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Emma Jo’s Downtown Fredericksburg Senior Session Emma Jo | Fredericksburg, VA

Senior Sessions

Getting to photograph another photographer is always SUCH an incredible honor. But, getting to go back to Fredericksburg and do it in the town that I began my business in was even more special!!! Emma Jo is a college senior that graduates this year. She is also a photographer based in North Carolina…and she traveled all the way to Virginia for her senior portraits!! She is such a bundle of light and joy…and I absolutely adored working with her. Her and her sweet mom are BEST friends, and they made a roadtrip out of it!!

We photographed throughout downtown Fredericksburg on what proved to be a rainy and chilly evening. But, something kind of amazing happened!!! As I was driving through downtown scouting locations, I spotted a car shop that had old VW vans parked out front. I thought about how cute it would be to photograph there…and that it couldn’t possibly hurt to just call and ask if they would be okay with it. And they WERE!!! The owners were SO kind and let us photograph with the beautiful, old school vans for almost 30 minutes!! They were so sweet!!! And they are some of my favorite images from the shoot!

Emma Jo: Thank you and your sweet momma so much for coming all this way to let me photograph your senior portraits! It was such a joy and I hope you love scrolling through some of my favorites 🙂

Photographers: If you’d like to watch me photograph this entire session including camera settings, posing, lighting, location tips and so much more…


I LOVE when my seniors bring their sweet mommas to their shoot!!

A favorite!!!

When my seniors are photographers, too…I always use their shoot to get them a few branding photos and head shots!! So fun!

Love this one!!!

The VANS!!! SO freakin’ cool!!!

Love this one!!!

Another favorite!!!

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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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