Sunday, September 29, 2013

Featured In: Evoking You {Delaware Lifestyle Baby & Family Photographer}

It always brightens my day when I see my work featured on blogs and websites. I am ecstatic to say that my work was picked as a top ten for this past weeks "Sisters" challenge over at Evoking You.

I take a lot of images, so when they get recognized I always turn into a big softy and get all mushy with thanks and gratitude.  I kind of want to stand at a podium and say:

"You like me, you really really like me!"

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

This is Halloween! First ever Halloween Mini-Sessions {Delaware Family & Child Lifestyle Photographer}

To me, the best part about fall is Halloween! Trick or treating in the crisp, cool, night air.  Running into friends while visiting houses, and of course tons and tons of candy.  Obviously the highlight of Halloween is all of the fantastic costumes that people wear. Whether they are homemad, or store brought, costumes are awesome!

I know as a parent, you definitely want some fantastic photos of your little one in their Halloween costume. But typically trying to get a good photo of them usually goes like this:

  • waiting until Halloween when your child is antsy to go out of the door to start trick or treating
  • it's night time and flash creates a horrible look to your photos, especially being that your child will get the deer in the headlights look
  • you are trying to hold a camera, another baby, trick or treating baskets, all while taking the picture
  • if you try to take the photo before Halloween, your little one doesn't want to take the costume off 
So I want to make it easy for you! For two days, Thursday October 24th and Friday October 25th, I will be offering Halloween Mini-Sessions in my home studio.

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The sessions are for children only, age 16 and under.  Sessions will last 10-15 minutes in my home studio.  You will receive a proofing gallery with 10 image to view, and your choice of One(1) 8x10" print or Digital File.  Additional prints and products are sold separately.

So dress your little one in their most adorable or scariest costumes, and come on by!  Full details and the ability to purchase your spot can be found here:  Book your Halloween Mini-Session! And definitely feel free to share with your friends and family, the more the merrier!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Winner of the Diamond Candle Giveaway!!!

We had a bit of technical difficulties yesterday, but I am ready to announce the winner!

The winner of the Diamond Candles giveaway is.......

*insert drum roll*

Andrea Bartlett!!!!  Congrats!!!

Andrea, please email me at to redeem your prize. 

Thanks to everyone that entered!!!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Best Dress Store EVER!

If you know me, you know I love fashion. Especially historical fashion.  I pretty much love everything about fashion from the 20's-50's.  I can recite every line from Dirty Dancing and Grease perfectly, as well as sing and execute the dance moves.  Since I sew, I tend to make a lot of my own 50's inspired dresses, but sew no more!

I came across a site yesterday that I totally fell in love with.  If you don't know, stop what you are doing..or wait until you read this email, and head on over to eShakti.  They offer a wide range of retro inspired dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets. Ladies, if you have been looking for the perfect dresses to make you stand out and look fabulous during your session with me, I have found it for you.  Buy yourself a gorgeous dress, and then center your families wardrobe for the session around it!  Who doesn't look good in vintage? The best part is. And prepare yourself for this.  I'll wait.


So if you ever saw a dress you liked but wanted sleeves, you can do that! You can add cap sleeves, short sleeves, flutter, sleeves, elbow sleeves, and 3/4 sleeves.  You can change up the length too!  They have ready made sizes, or you can submit your very own measurements to them.

You would think that custom dresses, especially retro inspired ones would cost you an arm and a leg, right? Wrong! Their dresses and skirts range from $30+, and customization starts at $7.50.  Did I mention that the skirts and dresses also have pockets?

I think I have died and gone to heaven.

I ordered two dresses, and I am super excited to get them in. I hope to wear one to a wedding (if it gets here in time, but that's my fault that I waited so late to shop for a wedding dress). I won't tell you the two I ordered until it gets in and I get to take pictures. But here are a few that I have had my eye on!

If you visit their website now and register with your email, you will get a free $25 gift coupon to use towards your purchase (you have 7 days to use it).

So have fun shopping! I'll be back later to post my dresses when they come in!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hannah's Newborn Session {Delaware and Pennsylvania Lifestyle and Family Photographer}

It seems like the stars aligned perfectly for me when I was told about Kristen and Josh.  They was referred to me through our mutual friend, awesome photographer, and mom to two awesome cats Chelsea LaVere.  But what makes Kristen even more awesome is that we both love anime, we both love cosplay, and we both love Sailor Moon (internal fan girl squealing ensuing). Oh, and she loves Hello Kitty!  So of course when I went to their home to photograph their new baby girl Hannah, I knew it was going to be one smooth session. Because cool recognizes cool ;)

Welcome to the world Hannah Candace!

Interested in booking a session of your own, visit today! Book by 10/30/13 and receive a 11x14" wall art print with your session!
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Diamond Candle Giveaway!!! {Marisa Taylor Photography}

If you love candles, making your house smell good, and surprises, then this giveaway is for you! A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Diamond Candles to try out one of their candles, and if I liked it, I could host a giveaway.  So I know you are already thinking, a candle is a candle is a candle, right? Wrong! These candles have a special surprise in it!  Inside of each one, there is a ring that is valued anywhere from $10-$5,000.  You never know the value of the ring until you get it out of the candle!

Take a look at my pretty ring!

There are a ton of different scents to choose from, and they even have ones for special occasions, like baby showers. Be sure to check out all of the scents over at their website,

Would you like to win one?  All you have to do is complete the following steps!

1) First, make sure you are a fan of Marisa Taylor Photography on Facebook!

2) Then share this blog post on your Facebook page, Twitter, and any other social media account that you have!

3) Use the Rafflecopter widget below to complete each task. A winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter randomly in 14 days!

Winner will be announced on September 16,2013 on this blog. So be sure to come back to see if you are on the winner! Good luck!!!

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