About The Photographer


HELLO! I'M TAYLOR, THE PHOTOGRAPHER.  THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE SOME PICTURES WITH YOU.

One of my favorite things about photography is capturing cool scenery and having the ability to share it with others.  Planet Earth is quite beautiful, and it’s been a fulfilling experience to highlight and share some of the moments I’ve been fortunate enough to stumble across. 

I grew up near Seattle and went to Gonzaga University in Spokane for engineering.  After graduating in 2010 I lived in Spokane for another few years.  In 2014 I came back to the west side of the state to be closer to family, and now I live in North Seattle.  Many of the pictures I've taken largely reflect the places I've lived or consistently traveled to in the Pacific Northwest.

I think my passion for taking photos may have stemmed from when I was very young.  If I had to pick a specific moment, it was likely when my brothers and I borrowed my mom’s video camera and filmed our first movie.  It was named ‘scary tales’ and it was filmed in night vision mode while driving home from a family get-together.  It included the likes of aliens popping out of our chests (like in the movie Alien) and various other frightening scenes.  I was around 12 at the time, but we continued to shoot our own Spielberg-quality videos for a few years and I just enjoyed having a camera in my hands. In 2010 I bought my first point and shoot camera and since then my passion for photography has grown concurrently with my appreciation for cool scenery.   

In the last few years I’ve really enjoyed shooting HDR photography (high dynamic range), where multiple images of different exposures are merged into one picture.  It’s a fun style to play around with.  I’ve also recently been getting into astrophotography, or shooting pictures of the stars.  I am fascinated with trying to capture the Milky Way and it’s been a very enjoyable (and tricky...) skill to learn. And just this year I made my way through Thailand and a few national parks with my partner Ally, and since then I’ve felt the desire to share some of the beauty we were fortunate enough to experience.

I hope you can enjoy some of the pictures on my website.  If you’d like to follow some more of my work, take a peak at my Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/taylor_wagemans_photography/

Enjoy!

Taylor (I'm the one with my feet on the ground)