We are stoked to be interviewing Taylor Boyd today on the blog today. What stands out most about Taylor is her passion for capturing authenticity in her work. She is all about finding vulnerability and throwing away the idea of "posing" which is something we LOVE. To top it off, the warmth, creamy skin tones and romantic skies present in her work are flawless. Hence, why we asked her to do an editing video in the Academy.
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Instagram Handle: @photosbytb
Your Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/photosbytb
Where are you located?: Boerne, Tx
What do you love to shoot most? : My favorites things to focus on are young families especially. They open windows to magical moments, and I think that is what drives me the most. I also adore couples. The energy and vibes you get when opening moments for them to be themselves, and find the chemistry.
What inspires your art? : I can't sum this up in one paragraph. Life in general. I find it so funny that just a year ago, when I decided to pursue photography as a "hobby", I saw the world in new colors.
I found colors to pop more, and landscapes to scream " USE ME!"- Funny, yes- I am serious though. I find that just seeing the world through a lens opens up a whole new world of art to me.
What do you shoot with?: Mostly my Canon 6D, & Sigma 24mm Art
What other ways do you express your creativity?: I am a Mom, so my two kids are my way to channel my creativity.
I find that emotive photography, dramatic moments, and sweet personalities help me to find that specific moment I am looking for.
How do you de-stress at the end of the day?: Ah... unwinding.
I am a hulu junkie, and a long bath taker. I hide from the little ones, and try to not think about the load of work I have waiting on me. HA!
What kind of music do you listen to while editing?: I'm an "All types of music" girl, but to be honest: I set up a movie or show that I have already seen, and listen to it while I edit away!
What is your favorite book?: Francine Rivers: Redeeming love
Name one movie that inspires you.: Does the show "This is us" Count as a movie? LOL
How do you handle self-doubt or creative slumps?: I have to remind myself to focus on myself, and my work. I find myself looking at others work, wondering when I will "Get there", but I also have to look back and see how far I have come in just 13 months.
I sometimes will find a gorgeous couple or young family, reach out, and channel my creativity through them. It also helps to get my bookings flowing.
What has been the most difficult part of your creative journey?: Finding MYSELF.
I admire SO many incredible artists, so the hardest part of the journey has been trying to find who I want to be, and who I want to become.
I loved the bright and airy look when I first jumped into photography. Soon after, I couldn't help but be drawn to the moodier side. It was hard to transition. I lost some clients, gained some, and now I am blown away at the response.
Who is one of your favorite photographers?: One? AGH. SO many.
I would say the main person to inspire me would be Twyla Jones.
I am DYING to be mentored by her, and learn all that she has locked up in that brain of hers!