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Downtown Fredericksburg Fall Senior Sessions Taylor, Olivia and Kristin | Hope Taylor Seniors

Senior Sessions

I’m cramming THREE beautiful senior sessions into one MASSIVE blog post today!!! I had the opportunity to photograph Taylor, Olivia AND Kristin last week – 3 more of my beautiful 2018 spokesmodels! Because I have a team of 19 this year, I have to pair everyone’s blog posts together so that I don’t overload you with senior posts!!! But it just makes for some super full, super beautiful posts and I’m definitely not upset about it 🙂

These three girls all NAILED it when it came to their outfits and hair and makeup. We had an incredible week of fall weather and beautiful foliage, so it was this fall-loving photographer’s dream come true! I am also in the office prepping all week to head out of town for Showit United in Arizona next week so it’s just an exciting week all around! This week is going to be jam-packed with exciting posts, one MAJOR announcement and lots of beautiful fall clients…so get ready!!!

Enjoy my favorites from Taylor, Olivia and Kristin’s fall senior session in downtown Fredericksburg! Taylor is first up!

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Loved this light and this outfit!! And that Taylor’s sweet boyfriend got to join us for some photos! 🙂

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Another favorite location!!!

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Now for Olivia’s favorites!!! Olivia’s phone got stolen at the beginning of this shoot…and she managed to rock it OUT in the midst of tracking down her phone and contacting the police to help her recover it. Craziness!! But it makes her modeling skills in these photos even more impressive!

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Her scrunchy-nose smile is just my favorite!

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And last but not least, the gorgeous Kristin!!!

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Love photographing slouchy sweaters in the fall!

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Favorite!!! This spot is just a sidewalk lining a main road downtown with some BEAUTIFUL fallen leaves!

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This light + outfit!! AH! My favorite set of Kristin!!

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