Hi, I'm Taylor!

Some quick facts about me:

28 years old

Happily married to my high school sweetheart

4 happy & healthy kids #boymomlife

I will likely never turn down ice cream or birthday cake

I absolutely love babies

I love finding the extraordinary in the mundane things

I'm very introverted but photography sessions make me extremely extroverted

My Photography Journey

I have always had a love for photography, even from a young age. I have had many "point-and-shoots" in my life, but it wasn't until I turned 19 that I invested in my first DSLR. I quickly found myself falling in love with photography in a whole new way, and decided to pursue a side business. Being young, I found myself playing the comparison game, doubting myself and my work, and eventually giving up photography.

Fast forward a few years, after having my first son, I picked up my camera once again and decided to try photography (again) - I was a stay-at-home-mom looking for some extra income, so what did I have to lose? I found myself struggling to find time to edit, it was taking me way too long, and I decided I still didn't have the skills necessary to run a successful photography business.

That brings us to April of 2021; a distant cousin had reached out to me about doing some maternity photos for him and his expecting girlfriend (who would soon become his fiancé!) so I said sure. Once I got behind that camera, that spark ignited inside of me and I knew my passion for photography was more alive than ever! I told my husband, I want to do this full-time and quit my job. By mid-June, I was quitting my job and fulfilling my dreams of pursuing my photography business full-time! Was I terrified? Yep. The uncertainty of income? Scared me like hell. But did I let those fears get me down? No! I have come so far already, and I'm just getting started. I can't wait to tackle what the future has in store for Taylor Hartwig Photography.


What an amazing experience with Taylor! The images she captured of us are priceless. We showed them to our family and friends and they were so impressed with how great of quality the photos were. We couldn't have asked for a better photo session with Taylor Hartwig Photography!

Amanda & Jordon


Taylor was so gentle with our little peanut and had all the wraps, blankets, and baskets so I didn’t have to worry about finding that after having a baby. Her communication and professionalism was excellent afterward while she was working on editing our pictures and sending us the gallery. We are excited to work with Taylor in the future.

Sara & Micheal Bailey


Definitely recommend Taylor for a professional photoshoot! She’s flexible and patient when it comes to crabby toddlers that don’t want to participate. Great with communication when something comes up. Takes very beautiful pictures! Also, she came to my home which was very convenient with a newborn! Thanks again, Taylor! I’ll see you in the future!

Johnson Family


Definitely feel like I need to update my recommendation on here as Taylor just did yet again an amazing job, this time on our wedding photos. Taylor has done our maternity, newborn, engagement, Christmas, daughter's 1 year, and now our wedding. Each and every session we do it seems like she blows us away with how wonderful the pictures turn out! Sometimes a photographer is just your photographer but Taylor is truly a part of our family! She continues to go above and beyond for us.

Zach & Chelsey


Taylor does such amazing work, I would know, I booked her 4 times in 2022 and already have 4 more sessions for 2023. Taylor is always willing to go above and beyond. For my most recent session my newborn & toddler just weren't having it, and she offered to come back that next week! I purchased an extended family session for my mother and mother-in-law for Christmas with Taylor and I'm so looking forward to those because I know Taylor will give us some amazing pictures to cherish forever!

McMahon Family


Taylor did an amazing job taking my fiancé and I's engagement pictures. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone. She is so genuine and incredibly good at taking breathtaking photos. I am so excited to have her with us on our wedding day.

Rebekah & Austin