It’s a busy week on the blog this week…because it’s been a busy week of shooting!! Last week, before getting on the road to Virginia, I had the honor of photographing Lainey’s high school senior portraits! Her entire family was in town visiting Charleston from Washington, and they knew they wanted portraits while in town. […]

I have been looking forward to this day for over a year now!!! I first met Austin and Tony in person at their engagement session, and I immediately adored them. The way they love each other, Austin’s attention to detail and her joyful personality made me feel like I was just hanging out with one […]

This post is so bittersweet to write…because it’s the LAST mastermind retreat post. I’m sure I’ll do another mastermind in 2022…but for right now, this is literally the last mastermind retreat we have scheduled!!! This amazing group of business owners were my mastermind students from July-December of 2020. Our retreat was originally scheduled for January […]

This week I am traveling for TWO back-to-back destination weddings…so there’s no better time to share this video! I’m breaking down how I pack all of my gear to FLY for a destination wedding, including what I carry-on versus what I check as personal luggage…with links to every piece! Tune in below! IF YOU ENJOYED […]

This blog post is a testament to the fact that even people with strong systems in place in their business miss things!!! This entire week I SWORE I had already blogged Jamie and Adam’s anniversary session…but I didn’t!! I still don’t know how that happened! But, these cuties were traveling through Charleston at the end […]

I’ve said it on the blog SO many times and I’ll say it over and over again: one of the BEST emails I can get is an inquiry from another photographer!!! When Madison emailed me that her and her fiancé, Christian, would be in Charleston and wanted me to capture some portraits for them… I […]

This week’s video topic is one we have NEVER talked about on this channel before! We are talking about photography WEBSITES. There are so many common mistakes I see photographers making, and a few key things that I see a lot of websites missing. In today’s video, I’m breaking down the 3 things that EVERY […]

I had every intention of getting this post up last week…but then life happened!! I turned 25 last week (CRAZY!) and have been spending so much time down in Savannah with Hayden. It’s been SO much fun to get acclimated to the new city I’ll call home in just a few more months!! If you […]



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Hope Taylor is an international Senior Portrait & Wedding Photographer based in Fredericksburg, Va.









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