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10.1.15 - News

The two photography companies owned by Kristen Taylor (Kristen Taylor Photography and Kindred by Kristen Taylor) have now combined into one larger company called KRISTEN TAYLOR & CO.

At the core of Kristen Taylor & Co are four stylish, sophisticated, and artistic photographers who truly love to photograph weddings, our talented support crew of Second Photographers and Assistants, and our amazing office and post-production crew. We all have very high standards for every aspect of our lives, and we hold ourselves to those same high standards as we provide wedding photography in our Modern Romance style.

We are more than a one-photographer small business, but we are also not a huge and impersonal machine. Instead we incorporate the best traits of each, and we combine them in a way that still builds a personal connection between each client and their photographer, but which also benefits from the efficiency, experience, and high-quality customer service of a larger and more established company.

While we have four Lead Photographers at present time, we are working to build up to more with the goal of becoming even larger so we can offer even more high-quality choices, like the Nordstrom of wedding photography. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, please see the HIRING page of our website.

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colony club wedding: anjali & aaron

4.19.17 - weddings by Courtney

Anjali and Aaron had seriously one of the most unique weddings I've ever seen en masse with a beautiful syncretism of Jewish and Hindu elements. The day started at the lovely Book Cadillac where the ladies were being dressed in the most beautiful green saris. Anjali was then dressed and looked amazing in a gorgeous pink sari, and was adorned with the most spectacular heirloom jewelry. She looked absolutely incredible and when Aaron saw her for their first look there were happy tears in his eyes. He looked pretty great himself in a very fashionable blue suit.
Now that they had seen each other it was portrait time and we made some great stops around Detroit. First, we walked around the Book Cadillac to one of my favorite street views and the Golden door. Then we spread out the entire bridal party at the DIA (the perfect spot for larger group shots) and the last stop before the Colony Club was the Illuminated Mural.
We took some family formals before Anjali and Aaron were surrounded by close family and friends as they signed the Ketubah. There was not a dry eye in the room at this couple signed the Jewish marriage contract.
The more public ceremony was held down on the 2nd floor where guests were seated in gold chiavari chairs, with gorgeous pink and white flowers by Parsonage , filling the ceremony room. As you walked into the ceremony room you saw a beautiful structure that was a combination of a chuppah and a mandap. The officiants took turns leading the couple through a beautiful ceremony where traditions from both Jewish and Hindu cultures were celebrated. Flower garlands, blessings over wine, the sacred fire, the seven blessings, the saptapadi and the breaking of a glass were just a few of the honored traditions. Words cannot describe this ceremony. Incredible!
Immediately after the ceremony the guests ventured to the 4th floor for cocktail hour while the 3rd floor went through an amazing flip and became the reception hall. After first dances, the Horah and a few moments of a packed dance floor we had to say good night. But, I'm positive the party kept going strong long after we left.
Congratulations to the happy couple.

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birmingham engagement session: jessie & matt

4.17.17 - engagements by Courtney

Jessie and Matt met me in downtown Birmingham on a beautiful spring day where we photographed their engagement session. This couple is adorable, super easy to photograph and a joy to be around. There was no lack of smiles between them and I could instantly tell they are perfect together, fate has definitely done it’s job. Congratulations and a lifetime of happiness to you both.

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lovett hall wedding: rachael & miles

4.17.17 - weddings by Courtney

Rachael and Miles are a super sweet couple and the second they saw each other (during their first look) the world melted away and they instantly lit up with happiness. I absolutely love this about them.
The Ladies started out at the Dearborn Inn . The second I walked into the room I could tell it was going to be a wonderful day. There was excitement and happiness filling the air. Shortly after their first look Rachael, Miles and I hopped into a Model T and set out for an adventure through Greenfield Village. Rachael totally channeled (and rocked) a 1920s vibe in her dress, which had the most amazing rhinestone top, a Juliet cap veil (love!) and bright red lips. Miles sported a tan suit, anemone boutonniere, and most importantly, a huge smile. We made a few stops around The Village (where I could have spent all day) and headed back to the Museum and Lovett Hall for bridal party photos. Let me tell you this was one good-looking bridal party. First, the colors were fantastic. The guys looked great and perfectly complimented the girls in their gold dresses. I loved the variation among them.
The 1920s gold theme carried on into Lovett Hall and they pulled off a beautiful pop of color with touches of mint throughout the venue. After a wonderfully sentimental ceremony (family and bridal party "warmed" the rings and Rachael's Aunt was the officiant.) A celebration immediately followed their ceremony filled with laughter, cheer and of course, some pretty good dancing. Congratulations and a lifetime of happiness to you both.

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planterra wedding: kylie & mike

4.12.17 - weddings by Courtney

I pulled up to Kylie’s parents house on a cloud filled and rainy day, but I kid you not as soon as I walked into their beautiful home the day suddenly brightened. Their home was perfect for the ladies to get ready in. The master suite was turned into a beauty spa. The ladies had hair, makeup and refreshments all set up, but it wouldn’t have been complete without a girly movie playing (confessions of a shopaholic.) The ladies had on the prettiest matching robes before they got dressed for the day. Once they all put their dresses on (and looked fabulous) I heard someone say “okay… this is really happening!” I loved the excitement of the day and Mike looked fantastic (I loved the blue suits.) I think as each person arrived at Planterra they immediately thought, “wow.” The flowers by Planterra were stunning and absolutely popped against the white linens and the candlelight was so dreamy. All of the little details of the reception came together so beautifully! Since the rain had stopped the bridal party braved the outdoors and looked fabulous. Their ceremony had everyone tearing up as Kylie and Mike read the sweetest letters to each other. The words they wrote to one another were perfection. Speeches came next and were followed with the most amazing surprise performance from Kylie’s dad. He wrote a song just for her on her wedding day! As soon as the band began the dance floor was filled and the celebration went into the night. Congratulations to you both. I loved being a part of your special day and wish upon you a lifetime of happiness.

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