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Hope Taylor is a photographer specializing in senior portraits and weddings serving both Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.

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Practical tools and no-fluff resources to help you grow a successful, profitable business built in service and strategy.

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Customizable guides, email templates, presets, mini courses and more...this is the place to find ALL of the Hope Taylor Education resources that your heart desires! Take a scroll through to explore!

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The Senior scoop

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The monthly membership for senior portrait photographers with new content from real sessions each month for the price of a few Starbucks drinks.

My most accessible education

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YOUTUBE

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Weekly videos for photographers and small business owners alike! Come see YEARS worth of free education on almost any topic you can think of!

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online courses

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With hundreds of students in each course, these resources are jam-packed and perfect for the photographer serious about seeing growth in their business.

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Curious what gear I use, how I accept client contracts, my favorite website templates or where I shop for home decor? ALL of my favorites in those categories (and more!)

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Posing for Senior Boys

Posing any client can be intimidating...but I think senior guys can be the most intimidating of all! See my go-poses, tips and tricks for getting amazing images of even the most shy seniors. 

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Meet Hope

Her journey of becoming a full time business owner immediately after graduating high school gives her a very unique perspective on entrepreneurship and business. She has spoken on keynote stages at industry-leading conferences, been published in both print + digital features and teaches hundreds of photographers online every year. She feels very strongly about educating and inspiring other creative small business owners to fearlessly pursue their dreams while also providing the practical tools that they need to get there

To inquire with Hope about a speaking opportunity, click here! 

Education

Hope Taylor Courses 

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A full breakdown of my shooting, lighting and editing workflows to create gorgeous images with my signature light, bright and bold style. 

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The photography course

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You are a beginner who wants to learn how to use their camera in manual, master lighting + nail down their editing workflows. This course teaches you exactly how I achieve my signature light, bright and bold images.

THIS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR YOU IF!

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THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

My most popular course and the ultimate tool for any senior photographer. An inside look at my marketing strategies, entire client experience and senior posing workflow. 

The Senior business course

want to focus on seniors?

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Enroll NOW

You already know how to use their camera in manual, but want to market your business to high school seniors + fill your calendar with new bookings. This course focuses on marketing, client experience and senior posing.

THIS COURSE MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT IF:

THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

THE EXPERIENCE:
What to expect

Business intensives have quickly become one of my FAVORITE forms of education that I offer! Working in person, side by side to dive into the nitty gritty of YOUR specific business is unlike any other online or group education. On the day of your mentoring session, you will select either the morning or afternoon time slot. In between time slots, we will be meeting for lunch and head shots so that you get to spend time with me AND the other business owner I am mentoring that day! 
Before your business intensive, you will receive in in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your business. From there, I will analyze your specific needs so create an outline of what topics we will cover at our session. We will spend a whole two hours together at my home in downtown Fredericksburg and I can promise we will have SO much fun! Click to read what past alumni had to say about their experience!

the ONE-ON-ONE EXPERIENCE

LEARN MORE & BOOK A 2018 BUSINESS INTENSIVE 

The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with a photo shoot. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!

“Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!”

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Heather Navartil

My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my "last hope" -- I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!”

"I've booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I've only lived in for 4 weeks!"

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Wendy Zook

During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package. My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do it again.

"not even two weeks after I met with hOPE, I already booked someone at my higher package."

–Becky

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

I had been wanting to start my own business but had no idea how to go about it. The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business.  I left with so much confidence and felt SO inspired! Taking a mentoring session with Hope was one of the best decisions I have made for my business!

"The mentoring session gave me all the knowledge to start and run a photography business."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Kacie

I hadn't officially started my business before our intensive, but working with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official. She taught me about running a business (things I'd never even considered) and during the sample photo shoot, gave me tips that boosted my confidence in interacting with clients. I couldn't be more grateful for Hope's support and encouragement!

"working one on one with Hope gave me push of confidence I needed to make things official."

INTENSIVE  TESTIMONIALS

–Laura

In Their Words

jessie is booking so fast she can't keep up

"I implemented what Hope taught and was able to book THREE sessions the same afternoon!

My clients are now finding me though word of mouth and not by price shopping - all thanks to Hope's marketing strategies and education on providing an unforgettable senior experience!"

Caitlin has doubled the size of her galleries

 "I am now delivering galleries with 80-100+ images that my clients LOVE!

"One common thing I hear from my senior clients (and their parents) is "How are we ever going to be able to pick our favorites?!" Y'all, this course is packed full of information that you can implement for your business right away! You will begin seeing changes immediately."

yessica says her entire business has transformed

"I no longer dread freezing up in the middle of a session worried about what pose I’m going to do next.

" I used to be terrified of posing...now I can have a 2 hour senior session and have SO much variety in my posing from start to finish. Hope touched on absolutely everything I’ve ever had questions on and left me feeling so much more confident and ready to shoot any senior session and tackle any situation that comes my way,"

Reed tripled his prices, 3x his bookings + launched a succesful spokesmodel team

"let me tell you - this course is the BEST INVESTMENT you could make if you are a senior photographer!! "

"Thanks to Hope’s course, I was able to triple my senior session bookings & grow my profits to a new level!  This course has helped me stand out in my niche and create the senior photography business of my dreams. After completing Hope’s course and launching my spokesmodel team applications, I have received a dream number of applications, and will have a team of 18 spokesmodels!

dakota is getting inquiries every time she shares sneak peeks online
+ feels more confident than ever

"The growth I’ve had in 2 months alone has been incredible and worth 5x the value of this course!"

"I’m shooting on days I don’t normally shoot on just to keep up with the clients that want to work with me. I don’t get nervous before sessions because I know that I have the tools to make it work. I can spend more time getting to know my seniors and their parents rather than stressing over what’s next and how I’ll be posing them. I’m no longer anxious before sessions, frantically scrolling to find inspiration and hoping that one session will turn out as good as the last one. I love looking at the my camera when I leave and think “how will I choose my favorite?” Rather than “I hope there’s enough that I like!”


Next Case Study 

Tammy feels confident in her images + is delivering galleries she only dreamed of

"The first session I did after seeing her lesson on shooting in harsh light was such a win!"

"I have completed many great educational programs from some well known photographers, and I have to say...Hope's course exceeds them all in the way that she is quick to explain and easy to understand. Implementing her tricks were the smartest things I have ever done and the best advice Hope has even given me. I never even knew I was able to achieve the images I am delivering to my clients. I can't wait to use her techniques for changing settings during my sessions and to be able to consistently nail skin tones and exposure and also to deliver client galleries in less than 7 days!"

Next Case Study 

My highest-level coaching program to help business owners create, launch + scale their own online course. Only 12 spaces available.

My mastermind will teach members everything that I have done to build a successful online business that generates over a quarter of a million dollars in passive income every year. We will cover a wide range of topics including launch strategy, growing your audience, sales pages, hiring + building a team, video marketing and more.

The mastermind includes pre-recorded content to help you get started, weekly group calls, custom-tailored one-on-one calls with me as your coach, unlimited access to me + my team through Voxer, a Slack channel with all group members and more. This application-only coaching program is my highest-level educational offering and is designed for business owners that are already profitable and are prepared to invest their time, money and hard work into the mastermind group. 

Applications are open year-round. When 1 of the 12 spaces opens in the mastermind, the next best applicant will be accepted into the group. 

The Hope Taylor Mastermind

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education

The case studies

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Passive income in 2020:





REBECCA RICE

BEFORE               
THE MASTERMIND

BEFORE  THE MASTERMIND

Rebecca was a member of the mastermind from Jan-June of 2020.
She shared her results after applying everything she learned in the program: 

# of Email subscribers:






Email open rates: 





# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 






yearly passive income:





4,466

9.7%

89

$18,782

12.2%

398

$146,500

13,644

AFTER THE MASTERMIND

/ AFTER

WHAT Rebecca SAYS SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE BECAUSE OF THE MASTERMIND:

Took her AND her husband full-time in their business

Able to build a new house for their family 

Asked to be a keynote speaker at the industry-leading Creative at Heart Conference

Hired a full-time nanny for her kids 

learn more about the mastermind

The case studies

# of Email subscribers:






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# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 






Passive income Sept 2020-Sept 2021:





natasha Coyle

BEFORE               
THE MASTERMIND

BEFORE  THE MASTERMIND

Natasha was a member of the mastermind from July-December of 2020.
She shared her results after applying everything he learned in the program: 

# of Email subscribers:






Email open rates: 





# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 





passive income before starting the mastermind:





22

11-15%

0

$0

31%

81

$41,088.92

3,753

AFTER THE MASTERMIND

/ AFTER

WHAT Natasha SAYS SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE BECAUSE OF THE MASTERMIND:

Launched her first course in February of 2021 and it brought in $25,458.00

Featured on 5 podcasts (with 4 more interviews scheduled before the end of the year)

Was a panel keynote speaker and breakout educator at Creative at Heart

Has been asked to speak at Graceful Gathering in 2022

applications open on 9/29

The case studies

# of Email subscribers:






Email OPEN RATES:





# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 






Passive income in first 6 months of 2020: 






STEPHANIE KASE

BEFORE               
THE MASTERMIND

BEFORE  THE MASTERMIND

Stephanie was a member of the mastermind from January-June of 2020.
She shared with me her results after being in the program:

# of Email subscribers:






Email OPEN RATES:





# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 





Passive income in first 6 months of 2019: 






1,600

23.38%

165

$2,575

33.37%

924

$28,000+

3,285

WHAT STEPHANIE SAYS SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE BECAUSE OF THE MASTERMIND:

Launched her first online course (and made over $5k during launch week)

Created her first email funnel to continue generating passive revenue from that course

Implemented new strategies to gain email list subscribers (and gained over 800+ new leads)

Hosted a free challenge with 450+ members

Launched an online store of products

Spoke at her very first conference 

AFTER THE MASTERMIND

/ AFTER

applications open on 9/29

The case studies

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average passive income per month:






Rob Greene

BEFORE               
THE MASTERMIND

BEFORE  THE MASTERMIND

Rob was a member of the mastermind from January-December of 2021.
He shared his results after applying everything he learned in the program: 

# of Email subscribers:






# of courses:





# OF COURSE STUDENTS: 





average passive income per month: 






400+

1

60

$1,500

4

200+

$6,500+

2,000+

AFTER THE MASTERMIND

/ AFTER

when asked "what would you say to someone on the fence about the mastermind?", here's what rob had to say:

If you are on the fence about investing in the Hope Taylor Mastermind, I'd tell you to JUST. FRIGGIN. DO IT.
Imposter Syndrome is real. But, it's impossible to feel like an imposter with a tireless encourager like Hope constantly serving as the wind in your sails!!! And it's not just fluff, either - she'll back up her contagious, bubbly positivity with strategic action steps, giving you the play-by-play roadmap to reach your fullest passive income potential!
I came into this Mastermind feeling like a "one trick pony" at best. I had just released my first course on Flash Photography, and really wondered if I had anything else to offer. By the end of Hope's Mastermind, I had a game plan in place for a 4-Course Education Suite, and had shifted my business around to accommodate my passive income becoming my top revenue stream in my business!

applications open on 9/29

Resources + My Favorite Things

Ever wondered what programs I use in my business? My camera gear? My must-have photography products? Maybe just my favorite outfits to wear on wedding days? I've compiled a massive list of ALL my favorite things in every category! 

THE RESOURCES PAGE

 guides + Programs + tools + favorites

3 Best Lighting Scenarios

Every photographer's secret weapon is LIGHTING...and it can be one of the hardest things to master. Download this free guide to see my 3 favorite types of natural light for beautiful images! 

one of my most popular free resources