Let’s skip the small talk:
who am I, really? 

AS A LOS ANGELES EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER...

I always thought it was a shame that life was limited to just my perspective. So I made a living stepping out of mine to experience yours. Maybe it’s the unbridled frankness in me, but I’ve always believed that in life, truth and connection are what matter most. More than anything, I love capturing both with my camera — as authentically as possible. 

Insatiable curiosity and childlike wonder drive me to see life through your eyes

about daria taylor

How’d I wind up in LA? Here’s the true story: 

I had this sudden urge to leave Chicago’s subzero weather for a fresh change of pace. That’s it. That’s all it took for me to pack up everything I own in the back of a RAV4 and drive 2000 miles across the country.

Was it the smartest, most well-developed plan ever executed? No. But I’ve always followed my curiosity and intuition this way, and it's a trait I can’t help but bring to my work as a Los Angeles event photographer.

I’m an observer at heart. I leap before I look and react on a dime to things as they transpire. I love how photography opens doors to incredible experiences, fascinating people, and the opportunity to learn something new every single day.

It’s also why I can confidently say I thrive in event-day chaos. Curveballs? Oh, they’ll come. But I’ll be ready, camera in front of my face, to document all the knee-slapping, heart-stopping, unforgettable moments with photos that tell your story.

Chicago-grown, LA-based. 

At the end of the day,                                

           storytelling is just a collection of real moments 

I’m here to capture the images that string them together. 

Moments like... Sharing belly laughs with your best friend over a joke you no longer remember.

So, let me tell your story. I’LL GO FIRST.

Outside of photography, what interests do we share?

finding peace and quiet

being wonder-struck in new places

getting outside and exploring

early mornings on road trips

the beach at sunset

growing food

Every place my camera and I go is a safe and welcoming space for all races, religions, sexual orientations, and identities.

EVERYONE deserves TO BE seen FOR WHO THEY ARE.

To demonstrate this commitment, I’ve spent countless hours studying the ins and outs of photographing different complexions and skin tones in beautiful, accurate light. To me, what’s even more impactful than mirroring real moments in a photo, are real people of all backgrounds, sharing in joy, and bringing their stories to those moments.

Daria did such a phenomenal job. The photos are absolutely beautiful, and she was fantastic to work with. I can't thank her enough. She truly captured the best day of our lives, and our family and friends are raving about the shots.

- cara

Daria did such a phenomenal job. The photos are absolutely beautiful, and she was fantastic to work with. I can't thank her enough. She truly captured the best day of our lives, and our family and friends are raving about the shots.

- cara

Daria did such a phenomenal job. The photos are absolutely beautiful, and she was fantastic to work with. I can't thank her enough. She truly captured the best day of our lives, and our family and friends are raving about the shots.

- cara

Where IS curiosity leading you?

LOS ANGELES EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Never Bored, Always Curious

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