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


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Colorful Spring Senior Session in Downtown Charleston Emma | Charleston, SC

Senior Sessions

Emma’s senior session was so much FUN!!! We met up in downtown on a beautiful May evening for her Charleston senior portraits. My favorite way to kick off every senior session is to look through outfits and props that my clients brought along with them to map out exactly where we will photograph each piece. This always gets me excited and gets my creative juices flowing…but even MORE so when my clients have amazing style like Emma’s!!! She brought SO many stunning options with her for her session…I think we truly could have shot for HOURS and not run out of adorable outfits. We narrowed down the best of the best and then we kicked things off on Rainbow Row!

We explored Rainbow Row + the Battery area before driving over to Hampton Park. This is one of my FAVORITE location combinations – it allows us to get so much variety in such a short period of time. And, if you are a photographer, it gets even better…we FILMED the entire session from start to finish!!! If you are a member of The Senior Scoop, then you’ll get to watch this entire shoot from the second we met up to the very end. The process of selecting outfits, traveling between locations, navigating multiple outfit changes, the posing, lighting, camera settings, RAW images, final edits and entire editing/post-processing workflow…it’s all there for you!! Join the wait list if you want to jump in when doors re-open!


Emma: Thank you so much for trusting me to capture these gorgeous portraits for you! I had the absolute best time and am SO excited for you to begin your journey at CLEMSON!! Congratulations, beautiful!

Those EYES!!! They are completely unedited in every one of these images…they are truly just that beautiful!

I LOVE when the light hits just right on this pink wall!

It was JASMINE season!!! This photo is beautiful…and it also smelt amazing while we were taking it! Haha!


For some reason I always end up having SO many favorites when my clients wear hot pink!

Ya’ll know I loved this outfit!

It was about this time in the shoot when the rain started to roll in…the clouds got BLACK so fast and the wind started having huge gusts. You can see how we handled it in real time inside The Senior Scoop!

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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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