Damon and Lety's Family

Just wanted to let y'all know that I posted some photos of Damon and Lety's photoshoot on our

Take a look if you'd like :)

Here's a little preview with one of my favorites


Alright... Alright Already!

So... quite literally EVERYONE in my family has been asking me when I am going to get photos of Kiarah's wedding up...


I have posted some photos on our photography blog as well as made an album in our online store front.

Just click on the link that says "Kiarah and James Taylor" and type in the password "kjtaylor"

Hope you all enjoy! Let me know what you think!


"Wow, you must have a really nice camera!"

I always have to laugh a little when someone says this to me. It's not that I get offended by any means, I just don't necessarily understand the logic.

Tell me this... When you are eating a delicious dinner, do you say to the chef "You must have great pots and pans!" No, because while the pots and pans enable the meal to be made (and I'm sure their quality has some effect), we all know they didn't actually do the work. The chef did.

The same is true for photography. The camera is simply a tool... a medium through which artists can create what they see in their mind's eye.

It's really no big deal, just something to keep in mind. The next time you compliment a photo, give the photographer his or her dues.


More Blogs and a Website!

Just thought I'd let y'all know that Tim and I now have a personal blog together along with our professional blog and website!

Check them out!

We'll probably update the professional blog more than the personal one, but check both just in case :)


The Beloved Longfellow Park Building

The church building I attended in Boston burnt down today. This building holds such a special place in my heart. It holds so many fun and wonderful memories and I have had several significant and life-changing learning experiences there. It truly breaks my heart to see it burn.

You can read more about it and see more photos here and here.



On Sunday March 15, Tim woke me up early... he was all sorts of excited because it was a beautiful morning and he wanted to go take pictures on the beach (we were in Newport Beach California). We got down there and started shooting. Tim crouched down so he was on one knee and made some comment about how he wanted to incorporate a flower into his shot... he hates taking pictures of flowers... but that didn't occur to me then and I was clueless. He then asked me to hand him his wide angle lens... "Be careful though, because the cap comes off. You have to be sure to grab the whole thing." This didn't quite register before I picked up the lens. When I picked it up, the cap stayed in the camera bag and there was the ring!! The thoughts in my head at that moment were Oh my gosh I can't believe he's proposing!! and Wow... I'm a complete idiot! I just ruined it!!! When he realized I saw it, he dropped and shook his head and laughed because I had just messed up his plans. So, completely flustered and without thinking, I continued to hand him the lens, as though that is really what he wanted. He gave me the "are you serious" look and said "No! I need the whole thing!" So, I went and got the cap with the ring and handed it to him. He then, already on his knee, proceeded to ask me if I would marry him.

I said Yes.
Note: he woke me up... thus no make-up and bright purple pajama pants!

My beautiful ring. He did good :)

Here are just a few of my favorite photos of Timothy and I.

We will be married later this year in the St. George, Ut Temple!


I hate math homework

I had more math to do tonight. Did I do it? Well... yes, but not until I sufficiently avoided it as long as I possibly could by editing photos of Kyla's new little guy Mack.

What does that mean? More photos!



K... I never do these things, but 1) this one looked funny and 2) I have math homework to get done and, naturally, I am doing everything I can to avoid it. So, this is what you get.

1. Put your iPod... or iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. Write that song name down no matter how stupid it sounds.

Are you OK?
Rag Doll

How would you describe yourself?
Sunshine and Summertime - Faith Hill

What do you like in a guy/girl?
My Paper Heart - The All-American Rejects

How do you feel today?
Gimme That - Chris Brown

What is your life purpose?
Never Know - Jack Johnson

What's your motto?
Adore - Paramore

What do friends think of you?
Curbside Prophet - Jason Mraz

What do your parents think of you?
Secret - Maroon 5

What do you think of very often?
Snails - The Format (baha!)

What is 2+2?
Take it to the Floor - B2K

What do you think of your best friend?
Badaboom - B2K

What is your life story?
Beautiful Disaster - Kelly Clarkson (true)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Imperfection - Saving Jane

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Take on Me - Sara Bareillis

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Once Again - Jon McLaughlin

What will they play at your funeral?
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

What is your hobby/interest?
As Lovers Go - Dashboard

What is your biggest fear?
All The Small Things - Blink-182

What is your biggest secret?
We Are Broken - Paramore

What do you want right now?
Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna

What do you think of your friends?
Fireflies - Faith Hill

What does the special he/she think of you?
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson


A Good Listener

"A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?"



I'm super behind on blogging. I have probably 8 posts worth of pictures and stories, but to save myself from getting even further behind I am going to post Christmas pics now and hope I get to the others soon.

These are just some of my favorite pics from my family's Christmas Festivities.


My family has a tradition of making a candy village each year.
Sammi, Taly, and Lesil are intently working on their plot of frosting.
This is serious stuff people.

This is the scowl Tim and I got each time we tried to take a picture of Isabelle.

Having fun in the theater room

I guess we should have at least one pic of the photographers.

On Christmas morning we went to both Kyla and Katrina's houses
to watch their kiddos open presents.

Ky's kids getting ready to go see their presents.

My mom's response when I asked, as though I was asking a child, "what did you get mom?"

Sammi thinking there was something terribly wrong with her recorder
when the plastic cleaner stick came out.

Isabelle showing Grandma her new stuffed animal.

We all went to the rec center on my mom's b-day
and played basketball and went swimming.

Bently giving everyone a run for their money

Mckay having a good old time sucking on his tongue

Taly, Sammi, and Addy

Bo being adorable

Colton and the biggest eyes you've ever seen.

Kimball just kickin it with his dad.

Classic Lesil, just waiting in front of the ice cream
until it's time to have some.
Tim was so great with all my nieces and nephews.
Within the first few hours of meeting him, he was everyone's favorite friend.

This is my favorite picture from Christmas.
It pretty much sums up the feeling throughout the holiday.



I moved home about 3 weeks ago and I still had not unpacked until today. Sad I know. So as you can imagine, after living out of suitcases for 3 weeks, my room was quite the mess. My reason for living in this disaster area- I had not closet. Well, I have a closet, it just doesn't have any hanging rods or shelves... it's just a little growth attached to my room. Mother has reassured me that it will be finished soon, but who knows when that will really be. So today, I finally got so fed up with my pigsty I decided I couldn't wait for the closet to be finished. I went to Wal Mart and bought a clothes rack. This one in fact...

It looked easy enough. No tools needed, just piece it together and you're all set.


After about 5 minutes of standing (just enough time for me to get a good chunk of my wardrobe on), the thing collapsed!!! I wanted to scream, punch something, write the company and tell them what a crappy product they have, scream, throw it out the window, shoot the person who invented the stupid thing, and scream some more. Suffice it to say I was upset.

Once I calmed down, I realized what the problems were. 1- it was on deep squishy carpet that gave it way too much room to wabble and sway. 2- I had put the wheels on which gave it a smaller and even more unstable base. So, I wandered my house searching for something hard, flat and big enough to go under my closet. Randomly enough, I found this big piece of somethin... not even sure what it is... in a closet in my basement. We're back in business. With the help of my sister, Kiarah, we cleaned up the mess and rebuilt the clothes rack.
Ain't she perdy? So I now have a clean and organized room. Fewf.