Announcing... our rebrand!

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.

Learn more about us at our website

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detroit engagement session: Beth & Eric

2.14.18 - engagements by Kristin G.

Trying to pick a perfect Winter day for an outdoor shoot certainly has its challenges! Beth and I stayed in close contact throughout the week prior to their engagement session, as the weather was above freezing, but supposed to be overcast and grey. We made a game-time decision to just go for it and I am SO GLAD we did! The skies opened up and we had a lovely January day. During our consult, I pretty much fell in love with Beth and Eric and everything they have planned for their wedding. Not only are they ridiculously gorgeous (is this real life?), but they are both so incredibly grounded and sweet. We began our session at the Aloft Hotel inside The David Whitney, where they will be transforming this open, industrial space into their fantastic wedding reception. I am so ready to see this transformation and to be blown away! After some indoor shots, we headed outdoors and strolled down Woodward to capture the cityscape and you know I love me some downtown Detroit. After a quick outfit change, we ended the evening inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel, where these two got cozy in the intimate atmosphere of the Apparatus Room. It was a perfect session and I cannot wait to see you two again later this year! Congratulations! xo


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Colony club wedding: karla & durell

1.16.18 - weddings by Courtney

Friends and family traveled from all over the country to celebrate with Karla and Durell on their wedding day. They picked Detroit, in the middle of winter, and things couldn't have been more perfect. There were jokes about the cold (and oh was it cold) but looking back what stands out the most about Karla and Durell is the way these two lit up the room with their happiness.
Everything about their day was gorgeous. The guys and ladies each got ready in Airbnb’s which were the perfect vibe for a city wedding. I love "at home" shots and these locations provided just that feeling. A great sense of family and togetherness was felt the moment I walked through the door. The light on the third floor of Karla's place was amazing and she looked absolutely stunning as her sisters and mom helped her into her lace gown. I loved the simplicity of her jewelry and her cathedral veil. She looked like perfection.
Durell looked so sharp in his suit and bow tie but his look was definitely completed after he got his first look at Karla. The smiles on each of their faces during their first look was pure happiness. There is nothing sweeter than a groom busting out in the biggest smile when he first sees his bride and Durell's smile was definitely one of the biggest I've seen. We spent some time in the Aloft building taking photos in the comfort of indoor heat but I can't tell you how excited I was that they were willing to brave the bitter cold for some natural light photos outside. It was the perfect blend of scenery for a downtown winter wedding.
Following that we were off to the Colony Club for their ceremony and reception. Their ceremony was filled with family traditions and a beautiful song sung by Durell's aunt (talk about an amazing voice, wow!). Their choice of decor played off the decorative elements of the building perfectly. White linens, light flowers and touches of gold set such an elegant setting. The cake by Jamboree Cakes & Events was gorgeous with some amazing gold detail work and the flowers by Royalty Linens & Events brought a beautiful touch of nature to the tables. As the dancing began the dance floor was filled with celebration that lasted well into the night.
Congratulations to you both. I am honored to have been able to capture such a beautiful day.

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Rochester engagement session: lindsey & james

1.8.18 - engagements by Stephanie

I had such an amazing time photographing Lindsey and James’ engagement in downtown Rochester. The pair was up for anything, and by the end of the session I felt as if I’d known the two forever.

Despite bone-chilling temperatures and a near foot of snow, we managed to capture some amazing shots. And, we even were able warm up while enjoying chocolate milkshakes at the iconic “Red Knapps”.

I absolutely love winter sessions, and the festive lights of downtown Rochester only lended to the gorgeous snowy background. We may have been extremely cold, but I truly feel as though battling the frigid temperatures was worth it!

The pair is absolutely adorable, and so so sweet. (They saved me after I accidentally locked my keys in my car.) The love they have for one another is evident, and I truly can’t wait to photograph their big day!

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planterra wedding: chelsea & joel

1.5.18 - weddings by Courtney

Everything about Chelsea and Joel’s wedding pointed towards winter wedding perfection. A huge snowstorm hit three days before their big day which was just enough time to clear the roads but still have beautiful white snow everywhere else. Chelsea, Joel and their bridal party were up for toughing the cold and we were able to get some beautiful outdoor photos.
The flower girls were in soft pink, tulle and lace, and bridesmaids in (my fav of the year) mint blue tulle skirts and lace tops. Chelsea looked absolutely exquisite in her Vera gown! Joel and the guys completed the look in their black suits and bow ties.
I will never tire of watching a groom’s face light up when he first sees his bride and Joel's face did just that. Chelsea and Joel shared a beautiful first look moment inside the Townsend Hotel followed by a sweet first look with her dad.
Chelsea and Joel had a charming white trolley take us to a few photo stops before heading over to Planterra for the ceremony and reception. Certain couples have an ease about them that makes my job insanely easy. This is one of those couples. They radiate happiness when together and were absolutely a joy to photograph.
After a heartfelt ceremony, with a close friend as the officiant, the party was started. I found it so touching during the speeches to learn about the dynamics of their bridal party. Not only were their closest friends the ones standing beside them this day but both Joel and Chelsea had in-laws as best man and (one) of the maid of honor’s. It was a true testament to how close this family has already become. Planterra was the perfect setting for their winter wedding. Candles and twinkle lights warmed the room. I loved all the little details, including the eucalyptus on the tables, and three cakes by Bella e Dolce, yes three! I have never seen a marbled cake before, it was amazing!
Lastly, I loved the two traditions each family has for their reception. Chelsea’s family has this amazing ball and chain that has been engraved and passed to almost 20 couples. For his side, family gathered away from the party for a super sweet sentiment from his father followed by a
toast and a shot. Your Generation, kept the dance floor rocking all night!

Thank you both for choosing me to document your day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

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