My first EVER shoot in downtown Charleston…something I’ve dreamed of doing for YEARS!!! Every time I’ve visited Rainbow Row and the beautiful downtown area I dreamed of photographing someone here. I didn’t care if I lived here or not…I just wanted to capture it’s beauty! But, now I’m officially LIVING in the city I’ve always […]

This blog post is so special…mostly because it’s my two favorite humans on the planet!!! They celebrated their 27th (!!!) anniversary a little over a week ago, but we were in the height of the move to Charleston and waist-deep in boxes. For the last 3 years, I have been photographing their anniversary portraits…and I […]

Jess and Tony are such a special couple. I’ve been chatting with them over email for half a year and counting down the days until I got to meet them!! These two live in Texas but were planning a wedding in Fredericksburg…less than 3 blocks from my home in downtown! They both attended the University […]

Courtney and Ross traveled to Fredericksburg for their engagement session and I was SO excited to meet them in person! We had chatted over email quite a bit about their upcoming 2020 wedding, and we had to reschedule this shoot a few weeks ago because of the weather. But, last week, we had the PRETTIEST […]

THESE TWO!!! Amanda and Mark traveled to Fredericksburg from Northern VA for their shoot and I was SO excited for it!! When we all chatted over Skype for their initial consultation, we totally hit it off and talked for almost an hour! I knew their engagement session was going to be a blast from that […]

It’s been a busy week on the blog this week! This is the FOURTH and final post of the week and I think it’s a great finale!!! Tess and Tyler wanted to do something unique for their engagement session, so we went back and forth over email brainstorming some ideas. Then Tess stumbled upon one of […]

It’s officially my spring shooting season…which means I get to share #alltheprettythings on the blog! AH!!! I kicked off a super busy week of THREE shoots last week, and I’m equally excited to share each one of them!!! I kicked things off with Danielle and Matt’s engagement session at Brookeside Gardens in Maryland. I always love […]

This week of blog posts is easily my FAVORITE of each year. After the end of every shooting season, I go back through tens of THOUSANDS of photos and select my absolute favorites from each gallery. It’s a LONG process…but it is so rewarding!!! I get to re-live so many amazing memories, clients and locations […]



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









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