LET'S DO THIS. TOGETHER.
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.
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:
Two Canon 5D Mark iii bodies
100mm 2.8 macro
70-200mm 2.8 IS
600 EXRT FLASHES
KELLY MOORE BACKPACK
THINK TANK AIRPORT V2.0
BLACK RAPID CAMERA STRAP
Free Educational Resources
Online courses designed to help you grow your business from your living room
(yoga pants are welcome here)
The Hope Taylor workshop is an intentionally designed 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.
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..."
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!
A seat to the Senior Photography Workshop is $750 with an early bird rate of $650
“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 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!
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.
Each year, I offer a limited number of one-on-one intensives for business owners interested in personalized coaching. These sessions consist of two hours of intensive content tailored to fit your business’ specific needs. Popular topics include marketing, social media, hosting workshops, launch strategy, business workflows, troubleshooting and outsourcing - nothing is off limits! We will take an inside look at your business and analyze practical next steps to see immediate growth. These sessions take place at my home in Fredericksburg VA and are two hours long. Brand new head shots, walk-throughs of my workflows and addition to the Hope Taylor Education online community are included.
Business intensives are $850 for two hours
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 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!
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!”
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.
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!
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!
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.