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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You have heard me talk about this on my YouTube channel before…but I’m bringing it back! We are talking all about HONEYBOOK today…aka the #1 tool in my business that I SWEAR by. My last Honeybook video is actually the MOST watched video on my whole channel…so I wanted to make another to help talk […]

We have a special guest in today’s video!!! If you own a small business of any kind, then you probably know that video content is becoming the most popular content consumed on the internet right now. Whether it’s YouTube, short-form videos like Reels or Tiktok, IGTV, Facebook Live…video content is becoming #1 very quickly. But, […]

It’s finally here! If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw that I finally purchased the Canon R6 mirrorless camera a few weeks ago. I was on the fence about it for so long because I’m an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kind of person…and I absolutely love my Mark lll! […]



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









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