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Meet Tayler Suterko

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tayler Suterko.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I guess you can say that photography is in my blood. As a kid, I was usually 2 hours deep in a sketch or learning to paint. I loved art, but I never knew the avenue that I wanted to pursue. My mom is an incredibly talented photographer an artist, a skill that she actually picked up later in life. Her talent developed so quickly, and her eye for detail was unexpected and amazing. It wasn’t until I became a fur-mom to my Rhodesian Ridgeback that I tried my hand at photography. I purchased my first camera just to document the adorable puppy phase, referring to my mom for help with my camera and Photoshop.

It didn’t take me long to realize that there was something real here, my camera re-ignited my passion for art and re-creating what the natural eye sees. I moved from puppies to friends, to models and couples. Every shoot fueled me with this insane energy to do more and more, to continue growing and searching for more fire. I discovered this passion I never knew existed and it was life changing in so many ways.

Over the years I developed my shooting style and followed my heart into the wedding industry. Photographing couples is so fulfilling to me, as I get to capture incredible moments in time that can never be replicated. My goal has always been to capture images that give people “the feels”, to stand out amongst so many other artists, to have an identifiable style. I want my couples to see that photo and say “Holy crap, that’s US. That’s OUR love, it’s exactly who we are to the very core”. I want them to see an image from their wedding and feel as if they’ve taken a time machine back to that very moment and feel every emotion running through their veins once again.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m all about capturing the big, small, and messy moments, the in-betweens and the imperfects. Your un-staged, and unforgettable, your man wiping away a sweet tear running down his cheek, your bridesmaids making you laugh so hard you can’t breathe, and your dad squeezing you one last time before you marry your best friend.

The photos I capture bring my couples back to THEIR day, the day that their lives intertwined and their adventure began. I want to create with my couples, dig into the real and the honest. I don’t pose my couples, I don’t show up on the day of, do my job, and leave. I form real relationships, life-long friendships, and I create genuine art with them. I spend more time than the average photographer getting to know who my couples are, what makes their hearts jump, and all of the special little details of their story.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I’m so lucky to be an artist today, education and community is at our fingertips. It’s been incredibly easy for me to form meaningful relationships with other photographers in the area with social media. Even though there is a ton of “competition” in the area, it honestly feels more like camaraderie. There are so many talented artists that I’ve met that are always willing to share advice or teachings. It has inspired me to teach others and spread the sense of community!

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Image Credit:
Tayler Ashley Photography

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