I’m switching it up a bit this week and, instead of sharing another educational video about Instagram strategy…I’m sharing a personal one! Since announcing my move to Charleston, SC last year, I’ve received HUNDREDS of emails and DMs asking me so many questions about the process. Why did we move? Why did my whole family […]

I think we all know by this point that Instagram algorithms are making small business owner’s lives VERY hard. Instagram used to be the app that we all relied on to show our followers our content when Facebook started to hide our posts…and now Instagram is almost worse. The app is determining which content is […]

This episode is easily my FAVORITE episode about Instagram that I’ve shared so far. And, that’s because it’s breaking down my FAVORITE tool on Instagram right now…Instagram STORIES! The algorithms are making it harder and harder for small business owners to get their follower’s eyes on their content when sharing to their feed…but Instagram stories […]

It’s a Monday…so you know what that means! A brand new episode of my weekly YouTube series is here and I’m breaking down pieces of my Instagram strategy for the entire month of March. In today’s video, I’m sharing the 3 things EVERY business owner should have in their Instagram bio…and why it’s SO important […]

HAPPY HOUR WITH HOPE IS BACK! Ya’ll, I am celebrating big time today!!! I began my Youtube channel at the beginning of 2019 and put out consistent weekly videos for about 6 months. But, then life hit me with a curveball and I moved states away…which meant I had to take a break from filming […]

It is officially the third and FINAL gift guide of 2019…so bittersweet!!! This week I’ve shared my favorite 2019 gift options for HER and for CREATIVES…and today I’m mixing it up! Last year, I did a gift guide for the HOME…but I am living with my family this year and don’t have a home of […]

Yesterday I shared my FIRST gift guide of 2019…Gifts FOR HER! Today, I’m sharing my personal fave guide: Gift for CREATIVES! This guide is full of my favorite things related specifically to being a creative biz owner! Some are photography-specific, but most are perfect gifts for any creative in your life! The list includes my […]

YAY! It’s that time of year again! It’s time for GIFT GUIDES!!! And, if I’m being honest…these guides weren’t even on my radar this year! I don’t consider myself a “lifestyle blogger”, so sometimes I feel like things like gift guides are a little bit out of my comfort zone or typical content. But, you […]



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









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