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


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Bella’s Sunrise Senior Portraits in Charleston Bella | Charleston, SC

Senior Sessions

Believe it or not, Bella’s senior portraits in downtown Charleston were a LAST MINUTE shoot! Bella and her mom were in town for a volleyball camp at College of Charleston, and emailed me the week of their trip to see if there was a possibility to squeeze in her senior portraits while they were in town. There was a technical error with our emails, and they kept missing each other…but we were able to book her shoot only 2 DAYS before we photographed it! WHEW! Normally I book senior portraits 2-3 months in advance, so the fact that our availabilities lined up so perfectly was amazing!

My favorite part about Bella’s shoot is that you would think she planned her outfits for MONTHS ahead of time. We photographed her senior portraits at sunrise, which meant an early wake up call for everybody (we’re talking before the sun was up!) But, Bella arrived as excited as could be and had the most INCREDIBLE wardrobe selected for her shoot. It was an absolute dream! We explored some iconic locations like Rainbow Row and the Battery before finishing up with glowing light at Hampton Park. Just wait until you see the yellow floral dress!

Bella: Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your senior portraits! I had so much fun with you and your sweet mom, and I’m so grateful our paths crossed while you were in town. I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

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This house on Tradd Street is forever a favorite! Especially with that sunrise glow!

This YELLOW! A lot of my senior steer away from this color…but I LOVE it!

A favorite!

So much sass! Love!

I’m sure we aren’t surprised by this…but I loved this two-piece blue set!

This WHOLE set of images with her yellow dress and golden light was my favorite!!! AMAZING!

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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My Entire Client Workflow in Honeybook

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The One Secret To Beautiful Images And Easy Editing

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