Ask HTP | Continuing My Business In College



Photo by Brooke Daniels Photography

I get asked pretty frequently if I am planning to continue my business in college and the answer is a resounding YES!!! I could not picture my life without photography in it! The next question I get is “how do you plan on making that work?” and so here is my plan…

1. I plan on targeting couples to shoot engagement sessions and weddings in the area! This is what I want to start specializing in (and seniors!) so I’m looking forward to a larger market of newly engaged couples! 🙂

2. I’m hoping to return to Fredericksburg at least once every two weeks to shoot senior sessions and engagements on the weekends. For those of you wanting to book senior sessions in the fall, once I commit to RU I will get my schedule squared away and set aside weekends to shoot! I will be posting them on my Facebook page and my Instagram (@hopetaylorphotography) so make sure you that you follow those for updates! 🙂

3. I want to continue teaching myself more and more and build my wedding portfolio throughout the four years that I am attending Radford. Once I graduate, I want to possibly open a studio space (or have one in my home!) and continue my business from there!

All in all, I feel like college is going to be a great time for me to expand my business and I am so excited for what the future holds! If any of my readers are located at Radford or Virginia Tech and are interested in booking a session in the fall, I would love to chat with you! Feel free to shoot me an email at!

On another note…how gorgeous has the weather been!? I’ve been soaking up the sun and cannot WAIT for spring to come so that the weather is always this beautiful! Not to mention the amazing senior and engagement sessions that I have booked…SO excited!

I hope everyone has an amazing and blessed week!


February 23, 2014

  1. I did it girl!! Totally doable and you will have SO many new friends to take pictures of literally whenever you feel like it! As long as you set aside time for school work separate from photography work you will be golden!!! It’s amazing how much my business has grown since my freshman year (I’m a senior now) :] You’ll be great and I’m excited to follow your college adventures via your blog! Let me know if you ever need any advice on any of the college stuff!

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