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Spring Senior Sessions on the River Haley + Kelsey | Fredericksburg, VA

Senior Sessions

These are my LAST senior spokesmodel sessions for the year of 2018…SO bittersweet!!! I just adore this amazing group of ladies and have had so much fun spending the last year with them. If you’ve been following along since last year…you know that I actually wasn’t planning on doing a spokesmodel team in 2018. I was planning on taking a step back and allowing room for growth in other areas…but I ended up having a change of heart and launching applications.

I initially told myself I wanted to limit the team to 8-10 girls…but I fell in love with 18 (LOL) so I went for it! We’ve spent so much time together and had SO much fun as a team…it’s so sad to say goodbye to everyone next month and watch them graduate! But, Haley and Kelsey’s senior sessions were the PERFECT grand finale to this year! We had to reschedule a handful of times to accommodate sports schedules and the busy graduation season…but we ended up with the most BEAUTIFUL spring day and so many amazing locations that were in peak bloom!

Haley and Kelsey have become friends through the spokesmodel program, so I loved getting to do their shoots together! We spent the afternoon exploring Fredericksburg (with frozen chais in hand) and we had a BLAST. I’m sharing both of their sessions in one post, so here are my favorite’s from Haley’s shoot up first:

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FAVE! The light on the river was AMAZING!!

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LOOOVED this outfit!

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Guys…these are PEONIES.

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We had the chance to capture some BFF photos of them together…and I just love them!

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Now for my faves from Kelsey’s gallery! Both of these girls seriously ROCKED it!

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I asked her to lay down on the rocks in the river…and she killed it!

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This LIGHT!!

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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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