#hopetaylorworkshop

MOST RECENT

Yesterday was a crazy day. Jason and I were sitting at home in our living room, drinking some coffee and working on some preparations for next weekend’s workshop, when all of a sudden I hear the unmistakeable sound of squealing brakes and then crunching car metal... and it sounded close. I FLEW out the front door and- two cars had crashed right in front of our house, and one of them ended up in our front yard, smashing through part of our fence. Jason called 911 and I ran over to the driver, and she was a sweet older lady yelling “help, help me!” I went over and held her hand and talked with her until the paramedics arrived, and because of how her car was jammed into the fence, it had to be partially cut down to be able to free her from the car, and the other driver needed to have his door wrenched open to get him out too. There were some minor injuries, and the older woman was transported to the hospital, but both drivers will be ok thankfully 💗 The whole rest of my day I wasn’t able to focus and last night I had a hard time sleeping because I just kept thinking about how much worse this could’ve been, and it’s on my heart to share this because I know that people get complacent while driving (I know I have) and this lady’s home was just blocks away. Not to lecture, but even when you’re driving through a neighborhood you still need to be aware- a pretty bad accident can still occur when you’re speeding and not obeying traffic signs! It was a very scary and sobering experience for me being so close to our home, and it was a reminder to me to be extra vigilant while driving, and to not speed and come to a complete stop at stop signs 🛑✋🏽 Anyways, pretty flowers since two crunched up cars wouldn’t quite fit into my feed 🙈🌿 Photo: @hopetaylorphotography Planning: @dearsweetheartevents Venue: @paisleyandjade Dress: @bridalimpressions

J O S T E N & J O R D A N

I have caught up on so much today. Today is the first Saturday in maybe 4 years that I get to sit at home for 8 consecutive hours. I don’t even know what to do with rest of my day! I already edited 2 sessions, orders prints, had a dance party, did a load of laundry! How do people entertain themselves without stress? Today has been amazing and to top it off with finishing this beautiful gallery! I feel so accomplished!

Want to know what I believe is the BIGGEST privilege of my entire career? Hosting in-person education.
Since the very start of my business, teaching others has been one of my biggest passions. I don’t believe in holding information captive...because I don’t believe the talents and knowledge I’ve been given are my own to hide from the world. I have always believed in uplifting and equipping other photographers with the tools they need to build successful businesses rooted in service and love.
Normally, each year I host 3-4 in-person workshops for photographers to learn EVERYTHING they can possibly learn about my business. We cover everything from business to marketing, social media to client workflows, shooting, posing, lighting, editing, branding, managing finances and more. The workshop is two days and 20+ hours of content, and each seat includes a beautiful styled shoot and brand new head shots.
Over the last 5 years, I’ve hosted a dozen workshops with attendees from all over the world.
But, last year...I took a hiatus. I received SO MANY emails asking when my next workshop was...and I wasn’t sure. But that’s all changed now (!!!)
My next in-person workshop is being hosted on March 2nd & 3rd in my new home in downtown Fredericksburg, VA. Just picture us all cozied up on the couch with hot cocoa and taking PAGES of notes to build your business from the ground up 💪🏻
But, the bad news? Seats went live to my mailing list community last week and there are now only THREE seats left!!! The early bird rate ends today, so you can snag one of the last remaining seats (at a major discount!!!) at the link in my profile! Who will I be hugging in March?! #hopetaylorworkshop

Count the memories, not the calories! Especially when the cake looks this delicious! @dulcedessertsnashville outdid themselves with this beautiful creation! I only wish they were in New Jersey so I could recommend them to my brides!  But heads up to all you @nashvillebrideguide @nashvillebridetribe !
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Colleen Theresa Photography is booking for 2019 and 2020 weddings now! DM for details!
STYLED SHOOT VENDORS:
Planner: @blushandcrew
Florist: @ofthefieldsfloral
Dresses: @moderntrousseaunashville
Cake: @dulcedessertsnashville
Invitation Suite: @k.kelleydesigns and @the_mrs_box!
Venue/rentals: @noelle_nashville #htpalumniretreat #hopetaylorworkshop

I'm a Jersey Girl with southern sensibilities. I was born in the wrong part of the country but make it work! ⬇️ Here are five fun facts about me! Drop a comment below and tell me something I don't know about you!
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1️⃣ I currently have a bug bite in the most embarrassing area in the world! My butt! I blame #girlscouts!
2️⃣ I recently tried GRITS for the first time with my new friend @neellyroberts while on the most amazing photography retreat ever with @hopetaylorphotography in Nashville, Tennessee at the @LovelessCafe. I embarrassed myself completely by saying "what's a grit." Ok yes I am a country girl at heart but hey I live in NJ we don't do grits. I gave a big 👍🏻 they were amazing!
3️⃣ I adore pickles and I even drink the juice!
4️⃣ I adore country music and was in my glory at the @officialcmhof during my trip!
5️⃣ My most embarrassing moment ever was my High School graduation where I walked up onto the stage in front of my 352 peers and their 2000 friends and family and tripped just as I got my diploma. Let's just say I do everything with gusto!
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So now tell me something about you! .
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📸@hopetaylorphotography
🛑 💇🏼‍♀️my amazing hair color by the best colorist EVER @marsapence from the @indiebluesalon in #springfieldmissourihair I need to come back it’s fading!
💄💋Makeup Artist: @sarahendrixmakeupandhair who is just as sweet as she can be in #nashvilletnmakeupartist! I highly recommend! 🙌🏻👩🏼Hair Stylist: @styledbymorgansteinborn who almost made me cry because I didn’t look bald lol! Love this lady!🙌🏻#nashvillehairstylist
#njphotography #njphotographer #fortysomethingandstillfabulous #bergencountymoms #bergencountyphotographer #gritsandbiscuits #lovelesscafe #htpalumniretreat #hopetaylorworkshop #htpretreat2018 #hotelnoelle #mahwah #mahwahnj #mahwahmoms

I can’t wait to show off all of the amazing photos I got from the #htpalumniretreat styled shoot this past weekend in Nashville!! 😍😍 .
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Make sure to show the vendors some love!! . .
Planner- @blushandcrew
Alumni retreat- @hopetaylorphotography
Florist- @ofthefieldsfloral
Dresses- @moderntrousseaunashville
Cake- @dulcedessertsnashville
Invitation Suite- @k.kelleydesigns
Ring box- @the_mrs_box
Venue/rentals- @noelle_nashville

The worst thing any business can do for their business is to stop learning. To stop trying to make their client experience the best it could possibly be. This is why I take education so seriously! If you don't know already I am on my way to Nashville TN see learn and grow with other like minded photographers! I can't wait to share my journey on the way their and all the amazing things I am learning and shooting! •




#shesaidyes #nashville #engaged #hopetaylorworkshop #ido #isaidyes #gettingmarried #engagementring #bridetobe #nashvilletn #theknot #risingtidesociety #weddingphotographer #engagementrings

THIS WEEKEND!! 2 more sleeps and I am off to Nashville to hang out with this beautiful inspiration plus 24 other photographer alumni’s from her workshops. We get to just hang out, eat amazing food, stay in a beautiful hotel, learn content that will help my business so I can better sever all my clients and just have FUN!!! I am so excited for this retreat and can’t wait to make your experience with #kendrakreationsphotography even better in the near future!! #kendrarphotography

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars ✨ .” #hope

Happy Friday! ☀️ The countdown to the weekend has officially begun for me, because tomorrow we’re headed to one of the best places on earth- the Outer Banks! 🐚 There’s nothing I love more than a good beach day! 🙌🏼 So, what are your plans this weekend?! I’d love to know! #cieblooms #hopetaylorworkshop Photo: @hopetaylorphotography Planning: @dearsweetheartevents Venue: @paisleyandjade Models: @joshuabryancinema @erikalynnphoto HMUA: @ilovebombshellbridal Dress: @bridalimpressions Lettering/Paper Goods: @prairielettershop Delicious Cake: @sorbysweets

how beautiful is this blue and white sweetheart set-up at #highpointandmoore for a @hopetaylorphotography workshop! 💙 you can see more from this stunning styled shoot now on the #pandjblog 🌿 #linkinbio| florals @courtneyinghram | planning & styling @dearsweetheartevents #pandjphotoshoots

Real life talk: spent the whole day in my yoga pants, messy bun and no makeup and had to ask my husband to make an emergency Starbucks latte run after having just one of those days 🙈 All the praise hands for blonde vanilla lattes, am I right?! 🙌🏼☕️ Luckily, this gorgeous photo taken by my friend @hopetaylorphotography is totally brightening up my evening! Can't wait to work a wedding with her next month! ✨ #cieblooms #hopetaylorbrides #hopetaylorphotography #hopetaylorworkshop Planning: @dearsweetheartevents Dress: @bridalimpressions HMUA: @bombshell.bridal Models: @erikalynnphoto @josh_medlin Venue/Rentals: @paisleyandjade Cake: @sorbysweets Invitations/Paper Goods: @prairielettershop

I’m still so in love with this styled shoot from the #hopetaylorworkshop last year! The amazing @amandaveronee florals and delicate @tiffanysbridal wedding gown paired with @bridesandhairpins hairpiece had everyone swooning 😍 (and I still am)! .
Workshop host | @hopetaylorphotography
Planning | @thecarolinedoll
H&MU | @bombshell.bridal
Jewelry | @diamondsdirect

HEYYYY PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! Slow your scroll... My sweet friend, mentor, and boss babe motivator @hopetaylorphotography will be hosting a completely FREE Online Class next week all about the 5 Mistakes Senior Photographers Are Making!
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Not a high school senior photographer?! It’s cool. Everything this little lady has to teach can be applied to your business! In fact, Hope’s lessons have drastically improved my mother of the bride + bridal photos and even my boudoir posing!
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And the best part? All you gotta do is sign up for some priceless education to come flyin’ right into your inbox! 🙌🏼
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👉🏼 Hurry over to @hopetaylorphotography and click the link in her bio to sign up! Tag three friends that you know would love to get the scoop! 💕 #adventureswithquianna #communityovercompetition

Regrann from @whitegloverentals - #ThrowbackThursday to an utterly romantic shoot from the #hopetaylorworkshop … soft detailing + blush florals = picture-perfect spring settings 🌷🌸🍽
Ft. •Cream Finezza Plating, Honey Washed Trestle Farm Table, Charcoal Linen Napkins, Cut Crystal Goblets, and Michaelangelo Flatware Service•
Vendors ||
Workshop: @hopetaylorphotography
Planning: @thecarolinedoll
Photography: @hopetaylorphotography
Venue: @stevensonridge
Wedding Gown: @tiffanysbridal
Hair + Makeup: @bombshell.bridal
Florals: @amandaveronee
Rentals: @whitegloverentals
Jewelry: @diamondsdirect
Invitation: @englishteapaperie
Desserts: @gourmand_bakery
Hair Accessories: @bridesandhairpins
Model: @misskatieu
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#tabletoprentals #whitegloverentals #hopetaylorphotography #ceramicplate #placesettings #weddingtablescape #virginiabride #dcrentals #springbride #fredericksburg #fredericksburgva #placesetting #weddingrentals #virginiawedding #marylandwedding #springdecor #styledshoot #blush #tablescape #acreativedc #dcevents #weddingplanning #justengaged #weddingseason #springwedding - #regrann

Thank you for letting me interrupt this feed with Ireland photos. We will return to our regular programming here shortly. Just kidding...I’ll be hitting you with Italy photos next. 😍

#ThrowbackThursday to an utterly romantic shoot from the #hopetaylorworkshop … soft detailing + blush florals = picture-perfect spring settings 🌷🌸🍽
Ft. •Cream Finezza Plating, Honey Washed Trestle Farm Table, Charcoal Linen Napkins, Cut Crystal Goblets, and Michaelangelo Flatware Service•
Vendors ||
Workshop: @hopetaylorphotography
Planning: @thecarolinedoll
Photography: @hopetaylorphotography
Venue: @stevensonridge
Wedding Gown: @tiffanysbridal
Hair + Makeup: @bombshell.bridal
Florals: @amandaveronee
Rentals: @whitegloverentals
Jewelry: @diamondsdirect
Invitation: @englishteapaperie
Desserts: @gourmand_bakery
Hair Accessories: @bridesandhairpins
Model: @misskatieu
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#tabletoprentals #whitegloverentals #hopetaylorphotography #ceramicplate #placesettings #weddingtablescape #virginiabride #dcrentals #springbride #fredericksburg #fredericksburgva #placesetting #weddingrentals #virginiawedding #marylandwedding #springdecor #styledshoot #blush #tablescape #acreativedc #dcevents #weddingplanning #justengaged #weddingseason #springwedding

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