We have been focusing a lot on SENIORS the last few weeks…and today is no exception! In this video I am breaking down 5 different ways you can level-up your senior portrait client experience. Client experience is the CORE of word-of-mouth marketing and increasing your bookings/referrals…so you need to make sure you are on top […]

One of the topics I get asked to speak on most often is how I built my business so quickly in the very first year. I literally went from a 17-year-old hobbyist to a 6-figure earning business owner in just that first 365 days! I get interviewed about this all the time on podcasts, at […]

I WISH I had a video like this back when I was first starting my photography business! I remember always feeling SO overwhelmed at the number of options I had for things like gear, camera bags, camera straps, reflectors, etc…I had absolutely no idea where to start. I just wanted someone to sit me down […]

This is an exciting blog post for two reasons: 1. It’s my LAST wedding of 2020 but 2. It’s my FIRST ever wedding in Charleston!!! I’ve lived in Charleston for a little over a year now, but I’ve been traveling back to Virginia (and all over the East Coast!) to photograph my weddings. This was […]

Ya’ll…it has been SO LONG since I have shared a new Happy Hour with Hope episode! Honestly, LIFE just got ahold of me these last few months. I needed a little bit of a break during quarantine…but what I intended to be a few weeks off turned into a few MONTHS. And, you know what? […]

Working with other photographers is ALWAYS an honor…and it’s even MORE of an honor when it’s one of your past students!!! Dakota has become a sweet friend of mine over the years after attending a live filming for one of my courses. She reached out to me a couple weeks ago that she would be […]

I have been looking forward to this shoot for MONTHS!!! Griffin reached out to me back in July saying that he would be traveling with his girlfriend to Charleston and wanted to plan to propose to her. He found me on Instagram and thought that his girlfriend Hannah would love my style (SO sweet)!!! We […]

I had two GORGEOUS shoots last week…which makes for a full week on the blog!!! We have spent MONTHS trying to plan Amelia and Trevor’s engagement session. Travel bans, COVID restrictions and complications kept pushing it farther and farther back. Amelia was flying in from CALIFORNIA for the shoot…and her travel ban was finally lifted […]



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









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