kind words for pj taylor

PJ TaylorWe worked with PJ for our holiday photograph and she was wonderful - with two young children she had to work quickly and efficiently and she did. The girls loved her and the pictures are beautiful!

Molly Wadhwani - Family Portrait

P.J. Taylor chronicled the people and programs of Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) over a three-month period. She did an amazing job capturing the spirit and faces of our work, which was no easy feat since we work with 600 people daily ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens. P.J. worked with our program staff to find optimal moments to photograph and comfortably fit right in with our children and seniors. It was a pleasure working with a photographer who took such great interest in the work we do at Tel-Hi and her photographs reflect the special community she discovered here. The photographs were used in a video for our annual fundraising dinner, marketing materials, and printed on poster board to hang in our community room. We thank P.J. for helping us share our work with others through her amazing photographs.

Donna Faure - Director of Development:

Our organization was seeking a photographer for a full-day photo shoot which included outdoor scenic shots and candid and posed photos of our current residential Fellows and staff. PJ Taylor's photography style and approach to taking photos was a great match for our project. She went above and beyond, visiting our location in advance and working with us during a very special but also very long day of shooting. The resulting set of photos are being used for a variety of Center communication projects. We're thrilled we selected PJ Taylor as our photographer!

Melissa L. Johnson - Development and Communications Director
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

“Both PJ and her photos were fantastic. Super professional and easy to work with, even with a belly my size. She was patient with my tempermental two year-old and had plenty of ideas about how to get the whole family involved.”

Sara Sider - Maternity

Dear PJ, I just want to thank you for the wonderful job you did creating the Christmas card of Lola Mae and me.. All the pictures you took were great but I think we picked out the best four.. All my friends and family loved the card. Many used it as an ornament on their Christmas tree. Looking forward to creating many more in the future.

Jack Lenk - Family Portrait

Think back to the worst, most micromanaging photographer. Horrible contorted poses? barking directions? holding your head in uncomfortable positions for minutes on end, and pressing a fake smile across your face?. A session with PJ is the antithesis of that experience. When we worked with PJ, she came in and appeared to casually snap some shots. As if taking amazing pictures were easy. And the results were nothing short of breath taking. Somehow, without obsessing, or overly manipulating the situation, she captured what she needed.

The pictures of our daughter are magical. And the best part is that the process was so pleasant. PJ is just hanging out in the room with you. She may offer a suggestion, or try new things, but for the most part, she is just there with you. There are no pretensions or high brow airs to the session.

When PJ showed us the proofs, I was speechless. I saw the spirit of my family, captured in an honest and casual way. And best of all, the pictures make it look like we "look that good" everyday, effortlessly. She reflected our "good side" without asking us to change. What she gave us are priceless keepsakes.

Sue and Rob Cornish - Newborn

I have hired PJ for the past two years to take our annual family photographs. We have used her shots for our holiday cards, and we have received numerous compliments on the photographs. PJ somehow made us look better on (digital) film than we do in real life!

PJ is very flexible and easy to work with. She has an impressive ability to put her photo subjects at ease, even small children, allowing her to capture tender, unguarded moments of joy. PJ will work with you on location, incorporating the beauty of the outdoors into the portrait photographs. Most of all, PJ exudes a genuine love for photography and people – a synthesis that results in intimately artistic photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Brittny Bottorff - Family Portrait

We contracted with PJ to photograph our annual conference of over 1000 people. She was fabulous to work with. She understood our goals, asked really good questions, and provided us with expert advice that helped us fine tune what we were asking for. It was a very important—and stressful—day for us so we were particularly appreciative of how easy she was to work with. The photos were absolutely beautiful and we continue to use them on our website and in our marketing collateral. I would most definitely hire her again.

Marla Cornelius - Projects Director
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

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