Taylor Takes a Taste Turns 2!

2 years ago today, I started Taylor Takes a Taste! Wow the last 2 years have flown by! Here is a recap from year one, and now for a recap of year 2.

Year 1 was amazing, I thought it wasn’t possible, but year 2 was even better! Here are some of my favorite posts from the last 12 months.


In January, this double chocolate pie , experiments with beer bread, and my first Food Blog Conference!

In February, I celebrated a lot of National Food Days, gave my first food photography tutorial, and was ready for spring!

In March, I made funnel cakes, deep fried cookie dough, and had a little March Madness tournament of my own.

In April, I continued to celebrate National Food Days, went to a soft shell crab festival and shot and shot a book promo !

In May, I went Strawberry picking with the Charlotte Food Bloggers, had a crawfish boil, and checked out the Charlotte Food Truck scene.

June brought a month filled with cream pies, food photography tutorials, and National Food Day celebrations!

In July, I celebrated the 4th, taught my first food photography class, and did more food photography tutorials!

In August, I counted down towards tailgating season and celebrated a few more national food days.

September, October, November, and December, brought with it 15 weeks of traveling, tailgating, and 2 food photography workshops.

For this season’s tailgating tour, I moved the tailgating posts to a new site Taylor Tailgates, so if you haven’t seen them all please check it out. In the fall, I traveled to another 15 games, putting my total at 29 tailgates in the last two seasons.What I am doing with all this tailgating content is something that I can’t quite reveal yet. Hopefully in the next week, I will be able to tell you about a project that I spent all of 2011 working on and will spend a good part of 2012 working on as well.

This year has been amazing! I have eaten a lot, traveled a lot, and taken thousands of great pictures. In the Spring of 2011, Julie and I started the Charlotte Food Bloggers group. We are working on redoing our website now, and have a whole lot planned for 2012! If you live in Charlotte and have a food blog, of are interested in recipe writing, food photography, WordPress, and talking about/eating great food we would love to have you join us! We have a whole lot of great things planned for 2012, so I will be sure to share with you what we are up to.

So what should you expect in 2012? Right now, I am lining up several food photography workshops that will take place late spring/early summer, if you want me to come to your city send me an email! I would love to see if we can work something out.

At the end of this month, I will be going to Food Blog South in Birmingham, AL. I had a blast last year, so I am very excited to see old friends and meet new ones! Let me know if you will be there, I would love to meet you!

As far as other posts you will see,  I have a few more food photography tutorials, I will be finishing the largest project I have ever undertaken ( will be revealed soon), and will encounter a whole lot of other things that I haven’t even imagined yet!

2011 was an even better year than 2010! I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds!


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  1. says

    Congrats on 2 years Taylor and on all of your success! You deserve it! I love your blog and your photos are always so great! I also love that you share photography tips with the rest of us. Hope you have many more successful years ahead!

  2. Roger says

    Congratulations on 2 years, and thank you for continuing to do what you do .. I’ve been following your blog for the better part of the 2 years and really enjoy it, being a “food person” and a photographer, your work is inspiring!

  3. Sara says

    Wow, what a great two years! I think you could definitely say you’ve had some big highlights in the past year. I’m of course speaking of that delicious peaches and cream pie.

  4. says

    Congratulations! It’s always a treat to read your posts and the lovely images.
    How amazing is it that you share your techniques with everyone ~ definitely appreciated!
    Maybe a workshop in the west coast in the near future (Los Angeles)?
    Best to you for 2012!

  5. says

    I’ve been following along with you for the past year. I adore your blog. You’re extremely talented and I always love finding out what projects you are working on. Thanks for all the photography tips. Would love to attend a food styling/photography class if you come to TX.

  6. says

    I just found your blog today and I wanted to tell you that I love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to make photography tutorials, I am going to try out the techniques for my own baking blog.

    Also, happy two year bloggiversary! I’m looking forward to your posts for the next year!

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