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Practical tools and intentionally-designed resources to help you grow a successful, profitable business built in service and love.

In the last four years, I have been through so many seasons of business: seasons of doubt and insecurity, seasons of never feeling good enough, seasons of not knowing how in the world I was going to make this work and seasons where I was ready to give up. Wherever you are right now, however you are feeling, I’ve been there. I see you. And I am cheering you on every step of the way.

Through hard work and hustle and a whole lot of learning, I’ve been able to build a six-figure photography business doing what I love every day. And, even better: I have my LIFE back. I’ve implemented workflows and resources that allow me to be in control of my business, instead of my business controlling me.

With a passion for business strategy and marketing, and a heart for education, I want to provide you with the practical tools and knowledge you need to grow a successful, profitable business built in service and love. Because I want nothing more than to see you succeed (and am so thankful that you’re here), let’s start off with some content created with you in mind! Take a peek below for some free resources:  

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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can still remember the days I sat in my high school classroom with a head full of big dreams. I was answering emails on my phone under the desk, skipping dances and pep rallies for meetings and hustling hard to make my dreams a reality. I had no idea if being a full-time business owner was even a possibility…but I knew that I was going to hustle harder than ever to make it happen. 

I can still remember the days I sat in my high school classroom with a head full of big dreams. I was answering emails on my phone under the desk, skipping dances and pep rallies for meetings and hustling hard to make my dreams a reality. I had no idea if being a full-time business owner was even a possibility…but I knew that I was going to hustle harder than ever to make it happen. 

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Online courses designed with practical tools and intentionally-designed resources to help you grow a successful, profitable business built in service and love...from the comfort of your living room.

Senior Posing & Experience

My most popular course and the ultimate tool for any senior photographer. An inside look at my marketing strategies, entire client experience and senior posing workflow. 

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the photography course

A full breakdown of my shooting, lighting and editing workflows to create gorgeous images with my signature light, bright and bold style.

spokesmodel 101

An all-inclusive walkthrough of my incredibly sought-after spokesmodel program: how to advertise, build, execute and maintain a successful senior spokesmodel program in your business. 

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Free, weekly education for photographers & small biz owners

THE Hope Taylor WORKSHOP

The Hope Taylor workshop is an intentionally designed, two-day, in-person experience for photographers that desire to build a successful business rooted in serving people. 

This 2-day workshop will teach attendees everything that I have done to build a successful photography business. The first day of the workshop will focus on portrait photography while the second day will cover wedding photography. We will cover a wide range of topics including business, marketing, social media, shooting, posing, lighting, client experience, organization, workflow, branding and more. Each workshop seat includes the pre-workshop meet & greet, 2 day workshop, two portfolio-building styled shoots with industry leading professionals, a fresh head shot, lunch & dinner both days as well as swag from our sponsors and access to the online Hope Taylor Q+A community following the event. 

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While I know it is so much more exciting to read about what the workshop includes and all of the exciting things we will be doing, I feel like it is SO important for me to include WHY I am teaching and why I have a passion for helping new photographers. I fully believe that, as creatives, we NEVER stop learning. I don't claim to know everything, because I fully believe that I will never stop learning myself! 

I want to teach because I want to share my experiences with others, the good and the bad, so that they can learn from my mistakes instead of making the same ones. I want to answer the questions that other photographers won't answer because I don't ever want to discourage anyone from chasing their dream. 

My goal is for everyone to leave this workshop feeling refreshed, inspired and ready to take on a business of their own without fear of failure. I want to empower those who are scared to make the leap of being full time, and I want to encourage photographers who may be afraid to begin their journey. 

My hope is that everyone will walk out of the workshop feeling like they have all the tools they need to conquer the world and fearlessly pursue their dreams. I want to encourage other photographers while empowering young women and making them feel beautiful in front of the camera. 

"I want to answer the questions other photographers won't answer..."

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Each workshop is limited to 15 attendees in order to assure an intimate experience with more than enough time to answer everyone's questions and cover all topics. Each workshop seat is $750 and includes an optional meet & greet the evening before the workshop, 9 hours of instructional time, a new headshot, participation in the styled shoot, portfolio images, a gift bag, a delicious lunch, a Q+A pizza party following the workshop and more! 


Senior Photography Workshops are hosted 3 times a year and mailing list members are the first to hear about new dates and receive early access to registration! 

The October Senior Photography Workshop has SOLD OUT. For future workshop announcements and free educational content, click below! 

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WORKSHOP RAVES

“The HTP Workshop is something that not only changed my business, but changed my whole perspective on this little journey I'm on to a full time photography business. Hope opens up every single aspect of her business and will answer any question you have. I feel every single part of my business has improved since the workshop from the beginning inquiry, to shooting, to the final delivery. The experience was worth so much more to me than dollar signs, it gave me a positive perspective and drive to really do this thing. And a community of girls to grow with that I'm forever grateful for.

"I feel every single part of my business has improved since the workshop" 

–Danielle Dykes

“I wouldn't say I attended Hope's workshop; I'd say I experienced it. As a boutique owner who does her own website photography, I wasn't as experienced as everyone else, but was made to feel so welcome and never felt left behind or confused. My entire social media platform is an entire new image thanks to Hope's amazing suggestions and I'm not only smitten with it, but have increased my sales as a result!

"My social media platform is an entirely new  image thanks to Hope's amazing suggestions."

–Adorabelle’s

The HTP workshop experience was no doubt, a game changer for me! I had a lot of respect for Hope and I wanted to learn from someone who could show me that age wasn't a barrier for chasing my dreams. Hope has a ton of knowledge on how to better your business and she didn't withhold any of it!!! My business has flourished over this last year and a HUGE part of that was from Hopes investment in me.

"My business has flourished  and a HUGE part of that was Hopes investment in me."

–Hannah Smith

My most popular course and the ultimate tool for any senior photographer. An inside look at my marketing strategies, entire client experience and senior posing workflow. 

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SEnior posing & Experience

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Since taking this course, I’ve made at least $3,000 in just seniors in just the past two months. I doubled my prices and haven’t had a single person bat an eye.

-Dakota Hersey

THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

A full breakdown of my shooting, lighting and editing workflows to create gorgeous images with my signature light, bright and bold style. 

HTP COURSES

The photography course

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THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

An all-inclusive walkthrough of my incredibly sought-after spokesmodel program: how to advertise, build, execute and maintain a successful senior spokesmodel program in your business. Includes access to my very own documents, email templates and marketing strategies - as well as behind-the-scenes footage of me working with me team of 22 spokesmodels.

HTP COURSES

SPOKESMODEL 101

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"“There is nothing else like this course anywhere on the market. It is so worth every penny.”"

- Danielle

THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

SPEAKING

In addition to hosting workshops and intensives, Hope speaks at frequent industry-leading events and conferences throughout the year across the country. 

Her journey of becoming a full time business owner immediately after graduating high school gives her a very unique perspective on entrepreneurship and business. She most frequently speaks on topics relating to social media, building a business based on a personal brand and setting small businesses up for success in their first year. She feels very strongly about educating and inspiring other creative small business owners to fearlessly pursue their dreams while also providing the practical tools that they need to get there. 

THE FAST TRACK BUSINESS: How to build a thriving business in just one year

THE INSTAGRAM PUZZLE: Breaking down business’ secret weapon

PERSONAL MARKETING: Attracting ideal clients + adding value through personal connection

VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS + COLLABORATION: Building your business through strategic connections + intentional relationships 

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