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


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June Downtown Charleston Senior Session Kora | Charleston, SC

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TWO beautiful seniors on the blog in the SAME WEEK?! That’s a major win in my book!! When Kora’s mom told me that they were traveling to Charleston from Oklahoma for her senior portraits (!!!) I had a feeling it was going to be a good shoot. When they told me they were staying at one of Charleston’s beautiful, historic hotels so that we could get some photos there…it just sealed the deal! We had SO much fun!

Kora is just as bubbly and sweet as she is beautiful, and I loved all of her brightly colored outfit choices! A girl after my own heart 🙂 We explored the John Rutledge House Inn before heading over to Rainbow Row. Kora said she wanted all of the pastel, summer vibes for her shoot…and I think we accomplished just that!! Despite a whole lot of heat (and some mosquitos)…we were able to capture SO many beautiful images in downtown Charleston!

Kora: Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these beautiful portraits for you! I’m so glad our mutual love for Chick-Fil-A brought us together 😉 I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

Photographers: Want to see this FULL, uncut senior session and hear my real-time thought processes on lighting, posing, camera settings and more? How about learning all about my culling, editing and post-processing workflows?

CLICK HERE to join the wait list for The Senior Scoop + be notified when doors re-open! 

This was one of the very FIRST shots I took!! That’s how I knew it was going to be a good day!

Those EYES!!

Loved this whole look + all of these spots!

A favorite!!!

The Battery + glowing light + blooming florals = Hope’s Charleston dream!

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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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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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