January 11, 2016

Vote for us at the UK Wedding Awards!

Marianne Taylor Photography is shortlisted at the UK Wedding awards. Please help us out and vote! (Exchanging hugs for votes).

I’m so humbled to be shortlisted at The UK Wedding Awards 2016 as Best Wedding Photographer. Even though I’m choosing to take on a lot smaller number of weddings these days, I still love wedding photography passionately and it’s definitely a huge honour to have been shortlisted, especially when the organisers include top UK wedding magazines who have always treated me so kindly. And what’s possibly even more exciting, is to have two students from my past workshops shortlisted alongside me. I couldn’t really feel more proud if I tried!

I’d really love your help, and if you vote for me, I will owe you a big old squeeze! Plus, if that’s not enough incentive, by voting you’ll also be in for a chance to win a pretty sweet holiday for 2 to Cancun in Mexico! Just head here to vote. Thank you!

Marianne
xo

The UK Wedding Awards

December 31, 2015

The year in pictures

What a strange and wonderful year 2015 has been! When we were leaving Cornwall after a short stay last December, I remember saying a silent goodbye to the ocean and wishing I never had to leave… It’s kind of mindblowing that now, a year later, we actually live here!

Most of 2015 got swept up by the whole rigmarole of selling our old home, finding and purchasing not only a new house in Cornwall, but also a little ‘city base’ closer to London, and everything that goes with it, including two moves. We’re still trying to figure out the new rhythm of life, when to be where, how to get used to the travelling, but there’s one thing that’s certain – I’m never happier than under the Cornish sky, watching my beloved ocean.

Despite the year being a bit of a whirlwind with lots of new challenges on all fronts, I did get to take photos of some wonderful people and beautiful events, while also mentoring many incredible photographers via Her Lovely Heart. I hope you’ll enjoy this small collection of my favourite photos from 2015!

Coastline in Cornwall, UK.

Marianne Taylor creative beloved family photography London

DIY flower heart tutorial. A Bridal Musings & Marianne Taylor Photography collaboration.

Photographer in Cornwall.

London Engagement Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Cornwall Anniversary Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Cornwall Anniversary Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Family Beloved Together Photography in Bushy Park London by Marianne Taylor.

Flower editorial photography by Marianne Taylor

Flower editorial photography by Marianne Taylor

Flower editorial photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art Aynhoe Park wedding photography by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

Fine art destination wedding photography in the South of France by Marianne Taylor. Click through to see more.

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Vienna elopement wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Vienna elopement wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Creative wedding reportage photography by Marianne Taylor

Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.

Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.

Coastline in Cornwall, UK.

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December 23, 2015

Wishing you the warmest Christmas time!

Merry Christmas from Marianne Taylor Photography!

Christmas sneaked up on me this year and I have to admit I completely failed at everything, from not managing to send Christmas cards to not having the energy to plan any fancy decorations. I only put a few simple things up, with some twinkly lights and my new favourite snow globe, but it turns out you don’t need to go all-out to feel Christmassy after all.

I want to wish you all the warmest of Christmas time! I hope you’ll get a break from the humdrum and get to bask in the warm thoughts of people around you, and the world over. I’ll see you on the other side!

Marianne
xo

Simple Christmas decorations with twinkly lights and snow.
Simple Christmas decorations with twinkly lights and snow. (Cat optional).Simple Christmas decorations with twinkly lights and snow.
Simple Christmas decorations with twinkly lights and snow.

November 4, 2015

Partington Family | Together

Oh, my gosh how time flies! It really doesn’t feel like three years since Ling & David’s wedding at Hampton Court House, and yet, since then they’ve managed to live in Amsterdam for a few years before moving back to London with little Mia who’s now two years old. Crazy!

It was so lovely getting to hang out with Ling, David and little Mia at their new home in Richmond, and see how they have settled into this new phase in their life. It’s hard not to feel motherly toward all my clients! We also nipped into close-by Richmond Park for a few shots among the beautiful autumn colours. Getting to see where the journey takes my wedding clients is the absolute best part about family sessions!

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor.

October 28, 2015

Victoria & Charles | Together

This story began at a party organised by friends, where Charles, who had just returned from a stint in Afghanistan with the army, and Victoria, who had just moved back from New York after deciding to move on from actressing, first got together. Later on Charlie proposed in front of an audience of sea otters, while the couple were driving down from San Francisco to LA. The rest, as they say, is history.

Victoria & Charles are getting married next year at Kensington Palace in London, and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding! As they are great lovers of the countryside, we got together in autumnal Somerset for their engagement Together Session. I think you’ll agree that this colourful forest is a bit of a fairytale setting!

Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.
Autumnal engagement photography in Somerset by Marianne Taylor.