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As I am typing this, I am halfway over the Pacific and I’m jamming to some Adele as I re-live the last two weeks. If you follow me on Instagram (or read my last blog post!) you know that I have spent the last 15 days in LA, New Zealand and Australia. I spent 10 days in Queenstown + Auckland for the Great Photo Escape + then hopped over to Sydney, Australia with my sweet friends Kat + Lauren for the last 5 days of our trip. The next few weeks on the blog are going to be GOOD, ya’ll!! But, before I start the recap posts, I wanted to share one of my new FAVORITE shoots from our trip!

As part of the Great Photo Escape, the amazing Caitlin Kellaghar put together an incredible styled shoot on Piha Beach with the help of Kat from Dear Sweetheart Events. All of the attendees broke into groups of three and spent the afternoon shooting a stunning couple on one of New Zealand’s most remarkable beaches +my heart could not have been happier. These images have become some new favorites + will forever hold a special place in my heart as a reminder of the amazing adventures I had in New Zealand.

Enjoy some of my favorites from the Piha Beach styled shoot + get ready for the recap blog posts starting SOON!


  1. Julia Weaver says:

    Hope, these are absolutely gorgeous! Your trip looked like PARADISE????

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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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