In grade 2 I got in big trouble for operating a bracelet-making business complete with inventory records, and (poorly paid) employees underneath my school desk. Apparently selling embroidery floss bracelets for $0.50, made by my friends that were being paid $0.10 per bracelet wasn't ethical according to my teachers, but it's stuck with me my whole life. I grew up with a mom in a 9-5 office job that decided one day to drop it all and jump head-first into cultivating a dream life and becoming a photographer. No one was telling her not to do it. ;)
So what's a girl to do with big entrepreneurial dreams, generational skills, and a need to chat with everyone she meets? Start a photography business that gathers all of that good stuff and puts it together. Below is a short timeline of my journey.
Timeline of Taylor Drake
- 2001 - Hand me the camera
I mentioned that my mom is a photographer right? This means that since I was born there has been a camera either in my face, in her hands, or on the kitchen table. My first memory of this is when I was about 4 years old and getting these photos taken to mimic my mom's 1987 glamour shots.
Meet my Crew
Lady Josephine Jolene von Catto
If you like cats, dogs, or animals in general, you are my kind of people. This is my furry daughter that we affectionately call "Josie". If you are wondering where the cat hair came from, it doesn't matter if I am 8 hours away, it was her.
My favourite cheerleader, tech guy, and fun-bringer. Also my partner. I like to tell stories about us and use him for posing examples so I feel like he deserves a space here just for him.