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


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Sunrise Couple’s Session at The Mills House Dakota + Kyle | Charleston, SC

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Working with other photographers is ALWAYS an honor…and it’s even MORE of an honor when it’s one of your past students!!! Dakota has become a sweet friend of mine over the years after attending a live filming for one of my courses. She reached out to me a couple weeks ago that she would be in Charleston with her boyfriend Kyle and they were considering getting photos done. I was PUMPED!!! These two are SO beautiful and their joint birthday trip to Charleston was the PERFECT excuse for a photoshoot! We decided to do a sunrise shoot so they could maximize their time exploring on their trip and the weather was AMAZING.

Dakota wanted this shoot to include photos of her and Kyle PLUS some branding content for her photography business. So we merged both!!! We got SO much variety in such a short time thanks to their adorable outfits and some iconic Charleston location choices. We were able to hit the Mills House and some of my favorite spots on Rainbow Row! I have SO many favorites from this shoot and I hope you love scrolling through them as much as I do!!!

LOVE this location and her dress!!! These pink walls were the PERFECT shade to match!

SO gorgeous!!!

I could seriously shoot here at The Mills House ALL day long…

We just happened to stop at this spot while walking between locations and I’m SO glad that we did!!!

That GLOWY light!!!

This outfit felt so much like fall!!! I LOVED it!!!

HTP Senior vibes!!!

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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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