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Victoria’s Golden Hour Senior Portraits on Isle of Palms Beach Victoria | Charleston, SC

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When my senior clients travel to Charleston, SC from out of town, there’s always an added layer of pressure at their shoot. But, when you pair a client who traveled from Maine with a 115 degree day + impending storm clouds…it gets intense!!! I had been looking forward to Victoria’s senior session for quite awhile. Her amazing mom and I went back and forth for weeks mapping out the details! When we arrived to the session and saw the grey clouds threatening to downpour on us…I knew we were going to have to move fast!

Victoria really wanted to capture the more “iconic” or “typical” Charleston locations like Rainbow Row…but she ALSO wanted to get some portraits on the beach. I love when my clients choose to do this combination! It adds so much variety to the final gallery an creates a gorgeous flow of the session. So, we did just that! We start by exploring the Rainbow Row + Tradd Street areas downtown before driving over the bridge to Isle of Palms beach. By some miracle, the clouds parted and gave us the most stunning sunset on the water…it was truly SO dreamy! I can’t wait for you to scroll through these!

When I sent her mom the gallery, she responded with this: “We have both been nonstop gushing over you and your photos. You made her feel so beautiful without overly editing, which is exactly what she was hoping for!” This text made my heart melt because it is my number one goal when photographing senior clients! To make them feel like the most beautiful version of THEMSELVES…not an overly edited version that they don’t recognize. Totally made my day!

Victoria and Britney: Thank you both so much for traveling all the way to Charleston and trusting me to capture your senior year! I had so much fun with you both and hope to cross paths again SOON 🙂

When this is one of the first 10 photos you take…you know it’s going to be a good day!!!

Absolutely LOVED this Hill House dress! Wait until you see it paired with the bow!


Victoria is a ballerina, and I loved how she incorporated it into her photos!

A favorite!

We may have meant to walk onto the beach, and instead found ourselves on the pier…but it was gorgeous!

I think this whole set is my 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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