All About Me - Photography By LK

My Daddy and Me

LK Taylor

"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 clich√©, 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!