A Girl's Gotta Have Goals | 50 WEDDINGS. 50 STATES.

www.taylorlaurenbarker.com // destination wedding photojournalist

50 weddings. 50 states...50 years? KIDDING.

Although some days it certainly feels like it just might take that long, truth be told, I've been so outrageously encouraged since my announcement.

And for those of you joining me for the first time... Hi! My name's Taylor and I've made it my mission to photograph (at least) one wedding in every United State of America!

Woah. I've said it about a hundred times (just today!) and I still get goosebumps every time I do. I'm taking that as a sign I'm on the right track. Shouldn't your life's work give you ALL THE FEELS?! 

Now that I've declared my intentions for all the universe to know, the second step has been to connect with outstanding wedding professionals in each state.

It's been pretty simple really, I'm using Instagram to find 'em, call 'em out by name, & show 'em some love. And let me tell you - it's been pretty magical making "friendors" I might not have had the opportunity to connect with otherwise. A "friendor," in case you're wondering, is "friend" + "vendor" = "friendor" 

The thing that really gets me about each of these people is that they're so clearly coming from a place of authenticity and heart. They're in it to win it, to really serve their clients, and I just love that. I love it so much, in fact, that I've decided to devote one journal post every week to "Friendors I Love." 

My hope is that by connecting with and honoring the superb work of my colleagues, I'll also be connected with 50 insanely phenomenal couples who will bestow upon me the honor of capturing their love celebrations. 

So friends, that's my plan. I'm going to meet people and share stories. I'm going to get very frustrated and doubt myself a little. I'm going to make progress every single day - no matter how small. And I am going to photograph a wedding in every single state.

www.taylorlaurenbarker.com // @taylorlaurenbarker // Candid Wedding Photojournalist

ps. If you'd like to discuss having me capture your love celebration, get in touch. Whatcha waitin' for?!