TAylor Lauren Barker

Storyteller | Photographer | Wordsmith


Amber HOuse

A Photo Story


My Girls is the story of twenty-four year old Amber and her four young daughters.

The essay and photos were published as part of a Newhouse magazine, 

along with other stories relating the American economy.

Amber House

Oswego, New York | Spring 2014

Copyright © 2014 Taylor Lauren Barker. All Rights Reserved.


Helping Hounds

A Passion Project

Helping Hounds Dog Rescue

DeWitt, New York | Spring 2013

Copyright © 2014 Taylor Lauren Barker. All Rights Reserved. 


Powerful People

Executive Portraits


l O V E

Engagement | Maternity | Family | Graduation

Kelly & Andres

Jackie, Michael & Baby Porco

The Blum Family





A Personal Collection of work

Photo courtesy of Michael Porco

Photo courtesy of Michael Porco

My passion is storytelling, it's how I make sense of the world. The most important thing I have ever learned about storytelling is that in order to be a successful storyteller you must be an attentive and deliberate listener.

As a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, I was able to develop a variety of skills relating to visual journalism and storytelling. My concentration was in photojournalism, but I was also able to grow illustrative, creative and multimedia portfolios.

My professional experience includes positions as a staff photographer for The Daily Orange, a contributing writer and photographer for The Onondagan, and a photo and cinema assistant for Michael Justin Films. I also enjoy working as a freelance photographer and designer and writing regularly for my personal blog, taylsb.

Currently, I am exploring the world, collecting stories and postcards from every place I adventure to. I can be reached at