Photo taken by the gorgeous Kate Roberge Photography.
I'm Tayla, a 19 year old elopement and wedding photographer from Wellington, New Zealand.
I love to explore and document love stories from all over the world and I'm a firm believer of celebrating your love in a way that represents you.
I have always been a huge bookworm, love video games and get oddly attached to fictional characters and Netflix series. I can walk and read a book at the same time better then I can walk and look at my phone.
I'm 5ft which is why my second shooter is always taller then me so they can reach things that I can't.
I am a horse rider and riding coach, which takes up most of my spare time when i'm not editing.
My main second shooter is my boyfriend Harry. He was raised in Aussie so has a slight accent, he's great company on long trips for weddings and is a lot taller then me. (perfect second shooter basically)
We met when I was in school, now live together and our aim is to own at least three dogs once we buy a house.
We both love adventure and exploring new places. We are always up for new adventures especially when we have an amazing couple and a camera in hand.
My journey into photography wasn't a planned one, nor did I think it would end up being my career. I will make this long story short so it doesn't become an essay (I hate writing essays so will avoid that if I can!)
When I was fourteen my only focuses were horses and school, so when I had a major fall and snapped my femur, all of a sudden I wasn't able to ride and lost my main hobby. My parents got me a camera for Christmas soon after in the hopes I could focus on taking photos of horses while I couldn't ride.
Unfortunately for me what was supposed to be a eight week recovery lasted just under 2 years. Therefore I had a lot of time to focus on photography so when I did get back into riding I continued with the photography as well.
I can't give you an exact moment but as I grew up I slowly fell in love with the idea of photographing weddings. At the same time I was falling in love for the first time (with my boyfriend and second shooter Harry) and I think that made me realize what a special feeling it was to capture in a picture.