Mission/Background


Being a native of Washington DC, I have always had a love for the Arts, thru Music and Entertainment. I began taking pictures in the 90’s when film photography was the way. I took a sabbatical from photography while focusing on raising my children and being a larger presence in my  Community through coaching little league football and mentoring. I returned back to my love of photography in 2016. As I began  growing and learning, people began making requests for me to capture them and their events. After capturing my first wedding using a digital format in 2018, I was quite convinced, I could do this professionally. Being a published photographer has opened up many doors. It's a true blessing when I see my work and am always honored to be included in someone else's journey. I am thankful daily for my Loving wife Kateisha, who continues to support my dreams, who keeps me grounded and loved. Love you babe. To my Children Isaiah and Mickhia, I thank GOD for gifting me with your lives. You both make your dad proud. To GOD be the glory for the things HE has done.


Community

Action


I am most proud of the continued Partnership I have with the Howard University School of Business and Estee' Lauder World Wide Companies. This opportunity allowed me to provide professional headshots to Howard Freshman and returning business students for their business portfolios and Professional Headshots of Staff. I have also captured numerous events for the Howard School of Business and School of Social Work. Another Corporate Partner I am proud to work with is APCO Worldwide.

APCO Worldwide is an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations be catalysts for progress.


Working with the Special Needs community has always been a desire of my heart. This desire led to developing a Partnership with Frontline Community Services, a local Non-Profit dedicated to serving Disabled Adults. This opportunity provided photos for some of the agency's most talented adults and staff. Photos are displayed throughout their website.

https://frontlinecs.org/


Moving Forward

I am continuing to learn new techniques, through lighting, editing and composition, through many platforms within social media, Zooms and online classes. Investing in myself is extremely important. I am always open to partner with community agencies that make a difference in people's lives.


Goals

My goal is to leave a legacy of Love, Faith and Family through my creative mind, that will display kindness and patience to all.

“Eric is everyone of these options and more. He is the most genuine and personable photographer you could ask for. Not only did he work with my schedule but also work with my husbands. He makes sure that you all are on the same page with everything. When it came to the actual pictures. He made sure everyone was where they needed to be and made it fun! He’s one of a kind and I’m forever blessed to have had such a wonderful photographer. Anytime I get the chance to refer him to someone, I will. May 24th 2024”

“Eric was an amazing photographer! He took my graduation photos and were able to get them edited and finalized two days after the shoot. The results were amazing and I love them a lot. He had unique and creative ideas and was very patient and fun to work with. Thank you Eric for helping me capture such an important milestone!!!! May 18th 2024”

“Eric was professional and personable through and through. He was on point with getting folks to cooperate and get the shots he needed in a timely manner. He was funny and he commanded your focus the entire process. Would definitely use him again in the future" April 28th 2024”

“Greetings Mr. Taylor,
Thank you again for your service at the Howard University School of Social Work 2024 Awards & Recognition ceremony. I have received the link and shared it with Dean Crewe, faculty, and students. Everyone was excited. We appreciate you and your contribution to our students. The photos are fabulous! Kind regards
May 8, 2024

- Sharon Fletcher”

“What can I say about Images by Eric Taylor!!! Truly hiring Eric has been one of the best professional photography experiences I have had for not only my team photos but also for the rebrand and relaunch of my company! In addition, to taking amazing photographs, his professionalism, responsiveness and ability to turn the product around in such a quick timeframe, makes Eric my "Go-to" photographer for my events and company photography needs! Eric is amazing and amazingly talented and provides quality customer”

“Eric was great! Photos turned out great and were exactly what I was looking for. Would recommend him again! - September 1, 2023”

“Eric was great to work with! He was very timely and professional. He made the session fun and kept it moving! The photos came out great and we will treasure them forever!! Highly recommend!! June 17, 2023”

“Adapted to help make the evening perfect! June 17, 2023”

“I had the pleasure of working with Eric Taylor for my pictures, and I must say, it was a fantastic experience. The pictures turned out great, capturing the moment perfectly. His professionalism made the entire process enjoyable. Highly recommended for anyone looking for exceptional photography! - May 31 2023”

“Awesome professional experience. Great quality and lighting speed turn around time. A few hours only! May 4th 2023”

“Eric did a great job with our engagement photos down at the cherry blossoms. Super helpful the week leading up to the propsal, passionate about his work, and punctual. And the photos came out great! March 26, 2023”

“Great experience. Would definitely recommend going with Eric for all of your photography needs.

December 31st 2022”

“Working with Eric was a great experience! Very professional, flexible and delivered a great product at a fair price. Will be using his service in the future" - December 17th 2022”

“It was a pleasure working with Eric! He was professional, knowledgeable, and punctual. His work product was top-notch. My friend and I were beyond happy with our pictures and would love to use Eric again for future events. Thanks again Eric! April 16th 2022”

“Thank you Eric. It was a blessed day and you Captured it so amazingly well!
April 9th 2022”

“Mr. Eric was very professional and personable. He made the experience comfortable and exciting! The whole family and our guest enjoyed his energy. January 21st 2022”

“I had a great experience with Eric. He took some great pictures of our wedding and will gladly hire with him again and definitely recommend. He was very punctual and professional as well as accommodating. We were a little late on our side and Eric was kind enough to stay late for us and didn't charge extra. We were so happy with his pictures that we ordered more than our initial contract. Absolutely great experience overall. Highly recommended! November 29th 2021”

“Our photos were beautiful and ready the same day!! That’s unheard of! Eric was so responsive and patient with my kids and pets! Love our family photos! These are our best yet! November 7th 2021”

“Eric accommodated our event even on a few days notice. He was prompt, professional and produced great work. Oct. 10, 2021”

“We love our photographs!!!! Eric was very professional and understood exactly what we wanted after one phone call. He checked out the venue ahead of time and was prepared with ideas prior to my family’s arrival. Booking, contracting and receiving my photos were quick and easy!!! Definitely a must for any special occasion!!!! September 18th 2021”

“We are overly impressed with Eric’s quality of work. He really took the lead to tell our story through photography. Eric was able to capture everything we needed. He is a true professional and you can see he cares about his work. He showed up early and before he even introduced himself he was taking pictures already. That was amazing! He was a Godsend because we reached out to him hours before our event and he was available. It was Gods plan for him to do our vow renewal. August 21, 2021”

“Eric responded right away to my inquiry for headshots on thumbtack. He was prompt with follow up communication and worked around my schedule to do the shoot. Eric came to my home to take headshots and was very professional with his work. The images were high quality and he was even able to get them to me the same day! I would absolutely use him again for future photography needs!!”

“Eric did a great job with our wedding photos! We had an outdoor wedding in the Shenandoah National Park, and we really appreciated his willingness to come up into the mountains to take the photos. The shots look awesome, and Eric really made us feel comfortable during the shoot. There was a threat of rain, and Eric was super easy to reach and coordinate possible changes of plan with. Really great guy and photographer, highly recommend.”

“We are so glad that we chose to work with Eric Taylor Photography for our wedding! From the very first interaction, we knew we were in good hands. Eric is professional, personable and knowledgeable! He was responsive throughout the entire planning process, showed up early, and was sure to capture everything we asked for and beyond. Some of our friends thought Eric was family when they saw him interacting with us. They could hardly believe we had found him on Thumbtack. He is so friendly and kind.”

“Eric was very quick to respond. He was fun to work with and I’ll be using him again.”

“Eric was exceptional!!!! He was always in contact with me throughout the entire process. The contract was well executed, he was prompt, pictures and poses were unique and we will cherish these pictures forever. - May 24th 2021”

“Eric was great for us. He was prompt and very accommodating with our last minute planning. Great price for the photos. Thank you Eric!”

“Eric was beyond amazing! I needed a photographer for my bridal shower that was only a little over a week away and he was very responsive from our initial contact. He even went the extra mile to consult with my sister regarding the day for me. He captured all of the pictures I wanted and more. Thanks again Eric for being punctual, professional, and perfect in spite of the ongoing pandemic :-) - March 15th”

“I had an opportunity to work with Eric today for a professional photo shoot. It was a great experience. He made me feel very comfortable and was very creative and knowledgeable about the right angles, body posturing and lighting. That definitely made me feel more at ease. I will be working with him again and recommending his services to friends, family and colleagues. - February 24, 2021”

“Mr. Taylor was a pleasure to work with. He was punctual and showed great care for my photoshoot. Mr. Taylor had great vision, which was great because neither myself nor my fiancé knew too much about posing for great quality photos. I highly recommend Mr. Taylor and I’m confident he will do great work for any occasion.”

“I will say that Eric was amazing!!!! We connected immediately and he made sure that my wife and I had a great experience. Our relationship is defined through the photos he took. He has a creative mind and the chemistry is what made our photos come alive. At the end, it felt like we were just hanging out because he gets to know you as a person and as a couple. He is on speed dial for anything that I need with photos. You will not go wrong by selecting him. Every photo is a favorite!”