Photographs hold the most meaning when they feel natural. I am the photographer for the people who aren't afraid to get a little messy and imperfect. Is baking with your significant other a daily activity? Let's throw some flour around the kitchen and laugh when the cookie batter falls on the floor. Want to go for a swim at the beach and then warm up by a fire with some whiskey coffee? I'm bringing the towels and marshmallows! If you thrive as a homebody, that's awesome, me too. Let's stay in and capture your normal everyday!
If you're worrying about keeping every hair in place or ensuring you don't smudge your makeup when you kiss your loved ones, you'll miss out on the beauty of authenticity. When you look back on your images, you should only remember the love and joy that you were celebrating in your life, none of those little things matter. If you value being present in the raw and messy moments of life, as much as the pretty perfect ones, then I think we're going to get along wonderfully!
My name is Taeya! I'm a connection focussed photographer based in the Fraser Valley who is happy to travel worldwide capturing your memories! My services mainly centre around Weddings & Elopements, Empowerment Boudoir, Couples, and Branding. I pride myself on giving my clients a safe space to authentically be themselves, so that I may capture their beautiful story in a way that feels true to who they are. Diversity and acceptance are top priorities for me in both my personal and business life. I proudly serve the LGBTQ+ community, plus size humans of all genders, all ages and the BIPOC community.
EMBRACE IT. If it rains, dance in the rain. If it snows, cozy up and keep your partner warm. If your clothes get dirty, get them dirtier. You only live one life; live it unapologetically!
I have been fortunate enough to celebrate so many beautiful everyday moments as well as huge milestones with some of my clients and it has made me feel so incredibly grateful and connected. In 2021 I really began to narrow down my focus in photography, towards weddings & elopements, empowerment boudoir, and branding. I now only take on a very limited number of new clients for Maternity, Newborn or Family sessions if the concept fits with the following Lifetime Memory Concepts (previous clients are privy to these sessions without such limitations). Bare Belly Maternity Sessions, Breast Feeding Sessions or Documentary Family Sessions.
View some of my Lifetime Memory galleries to get a feel for the kind of moments I would capture during our time together
These are essentially boudoir maternity sessions. So wearing lingerie, comfy underwear sets, robes, tie up dresses or au-natural. Anything that shows the belly and feels more intimate and empowering than the traditional maternity session with the bold & dramatic dresses. These can also include your partner!
This looks pretty much how it sounds. The session can be just momma and baby or it can be the whole family with momma while she breast feeds. These sessions are very relaxed and are about relishing in those intimate, natural newborn moments. These are best held in-home.
I’m all about celebrating the real and raw moments. These sessions focus more on your normal, everyday life. Whether that be playing board games at home then having a movie night, or baking together in the kitchen as a family, or even going bowling and getting ice cream cones. Let's document the every-day that connects you.
Packages from $650-$850 +GST
We always start by just talking about what you're looking for. Which services you need, which package will fit best for you based on your needs, what the vision is for our time together, what is most important to you and any other important details specific to your booking.
Once all the details have been discussed, I send out an invoice and contract for your approval. Once approved, your date will officially be reserved for you and I will not take on any other bookings for that date. Payment plans will be made available and discussed at the time of booking.
Between the date of locking it in and the contracted date I promise to continue to communicate with you and not just leave you hanging - I know how much that sucks! I will send you resources and prep materials, emails with reminders and follow ups, I even love to interact with you on Instagram if you let me!
Taeya at t.f photography is AMAZING!! Finding a photographer was difficult - I looked through many websites, portfolios and I'd even done couples shoots with other photographers before deciding. What I've learned is that you need to find someone you just connect with. Someone passionate about their art but also committed to you and your vision. Out of all the photographers I've worked with, Taeya definitely stands out. It's as if you have your friend there making you smile and be yourself, while capturing you in your best light. She gets back to you so quickly, is so kind, professional, and honestly I just love her art so much! Her photos make us all look stunning and my husband and I are so impressed with the results! We haven't ever had good photos together until we met Taeya. We're so glad we found her and she was a blessing to work with! She's now done our engagement shoot, couple shoot, wedding, and my personal boudoir shoot and I highly recommend her for all your photography needs! I mean, just look at her portfolio!! SO MUCH TALENT!!
Although we were Taeya’s first wedding I never had a worry she was going to do an amazing job. She had done both our engagement photos and my boudoir photos previously and all were exactly what I was looking for. Not only do her photos capture a moment perfectly she is also very professional and passionate about what she does. She makes you feel very comfortable in front on the camera and is always prepared. Before the wedding we sat down and talked about exactly what I was looking for so on the day I never worried about her missing a moment I wanted. Looking at her work after the wedding I was blown away as not only did she take absolutely beautiful photos of my husband and I but also all of our guests. Since the wedding she has done photo shoots for my friends and I will be using her for my maternity photos.
All in all I would highly recommend her to anyone as we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer.
I was able to meet Taeya through my husband's friend, and wow I got so lucky! I gained amazing photo's and a friendship. She did my engagement and wedding photos and didn't disappoint. She lets you suggest locations, photo ideas, and editing styles you love. She's always thinking of fun prompts to get just the right reactions for photo's. She loves to experiment and it never disappoints. If you want someone dedicated to their work and brings you amazing photos in a timely manner she is the one to pick!
As women we are constantly bombarded with voices that tell us we’re not good enough. We compare ourselves with airbrushed models and rarely feel like we measure up.
My empowerment sessions with Taeya really broke down the beauty standards that I had in my head and allowed me to enjoy this present moment in my body.
Loving all that I am is going to take time, but I couldn’t help but see myself in a new light after receiving my images.
There is such freedom in playfully wandering barefoot in nature and I wish everyone could experience this level of self-love.
Taeya has such a special gift and will bring out all of the beauty that you are already
You have no idea what these images mean to me, I have struggled my whole life to see the beauty that people talk about when they see me, I have never been able to see it. I struggle every day with body dysmorphia and learning to love the skin that I'm in. You have given me a gift that nobody ever has, you have opened up my eyes to how beautiful and sexy I really am, and for that I can't thank you enough.
I would recommend this experience to anyone out there that has ever questioned their self love, felt uncomfortable in the skin they're in, or just need that boost of self confidence. I have struggled with loving myself, and this experience really opened my eyes to what others see, that I've never been able to. I fell in love with myself when I saw my images for the first time, and that right there is priceless.
We hired Taeya for our engagement photos almost 2 years back and we were blown away by the results. 2 years later we finally got to have the wedding of our dreams and have Taeya photograph and the results were incredible. Her style is unique and beautiful. She made us feel so comfortable even though being in front of a camera isn’t our favourite thing. Our family and friends had nothing but great things to say about her and the way she directed our photography. All the photos were delivered so quickly to us, even some on the night of the wedding which was so exciting for us. Taeya is flexible, kind, welcoming, talented and overall a wonderful person. We can’t recommend her enough.
I had my first session a few years ago with Taeya when she was first starting and she was amazing then. I had another session for an outdoor empowerment session and oh my gosh, she is INCREDIBLE!! I am in awe of her abilities, she does NOT disappoint in her photography skills and I am 110% doing another session with her this summer! Not to mention how sweet and genuine she is as a person, and how easy and comfortable she makes the whole shoot, I HIGHLY recommend her beyond words
I'm really awkward in front of the camera, but with Taeya as my photographer, she made it so easy and feel so comfortable!!
She captures the most precious and forever moments.
Taeya was recommended to my fiancé and I by a few friends who had done a couple shoots with her before. We saw their photos and loved how they turned out. We were unhappy with our original engagement session done a few years prior, by another photographer and thought it was time for a redo. Taeya was amazing to work with from start to finish. From booking, hearing all of my ideas to get photos that were authentic to us, and even more amazing to work with on the day of. She understands that it can be super awkward in front of the camera and was great at directing us to get some beautiful shots. Her turnaround time was fast and the pictures turned out fantastic. Her work is high quality and I will use her again for any other photography I need. My fiancé and I are beyond happy with the photos we received.
Taeya was a phenomenal photographer!! I was feeling confident and she helped keep that positive vibe throughout the shoot. She made it fun and she really captured the real me. Taeya was very responsive and such an amazing hype girl. The pricing was right and the quality of the photos were fantastic! I will definitely be getting all of my important milestones in life captured by this amazing woman!
Taeya was such as pleasure to work with, she's super funny and makes you feel very comfortable during your photoshoot ! She managed to capture the beauty of my jewelry pieces in every shot and knew exactly what pose to set us up in to create such elegant pictures. Highly recommend for your brand development among her many other talents.
If you looking for an amazing photographer combined with an outstanding personality and great price stop looking further! It was our wedding and the first time we'd hired a professional photographer, we were a little nervous since it was our first time and weren't sure how it would all play out, but after our first meeting , we knew, we are in great hands. Taeya is really easy to work with, she explains everything in detail and you can ask her anything and she will be happy to explain. We were just amazed with the pictures and service provided. Highly, highly recommend to everyone who is looking to get professional photos done.
My business just went through a huge growth spurt and we needed to share our growth in a way that did the studio justice. Taeya did an absolutely incredible job of capturing our vibe and taking a vast and varying collection of photos for us to use on all of our social media and our website. The result is a cohesive internet identity that I am proud to present. The experience of having Taeya photographing the studio, our supplies and staff was one of a kind. She made us feel at ease and was a perfect guide for those of us who are not exactly naturals at posing for the camera. 10/10 would recommend! We still have so many great photos to release over time on our pages <3
"These aren't just images, these are memories."
For me, photographing your session or wedding is about capturing the season of life that you are experiencing right now. I never want to fabricate your memories, I want to get to know you and then let you shine.
With that said, there is a right photographer out there for everyone; we are not a one size fits all industry.
I am the photographer for the hopeless romantics; The wanderers; The free spirited, windswept, and barefoot lovers. I am the photographer for the person who finds perfection in the imperfect. I am the photographer for the people who value authenticity, empowerment, deep connection, and all forms of art.
My work is often described as dark and moody. I like to bring out warm brown undertones with cool teal highlights to produce thought provoking imagery. When I create I always share a piece of myself and my emotions, like a stamp that says "hey this is how I'm feeling." I adore the close up details of the human body and will often opt for a hugged crop., however I like to pull back when the location deserves some recognition. My editing style is more desaturated with muted highlights and deep blacks. I like to play with haze and grain for a more dreamy and film-esque feeling.
I believe that we are all naturally stunning and have no reason to feel shame for our bodies. So with that in mind, I do not modify bodies, airbrush skin, or edit out anything natural like stretch marks, cellulite, wrinkles, moles, freckles, rolls, scars etc. I will NEVER make you thinner, so don't ask.
I may do light skin smoothing to even shadows and skin tones, and out edit small blemishes like pimples or cat scratches. I will never ask you to shave or alter your every-day appearance if that doesn't align with who you are. Just show up as you are and how you want to be celebrated.
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The Notebook is a space where I share tips and resources for clients who need a little extra help, the projects that touch my soul, and the knowledge I have gained about the industry I love so much that I wish to share with other photographers.
Take a peek inside to read the words that come straight from my heart, about this incredible journey I am on in photography, and the beautiful people I meet along the way.
Check out my CASTING CALL page for more details about the sessions I am offering at a hella discounted rate. These sessions are creative sessions of my own vision. Meaning you get a massive discount, just for fitting the description of the type of session I want to add to my portfolio, and a full model release of course.