This is where you'll learn tips on how to look your best in front of the camera, what to do with your portraits, how to plan for your session, and lots more!

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Your kids are growing up fast. They’ll be graduating from high school and leaving your house for their next adventure before you know it. You wonder what it’ll be like in your house when they aren’t living with you anymore. You’d like to do something more than simply posting pictures of them on social media.

A Unique Way to Treasure a Moment


Have you been to a friend’s house and noticed how beautiful and personal their home looked because they had family portraits decorating it? Portraits are a great way to add a personal touch to your home, and they don’t have to be confined to the same old spots on the wall.

No Room to Hang a Photo?


You’re out with your friends having a great time, and then someone pulls out their phone and they want to take a picture! Your first reaction is that you aren’t ready for a picture! What do you do in that instant?

Quick Tips for Unexpected Snapshots With Girlfriends


You’re trying to look for a photographer and you’re stuck. You don’t know where to look, you don’t know what to look for, and you’re getting frustrated. Check out this short 2 minute video to find out the top 3 things to look for when hiring a photographer.

Top 3 Things to Look for When Hiring a Photographer


Do you feel stressed when thinking about getting your family portraits taken? Do you feel like you all have to wear the same outfits and match? Then you say forget that, I’m not getting any pictures taken, that’s too much work!

Do You Have to Match for Family Portraits?


Congratulations! Your child is a senior in high school! Are you thinking you don’t have time to find a photographer for your high school senior? This week’s video talks about how you can get help from Deanna Taylor Photography for your senior portraits.

Are You Looking for a Senior Photographer?