Best of Engagements 2017 Hope Taylor Couples

Just in case you weren’t around last week, I want to give you a recap! Each year, I share the BEST images I captured in three different categories: seniors, engagements and weddings. Last week, I blogged my Best of Seniors 2017 and today I’m sharing my best of engagements!!

It gets harder and harder to narrow down these blog posts each year!!! In 2017, I photographed more weddings than I ever have before. AND, I’m going into 2018 with even MORE weddings than I photographed this year. That means 2017 was FULL of engagement sessions!! Some weeks I had up to FOUR engagement shoots! Craziness! As I was going through the galleries from this year, I kept thinking to myself “this HAS to be the last one…” but they just kept going! So, I’m sorry in advance for the length of this post…but I hope you enjoy scrolling through it as much as I do!! :)

Let’s get right to it!! Here are my BEST engagement (and couples/anniversary) images from 2017!

Allysa and Nathan are so dang sweet!! Their spring engagement session kicked of my 2017 season. You can view the full shoot HERE! I still can’t believe the flowers were blooming like this in MARCH!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/allysa-and-nathan-engagement

Amanda and D’Angelo!!! Gosh I just adore these two and all THREE of their pups! See more cuteness (and their whole shoot) HERE! 

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/amanda-and-dangelo-engaement

I’m photographing Chelsea and Neal’s wedding in VERMONT next year!! View the whole e-sesh HERE! 

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/chelsea-and-neal-engagement

Kelley and Perry brought me all the way to Wilmington, NC fo their engagement session and I loved every second!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kelley-and-perry-engagement

So this post isn’t JUST engagements. I didn’t want to leave out the rest of my adorable couples from this year – including anniversary shoots like this one! I ONLY offer anniversaries for my past couples, and Katelyn and Bill included their sweet pup Dixie!! You can see their wedding day from 2016 HERE!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/katelyn-and-bill-anniversary

Ohhhh, Megan and Dallas. Could they BE any cuter!? I can’t wait for their wedding in 2018!! Their full engagement session can be seen HERE!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/megan-and-dallas-engagement

Meagan and Justin JUST tied the knot last month!! But we did their engagement session in the spring and the colors were AMAZING!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/meagan-and-justin-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/amanda-and-dangelo-engaement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/amanda-and-dangelo-engaement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/meagan-and-justin-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/meagan-and-justin-engagement

Susie and Darren are brining me to OHIO for their wedding day in 2018!!! Which means they traveled a LONG way for their Richmond engagement session. I’m always so honored when couples travel for their shoots…and to add to the pressure, Susie is a photographer herself!!! AH!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/susie-and-darren-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/allysa-and-nathan-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/amanda-and-dangelo-engaement

We drove all the way to Maryland for this shoot after already having to reschedule once for bad weather. We arrived to find a cold, windy, foggy and RAINY evening that randomly popped into the forecast. BUT, Brittney and Bryan KILLED it and we ended up spending the evening with them eating crabs and having amazing conversation!!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/brittney-and-bryan View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/chelsea-and-neal-engagement

Another anniversary shoot that melts my heart!!! Kelsie and Byron were my FIRST wedding of 2016 and they brought their cute new puppy along with them for this shoot!! Puppies have to be my FAVORITE type of accessory :)

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kelsie-and-byron-anniversary View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kelley-and-perry-engagement

Kristen and Anthony’s engagement session location is at the top of my list for 2017!!! They brought me to Grandfather Mountain in NC and it took my BREATH away. There’s quite a few of their shoot in this post!!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kristen-and-anthony-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/megan-and-dallas-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/susie-and-darren-engagement

We photographed Mackenzie and Brian’s engagement session at their brand new home in Cross Junction, VA. It was so special!!! I loved spending time with these two and can’t wait for them to tie the knot in 2018!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/mackenzie-and-brian-engagement

Christina and Chris made my job so easy!!! Their Washington D.C. shoot was so dreamy (and hot!!!) but they rocked it anyway!!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/christina-and-chris-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/allysa-and-nathan-engagement

I met Amanda as a photographer at one of my workshops…and it’s always such an honor to photograph my alumni WEDDINGS!! Amanda and Jake are such sweethearts and you can view their whole shoot HERE!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/amanda-and-jake-engagement

Ashley and Wythe wanted a classic engagement session in colonial Williamsburg…and it was a dream!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/ashley-and-wythe-engagement

I photographed these two so many times last year and I loved it so much!! We did a quick Richmond engagement session the day before their wedding! See it HERE!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/caroline-and-costa-engagement

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This is obviously not an engagement session…but it HAD to be included!!! Chelsey is one of my past brides and such a sweet friend. She just gave birth to her adorable SON and I am so honored I was able to capture her maternity portraits!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/chelsey-maternity View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/christina-and-chris-engagement

Another sweet anniversary session!! I just got their Christmas card in the mail covered in these photos…so sweet!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/danny-and-kristin

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I photographed Josh’s brother’s wedding last year…and this year I photographed Tigre and Josh!! So much fun to be a part of multiple weddings in the same family!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/tigre-and-josh-engagement

One more anniversary session that just HAD to be included…Shelby and Eric!!! Those florals and that dress…I die.

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/shelby-and-eric-anniversary

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/brittney-and-bryan View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/chelsea-and-neal-engagement

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/shelby-and-eric-anniversary View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/tigre-and-josh-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/caroline-and-costa-engagement

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/hunter-and-andy-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kelley-and-perry-engagement

Hunter and Andy are VT alum and I LOVED how they incorporated it into their e-shoot!!! These two are getting married in 2018, too!!! :)

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/hunter-and-andy-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kristen-and-anthony-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/mackenzie-and-brian-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/meagan-and-justin-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/megan-and-dallas-engagement

Another favorite location!!! We hiked up this mountain in Shenandoah National Park to capture Melissa and John’s images. This photo was right after 30 minutes of brisk hiking!!! And they still look this good!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/melissa-and-john-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/susie-and-darren-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/meagan-and-justin-engagement

Anna and Chris were my last “real” engagement session of 2017!!! They had the most gorgeous fall foliage and amazing weather. It was such a great way to end out the year!!

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/anna-and-chris-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/brittney-and-bryan View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/melissa-and-john-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/melissa-and-john-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/anna-and-chris-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kelley-and-perry-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/mackenzie-and-brian-engagement

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/shelby-and-eric-anniversary View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/shelby-and-eric-anniversary View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/caroline-and-costa-engagement-party

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/hunter-and-andy-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/melissa-and-john-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/brittney-and-bryan View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/mackenzie-and-brian-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/megan-and-dallas-engagement View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/kristen-and-anthony-engagement

There’s only ONE photo from this shoot because it wasn’t a real engagement session…this was a shoot for a secret project we filmed in Arizona!!! It’s for a collaboration with The Academy that is launching SOON!!!! :)

View More: http://hopetaylorphotographyphotos.pass.us/academy-engagement

If you enjoyed this post, you may also love:

Best of Seniors 2017 

I Have a HOME!!! 

Best of Engagements + Couples 2016 

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December 29, 2017

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