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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Fredericksburg, VA. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!

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I can’t quite believe it…but I finished my LAST 2017 spokesmodel senior session last week and it’s so bittersweet!!! Sarah was so patient while she waited for her shoot this spring…and I am SO glad that she did!! We could not have had more beautiful blooms or better weather! All of the floral trees that […]

What a fun, full week on the blog! And, I can’t think of a better way to end it than with Meagan and Justin’s beautiful Fawn Lake engagement session!!! These two are some of the sweetest, most fun clients I’ve had the opportunity to work with this year and I was looking forward to getting […]

Yes, you read that caption right. In the last three years of my business, I have been able to cull every single wedding day in one hour (or LESS!) So, how in the heck is that possible? Well, I’m going to tell you about the program that will become your new best friend: Photo Mechanic: […]

Do you ever have a shoot where you take the first 5 images…and you just KNOW it’s going to become a new favorite? That’s exactly how I felt within the first few minutes of Katie’s senior session! It was an 85 degree day, all of the flowers were in full bloom, Katie’s outfits were absolutely […]

Spring has officially sprung here in Fredericksburg which means it’s time for spring shooting season! Each and every year, spring is my absolute favorite time to photograph. The flowers are beginning to bloom, golden hour is absolutely beautiful and the weather is finally warming up. This year, I am wrapping up my 2017 spokesmodel senior […]

Clients giving proper “photo credit” has been a frequent topic of discussion in workshops, online forums, conferences and on social media as a whole over these last few weeks. I’ve been seeing it more and more often – photographers are frustrated or upset with their clients because they posted their beautiful images on social media […]

For the last few months, I have been keeping a secret behind-the-scenes with Caroline. Remy, one of my sweet brides, was having a SURPRISE bridal shower thrown by her sweet momma and I was going to be there to photograph it ALL. (You may remember Remy from her beautiful OBX engagement session, because she is […]

So, let me tell you a quick horror story: When I was 16 and just beginning as a photographer, I was using a fairly old Dell laptop computer to run my entire business. I had a full week of shoots in the busiest fall season when my laptop hard dive completely crashed. The computer wouldn’t […]

Hope Taylor is an international Senior Portrait & Wedding Photographer based in Fredericksburg, Va.

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