This wedding day has been a LONG time coming!!! Courtney and Ross’s big day was originally scheduled for April 2020. When that date obviously could not happen…they rescheduled not once, not twice…but 3 TIMES!! They patiently waited for this day to arrive for over one full year…and I think it made it that much sweeter. […]

Today’s video is a fun one!! I hear a lot of photographers that struggle with being confident sharing their IPHONE images alongside their PROFESSIONAL images. They fear that they won’t look as consistent or professional…but I do it ALL the time! So, I’m breaking down how I take and EDIT my iPhone images to make […]

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 […]



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









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