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Hope Taylor  VA wedding & senior portrait photographer. Educator, speaker, blogger, believer. Lover of Charleston & fluffy flowers. 🌸 πŸ“©: hello@hopetaylor.com


Not sure about you, but I'm REALLY ready for peonies to come back in season 😍🌸 #hopetaylorweddings

First look reactions have got to be one of my favorite things to photograph 😍
Brides: talk to me! What are your thoughts on first looks? Are you planning on incorporating one into your timeline? If you did one on your wedding day, were you happy that you did? #hopetaylorweddings

I am all ready for spring and summer senior sessions (and can't believe the dates are already almost gone through this fall!) β˜€οΈ
PS: photographers - have you heard of Linktr.ee yet!? Take a peek at the new link in my profile for direct access to a TONS of exciting things! (I'm obsessed and couldn't keep it to myself!)

Kicking off 2017 engagement sessions with Allysa and Nathan on the blog today!!! We had a perfect spring day with the most beautiful golden hour light - link in profile to see more! I can't wait to photograph their wedding day this fall! 😍 #hopetaylorcouples

So honored + excited to learn that my blog was named one of the "150 best photography blogs on the internet" by Smart Photo Courses! Two years ago I made the decision to start blogging consistently to build my business...and I'm so grateful to be listed amongst so many incredible photographers in the "Amazing and Enormous Guide to the Best Photography Blogs" ! YAY!

It's a grey, rainy day out this morning so I'm having to put a whole lot of extra effort into getting motivated for my work day. Raining mornings make me want to lay in bed under a pile of blankets until the sun comes out...hopefully I'm not the only one πŸ˜‚ So, I'm stuck in rainy VA today...but my mind is back in sunny St. John!
Monday's are always the busiest work days for me as I prep for the week ahead and conquer what I missed over the weekend. Tell me in the comments: what are you MOST excited for in your business this week!? I want to cheer you on πŸ‘‡πŸ»

I'd say Saturdays with him are Saturdays well spent. ❀

This year is my parent's 25th wedding anniversary, so we celebrated with anniversary portraits yesterday 😍 So, so thankful to have such wonderful, supportive, beautiful parents as role models in my life. I can't wait to share these on the blog this week!!! Love you both!!!

Oh hi, spring! I'm okay with you sticking around 😍🌸
I have a SUPER exciting shoot today that is so close to my heart...can't wait to let you in on it later today! πŸ™Š #hopetaylorbrides

This quote hits me hard every time. And tonight, I had a strong feeling maybe one of you really needed to hear it, too.
I've walked away from some pretty heavy things in my life. I walked away from a university I had committed to, and in turn changed the entire course of my life. I've walked away from bad friendships. Business ventures that weren't meant for me. International traveling opportunities. Commitments that didn't rest well in my heart. I've had my fair share of walking away, even if it was the last thing I wanted to do, and my life has benefited so much because of it.
I don't know what this looks like in your life right now. Maybe there's someone in your life that is draining the life out of you and making you feel unworthy and unloved. Walk away.
Maybe there is a business opportunity that isn't resting well with you and your gut is telling you that it's a bad fit. Walk away.
Maybe your heart is unsettled and the direction you've chosen for your life needs changing. Walk away.
No matter who you are, where you're reading this or what season of life you're in: I give you permission to walk away. You are worthy, you are wonderful and God has plans for you so infinitely greater than the things that aren't meant for you. I've been there, and in some cases I've been completely broken because I walked away. But I'm stronger now because of it, and you will be, too.

Such a dreamy, spring-y engagement session tonight with Allysa and Nathan! I can't wait for their big day this fall! You two were NATURALS tonight! 😍 #hopetaylorcouples

Had SO MUCH fun at this weekend's #htp2018 meet and greet with my brand new spokesmodel team! There's a recap on the blog this morning and I know you're going to love all 19 of these ladies just as much as I do! Link in profile! #hopetaylorseniors

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