About Our Owner and Professional Photographer

Metro Detroit Photo Shoot with Stop and Stare by David Taylor

David Taylor is a Michigan native and entrepreneur with a passion and aptitude for the arts.  Even before he launched Stop and Stare Photography, he owned several successful businesses and has been recognized as a Premier Porcelain Ceramist, Martial Artist, Wine Enthusiast and World Traveler. That said, within the past 10 years, his career as a Porcelain Ceramist led him to take a deeper interest in the art of photography.  David spent much of his career studying the human form, especially faces and smiles. It was through photography of teeth and smiles that he discovered his fascination and love of the art form!

In past 10 years, David embraced photography whole-heartedly, spending endless hours behind the lens of his camera.  He enjoys the idea of capturing life’s genuinely beautiful moments and is especially drawn to the influence of lighting on a photo and how it can help tell a story or set a mood.  As a premier Metro Detroit Michigan photographer, David prides himself of having a keen attention to detail and will do anything to get the perfect shot in order to make his clients happy.  He loves a creative challenge through and through from scouting locations, selecting wardrobes and props to pursuing creative lighting techniques and posing. He will make your vision for your special day come to reality by getting to know you and truly understanding your goals for each shoot. From traditional posed photos to artistic and whimsical to photo-journalistic styling, David Taylor can do it all.

While he is talented in many ways, David specializes in styled photo shoots and especially wedding photography that will make you Stop and Stare!  He enjoys working closely with couples and brides to create a vision for their dream wedding photography and bringing that dream to life on their wedding day!  And when you select Stop and Stare as your wedding photographer, David will customize the perfect package to meet your needs.  He will meet with you, discuss and gather ideas, and plan your engagement session, where he will also guide you on wardrobe, poses and more!  David believes the engagement session is the perfect opportunity to practice and get couples comfortable in front of the camera so that they look natural and at ease on their wedding day.  Plus, engagement photos are a must-have for wedding shower decor, gifts, save-the-date cards and even wedding invitations or thank you cards!  

And because David stands by the quality of his work, he is offering all New clients a Quality Guarantee.  Whether you are looking for a Metro Detroit Michigan wedding photographer, family portraits, engagement photos, senior portraits, a maternity photo session or  even a boudoir photo shoot, David has the expertise and ability to make your photography dreams come true. So, contact Stop and Stare today to find out more and book a session.  David is excited to hear from you, work with you and customize your dream photoshoot today!