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TEST SHOT TUESDAY: Kentucky Editorial Photographer / Shooting with Mekaela for 5 years

When I finally get to see Mekaela after months and months of talking about this, I was so excited! Mekaela came to me with this idea of wanting to hang photos from a tree of all of the people who made her who she is today. Now graduating college, it was the perfect opportunity for this to happen! I have been photographing Mekaela since before she was a high school senior. She was one of my very first clients and on our first shoot together, I remember leaving my SD card at home while we were on location. Mekaela’s mom had dropped her off with me so she had to ride with me back to my house. I am so happy those struggling 17/18 year old days are far behind me! I didn’t realize it at the time we were doing this shoot but the vibe is SO similar to our first shoot. I will add a few of those at the bottom if anyone is curious to see! To be honest, if it weren’t for that shoot, I probably would not even be in this field now. That shoot single handedly pushed me down the deep rabbit hole of photography magic. I fell in LOVE with light and whimsy.

As I said before, Mekaela is graduating college and is going to be a social worker! We drove down her childhood road until we found the most perfect clover field to match her tee. I am so honored to know Mekaela, her big heart, and to have watched her grow over the last 5 years. Thanks for being a major part of my story, Mekaela! :)

-Taylor

5 years ago this July…………………..

(also cracking up at that hair tie on her wrist)