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Hope Taylor is a photographer specializing in senior portraits serving both Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.


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Last week, I was asked to create some “Quick Tips” videos for the brand new Shoot & Share website + Shareholder community. I was SO excited at this opportunity, but initially went blank on what I should talk about!! With so many different topics in this industry, I could have gone in almost any direction with these videos! I had two minutes to give fast, applicable business tips on ANY topic that I wanted. So, of course, I chose Instagram 🙂

I think Instagram is SO important as a photographer (or in any creative industry!) and I think that utilizing it to grow my business was one of the best marketing decisions I’ve ever made!! I can confidently say that a solid 80% of my inquiries (if not more!) come directly from Instagram! How crazy is that!? So, I contacted my close friend Josh of Medlin Film and he helped me film this quick tips video (he’s wonderful!!) and I am so excited to share it with you all today! You can find it on the Shoot & Share website HERE or just watch below!! 🙂 If it helped you, feel free to share it!! Keep an eye out on Shoot & Share for another one of my Quick Tips videos coming soon!!


  1. Jessica says:

    So concise and helpful! Thank you

  2. This is great! Thanks, Hope!

  3. Fantastic tips! Loving your new studio!!

  4. Mai says:

    I LOVE the tips! 🙂

  5. […] Tip! Be Present on Social Media: I blog A LOT about Instagram (read a few of the posts HERE, HERE and HERE) but social media can be used to grow your business in more ways than I can count! […]

  6. Great tips Hope! I love the idea of incorporating something from your brand color in every shot. That is my next to do!

hi, y'all!

I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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My Free Senior Questionnaire

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My Entire Client Workflow in Honeybook

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The One Secret To Beautiful Images And Easy Editing

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