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


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Luxury Fall Wedding at The Inn at Old Silk Mill Amanda and Tim | Fredericksburg, VA


I spend a LOT of time at weddings, and there are very few weddings I photograph where I leave thinking to myself “I hope my wedding is JUST like this someday”. It typically has absolutely NOTHING to do with what the wedding LOOKS like…and everything to do with how the day feels. The way the family loves on the bride and groom, the supportive and FUN people in the bridal party, the joy-filled receptions and speeches that make me laugh and cry behind my lens. Needless to say, Amanda and Tim’s wedding was one of those days. I left feeling SO grateful that I got to witness and photograph it!

Amanda and Tim tied the knot at The Inn at Old Silk Mill – one of the most popular Fredericksburg venues (and only a few blocks from my old house downtown!) It was SO fun to photograph downtown and celebrate alongside these two! I love shooting in Fredericksburg now because I get to see so many old friends and be a tourist in the city I just moved from. Plus, I knew almost the entire vendor team – which made this amazing day even MORE fun!

Amanda and Tim: thank you both, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me into such a special celebration! I absolutely adore you both and loved capturing these memories for you! I hope you are having the BEST honeymoon and enjoy some of my favorites!!!

These shoes were TO-DIE-FOR.


Seeing herself as a bride for the first time!!!

First look with bridesmaids!!!

LOVE this one!!!

First look with dad! SO CUTE!!

White Claw = a necessary part of getting ready.

First look with Tim!!!

We shot all of these bridal party photos in a parking lot!! But the trolley was the PERFECT background!!

The PRETTIEST ceremony florals!!!

The JOY in all of these ceremony shots makes me SO happy!!! They’re MARRIED!!!

Love this one!!!

Another fave!! I could’ve photographed them with this car ALL day!!

Reception time!!!

A FIREWORK entrance!!!

Amanda chose their first dance song, but didn’t know that Tim had gone and recorded HIM singing it for their first dance!!! When it came on she was SO surprised!!! Sweetest moment!!!

The best man speech was one of the BEST I have ever seen!!! You know it’s good when you’re getting reactions like this!!!

A huge thank you to the incredible vendor team who made this day happen:

Planner & Florist: Bella Giornata Events 
Caterer: Caroline Street Catering
Bride’s Gown Designer: Mon Cheri 
Bride’s Gown Retailer: That’s My Dress 
Jewelry: Etsy
Invitations: Minted 
Videographer: Ivory Tree
Cake: Lori Horstick
Photo Booth: A/Ten Photo Booth
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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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