This blog post is a special one!! Each year, I spend HOURS curating every single image I took that year to find the best of the best. I spent weeks going through thousands and thousands of images to find my absolute favorites…and I’m so excited for you to scroll through! Typically, I do a separate […]

My LAST wedding of 2020…and it was such a special one to me. Ellen was a sweet friend of mine in high school, and I was actually friends with her when she STARTED dating Brandon all the way back in 2011! Their wedding was actually originally scheduled for February 2021, but with all the uncertainty […]

My LAST portrait session of 2020…SO CRAZY!!! I have one more wedding left and my entire year is finished out. It feels like it flew by but dragged on forever all at the same time. Raegan’s senior session was such a FUN way to end out the year!! Her dad is friends with my dad, […]

Today’s video is by far the most requested to date…and it’s something I have NEVER done before. I am letting you guys watch me edit in REAL TIME!!! You’ll get to see my entire workflow for culling, editing, and sharing sneak peeks from a portrait session and I am SO excited for you to see! […]

Today’s topic can be a sticky subject…but we are tackling it anyways! I am sharing with you all of my thoughts for handling PAYMENTS as a photographer. The programs I use, the way I structure my payment plans, how I handle late payments and discounts, the way I remind my clients that a payment is […]

I actually wasn’t planning on doing gift guides this year because 2020 has been SUCH a crazy time for everyone. But, I shared on Instagram this week and asked if it would be helpful for me to compile some of my favorite products and sales happening for Black Friday…and I got HUNDREDS of responses with […]

This isn’t a topic I frequently talk about…but it’s one I get frequently asked about!!! While I am a wedding photographer, I am primarily a senior portrait photographer and tend to teach more about that side of my business than anything else. But, today I want to share a peek into my ALBUM DESIGN process […]

Today’s video is a special one that I’ve been really excited to share with you. I connected with Sacia Matthews shortly after moving to Charleston last year and instantly loved her. Aside from being wildly talented within the industry, she is hilarious, joyful and an absolute blast to be around. We’ve gotten the chance to spend […]



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









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