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Hope Taylor  Virginia wedding photographer, educator, speaker, blogger, believer. Lover of Charleston, ice cream & fluffy flowers. 🌸 πŸ“©: hello@hopetaylor.com

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Mondays can be overwhelming and intimidating. We wake up after a relaxing weekend and we're met with a mile-long to do list and an overflowing inbox. On top of it, we hop on social media searching for encouragement, and sometimes we're met with the comparison monster instead. So, together let's lift the tide and brighten someone's Monday! Tag someone in the comments who INSPIRES you and let us know why you love them - then take a scroll through the comments and follow some new friends! Happy Monday, y'all! πŸŽ‰

Today is my business baby's 4th birthday and I can't quite believe it. 4 years ago today, I walked into my local courthouse and said "hey, I take pictures and I barely make money, but I want to be sure I'm doing it legally. What do I do now?" I spent a few hours signing documents, paying fees and setting up taxes - and I walked out as an 17-year-old business owner. One year after that, I made the decision to take my business full time at age 18 and revoke my admission to the college I had committed to (and my parents had already paid a lot of money for). I can't wrap my head around how fast time has gone, but I'm incredibly grateful for 4 years of pursuing my dreams and building a life that I love. Thank you all for supporting me, encouraging me and being a part of my journey along the way. Here's to celebrating 4 years of business (and hopefully lots more to come) πŸŽ‰

Really just can't WAIT to get these #hopetaylorworkshop images on the blog next week 😍 My #htp2018 spokesmodels rocked this shoot with a full wardrobe from @vicidolls! But, for today, I'm being forced to take it easy. I have a medical procedure tomorrow that should finally give us some answers on health issues I've been having (πŸ™ŒπŸ») but the pre-op is no fun. So, today you can find me snuggled up in bed with Netflix and no real pants πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ #hopetaylorseniors

15 amazing ladies. 15 different business. 10 different states across the US. 4 delicious (and fattening) meals. 2 styled shoots. 18+ hours of content. 400+ keynote slides. 4 years of business knowledge poured into the hearts of these women. 1 #hopetaylorworkshop.
The final workshop of 2017 is complete, and I already miss every single one of these sweet faces.

Well I mean 😍😍😍😍 Day one of the #hopetaylorworkshop started with a bang!!! This dream of a styled shoot is more than I could have ever asked for! Huge thanks to the amazing creative team: @thecarolinedoll @amandaveronee @ilovebombshell @annalisebridal @paisleyandjade @englishteapaperie! I can't wait for day two ❀️

Tonight was the first meet & greet as a 21 year old...so popsicles and prosecco felt appropriate πŸ˜‰ Can't WAIT for what tomorrow holds!!! #hopetaylorworkshop

This is it! Tonight kickstarts the third and final sold-out #hopetaylorworkshop of the year and I can't WAIT. I'll be welcoming 16 new attendees for two days of jam-packed content, two portfolio building styled shoots with industry-leading vendors and tons of delicious meals! My business turns 4 years old in just a few days, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to pour everything I've learned into photographers traveling in from all over the world. Keep an eye on the #hopetaylorworkshop hashtag over the next two days to see all of the fun! Let's do it πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

I'm having a (very) slow start to my day after 3 days in Raleigh for the @creativeatheartconference. This conference leaves me with the fullest heart each and every time, and I'm so grateful for all the relationships built and the memories made here.
Yesterday, I got on stage in front of 120 attendees and poured my heart out about combatting negativity in business. We talked about the hard stuff. The stuff no one sees from the outside looking in. The hateful comments, mean emails, social media bullying and unsupportive people in our lives. The stuff we deal with in private that can make us feel alone.
But my goal was to share one thing: that each and every one of you are beautifully and wonderfully made. You all have PURPOSE. You were designed and created to live a prosperous, beautiful life and the enemy will always send people to get in the way. But, as @laracasey shared, you have to think about the big picture. What do you want life to look like when you're looking back at 80 years old?
I challenge you to live a full, fearless life of pursuing your passions and loving people hard. Don't let anyone dim your light just because it's shining in their eyes. You were MADE for this.

There is a breathtaking new wedding on the blog! Sarah and Ted tied the knot at @the_greenbrier and I can't wait for you to take a scroll through! Link in profile! #hopetaylorweddings

When your senior flies all the way in from Washington state and she looks THIS good 😍 Absolutely loved meeting Isabelle and can't WAIT for you to see more of her images! #hopetaylorseniors

Fluffy flowers + succulents = the perfect match 😍 Was up bright and early this morning before day one of #creativeatheartround7 to prep + blog this beautiful Greenbrier wedding! I can't wait to share more this week ❀️ #hopetaylorweddings

I'm @creativeatheartconference bound!!! And a clinical overpacker. If anyone needs an extra chair at #creativeatheartround7, come find me and my human-sized suitcase.

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