Marlon Taylor Photography

(21 reviews)
Southern California, CA | (714) 800-9111
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Serving SF, Bay Area, CA | (714) 800-9111
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Wedding: 10/19/2013
Member Since: 12/31/2013 verified review
Me and my amigo Marlon Taylor    posted 12/31/2013 (updated 1/1/2014)

Marlon did an epic and very memorable job at our wedding. I have known Marlon for over 10 years and have waited to finally ask him to be our photographer at our wedding. Marlon captures you in a light that you never knew was inside of you. If you check out his website you will quickly see what I'm talking about. Marlon by no means I would consider a cheap photographer. My Mother in Law paid 3 times what Marlon had invoiced me for the event and received some pretty boring photos from her Wedding Photographer 3 years ago. When we got our Family together to view our Wedding photos last month , they were all blown away just like I was with the results of our Wedding. I can't say enough of what an Amazing job Marlon did for us, his photos will be a part of my families memories for many generations to come. I highly recommend Marlon Taylor and would never use anyone else.

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Wedding: 8/18/2012
Member Since: 10/19/2010 verified review
Photography    posted 9/2/2012

Very accommodating. Marlon was very easy and fun to work with.


Wedding: 6/2/2012
Member Since: 4/8/2009 verified review
Flexible and Friendly    posted 6/28/2012

Marlon Taylor and his assistant were friendly and willing to work with the hectic schedule of a wedding. They stayed at our event as long as it needed to capture everything. Marlon Taylor will work with your budget and give you a superb job!

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Wedding: 4/10/2011
Member Since: 5/21/2008
Couldn't be happier!!!    posted 6/14/2012

"From the moment my husband and I met Marlon we knew that we wanted him to capture our precious and memorable moments. He is extremely charismatic, friendly, talented, and the love he has for photography truly shows up in his work. Our engagement photos turned out amazing. I would have never thought laying in the middle of the street would look so good! Marlon's creativity is out of this world and not only did our photos turn out gorgeous but they also turned out to be one of a kind. On our wedding day Marlon was so easy to work with, even when things got extremely hectic. Our wedding photos, of course, turned out exceptional and to top it off, during dinner Marlon put together a slide show of the ceremony photos for our guests to immediately enjoy. Overall working with Marlon on our Engagement and Wedding photos was a blast. We could not have asked for a better photographer and would definitely work with him for any future events and refer him to our friends and family!"

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Wedding: 10/6/2012
Member Since: 4/30/2012 verified review
i could not believe it!    posted 5/24/2012 (updated 6/15/2012)

due to my budget i inquired about Mr. Taylor under the $1000.00 cost bracket(which he's not), and i absolutely loved his work online, and i know it was a great asking price to begin with. i'm just a straight forward person and don't expect miracles... if you can do it, great! thank you & if not, i understand, it is what it is, i work in sales, sometimes you can, sometimes you can't.. BUT JUST BE HONEST!!!! after inquiring i stated i could not do according to his asking price but he said he could work with my request, so we met. After meeting and discussing prices, he agreed to move forward with doing my wedding and the next day, as i was waiting for the contract to be sent to me, all of a sudden late a night as i'm expecting the agreement he changed his mind after confirming with me he would do my wedding. I don't understand how someone can just waist your time and not be honest from the start, especially when it comes to your wedding... i have never written a review in my life!!! but this just really bothered me to the core, and i found him to be unethical and someone who cannot honor his word! i wish him great success, but what he did was not right!

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It is always disappointing when there is a misunderstanding. My goal always has and always will be to make sure that I can give each and every one of my clients the best wedding images, best service, and the best experience that I can. After the init...

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Wedding: 12/30/2011
Member Since: 7/24/2011 verified review
YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!    posted 2/4/2012

My husband and I are very camera shy people so we were nervous when it came to meeting photogaphers. After talking to Marlon for 10 minutes & seeing his work, I KNEW he was our wedding photographer! Marlon is such a nice guy, who makes you feel at ease and who takes AMAZING AMAZING photos!!! I promise you won't be disappointed! Every single photo was simply breath-taking and I couldn't have chosen a better photographer. THANK YOU SO MUCH MARLON!

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Wedding: 11/26/2011
Member Since: 11/1/2010 verified review
anything goes    posted 1/18/2012

Marlon did everything and anything that would make us happy to get the photos we wanted. Our photos were great and he was so accommodating.

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Wedding: 9/10/2011
Member Since: 8/11/2010 verified review
A Groom's Review    posted 11/9/2011

We met Marlon through a referral of a friend. We had already met with several photographers, and none of them seemed to cater to us. Either they tried to sell us a "package" or they told us what we would like. When we first met Marlon, the first thing he did was listen. He came professionally dressed and brought plenty of sample pictures. We took both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures with Marlon, and we could not be happier we made the decision to hire him! The engagement pictures were unique, and always captured the "life" of the moment, not just the standard poses. He would tell us to be ourselves, and you could really see from the photos that we were having a genuine time. The wedding pictures were everything we hoped for. During the wedding, I barely knew Marlon was there (that's a good thing), yet he took hundreds and hundreds of fantastic pictures. He was extremely polite, professional, and his demeanor was always positive and friendly. I received multiple compliments at the wedding how non-intrusive Marlon was when he took the pictures, and they felt very comfortable around him. Another advantage people do not really think about is his height. He is able to shoot over people instead of trying to squeeze in front of people for the best shot. I would definitely recommend him for any type of photo shoot or event, and we plan on using him down the road for family photos.

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Wedding: 9/4/2011
Member Since: 6/8/2009
When the memories fade...    posted 11/8/2011

When the memories of the best night of your life begin to fade, the importance of good photography is priceless. This is why finding the right photographer is one of the most important pieces of your wedding. And, in my opinion, it's not just about finding someone at the right price point or even just the quality of their work that makes them a great photographer. These things are important, yet, they mean nothing if there's not the right fit between you. It's intangible, but you know it when you've found it. It's a feeling of utter ease that come with every snapshot.

Hiring Marlon was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only did we receive beautiful pictures at an incredible value, but we got to experience the magic involved in creating a beautiful picture. This can only come from someone with an amazing personality and deep love for what he does. Thankfully, we found this in Marlon.

The best day of my life happened a couple of months ago. No matter how hard I tried to stay in every single moment as long as I could, in the end, it felt like the day passed in the blink of an eye. My memories are just flashes of things that happened that day. But every time I look at one of Marlon's photos, I feel like I get to relieve the best day of my life over again.

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Wedding: 10/9/2011
Member Since: 10/18/2010 verified review
HANDS DOWN FANTASTIC!    posted 11/3/2011

There is no reason NOT to contract Marlon for whatever event you are having. He is personable, a fantastic photographer and reasonably priced.

I had a small, informal wedding and Marlon was a blast. I couldn't keep track of him, but literally 5 people told me he was all over the place taking pics! So friendly and fun-loving, he fit in with everyone and was probably the third liked person at the reception (besides me and my husband)! He even stayed longer than we agreed upon, making sure he got everything and anything we wanted.

Call him, set up the initial meeting and you will NOT be disappointed. I guaranty it!

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Wedding: 9/16/2012
Member Since: 9/19/2011 verified review
Disappointed    posted 10/12/2011 (updated 10/30/2011)

We were planning to use Marlon as our photographer. However after we verbally confrimed that we would be going with him as our photographer, and less than 24hrs before our appointment to sign the contracts he booked our date with another couple. i cannot vouch for the quality of his work, but his professionalism is seriously lacking.

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Let me first say that I am truly sorry that you had a less than desirable impression about my professionalism. I value your honesty and feedback. I have built my business on integrity and professionalism as is demonstrated by my reviews. With that s...

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Wedding: 7/16/2011
Member Since: 4/7/2011 verified review
Amazing!    posted 8/20/2011

Marlon was absolutely amazing! His best package deal comes with so much for the price. You will find no better deal than what he offers. His quality and professionalism is second to none. On my wedding day, we were running late and many things did not go as planned....but Marlon rolled with it and the small amount of confusion and chaos did not phase him one bit. He takes amazing photos, this is the first reason I chose him. But he is an extraordinary person and gifted professional. You can definitely not go wrong with him!

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Wedding: 10/16/2010
Member Since: 6/30/2008 verified review
The best photographer    posted 12/3/2010

He is the best photographer there is! I need someone to work our wedding at a budget and he was there for us. He was easy to get in contact with and is so talented. If we ever needed anything he was there and so nice about everything. His work is just amazing.

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Wedding: 10/4/2009
Member Since: 2/24/2008
Happiness    posted 11/5/2010

I found Marlon Taylor on Knot.Com 1 year ago. Being overwhelm with all the photographers and websites nothing connected me UNTIL I saw Marlon's, The music of Maxwell and the breath taking photos was what I wanted I felt he would be the one to make us Happy. We had Marlon do our Engagement and Wedding photos on time, did extra, made us feel very comfortable, very honest,pleasant and respectable and to top it off I could tell he really loves what he does. Very Please my husband and I would HIGHLY recommend Marlon Taylor as your photographer I know we will use him again for other events. Thank you Marlon

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Wedding: 10/9/2010
Member Since: 8/29/2009 verified review
The Best!    posted 11/1/2010

I was referred to Marlon by one of his first clients who are our best friends. He is so good at what he does. He is very sociable, loves to hear the story behind your love, and he actually listens to what you want. He made me laugh through my whole wedding. Not only did he take pictures during and before the wedding. While the dinner was going on he set up to my guest could watch a slide show of the pictures he had already taken during the ceremony! I would recommend Marlon Taylor to all my friends and family members or just a person who is looking for an awesome photographer. Very easy to get a hold of and very easy to talk to. My first choice for a photographer and he will forever be my photographer for anything I may need in the future.

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Wedding: 7/17/2010
Member Since: 11/12/2009 verified review
Happy bride!    posted 10/20/2010

I can honestly say that I am very LUCKY to have found Marlon...I searched and searched for the perfect photographer and I found him! I couldn't ask for more...Marlon is professional, artistic, down to earth, and talented. Talk about capturing BEAUTIFUL moments and most importantly....MEMORIES.
***Future brides - you will not be disapointed*** :)

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Wedding: 9/27/2009
Member Since: 2/18/2009 verified review
Wonderful    posted 10/20/2010 (updated 10/20/2010)

When your wedding day is over, and believe me it flies by so quickly, all you will have to look back on are your photos. My husband and I feel such happiness when we look back at ours. Marlon captured all the emotions of the day from the tears, to the laughter, to the "break dancing" on the floor at the reception. Our wedding photos we will treasure always. In addition to our wedding day, we also had an engagement photo session with Marlon. This was a look into the magic Marlon would create. Simply amazing! Finally the icing on the CAKE... Marlon and I had a TRASH the DRESS session. This was a day of such fun! Nothing we wouldn't do for "the shot" that day. The results are breathtaking! If you are interested in seeing any of these photos they are all on my facebook.
If you are looking for a photographer who will care as deeply about making your photos special and memorable as you do, look no further! Marlon has a true gift and you will be truely fortunate to have him capture your precious moments.
Amy Rackleff

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Wedding: 7/26/2010
Member Since: 5/5/2009 verified review
Great Photographer    posted 10/20/2010

Marlon was a pleasure to work with. Professional and creative. He took some very inovative photos and myself being an amateur photographer loved the photos he shot. He spent lots of time with us on the day of the wedding, coming to the hair salon before, during wedding and the reception. Exceptional!

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Wedding: 3/28/2010
Member Since: 7/15/2009
The Best Pictures Ever    posted 10/19/2010

marlon was such a pleasure to work with. When I first met him I did a test run with my engagement photos and was so amazed at how many fabulous shots he took. I couldn't wait for my wedding photos. His prices are so affordable and he has many different camera lens he can use to give you the most unique shots. I used him for my engagement party and my wedding. I am still thumbing thru photos trying to decide on my album because there are so many wonderful pics to choose from. I cant wait for our family photos next year. He will always be my family photographer.

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Wedding: 10/10/2010
Member Since: 5/5/2008 verified review
Great Photographer!    posted 10/19/2010

I have searched and interviewed several photographers in Orange County . Luckily, I came across Marlon Taylor photography in the vendor list at Wedding Channel and Knot website. The photographs caught my eye. They were candid and photo journalistic. Very artistic too. There are a lot of excellent photographers, but they are either money driven or don't care much about you (especially if you are on a budget). You not only need someone you are comfortable with but someone with a good heart. Marlon is the man. My engagement photos were amazing! During our wedding, he worked non-stop. He wants to make sure you are happy. His fee is very reasonable. The fact that he does not care how long it takes on each session makes him an exception to many of the businesslike photographers I have communicated with. Marlon makes certain he captures every special moment. I highly recommend this photographer. I am confident he has taken great photos of my wedding and still look forward to receiving my album and photos. We are still scheduled for another photo session. With all these complimentary sessions for a great price - who could ask for more?

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Let me capture your moments and your heart

I am a romantic at heart. I love to capture romantic moments. There is nothing more beautiful, romantic, elegant and graceful than a bride as she walks down the aisle to her waiting groom. Images have been featured on TLC Channel, Winner of "Best Of Weddings" for 2011 on The Knot/Wedding Channel


  • Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
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