If you were to ask me which link I get asked to share the most on Instagram…it would probably be the link to my reflector!! I use a reflector at every single senior session…but I don’t have an assistant or an intern. I use a reflector with HANDLES that allows me to multi-task and use […]

I don’t typically talk about wedding photography on my YouTube channel…but we are breaking that trend today! I am sharing the BIGGEST mistake that I made in my early years as a photographer when I was trying to gain experience as a second shooter. I want to help you avoid the mistakes that I made…and […]

This is a topic I haven’t shared much about in the past…but it’s arguably one of the MOST important topics when it comes to owning a small business. We are diving into my thoughts on work/life balance. Things like my morning routine, the boundaries I’ve set in my business, and the ways I ensure that […]

Have you heard the term “mastermind” floating around in our industry the last couple of years? It has become a SUPER popular style of education for photographers and entrepreneurs. In today’s video, I’m breaking down exactly what a mastermind is…and 3 questions to ask yourself to determine if you are ready for the investment. I’m […]

One of the most popular video requests to date: A DAY IN MY LIFE! Josh and I filmed for YouTube in one whole day…and we vlogged the entire process for you! Tune in below! IF YOU ENJOYED THIS VIDEO, YOU MAY ALSO LOVE: Top 12 Brunch / Breakfast Spots in Charleston, SC 25th Birthday Q&A […]

Today is an exciting day!!! Not only is there a new YouTube video all about how to know if you’re ready for a spokesmodel program in your business…but today kicks off my SPOKESMODEL CHALLENGE! You can tune into this week’s free video below to learn 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine whether spokesmodels […]

We are carrying on the theme of SENIOR SPOKESMODELS this week! When I talk with photographers who have attempted to have a spokesmodel team in their senior photography business…I typically hear one of two things: It went WONDERFULLY! or I didn’t get as many referrals as I hoped. I think one of the most common […]

If you have ever heard the term “senior rep” or “senior spokesmodel” in the photography world, but had NO idea what it meant…today’s video is for you! I’m breaking down exactly what a senior rep program is, what it can do for your business and the 3 biggest misconceptions photographers struggle with. There’s also a […]



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









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