"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." -Aaron Siskind
Hello and Welcome! My name is Lisa Kai Taylor and I own and operate Photography By LK.
Over the years, I have been many things in my life: a college graduate, a schoolteacher, a 911 dispatcher, a wife, a mom. But, before I was any of those things, I was a photographer.
The Mixed Mamarazzi
Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, I am the daughter of a black, retired police officer, turned entrepreneur; and a white, former pediatric nurse, turned foster mom. Growing up, my parents taught me to embrace diversity, invest in knowledge, and practice compassion. I grew up in diverse neighborhoods, and my schools were integrated with people of various cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. It is here where I grew to admire and appreciate this diversity, finding beauty in an individuals uniqueness.
It was my father that led me to my love of photography. I remember him always having a camera, which eventually peaked my curiosity & spawned a lifetime love of photography. I was one of the photographers on my high school yearbook team, & I eventually, I was the one who friends started relying on to bring her camera with her!
This photography obsession only grew when I became a mom. I have been blessed with two amazing children: one artistic, tween girl; and one goofy, basketball-loving boy. These two have had to endure their "mamarazzi" all their lives, but one day, I know we will look back at these captured moments and enjoy the memories.
It may sound cliché, but ultimately, it is my love for capturing these memories that fuel my passion for photography. For me, the very essence, purpose, and power of photography is the fact that a single photo can not only convey a story, but more importantly, evoke one's emotions. A photo can remind us of simple moments or extraordinary events, allowing us to remember and reflect upon our own personal journeys or family history.
This brings me to why I am a photographer & why you should consider me to be yours. I wanna know about you? What is happening in your life that inspires your quest for a photographer? Are you celebrating an important milestone? Are you commemorating an important event? My goal as your photographer is to find out about you and your "why"?
I would be honored to be your photographer, and as such, I will strive to make you feel comfortable and confident during our session. I promise to listen to your ideas and insights, then work with you to bring out your best in a safe, fun, and easy-going environment. To sum it up: My style is relaxed, my focus is you, and my goal is to create meaningful memories mixed by me and cherished by you!