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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding photographer based in North Carolina & I love long romantic walks to the taco truck, & ohhh yeaaahhh...I'm obsessed with sweet tea. 

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I absoutely love when my couples choose to do a first look! For those that don’t know, a first look is when the bride & groom choose to see each other before the ceremony. So why should you consider a first look? 1. You can finish all bride & groom, & bridal part photos before […]

Why You Should Consider A First Look

Engagements and Weddings

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I love it when clients bring incorporate their fur babies to their sessions, but I have a few tips on how to bring your dog to your portrait session. First things first, tell your photographer! That may seem simple, but you can’t just spring your pets on them at the session. Chances are they have […]

How to Bring Your Dog To Your Portrait Session

Photography

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Congratulations!!! You’re engaged to the love of your life!!!! But now what? Where do you even begin in the wedding planning process?!?! First things, first, soak in this season. This season of engagement isn’t suppose to be a stressful one, but one of wonder, and joy, because you have found the one whom your soul […]

You’re Engaged!! Now What?

Engagements and Weddings

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Planning a wedding can be exciting…or extremely stressful. Let’s talk about some of the advantages of hiring a wedding planner for your big day! 1. They are knowledgeable about trends, vendors, floral arrangements, and more! Planners are essential if you’re putting together a wedding in a city where you don’t reside. But even if you’re […]

Why Hiring a Planner Is Essential for Your Wedding Day
Hiring a Planner for Your Wedding Day Hope Ann Photos

Photography

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Your wedding day. The day many women have dreamed about since childhood. This day is meant to be a celebration of two people who are in love. And with social media being so prevalent, this day can easily turn into one with unrealistically high expectations. Let’s talk about your day and why the only ‘likes’ […]

Social Media & Your Wedding

Engagements and Weddings

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Choosing the location of your wedding is a fun and exciting time during your planning journey! However, while it is exciting to visit different locations and scout out the ones that best fit you and your partner, it’s also important to be prepared that the vendor you choose could disappear.  In February 2020, Noah’s Event […]

Your Favorite Vendor Could Disappear

Engagements and Weddings

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I’m as single as a pringle, and you know what? I’m okay with that. I’ve learned over the years how to love & live my life as a single woman. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting to be with someone on Valentines Day, or any holiday for that matter. But I really […]

Single on Valentines Day?

Inspiration, Life

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Not only do I love blogging about all the sessions & weddings I do, but I also love blogging lifestyle, & personal posts too! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, & maybe you’ve already gotten her everything she wanted for Christmas. So now what? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here are a few Valentine’s gift […]

Valentines Day Gifts For Her

Life

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I’ve done, Best of Portraits, and Best of Weddings if you would like to check those out. But, I am so excited about this last post in this series. People always want to know what’s it like to run your own business, or what really happens behind the scenes of sessions, & weddings. So during […]

Best of Hope Ann Behind the Scenes 2019

Engagements and Weddings, Photography

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I love what I do as a wedding photographer. Just getting to witness so many special moments throughout the wedding season……is…..just…….ahh! I can’t even put it into words. It’s just amazing. Just like with the last blog post, I had a hard time choosing which images to put in here. So I chose a mix […]

Best of Weddings 2019

Engagements and Weddings

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