Pole Vault_An Awesome Track and Field Event!



     Kristin has been an athlete all her life. She began as a gymnast and  plays a mean game of volleyball , but her first love is the brave  world of Pole Vault. I say "brave world" because I actually tried to learn pole vaulting in High School;it scared me to death! There was no way I was flying feet up on a flimsy pole over a bar that could fall on me. The biggest fear was NOT going over the bar, but falling backward on my head!

    This is where I get my extreme respect for the brave athletes who pole vault. What a fun event to watch! The best pole vaulters in the state are located here in Central Illinois; in large part because of a couple of Club Pole Vault  Teams in the Bloomington and Champaign areas.

   Kristin is one of the best and her passion for the sport pushes her to continue to improve. Senior year is here and she'll be over the top in her field! 

Categorized In: champaign central | gymnast | kristin | pole vault | portrait

The Importance of Authenticity


Who are YOU?

     The question I am asked most often by parents when scheduling a Senior Portrait is," What kind of props do you think would look nice in the photos?"

    Of course, I answer the question with a question, " What does your son or daughter like to do? What are they passionate about?"

      Sports equipment is by far the most popular props because of the popularity of athletics in school. Musical instruments would come a close second; there are lots of very talented musicians that are trained well in the band and chorus. This portrait of Matthew tells of his great love of music and his guitar.  He is active in  every musical or acting event at St Thomas More including Madrigals ,Improv and Battle of the Bands.       

     But  Matthew's  talent with a guitar is magical. He is one with the strings and effortlessly creates the most beautiful tones on his acoustical guitar. So when it came to selecting a prop to show who Matthew is, there was no question what he would choose....


Categorized In: champaign | guitar | mahomet | mansfield | monticello | music | portrait | props | schedule | senior | special | sports | st thomas more

New Web Site Look

New Web Site Look!  April 30, 2012

Our new web site, complete with gallleries, directions to the studio and a new Blog to update happenings at our studio went live today. I'm excited to share the information that is contained because our new web host, Marathon Press, has some wonderful pre-edited information that is valuable in planning and creating portraits for you.

Visit the new site and search through the different galleries to see if you or your friends are in the photograph galleries, check out the new Google Map link in the directions under the About Us tab and share your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook with the new sharing buttons.

Our address is still http://www.gregtaylorphotography.com  .  Share your thoughts about the site with us, we are always striving to get the best information to you about what's new in our world.





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