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Golden Hour Engagement Session on Isle of Palms Sarah and John | Charleston, SC

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Oh my goodness, these two!!! Where do I even start!? Sarah reached out to me on Instagram a few weeks ago because she saw that I moved to Charleston, and she was going to be visiting the area with her fiance this month. She didn’t think I’d have any availability…but somehow I DID!! During my busiest season, the dates lined up PERFECTLY for me to be able to photograph their engagement session! I was SO excited!!! We have a few mutual friends in the industry and from the very beginning, I knew these two were going to be so much fun. All they said was that they wanted some photos on the beach at some point, but other than that they TOTALLY trusted me to choose locations. Such dream clients all around!!

On the day before their shoot, there were some storms in the forecast and we started to get a tad nervous. But, by the time the shoot rolled around, the weather was PERFECT and the sun even peeked out for the most gorgeous sunset! I’m having to get used to this Charleston weather since we’re so close to the beach! The rain never happens like it says it’s going to!! We ended up shooting in downtown Charleston on Rainbow Row and finishing up at the Isle of Palms beach. One of my FAVORITE parts about this shoot was that Sarah and John stopped for a bathroom break between locations…and they showed up at the last location with beers in hand that they picked up when they stopped. HAHA! Talk about ideal clients…they were just so fun!!

Sarah and John, thank you so much for inviting me into such a special season of your life! I absolutely LOVED working with you both and hope that you love these images as much as I do!!

Loooovee the one on the right!

This door was so perfectly on brand!!!

Every time I shoot downtown Charleston I find new, beautiful buildings to photograph!!

GAHHHH. 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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My Entire Client Workflow in Honeybook

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