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


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Ciana’s Fall Senior Portraits in Downtown Charleston Ciana | Charleston, SC

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My LAST senior session of the year!!! WHAT!? 2023…how did this happen?! I truly can’t believe that we’re already in November! But, Ciana’s Charleston senior session was the PERFECT way to end out the year. I called my mom on the way home from this shoot and said “it was the ideal senior session in EVERY WAY!” Ciana’s session had to get pushed back a few weeks because of a nasty week of weather on our original dates. She was traveling all the way to Charleston from Alabama (!!!), which meant it took a little bit of planning and finagling to find a date that worked well. The day we picked could not have been more ideal! It was sunny and 80 degrees (at the end of OCTOBER!) and I swear it was the best light I had all of the fall season. If you have to push back your shoot because of bad weather…this is the BEST case scenario you can hope for on the new date!

Ciana had the absolute best style and did an amazing job finalizing 4 outfits. I always tell my seniors that the “sweet spot” for outfits is to have 3-5 options…and 4 was PERFECT. We got tons of variety and beautiful color without spending too much of her shoot changing wardrobe! She wanted to capture all of the beauty of Charleston, so we photographed at my two favorite locations: Rainbow Row and Hampton Park! It’s the perfect balance of Charleston city charm with the low-country Spanish moss. I have SO many favorites…and just wait until you see the golden light images at the end with her white dress!

Ciana: Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your senior portraits, and for traveling SO far to make it happen! You and your sweet momma were so fun to spend the evening with and I am wishing you the BEST senior year. Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

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 Senior Scoop membership and see my camera settings plus real-time thoughts on things like posing, lighting, location and more!


I LOVE a jewel tone like this…it “pops” in such a pretty way!

I think I talked about this dress the entire shoot. HA! It perfectly coordinated with Rainbow Row and was just STUNNING on Ciana!

Love love love!

This LIGHT, ya’ll. Just you wait!

A favorite!

This dress. This whole set of images. I just can’t even.


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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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