Melbourne | Adelaide | Everywhere
PHOTOGRAPHY | ILLUSTRATION | DESIGN | ART | VIDEOGRAPHY | RETOUCHING
art . fashion . beauty . weddings . promotional . lifestyle . tourism . portraits
(Head shot illustration by Tash Reynolds)
Hi, I'm Taygan. You can call me Tay.
I'm curious, creative, adventurous and a complete dork.
I have always loved visual arts and knew from a young age that I would never be able to lead a life that didn't revolve around creating.
I started photography in Adelaide with an interest in portraiture and fashion/beauty. From here, I also branched in to assiting and second shooting with other Wedding Photographers. Meanwhile, I studied Visual Arts and then Commercial Photography at University before working for a Fashion and Beauty magazine in Sydney for a number of years.
Now I shoot weddings, portraiture, products and creative imagery, and I do so much of it that it's become my full time job.
About our Wedding Photography
As Wedding Photography bookings began to accumulate, I realised it had become a prime focus of my business. The genuine emotions, the deep respect and love that people have for what you create was incredibly rewarding, and I felt a warm fuzziness that only came from capturing something truly important to people - preserving their memories for their own and future lifetimes, allowing them to re-live the pinnacle of their love story evey time they view their photos.
In early 2017, my partner Pete came to assist at a wedding with me - I handed him one of my spare cameras out of curiousity, and our second shooter was born. He absolutely fell in love with photography and weddings, and has been shooting along side me ever since. He loves a genuine laugh and a good party, and will be your (or your dads) best friend by the end of the night.
We love getting to know our couples and whats really important to them so we can capture the genuine moments, the intimate exchanges, the laughs and tears, and of course the dance moves. We love capturing what's happening as it happens, not as you stage or repeat it for the 5th time. We want you to enjoy your day - to feel comfortable around us and at times even forget we are there, but know that we will never miss the important moments. We love singing with you on the dance floor, chasing the golden hour for that perfect photo, letting your day unfold and documenting it along the way..
And while we don't like cliches, I guess we are one in the fact that we love love - but your photos will never be anything other than uniquely you.
More about my Art practice;
I have always found happiness in creating visual art, primarily painting and illustration, but I found I could never quite find the right balance of realism and imagination through my hands alone. This is where I found photography and retouching - a medium that allowed me a more realistic approach to my image making process, but still gave me the freedom to bring to life the world I imagine.
Fast forward 10+ years, and I dove in to full time freelancing - dedicating my hours to not only professional Photography services, but a whole range of visual mediums. Although I'm based between Melbourne and Adelaide, I do travel often for work and leisure, especially to Sydney and even overseas for destination Weddings. Some of my services, such as retouching (incl. deep etching and batch processing), graphic design and illustration I am able to offer both locally and remotely.
I'm addicted to creating in general and spend my time on an array of mediums - I play guitar and sing (Pete and I have a duo called "Ezra Hem"), I also love creating silver jewellry, leather crafting, painting and sewing. I'm also a pretty good figure skater.
BASED IN MELBOURNE
2019 TRAVEL PLANS
-- Clients --
C.H.A.R.M Festival (Formerly Healesville Music Festival)
Penrith Symphony Orchestra
Creme De La Creme Productions
CITRI Hair Salon
The Southern Sisters
ORACLE Collection Jewelry