I am opening up a can of worms with this topic today! The conversation of digital images vs. IPS (in-person sales) is one that has gone on in the photography industry for SO long…and I’m sharing my honest thoughts in today’s video. You’ll have to tune in below to hear my take, and learn some […]

This topic is one I haven’t shared about much on Youtube…but it’s one I have LOTS of thoughts on! In today’s video I’m talking about senior spokesmodel teams, and diving into my honest thoughts about using the strategy in 2021. I’m breaking down the 3 things I think every senior spokesmodel structure needs in order […]

I am SO excited about sharing these!!! Katie it a sweet friend and past student of mine that I just adore. When I was in Savannah last week, she DM’d me that her and Brenden would be willing to drive up from TAMPA to model for me!! With only 3 days notice! I was SO. […]

GAHHH. It’s going to be such a beautiful week on the blog! I’ve had an insane two weeks of traveling with a whole week in DC and an entire week in Savannah immediately following. I had back-to-back meetings and commitments, but I only had one shoot scheduled during that period (Brandon + Emilee’s engagement) and […]

If you are new around here, you may not know this about me…but I started my photography business when I was only 17 years old. When I graduated high school, I had a big challenge in front of me: grow my business QUICKLY to become a full-time income (to show my parents I didn’t need […]

My FIRST engagement session of 2021…and it was special for more than one reason!!! I have known Emilee since I was all the way back in middle school. We were close friends for many, many years and both went to the same high school as Brandon! Emilee and Brandon knew of each other…but were never really close […]

Today’s video is on one of my FAVORITE topics…and that is senior portraits! Seniors are (and have always been!) my absolute favorite thing to photograph…and my favorite thing to teach on. But, seniors can also be tricky because POSING them is so different than posing any other type of client. I explain it like this: […]

I don’t normally do videos like this!! I typically steer away from sharing the technical side of photography and camera settings on my YouTube channel, but today I’m sharing something I get asked about ALL the time! We’re diving into something super specific: APERTURE for senior portraits. In this video, I’m sharing how I choose […]



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









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