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


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Lux Family Fall Maternity Session Chelsey and Marc | Fredericksburg, VA

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I did SO much shooting in the month of October…but this shoot was such a special grande finale!!! I have been photographing Chelsey and her family for YEARS now – starting with their engagement and wedding photos, then their anniversary, family and maternity photos ever since <3 Chelsey is a sweet friend of mine, an amazing second shooter and an all-around incredible person. I am NOT a maternity photographer (and still won’t be accepting maternity sessions!), but I feel so honored to be chosen to capture these memories for such a special friend. Chelsey is a photographer herself, which makes it even MORE of an honor to be chosen to photograph so much special seasons in her life!

I committed to doing Chelsey’s photos before I knew we’d be moving to Charleston, so I was a little worried how the timing would work after the move. But, it just so happened that everything perfectly lined up with my most recent trip to Virginia for my last fall wedding! I photographed Chelsey’s portraits on Friday evening and the wedding on Saturday (before driving 8 hours back Sunday!) It was a WHIRLWIND of a weekend, but so, so special! The timing also aligned perfectly with the gorgeous fall foliage in Virginia…just WAIT until you see these colors!!!

A huge thank you to Tammy at Westwood Florist for the stunning florals and Chelsey’s sweet friend Katie for letting us borrow her horse and barn for the afternoon!!

I LOVE this one!!!

This DRESSSSS. Chelsey rocked it out!

Another fave of the family!!!


Love you SO MUCH, girl!!!

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Chelsey and Marc | Fawn Lake Engagement Session


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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!



Top Three Educational Resources

My Free Senior Questionnaire

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My Entire Client Workflow in Honeybook

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The One Secret To Beautiful Images And Easy Editing

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Looking to grow your photography business, capture better images or streamline your workflows? My Youtube channel is the best place to find free education. Come binge-watch all the past videos, and be sure to subscribe to see new content when it goes live:


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How To: Tips for Better Senior Portraits

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Ever wondered what programs I use in my business? My camera gear? My must-have photography products? Maybe just my favorite outfits to wear on wedding days? I've compiled a massive list of ALL my favorite things in every category! 


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