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Meet Tayo Ola of Tayoscreation/Dinner With Tayo in Downtown LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tayo Ola.

Tayo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started my journey within the marketing and creative world as a photographer. Picking up the camera was the best decision I ever made. Over the past six years, I’ve had the privilege of producing storytelling campaigns and branded content for noticeable brands as Apple, Kenneth Cole, Coors Light, Starburst, Dunkin Donuts, and 7Eleven. I would describe my journey thus far a blessing because I always believe that being consistent and true to your vision and art will take you further than anything else. I’m currently based in Los Angeles, CA and work at Buzzfeed as a Creative Video Producer for Tasty. Back in 2013, after receiving tons of texts, tweets, and comments requesting recipes and questions on the best restaurants to dine at, I decided to bring my healthy lifestyle, passion for photography, traveling, food and dining out into one vision and created Dinner With Tayo. Food photography is more than just a photo, it’s detailed lifestyle photography used to capture and create an attraction that complements the ambiance of a restaurant.

Has it been a smooth road?
The journey is never easy, but I trust and believe in what I’m doing and as a result. I felt that it was my passion and calling and stuck to it. Being consistent and being passionate about what I do has opened up so many doors of opportunities I wouldn’t imagine. As any entrepreneur would tell you, you are going to have your amazing seasons and you will have your not so amazing moments but just believe in yourself. The most important part I would say is to have a balanced relationship with God. My life is about being balanced and having that relationship with him has helped in regards to how far I’ve come.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Tayoscreation / Dinner With Tayo story. Tell us more about the business.
With TC Photos, I provide photography services for Weddings, events, brands, food, restaurants and beverage companies. I brought my love for editorial photography and food under one vision. With over six years of experience shooting for restaurants, magazines, and large commercial clients, I can help anyone capture incredible images with competitive and reasonable pricing. Great photography will bring out the colors, textures, contrasts, and flavors of a photo. And that’s why it’s so important to hire someone who knows how to shoot and create storytelling content in an exciting way. My passion and love capturing moments that tell a story and gives you an incredible feeling, makes me love what I do.

Dinner With Tayo is a worldly, creative food media outlet that’s introducing people to amazing healthy fun meals to prepare right at home and best places and restaurants to dine out. The goal is to share insight on creative and fun healthy recipes and best places for you to dine at.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The marketing and advertising industry are always shifting and changing daily. There will always be a need for a producer, creative director, photographer, food specialist with these industries.

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