LAY DAY WITH DAD TURNS ALL FOR THE THRILL
A simple way to retain life long memories turns into a family tradition, and lifestyle! I Brandon G. Taylor purchased our first GoPro and started filming my kids surfing shore break. With footage accumulating, the idea of creating a short edit, a sort of family montage, was starting to weigh in on my mind. So shortly after, Colbie Leigh Taylor and I took a trip up to New Smyrna Beach to watch the 2018 NSSA Southeast Regionals of Surfing Competition. That was the day that started our family tradition. The timeline for content began, the vision in my head, I refused to forget… Lay Day With Dad.
Knowing in the back of my mind my children will soon one day be all grown up, I really appreciated those moments, enjoying our time together. Colbie Leigh will be starting Pre-Kindergarten in the fall, she is already 4 years old. The weather that morning was perfect, and the waves were totally ripping. I realized that day to grasp as much from our experience together as a family as I can, as time is limited on this planet. Colbie shares the love of the ocean with her older brother Owen Gaines. He is 7 years old, and growing like crazy. Both of my children have inspired me to live the life you love, and to love the life you live.
VOLUME 2, MICRO WEDGES. VOLUME 3 SUNRISE IN COCOA BEACH. THEY HAVE BEEN SO STOKED TO MAKE MORE VIDEOS AND ENJOY WATCHING EVERY SECOND OF THEIR CREATION. I CAN TELL SOMETIMES MAKING THE EDIT THEY FEEL LIKE LITTLE MOVIE STARS… 😊
Owen Gaines impresses me the most. He never gives up, as everything is a learning experience. We always discuss whats wrong and right, learning not only from our own mistakes, but also the mistakes of others. As I told me son Owen, “We learn to live, we live to learn. As people we are all equal, and you can achieve anything you set your mind to. You are no different than anyone else. You will always fail, but learn from everything, and become stronger. That is life, and I have learned what it means to me.”.
I critique my video edits on a daily basis, producing personal content, ads for local non-for-profits, and mini commercials for companies all over. By far my favorite achievement to date is deciding to start the “Lay Day With Dad” series. The series provides me a mental release when I am not surfing. Knowing also that in 20 years my children will have something to look back upon, about us as a family, made by myself. This in itself is an emotional success I will hold dear, forever.
AS A GROWING FAMILY WE HAVE ALL DEDICATED OURSELVES TO LIVE “ALL FOR THE THRILL”!!
BRANDON G, KATIE CONN, OWEN GAINES, COLBIE LEIGH AND “BUN IN OVEN” KRISTINA ANN
Hi, I am Brandon G. Taylor (28), and have been surfing since I was 4. Originally from Orlando moved to Sebastian, Florida in 2006 and currently we live in Vero Beach, Florida. I have a 5-year-old daughter Colbie Leigh Taylor and a 7-year-old son, Owen Gaines Taylor. My girlfriend (Katie Conn) and I are expecting our 1st child in May, Kristina Ann Taylor. Our dog Sunny Garcia Taylor hold down the fort when we are on adventures. I hope you enjoy and if you have any ideas, questions or want to chat about anything interesting please feel free to reach out and LETS CHAT!!
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Blog written by Brandon Taylor
Video and Photos by Brandon Taylor
Edited by David Pritzker