Taylor Wilkes Biography

Photography has been a passion of mine for a long time. I picked up my first camera when I was 10 and have never looked back. I was fortunate enough to grow up shooting film and learning the dark room process. Today I shoot the most current digital cameras from Canon.

I am lucky enough to share my passion with my father Mark Wilkes. He and I have traveled all over the country together to take photos. One of the reasons I enjoy photography so much is because I truly enjoy sharing my experiences with my friends and family. I love showing them photos of where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. God has blessed me in life and allowed me to see some amazing, breathtaking sights; from sunrise over Grand Tetons, to sunset on the Platte River with 40,000 sandhill cranes, to wild brown bears fishing in the Alaskan river. I love traveling the country, and seeing new images that can be captured. It doesn’t matter where I am, as long as I have a camera in my hand I am happy. There is beauty all around us that is just begging to be photographed and shared with everyone.

I grew up in Wichita, KS and still live here. I remember one day driving to Kansas City through the flint hills and it hit me. Kansas in its own way with its rolling hills of prairie grass is just as beautiful as Colorado with the Rocky Mountains. I hope over the rest of my career to greatly expand my Kansas photography and share the beauty of Kansas with the world. My focus with my photography is mainly wildlife and landscape but it is ever expanding.

My family owns a furniture store called Dock 410, my parents were in the interior design business for 20 years and retail home interiors 20 more. In the last 10 years we have decided to focus more on our photography and developing our gallery space. We keep the entire process in house so we can create custom work for people. We can print any size up to 60″ on the short dimension and often do print custom work for people.

Currently, I am in charge of our production and print our images for sale, while my father does all the framing. Recently I have begun making custom furniture. I’ve always liked working with wood and tools, building the walls in our store. I love researching techniques and searching for wood. I work often on live edge tables and developing our finishes.