Taylor Carstens | Senior

Her Time

"She has been feeling it for a while now-- that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her-- she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core-- this is her time. She will not only climb mountains-- she will move them too." - Lang Leav

I've been dreaming of doing a session with miss Taylor and when the day finally came, I was ecstatic! Taylor recently graduated with a degree in Music Business from Visible Music College. Taylor is an inspiration to me, though she may not know that until she reads this. ;)  She is fearless. She has gumption. She is so kind. In her kindness, she will also tell you the truth, even if it's not everything you want to hear. She is real and genuine. She pursues her dreams with a full heart and lots of passion, but holds them with open hands. Later this Summer, Taylor is taking that fearless gumption, following her heart and dreams and moving to LA to continue pursing a career in the music business industry! This girl is going to change the world and I am so excited to watch her do that. I have a feeling I will continue to learn a lot from her, even from LA. :) 

Aside from capturing Taylor's senior session, we sat at Muddy's Grind house coffee shop, chatted about life, marriage, weddings, dreams for Mary Kate Steele Photography and her LA goals. I'm gonna miss this girl when she moves. Thank goodness family in Memphis will bring her back to visit from time to time. 

Taylor volunteered to be my guinea pig for a new project I am starting at MKS Photography. It's a little something fun, something to inspire others and myself. I don't really have a name for it (yet), but the idea is to spend a morning or afternoon or evening with different people and capture their personal fashion style and personality. Fashion is a huge interest of mine, along with meeting new people or getting to know someone better. I have a feeling this will be a fun journey and we'll see where it goes! Shout out to Taylor for collaborating with me on the idea! If you would be interested in participating in this new project, please let me know! I would absolutely love to hear from you!! :D - Email me: marykatesteelephotography@gmail.com


Mary Kate 

 Isn't she just adorable and such a babe all at the same time?! <3 

Yellow floral romper: Stock & Belle 

Calvin Klein hat: Urban Outfitters

Sneaks: Puma Match Basic Sports Lo Sneakers