Hi! My name is Heather Taylor with over a decade of photography experience!
I am a passionate light chasing photographer, charcoal artist, and junior-intermediate teacher from Windsor, Ontario. I am also a mommy to two sweet children, a wife to a supportive and loving husband, and proudly, I am a 6th generation granddaughter of freedom seekers who escaped through the Underground Railroad from North Carolina and into Lakeshore, Ontario.
My Mother was the first to inspire and influence me into this beautiful world of photography! She truly photographed every part of our lives growing up. At family gatherings, she was the one ALWAYS holding the camcorder and camera! "Okay, let's get a picture of that and that, and that!" or "Gather around, let's take a picture of everyone here!" My Mom sincerely recognized the importance of documenting people and the details--yes, the details! I mean, honestly, I have photographs of my braces from 1994 - 1997 every time the orthodontist changed up the colour on my brackets (LOL!). I am not kidding when I say, my life, along with my sisters' lives, is totally, completely, and thoroughly, documented, because of her (LOL)! Today, my Mom has a library of albums which gives a detailed perspective about all of us. Picture taking and VHS recording was a big thing in our home, and I don't think any of us thought twice about that during those times. We were just too busy living the moments while she documented our attempts to sing like Whitney with oversized glasses, hair bangs, and dingy Club Monaco sweatshirts.
As a 6th generation granddaughter of freedom seekers from my father's side of the family, I grew up hearing a lot of oral histories about our past. Therefore, I've been able to make an even deeper connection on what an absolute honour it is to freely pick up a camera and document people living their lives and celebrating important events. I am always so grateful to be there to tell anyone's story. For me, photography is one of the highest forms of advocacy because no matter where you're from, I get to capture your world in a 1000 words from just one single picture. In my opinion, photography gives such a meaningful perspective! My camera is like a winning ticket for a front row seat to document love, togetherness, and of course, the best moments in life! People create details and so easily the whirlwinds of life can make us forgot, so it's super-duper important that we remember things by taking photos.
Anyway, I hope you read to the end as this may give you a good understanding on why I can't wait to listen to your story and take your picture.
I can't wait to hear from you. Contact me, anytime! I want to be your friend... with a pretty cool camera and eye to capture you at your best! ;)
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“Thank you for your kindness to us, our families, and guests. Thank you for being right there, knowing what I needed when I needed it. Thank you for your geniune support that day! Thank you for capturing the beautiful moments of our day through your creative and magical lens. I couldn't have dreamt up a better photographer or a better person to have on our team.”