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Taylor Schauf

Taylor Schauf Photography Photographer & Consultant Photographer Silver Spring, MD
About Taylor
Hi! I'm Taylor. I live in the DC suburbs with my 2 year old daughter Ada, husband, and fur-child Loki Bear. I had Ada a month after I finished my graduate degree in Speech Pathology, and rather than going back to work a regular gig, I launched my own family and pet photography business. It's been great and I am growing in personal and professional ways that I had never imagined pre-kids! In fact, the drive and inspiration that I've become infused with since becoming a mom have continued to grow and I am currently in the process of launching a zero waste consulting practice. My hope for the new company is to reach families who have given up on sustainable living because "kids just produce so much waste" and show that sustainable living + kids are a perfect combination that come with the added bonus of less clutter and a more 'om' existence at home.

Don't let perfection stop you from being better.

How many kids? Ages?

Ada / Female / 2 years old

Interested In

Collaborating, Consulting, Finding a Mentor, Friendship, Networking, Playdates, Starting a New Company

Words you live by/quotes you love

Don't let perfection stop you from being better.

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

I'm a photographer and love working with communities to create beauty. I would be happy to work on joint projects with other members. I am also an empathetic and creative person with a good eye for interior design and would be good at helping others brainstorm about creative solutions to their own challenges.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Self promotion. I tend to down-play my success and be overly humble when I should really be cheering for my brand and letting people know how beautiful it is. I am about to start part time childcare so that I have more time to focus as the toddler naps become less predictable, and marketing (especially with the new business) will be where I spend my initial energy.

What do you want to achieve in 2018, personally and professionally?

Professionally I want to launch my consulting company and grow my photography business to double what it was in 2016. Personally I am working on being more relaxed and less reactive!

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?

Having my work featured in a local DC publication/blog would be huge! It can be hard to get noticed and start building a solid client base, which is where I am currently.

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

I am so inspired by other strong and creative mamas and think the chance to connect and be a part of this community is powerful. On the hard days it will be just what the doctor ordered, and on the good ones it will be a way to spread the good juju!

xx Taylor Schauf

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