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Kennedi’s Fall Senior Portraits at Hampton Park Kennedi | Charleston, SC

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What an AMAZING way to kick off the cooler fall season!!! I had the chance to photograph Kennedi’s senior portraits last week at the beautiful Hampton Park. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph seniors in Charleston! There is a ton of Spanish moss and ALWAYS flowers in bloom (no matter what time of year!!) Kennedi is the THIRD Hamilton sister I have photographed in the last few years, and it is always such an honor to work with this amazing family. Plus, we had the BEST weather: sunny and low 80’s! My first shoot in a LONG time that was below 100 degree heat index!! I am HERE for it!

Kennedi really wanted to have a simple, nature-focused backdrop for her senior portraits. Ideally, we were hoping for an open floral field of some kind…but we weren’t able to find one in Charleston this time of year. So, we got creative! You’ll have to scroll through to see, but I strategically placed Kennedi in some of the beautiful floral plants at Hampton Park to create foreground and background…which created the illusion of her standing in an open field! And I’m SO PROUD of the images we were able to get as a result!!

Kenndi: Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your senior portraits! You are RADIANT and your joy shines through in every single image. I hope you love my favorites as much as I do!

Photographers: Want to watch me photograph a REAL senior session from start to finish…for FREE!? Click below to get a FREE lesson from my membership and see my camera settings plus real-time thoughts on things like posing, lighting, location and more! MC’s session will be in The Senior Scoop later this year!


I think I said it in another recent post…but I have been absolutely LOVING yellow lately!

A favorite! Even with that accidental sun flare!


This WHOLE SET is full of my favorites!

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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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