The Hope Taylor Photography Course

Shooting for light, bright and bold

(with a fast workflow that gives your LIFE back)

Shooting for Light, Bright, and Bold: An online course that contains 25 jam-packed lessons to answer the most popular question I’ve received since the very start of my business:

THE ONE-stop-shop TO

"How do you create images with your signature light, bright and bold style?"

From my camera settings, equipment and shooting secrets to my lighting techniques, focusing and location tips all the way through my entire post-processing and editing workflow...

...including my very own preset that has been sought-after for the last 5 years and NEVER shared. 

...this course uncovers all of my secrets to creating beautiful images...

how to create beautiful images

let's do some math

Most photographers assume that the equation for creating beautiful images looks like this…

Beautiful editinG

= beautiful images 

Understanding your manual settings

understanding natural light

capturing perfect images in camera with manual settings and gorgeous natural light

a consistent, efficient editing workflow

the reality is that it looks like this…

Sounds a little more intimidating that way, huh?

 That’s exactly what this course is for.

beautiful images 

Beautiful editinG

beautiful images 

I'm sorry, but...

I'm sharing all my secrets.



✓ You KNOW what you want your images to look like, but you just can’t achieve it
✓ You leave your sessions feeling frustrated instead of EXCITED about the work you created 
✓ You want images that are light, bright and bold but they just feel overexposed with wonky skin tones 
✓ Your post processing workflow is taking over your LIFE 
✓ You don’t understand your camera in manual 
✓ You can’t find the right LIGHT at your sessions 
✓ It is taking you HOURS to cull and edit your sessions (so you don’t have time for anything else!)
✓ Your clients aren’t sharing their images on social media
✓ You are stuck in a rut and feel burnt out trying to create work you love
✓ You’ve been charging the same low prices and clients won’t pay luxury prices 
✓ You feel anxious and nervous about whether you’ll be able to capture images your clients will love 

this is totally me!

It's 100% risk free with my 30-day money back guarantee.

need the proof?

Check out these before and afters of my own work...





"Run!! Don't walk to purchase this course!!! I can't even begin to describe how beneficial this course WAS TO ME!"

- Christy of christy henderson photography 

 "I feel much more confident about looking for and finding good light. I feel more confident in editing and excited to show my clients the back of my camera because my images now are nearly perfect!”

“Hope is really great at breaking everything down into tangible, practical information; she packs A LOT into this course, and I know I’ve already benefited greatly from it!!”

“Because of taking this course, I leave my sessions and think “how will I choose my favorite?” Rather than “I hope there’s enough that I like!”

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.”

"Since completing the course, I feel excited and confident. I LOVE your workflow with downloading, editing, and delivering images, I can't wait to adapt that to what I currently do." 

"This course was pure GOLD for me. It was beneficial to go over the information and see how Hope implements things in her work. It was so helpful to see her do shoots in real time!

and Check out these before and afters of some of the student's work...





course breakdown

The first module of this course breaks down the basics of shooting and mastering your images in camera by understanding your camera settings. I breakdown what it means to find your photography “style” and the most important pieces to achieve consistent work your clients love.

Anything and everything you need to know about shooting, camera settings, focusing for tack sharp images, the exposure triangle, white balance for perfect skin tones and how exactly to shoot to achieve light, bright and bold images. This module contains a full, uncut engagement session walking through my camera settings and thought process behind my shooting style.

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I won’t let you purchase this course without knowing exactly what you are investing in. So, here is a breakdown and outline of everything you will be receiving: 

Module 1:

"Welcome & Shooting Basics"
(5 lessons)

Module 2:

"The Shooting Breakdown"
(6 lessons)

I regularly get asked how I edit and shoot my images...but the best question to be asking is “how do you LIGHT your images?” The way that I utilize natural light is what makes or breaks my work - and this module breaks it all down! How to recognize where the best light is at your sessions, utilizing natural reflectors, getting my signature “glow” and how to set your settings accordingly. It contains an uncut senior session where I troubleshoot multiple lighting situations AND a bonus video on how to shoot beautifully in direct, midday sunlight! 

This lesson is the most jam-packed within the course. It is a complete, uncut, uncensored walkthrough of my ENTIRE post-processing workflow. Culling, importing, editing, exporting, sizing for social media, gallery delivery, storage, backup and more. It includes my VERY OWN preset that I created in my first year of business and have NEVER shared before to achieve perfect light, bright and bold images.

Module 3:

"Natural Light"
(6 lessons)

Module 4:

"Maximizing Efficiency in Editing"
(8 lessons)

01. My Lightroom Preset:
My signature style preset that I have NEVER shared before (and is only available within this course!) 

In addition to all of the amazing course content, you will receive additional bonuses to help you grow your business and apply the information you learned:

i need this in my life!


did someone say...

02. The Photography Course Workbook:
The 40 page workbook to guide you through this online course and help you apply the information you’ve learned! 

03. VIDEO: My Client Workflow:
Now that you’ve learned my entire editing workflow to help you save time, I want to give you my client booking workflow to help you save even more. This video breaks down how I accept payments, contracts and bookings online and how I manage all of my clients in one place.

04. VIDEO: The Value of Outsourcing
(are you ready?):
Once you’ve mastered your post processing workflow and editing style, it may become time to outsource. This video breaks down how you know when you’re ready, and what your next steps should be.

05. VIDEO: Same-Day Slideshow Workflow:
My workflow for creating a slideshow of images on the DAY-OF the wedding to surprise my bride and groom (because you can do it, too!)

06. VIDEO: Editing Mid-Day Images:
Remember that video within the course where I shoot in midday sun? I’m going to show you a walkthrough of editing those images to keep them consistent with your light, bright and bold style - even in a tricky lighting situation. 

07. Must-Have Programs:
A breakdown of my must-have programs and tools within my business to save time and maximize my strategy. 

08. Packing for Travel PDF:
Have a destination wedding or portrait session? This checklist breaks down exactly what you need to pack and what luggage I use to do it safely.

09. The Most SUPPORTIVE Online Community: 
After purchasing the course, you will have instant access to the online community of other students. This community is known as being one of the most incredible online communities around! 

In my first year of business, I created a preset for my signature light, bright and bold style. Over the last 5 years, it has been the most sought-after piece of information in my business.

I have always held it captive and it can’t be found anywhere online...

My Preset


...until now

straight from the source

"I have completed many great educational programs from some well known photographers and I have to say Hope Taylor's course exceeds them all in the way she is quick to explain and super easy to grasp and understand."

"I decided to invest in a DSLR when I became a second time mom. I felt like I could capture our family memories in the lulls of getting professionals portraits done. I had to learn the hard way. Trial and error with manual and learning to use RAW files instead of JPEGs to be able to have more control editing. My photography has been so inconsistent, and I still relied on auto setting a lot (like shooting in aperture priority mode) or using auto white balance. I struggled with color cast during my sessions, that wasn't immediately visible in camera, and I struggled with consistency because of poor lighting choices.

When I first started to take photography as a business seriously, I reached out to a well known photographer to ask their advice and get some constructive criticism. I was completely self taught, and still a BEGINNER. That photographer blew me off completely, and then made a cryptic facebook post about being classically trained (because they went to Art School), and how these new "photographers" were ruining the business. I was heartbroken. I picked up the pieces and continued my journey, making so many mistakes along the way, and celebrating victories too. 

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT HARD! This course is the tool I wish I had access to when I first started out. It was so good that I literally binged it overnight. I mean, NETFLIX and CHILL style! Hope literally shares her entire photography workflow from booking clients to the session to her culling and editing (+PRESET)! The first session I did after seeing her lesson on shooting in harsh light was such a win! I'm not afraid to shoot at times other than Golden Hour. Not only that, 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!"



here's what's included


• HOURS of video content instantly available to complete at your own pace (all modules are video, not just audio!)

• 4 modules with 25 lessons

• My VERY OWN preset (that I created and have never shared before!) 

• A walkthrough of my entire shooting workflow including how I set my camera settings, how I focus my camera to create tack-sharp images, the secret settings I change to create my light, bright and bold style and more! 

• Breakdown of my lighting techniques: how I find and utilize natural light to create beautiful images (and how I do it to help minimize editing later!)

• Videos of me shooting AND editing images in multiple lighting situations

• My exact post processing workflow including folder organization, uploading, culling, editing, exporting, sizing for social media, blogging, storage and image backup!
• LIFETIME access to all of the content within this course

• THREE videos of me at REAL shoots working with clients and explaining my processes in real time

• FIVE videos of me editing images that you watch me take within the course! 

• The Photography Course Workbook to help you through the course and help you to apply the information you learn

• Access to the most supportive + EXCITED online community of course students to help answer questions, cheer you on and celebrate alongside you! 

• And EIGHT (8!!!) bonuses including 5 videos, PDF checklists, a one-hour bonus class to kickstart your business and more!

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It's 100% risk free with my 30-day money back guarantee.

hear what your fellow photographers have to say

"trust me that you need this course."

– destinee

'Before this course, my #1 issue is consistency. When I changed locations I was am always worried that I wouldn’t get the same "look" that I did at the last location. My #2 struggle was that I never felt like my pictures had that "pop" that gives them the WOW factor. Needless to say I was feeling inadequate!
When I delivered my first gallery after this course my client was in awe of her daughter's senior portraits. "The pictures are stunning", "I really love the pictures, you do amazing work." "Oh I'm so happy you did her pictures. They are amazing and I'm so pleased" I have never had so many compliments from one mom! This course is filled with all the pieces that I was missing to take my images to where I wanted them.  And I love how the lessons are not long and drawn out but are so packed with information and to the point! You have done it again Hope Taylor!!!

–Mary Jane

"Before the course, I couldn't get the crisp popping pictures I see all the other photographers posting. I would get frustrated seeing what I knew I could do but not understanding WHY. I had the composition I lacked the focus and sharpness of detail. Since completing the course, I have gotten amazing testimonials! I've booked 6 new sessions and I have the photos I need to FINALLY finish my website. I feel so much more confident about my skills and my camera AND I cull and edit in 1/4 of the time! Thank you Hope Taylor!"


"Before this course, I would always come home with images straight out-of-camera that I hated. I could not get my photos to look the way I wanted when I edited them. I knew a little about lighting, shooting, and editing before this course but I didn't know how to implement it. This course has given me the confidence to go into a session knowing that I will walk away with images how I want them in camera. All of the knowledge that I have learned from Hope will take my business to the next level and bring in higher paying clients! Thank you so much Hope for this amazing course you are such an amazing teacher!"


" I feel like I have a little part of my life back when I can cull an entire senior session in less then an hour!! Being a mom of a one year old, its alot of editing after bed time and this gives me a little more "me time" since i'm not staying up until 12-1 am culling/editing!"

"Hope has taught me so many things that I never realized were affecting my images! I highly highly recommend this to someone like me, someone who is trying to find consistency and a way to streamline their process and get their life back!!"

After the course, I am amazingly confident that I can go out and be able to produce in camera beautiful, consistent pictures and conquer post processing in great time to be able to deliver a beautiful, consistent gallery to my clients and over exceed their expectations!!"

This course is designed and created for the photographer who is chasing their dreams and putting in the hustle. It’s created for those of us who want to work hard, make more money and build a thriving business off of the thing that you love.

yes! I need this!

It's 100% risk free with my 30-day money back guarantee.

This content is designed and created for it’s priced for you, too

But, if you are a photographer in the early seasons of business trying to make ends meet...I don’t want this course to be financially out of reach.

Instead of pricing this course what it SHOULD be priced based on the value of information...I’m pricing it based on what you can afford. Because I believe in you, and I believe in this course...and I KNOW that it can change the game for you.

how much  does it all cost?

• In-person experience (requires travel costs) 
• 16+ hours
• Limited seats available + sell out quickly 

Two-Day in-person workshops

One time cost to get INSTANT access to all of the course content

for just $349

You'll get:
• My never-before-seen Lightroom preset
• HOURS of video content 
• Lifetime access
• Self-paced education
• Footage of me working with REAL clients
• Screen recordings of my entire editing process
• Private, supportive Facebook community 
• Bonus videos & documents 
• & so much more!

buy now for $349

Valued at $1200!

THIS COURSE IS A VALUE OF ALMOST $1200, but you can have instant access

• My never-before-seen Lightroom preset
• 8+ hours of video content
• Lifetime access
• Self-paced education
• Footage of me working with REAL clients
• Screen recordings of my entire editing process
• Private, supportive Facebook community 
• Bonus videos & documents 
• & so much more! 

course value

This is what the course is worth (and what past students were willing to pay)


This is the only other way you could have learned this content from me until now


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The Hope Taylor
Photography Course

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but why learn from me?

I can still remember the days I sat in my high school classroom with a head full of big dreams. I was answering emails on my phone under the desk, skipping dances and pep rallies for meetings and hustling hard to make my dreams a reality. I had no idea if being a full-time business owner was even a possibility…but I knew that I was going to hustle harder than ever to make it happen. 

In the last 10+ years, I have been through so many seasons of business: seasons of doubt and insecurity, seasons of never feeling good enough, seasons of not knowing how in the world I was going to make this work and seasons where I was ready to give up. Wherever you are right now, however you are feeling, I’ve been there. I see you. And I am cheering you on every step of the way.

Through hard work and hustle and a whole lot of learning, I’ve been able to build a six-figure photography business doing what I love every day. And, even better: I have my LIFE back. I’ve implemented workflows and resources that allow me to be in control of my business, instead of my business controlling me.

With a passion for business strategy and marketing, and a heart for education, I want to provide you with the practical tools and knowledge you need to grow a successful, profitable business built in service and love.  

I'm convinced. Let's do this.

It's 100% risk free with my 30-day money back guarantee.

Here’s what changed in Tammy's business after completing the course…

I never, in a million years, could have imagined that I could rely solely on photography as a business until your course!"

"You showed me to love and serve my clients well and to create an experience, instead of treating my sessions as just another job. I can't tell you how much positive feedback that has generated for my business. I see more referrals on Facebook in groups I am in from past clients. I never, in a million years, could have imagined that I could rely solely on photography as a business until your course!"


frequently asked

As soon as you hit “purchase!” The course is instantly available for you, all at once, to be completed on your own schedule.

On the inside of the course you will find a video for each module, as well as downloadable slides that you can print and use to take notes. In the “bonus” section, you’ll find downloadable PDFs in addition to bonus video content.

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When does the course begin?

How is the course structured once I hit “buy”? 

Not at all! As long as you have internet access, you can watch the course!

Do I need to have a certain software of anything special on my computer?

Because the entire course is instantly accessible, a payment plan is not available.

Once you invest in this course, you will have lifetime access to all of the content, as well as lifetime access to the online Facebook Community!

Do you offer a payment plan?

How long will I have access to this information?

While this course is centered around shooting for a specific light, bright and bold style; all of the information can be implemented no matter what your photography style is!

I don’t want images that are light, bright and this course for me?

If you purchase the course, complete all of it’s content, implement what you learn and still find that this course didn’t help build your business - I’ll buy it back from you in the first 30 days. Why? Because I truly believe in your business and I want nothing more than for you to succeed. But - this won’t happen. Because, if you implement what you learn in this course, my education works and you will see results.

How does the 30 day money-back guarantee work? 

Feel free to contact me directly at - I’d love to help you in any way that I can. 

Still not sure if the course is right for you or have any additional questions?

Nervous to make such a large course purchase? I get it, I've been there. But, I am so confident in the content of this course and it's ability to change your business and your life - that I am giving you my word: if you complete this course in it's entirety in 30 days, download all of the files, complete the workbook and implement the education and don't see results, I will give you all of the money back. But...I'm confident that won't happen. This education is real, it works and it is exactly what I did to grow my business to where it is today. 

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