About Me

{mel (is)-sa} – “Honeybee, Creative, Industrious.”

My family and I have planted our roots in Vista, CA in a simple home built by my great-grandfather. It’s bursting with character, heritage, and muddy foot prints. I’m a mama to three incredible kids, who keep me on my toes and teach me love and laughter everyday.

It is this simplicity and pure joy in life that I desire to capture within your own family.

I specialize in portrait photography of children, families, maternity, and newborns in North County San Diego.

Photographing families, and their special moments is what makes me tick, and I’ve become smitten with the birth community, locally and nationally. My first birth photography experience was breath-taking, and featured on Birth Without Fear. 

Birth is such a powerful, transforming moment of strength and life, and It’s safe to say that I’m hooked!

We all have a story to tell, I’ll help you tell yours.


-Melissa Taylor

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