Gillian’s Rural Charleston Senior Session Hope Taylor Seniors | Charleston, SC

Guys…it is starting to feel like FALL in Charleston!!! This week the temps have been in the lower-mid 70’s all week, with lows in the mid-50’s!!! WHAT!? It’s been a DREAM and such a wonderful break from the 110+ heat index when we were filming my new course just a few weeks ago! It’s the PERFECT weather for a senior session, so Gillian nailed the timing of hers PERFECTLY! I photographed her sister’s senior portraits just a few years ago, so I was HONORED when she reached out that she wanted to travel from VA to Charleston, SC to have me photograph her portraits, too! It’s always so special to photograph more than one senior in the same family!

Gillian wanted a more “country” feel to her senior session, so she preferred more rural locations than the typical Rainbow Row/downtown Charleston feel. We had SO much fun exploring a local park in the beautiful fall weather, and I LOVED how she planned out all of her outfits! She incorporated important pieces of her high school career like her school letters, but perfectly balanced that with beautiful dresses and fall attire. She has SO much variety in her gallery because of it! I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

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This outfit gave me ALL the fall feels!!!

One of my faves!!!

SO jealous of that gorgeous, long hair!

This location + outfit combo may have been my fave!!!

Another fave!!!

Loved this spot with her green dress, too!!!

We stumbled upon these flowers at the very end of her shoot and I think they were the PERFECT finale with this white dress!

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