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Episode #1: Intro & My Photography Journey Happy Hour with Hope

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My Photography Journey | Happy Hour with Hope Episode #1

If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen me doing some secret filming and hinting about a new project the last few months!!! One of priorities coming into the year of 2019 was creating content that my FOLLOWERS wanted to see…not just things that I liked to create. I did a lot of polls and questioning and listening…and I had SO MANY requests for more VIDEO content! You guys missed my vlogs, my free online classes and my behind-the-scenes instagram stories more than anything else!! That, and you wanted practical resources to help you BUILD your business. You wanted more free, accessible education and a place to learn and grow online. I knew that I wanted a fun, creative way to incorporate more educational video content into my business…but I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to look like. Then, out of nowhere I came up with a name and a concept I loved…and I kept a running note in my phone of ideas and ways to bring it to life. Not even a week later, I called Josh and we made a game plan. And I am SO EXCITED to introduce something BRAND NEW for 2019…

HAPPY HOUR WITH HOPE: WEEKLY educational videos for photographers & small biz owners!


Every single Monday starting NEXT WEEK (!!!), I will be sharing a brand new episode of Happy Hour with Hope here on the blog (and on Youtube)!!! Each month will have a content theme (like “Instagram” or “marketing”) with a new video on that topic each week. Each video will also include a FREE downloadable guide with questions, additional resources and access to bonus content related to that week’s topic. And I AM SO EXCITED!!!

My hope is that these videos will be something that you looked forward to as a fun way to kick off each week. Depending on what time you tune in and what time zone you are watching from, I hope you kick back and enjoy “happy hour” with a mug of coffee, a protein shake, some hot cocoa or a glass of wine. I want each week to feel like we are sitting together, across the table with some yummy homemade cookies, chatting all about chasing your dreams and building a life you love.

I was planning on kicking things off the first week in February…but I was just too dang excited!!! So, I’m kicking things off TODAY with the very first episode – an intro to Happy Hour with Hope AND the story of my photography journey and how I got started! You can watch it below!!!

There will NOT be a free guide this week, but the REAL education will kickstart next week with a month all about the workflows and SYSTEMS in my business!!!

If you are as excited about this new FREE content as I am, I’d love for you to do just THREE things to help me celebrate!!!

  1. Subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE! This is where all of the videos will be hosted, and it would be so special to me to have you subscribed to watch each week!
  2. Share about you tuning in on your Instagram Stories!!! I will be reposting your stories throughout the week to celebrate this new project…and it’s so special to me to see you tuning in and enjoying the videos!!
  3. COMMENT BELOW (or on Youtube!) with what content you’d love to see next!!! What monthly “themes” would be most helpful? What questions do you want answered? These videos are for YOU…so tell me exactly what I can do to help you!

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  1. . says:

    I would love to see your editing process and how you came up with your own editing style! I want to come up with my own editing style it’s something I’m struggling with. This will be amazing! Looking forward to it, Thank you!

  2. Unanimous says:

    I would love to see your editing process and how you came up with your own editing style! I want to come up with my own editing style it’s something I’m struggling with. This will be amazing! Looking forward to it, Thank you!!

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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