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2019 Best of Weddings Hope Taylor Photography


Earlier this week I shared my Best of Portraits from 2019…and today is all about WEDDINGS! So, if you thought the “Best of Portraits” post was long…buckle up!! Haha! I LOVE going back through my wedding galleries every year. There are so many beautiful moments that unfold at every single wedding that I often forget that some of my favorites photos even existed!! Looking back through my galleries and comparing the beautifully posed portraits vs. the natural, emotional moments always gives me little a reality check. It reminds me that they are both EQUALLY as important. It can be easy to only share the “pretty” pictures (i.e. details, portraits, bridal party, etc.) – but some of my all-time favorite images in this post are the black and white, emotional moments that I know my couples are going to cherish forever.

My wedding photography took me ALL OVER this year: a cruise to the Bahamas, all over Virginia (from Richmond to NOVA to Middleburg) and even all the way to Cape Cod, MA!!! It was a CRAZY year because I moved from VA to SC halfway through…so more than half of my weddings were “destination” for me. I flew somewhere to shoot a wedding every weekend from the end of August to the end of October…there were points where I didn’t think I was going to be able to get it all done. I was SO tired…but I love my job so much and it was the most REWARDING year yet. I hope you enjoy all of my wedding faves from the entire year of 2019!!!

My brides had AMAZING details this year!!! Lots of detail favorites in this post!!!

I loooovee a good, fun reception shot!!!

This dress + this light!!!!!

This shot required a barefoot walk over what felt like a mile of rocks!!! But it was worth it!!!

Gah!!! Could’ve played with this set of details all day!!!

This cruise wedding left from Charleston, SC far before I knew I’d be moving here!!! So funny to look back at that trip! I tried to soak up as much of my favorite places in Charleston as I could…and now I’m here!!!

One of my two 2019 workshops!!!

My styled shoot in Charleston that I planned just to help me announce the move!!

One of my most-liked Instagrams in 2019 was this bridal portrait!! Taken on a tiny cruise ship patio in February with CRAZY wind!! Our hands were frozen by the time we got inside!!

The other 2019 workshop styled shoot!!!

The SWEETEST emotional reactions from this groom!!!

This is the new back cover of my bridal guides!!! I’m obsessed with it!!!

LOVE it when I’m able to capture the moment my bride’s see themselves dressed up for the first time!

Hahaha! Love this one!!!

Can you tell I had a ton of favorites from this one!?!?

If you enjoyed this post, you may also love:

Best of Weddings 2018

Best of Weddings 2017

Best of Weddings 2016


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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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