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


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Graceyn’s Senior Portraits on Isle of Palms Graceyn | Charleston, SC

Senior Sessions

Moving to Charleston and Savannah has been a really interesting transition for my business. I used to photograph only seniors that lived locally to my small town. Now, a large majority of my seniors are planning DESTINATION shoots in Charleston! For example, Graceyn lives in Nebraska…but she visits Charleston every summer with her family. So, while they were in town for their summer beach trip…she decided to do her senior portraits! And we had SO much fun doing it!

Graceyn wanted to capture the quintessential downtown Charleston feel for some of her photos, but also wanted to highlight her love for the beach. We kicked things off on Rainbow Row and the Battery before making the drive over to Isle of Palms just in time for sunset. We talked all about her summer vacations in CHS and she has such a sweet, kind personality. Plus, let’s talk about those OUTFITS!! I absolutely loved all of the bright colors and fun textures. Graceyn was even brave enough to jump into the water at the beach for the last few shots…and I think it was SO worth it!

Graceyn: thank you so much for trusting me to capture such an exciting season of your life! I had so much fun being a small piece of your Charleston trip (still can’t believe you skipped Wild Olive for me!!!) and I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite images!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Want to see this ENTIRE session, completely uncut? How about my real-time thoughts while I was finding locations, lighting, camera settings and more? You can join The Senior Scoop for only $27/month to watch me shoot beautiful sessions like this + learn how to take better senior portraits! 

This top was SO fun!! I loved how bright it was with the colors on Rainbow Row!

This door was such a gem at this shoot! Love how the tones matched her outfits so well.

This DRESS! The color totally brought out her eyes!

This sidewalk was HOT!! And she trusted me to sit anyway…and it was worth it!

Off to the beach we go! If you’re in The Senior Scoop, you’ll see how we combated some serious wind at this location!

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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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