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


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Elise’s Charleston Senior Portraits on Rainbow Row Elise | Charleston, SC

Senior Sessions

Elise’s senior session on Rainbow Row in downtown Charleston was absolutely beautiful from start to finish! She traveled all the way from PA for her shoot and I was SO honored. Sometimes doing a summer senior session in July can be a little nerve-wracking in the South…but we had BEAUTIFUL weather! Not too hot, and no surprise thunderstorms. Such a win all the way around!!!

Elise sent me a Pinterest board of inspiration before her shoot and I LOVE when my seniors do this. It gives me such a helpful peek into their personal stye and vision for the shoot. Elise wanted to capture a lot of the beautiful Charleston architecture along the Battery, including her mom’s favorite home around the corner from the ocean. We walked around so many of my favorite spots, and the ocean breeze was such a nice break from the heat. Elise was such a trooper walking all over downtown in heels! Haha!!

Elise: Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your senior year! Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

Photographers: One of my FAVORITE ways that I leveled-up my senior business was incorporating a Senior Style Guide into my workflow. Before every session, I send my clients a 50+ page guide that tells them EVERYTHING they need to know to prep for their shoot including what to wear, outfit inspiration, best places to shop, location choices and so much more. If you want a peek at the top 5 pages I think every photographer should include, download it HERE for free as my gift to you!

We got so much MOVEMENT in the poses at Elise’s session which I LOVED!

A favorite!

I’m not normally huge into black and white portraits…but I love the handful from Elise’s shoot!

Another fave!!

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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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