HTP Studio | The Big Reveal

WHEW! These last few weeks have been crazy and stressful but I am SOOOOO excited about this blog post! With college starting, busy season at it’s peak and opening my studio…it has been HECTIC! But, I wouldn’t want it any other way and I am crazy pumped to finally share it with you guys!

I have put SO much into this studio and have been dreaming about this day for YEARS!!! All of my life, I have been planning exactly what I wanted everything to look like, and I still can’t believe that it’s REAL!! Before I go into all of the details of the studio, I have to say a HUGE thank you to my mom + dad,  my best friends Erika, Josh, Stephany + Brandon for all of the time and help that they have donated in order to make this happen. Without them, I would NOT have been able to put this together!! I am so thankful for everything that they do, both for my business and for my life in general. I love you guys times a billion!!

Now, ITS TIME!!!! Try to read all about the studio before scrolling down for the pictures 😉 It will help you understand what everything is!! I chose to use a space within the Princess Anne Building in gorgeous, historic downtown Fredericksburg. It is such an AMAZING location with an adorable coffee shop right next door, stunning locations at every turn and the most amazing people to work with in the building!! The front portion of my studio is going to be my office/consultation space where I will be able to come to work all day and host meetings with my brides and potential clients!! It’s also the perfect space for workshops and mentoring-AHHHH! That makes me SO excited just thinking about it 🙂

The back half of my studio is what I’m MOST excited for and it is such an AWESOME addition for all of my seniors!!! The entire back portion has been transformed into a Senior Styling Studio + Beauty Bar! With amazing boutiques like Peacaloo, The Boutique at Caroline Street and Red, White + Bangled sponsoring the studio, my seniors will be able to visit the Senior Styling Studio before their sessions and choose from TONS of amazing clothes, jewelry, accessories and makeup to create UNFORGETTABLE looks for their sessions! This experience is INCLUDED in the senior session package, and each senior will have the option of purchasing any of the pieces for an HTP Senior discount at the end of their session!  Instead of having your outfits chosen for you or stressing about finding the perfect pieces at the mall, you’ll be able to “shop” right before your session with personal styling advice from me!! No other photographer in the area offers this “shopping” experience! So, each senior can put together 2-3 outfits of their own before their session, and then choose an additional 1-2 outfits to wear from the Styling Studio! In addition, if my clients choose not to have their makeup done professionally, the Beauty Bar will have tons of lip colors, blush, false lashes and other beauty necessities for my seniors to use before their sessions as well!! I am SO pumped to be able to offer this for all of my senior girls and cannot WAIT to start putting it to use!!

So, with all of that being said, check out some photos of the studio below and let me know what you think!! In a few weeks, keep a lookout for the open house announcement!! I would LOVE to see you all there! XOXO <3





September 16, 2014

  1. Kiana Bates

    September 16th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I absolutely adore everything about this! It looks fabulous!!

  2. Misty

    September 16th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Amazing! I absolutely love it!! Just one question…Do you have all those clothes, shoes, jewelry etc available for use or is that at the boutique shop you posted a photo of? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hope Taylor

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    All of those items are available for use in the studio! They are donated from local boutiques in the area 🙂

  4. Lindsay Anne Dransfield

    September 16th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Lovely 🙂 and so exciting!

  5. Oana

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Beautiful studio!! I have no words except how much I love it!

  6. Rachel

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Your studio is AH-AMAZING!! Every bit of it is perfect! You are such a wonderful inspiration to me. You are so very talented 🙂

  7. Leandra Brown

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Congratulations your studio looks amazing and you have beautiful work! 🙂

  8. Emily Davis

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Looks great Hope! You’re seniors are going to LOVE it!!!! 🙂

  9. Josh Hartman

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Wow! Great studio and awesome photography too!

  10. Jessica Crawford

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Great job Hope! Your studio is as beautiful as your photography! I admire you. You had a dream and went for it and accomplished what you had wished for! I hope this takes you above and beyond you definitely deserve it! 🙂

  11. Hannah Harris

    September 17th, 2014 at 12:12 am

    omgggg this is too funny!!!!i am literally decorating my apartment in coral, navy , Tiffany blue and grey !!! it looks amazing! if you don’t mind me asking where you got your rug from and where your favorite place to shop for decorating was!!!

  12. Olivia

    September 17th, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Wow! Your studio is simply amazing! I love it, it really is beautiful and I can’t wait to see the portraits you do!

  13. Cortney

    September 17th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic job!!! I will definetly come visit and check it out in person!!

  14. Susie Birmingham

    September 17th, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Wow…this is incredible. I am so proud of you! Your God given talent will truly bless others lives. Your great grandfather is looking down from heaven smiling. Love and hugs and wishes for great success!! Wished I lived closer…great studio!!

  15. Laura

    September 17th, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Ohmigosh, your studio is AMAZING!! 🙂

  16. Danielle Panettiere

    September 17th, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Congrats!!!! Looks fantastic!!! Love all of the Turquoise!!

  17. Virginia Frazier

    September 17th, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Congrats girl. I’m so happy for you . I can’t wait for the grand opening.

  18. Holly

    September 17th, 2014 at 4:00 am

    LOVE! Congratulations!!

  19. Sana

    September 17th, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Loved the decor. Wish you all the very best 🙂

  20. Monica Frazier

    September 17th, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Wow!! Hope it looks absolutely astonishing, I am so happy for you. The place looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It makes me want to do my senior session all over again, just to work with you again!!! ❤ Love you girl and CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait until your grand opening!!

  21. Julie Patterson

    September 17th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Amazing! It looks AMAZING! So excited for you and your future! Keep going and you are sure to go farther than you can ever imagine! You are an inspiration!

  22. Claudia Taylor

    September 18th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Hope, what a wonderful concept, and such a beautiful space!. Congratulations! You have worked so hard to get to this point, and T and I are so proud of you! We know you will be very successful, deservedly so!

  23. Lexie Kennedy

    October 6th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    LOVE the studio! What magazines are those!? inside the coffee table?!

  24. Danielle Ware

    October 21st, 2014 at 11:16 am

    This is so amazing Hope!! I’m so happy for you. You’re incredibly blessed! I can’t wait for my boyfriend and I to finally work with you! 🙂

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