Your Lens, with the amazing Nick Ray in January.

This hands-on workshop is for you if you want to learn to properly use your d/SLR camera, and gain a deeper understanding of how to make technical decisions based on the kind of image you want to create.

We still have places! Click through to Her Lovely Heart to sign up & learn more!

Thru Your Lens photography workshop cheat sheets.
We can’t wait to share all we’ve cooked up, such as these cute cheat sheets (illustrated by yours truly) that will make your technical decisions after the workshop a breeze.

Thru Your Lens photography workshop with Nick Ray & Marianne Taylor.
We’re returning to the amazing Craven House, with its views and access to Bushy Park, which is the perfect setting for an intimate and relaxed workshop. After all the workshops I’ve held (and hosted) there, it truly feels like a home away from home!

Thru Your Lens photography workshop with Nick Ray & Marianne Taylor.
We still have a couple of places left, so grab your camera and join us and start next year with a bang!

Photo of us: Caught the Light Photography.

December 16, 2014

Grace & Ian | Together

Grace & Ian were in London for only a few days, so we didn’t have many options for the timing of their sessions. As it turns out, the day we shot was absolutely freeeezing, with a chilling wind that gets right to the bone. Nevertheless, Grace & Ian pushed through the cold as they wanted to capture some of the iconic sights, and in some way I think the weather adds a real ‘London in the winter’ feel to the images.

Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

December 9, 2014

Marie & Jens | Together

‘Missy,  Oscaaaaaar, look over heeeeeere!’ This was the soundtrack to our anniversary session with Marie & Jens. It was just the loveliest to get to spend some time with these two again since their London engagement session last year. It was also such a pleasure to meet Missy & Oscar, who looked dashing in their matching jumpers! Despite the freezing conditions, we had the best time traipsing around London and playing a game of ‘turn that dog around’.

Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.
Creative London anniversary photo shoot by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

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!

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
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
Marianne Taylor creative beloved engagement photography London