Hello, my name is Anna Taylor. I grew up in McKinney, Texas and created this website as a labor of love.
I am a mother, daughter, sister, artist, lover, and follower of Christ. This website is the amalgamation of my experience over the last decade working with multimedia, photography, marketing and video / film production.
With so much new business growth happening in McKinney I wanted to create an online destination where I could curate some of my favorite places, food, and entertainment. Shining a spotlight on the best our city has to offer has become a passion.
The people, the restaurants, the schools and the community are second to none. If you are from McKinney, you know first-hand what I am talking about. If you’re not from here, hopefully, this website will give you a glimpse into some of the things that make it such a great place to live.
After living in Dallas for 4-5 years, an opportunity (and family) led me back in 2015. I couldn’t be happier to be in my old stomping grounds! No matter how far I travel or where I go in life, this little city north of Dallas will always have a special place in my heart.
Why did I move back?
As you can probably tell, my family means everything to me. To share some of my story, my son was born a preemie with a birth defect called duodenal atresia. He spent 2 months in the NICU fighting FTT (failure to thrive) and Medical NEC (Necrotizing enterocolitis). Our little miracle is a bright and healthy 2 yr old now. A year after he was born, (a week after this family shoot) I was diagnosed with cancer.
I share my journey’s situations in the case that it can help anyone going through similar things or if you could use some encouraging words from someone that has been there, do not hesitate to reach out.
After my first child was born in 2014, I began to think a lot about where we were going to put our roots down. It was apparent God had a plan to bring us all back together. It was time for a different phase of life. It was time to come home.
My passions have always been centered around the arts and visual storytelling. Music, dance, art, film, photography and writing have been instrumental in shaping the person I am today. I believe deeply in artistic expression and entrepreneurship in all its forms.
If you want to understand what drives me, look no further than your favorite painting, song or movie. Aside from God and my family, connecting people to those types of deep, authentic, meaningful experiences is a big part of what makes me tick.