Tana Ava Taylor has established one of the leading photography boutiques in Los Angeles, California alongside her business partner, Rose Hamilton. The reputation of Tana & Rose Photography was built on the humorous take on family life Taylor tries to develop about family life in present-day California. As an entrepreneur, Tana Taylor is always looking for the best ways of bringing new clients through the doors of the boutique studio and has built a new area of success with her adoption shoots.
The number of families built around adoption and blending two different families is growing all the time and is reflected in Tana Taylor adoption shoots. These Ava Rose Taylor adoption shoots have become one of the most popular packages at the Los Angeles headquarters of the company and one of the main reasons for their continued growth and success.
What does your photography business do?
We began life completing portraits of friends and family members before expanding our work to the local community. Our main work is now conducted at our boutique studio which allows us to create a safe, secure environment for our subjects. We have looked to create new packages to reflect the changing family unit we are experiencing in the U.S., with adoption and fostering a major part of the present day. We like to welcome families brought together through adoption to our boutique to celebrate their family in a secure environment.
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been working in photography for around a decade and operated our boutique for around half that time in the Los Angeles area. Tana & Rose Photography was established by myself and my friend, Rose Hamilton when we both found ourselves enjoying photographing our families. We both studied photography before starting families and gained a lot of experience before we established our studio.
Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
Every day is different in my line of work, but that is a major reason why I enjoy it as much as I do. The main challenge Rose and I face is making sure our clients feel comfortable in our studio environment, which can be difficult at times. We want our subjects to feel as happy as possible which we feel can be seen in the images we capture. Other challenges include many of our clients being overcome with emotion when they share their adoption stories. Coming from a family brought together by adoption, I understand the raw emotions often found just below the surface.
Do you have any particular challenges that you address?
The photography industry is certainly growing which requires brands like Tana & Rose find a niche to remain successful. It is certainly becoming harder to grow, but our brand has found continued success because of our innovations such as adoption photo shoots.
Is your industry growing, shrinking or remaining the same?
Working with families is challenging, and I certainly try to get involved in as much work as possible in our studio. Many of the most impressive images we capture come after we discuss the difficulties many families have gone through on their adoption journey.
How does technology impact your company?
Photography has been at the fore in the development of technology for image manipulation and digital processing. We recently had to purchase some new editing software which has made the completion of our work far easier and faster on a daily basis. Technology remains of great importance to our business and will long into the future. We are also using social media on a regular basis to market our company and special deals directly with our clients.
Have you ever been to Miami?
I spent some time visiting Miami a few years ago and loved the place. It is such a vibrant city, I have rarely seen a city so culturally diverse and enjoyable to spend time in.
What part of Miami?
Most of my time was spent in the Arts District which was a wonderful place to visit and very inspiring. I loved the Wynwood Arts District with some beautiful boutique stores to enjoy and many galleries.
Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
On my last visit to Miami, I found a little Asian market where you can get amazing food and drinks. 1-800-LUCKY’S is a great place to hang out and enjoy, particularly as I walked through a vinyl record store which is one of my favorite kinds of store. One of the most enjoyable parts of my trip was getting a beer from a vending machine which made everything a little more fun.
Would you come back?
I plan to come back as soon as possible. I want to explore South Beach a little more and see what kind of creative ideas I can obtain this time.
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
All my trips so far have been for pleasure, but we are looking to expand Tana & Rose Photography into new areas. Hopefully, we can one day find ourselves opening a new location in Florida.