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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding & portrait photographer based in North Carolina. 

I am a bookworm, tea lover, fluent in Gilmore Girls, and hopeful romantic. 

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Our Charleston, South Carolina trip was a much needed vacay! Of course Murphy tried to intervene & the trip almost didn’t happen(Murphy being Murphy’s law, “Anything that can happen, will happen.”). We were suppose to arrive at our AirBnB in Folley Beach on Sunday (June 26th), but due to sickness & a broken off wisdom […]

Charleston, SC Vacation

Life, Photography, Travels

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Most people just assume, based off my work & passion for it, that photographer was the only thing I ever wanted to be. Well, would it shock you to know that there were actually, 5 things I wanted to be before I became a photographer? Yep. I wanted to do so many things before I […]

5 Things I Wanted to Be Before I Became a Photographer

Life

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When you think of Valentine’s Day Date Night you are probably thinking about the guy & girl go to a fancy restaurant, dressed up to the nines, valet parking, him in a tux, etc. etc. Or you think of just a nice dinner & movie situation. Am I right? How about we take those ideas […]

Valentines Date Night Ideas

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Gift for  Valentines Day can be really tricky. It feels like we just had Christmas, and maybe you’ve already gotten your loved ones everything they could ever need. But your love language is gift giving & you want something thoughtful. Well, it’s a good thing I have so many ideas for you! I have them […]

Gift Ideas for Valentines Day

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I am going to make it a goal to do behind the scenes photos for every single wedding & shoot I do in 2022! I started off strong at the beginning of this year, but then fell short as the year went on. It’s so interesting to see a lot of these behind the scenes […]

Best of Behind the Scenes 2021

Life, Photography

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Christmas this year is approaching so fast it seems unreal! So I want to help you with any last minute gifts you may need for loved one in you life. And this year I’m going to be spotlighting a lot of small business owners that are local to my area & some that I’ve discovered […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide

Life

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There are so many reasons as to why I love having, specifically, a photography business. But for time’s sake I’m only going to list my 10 reasons. (I probably could write a small book on the subject.) 1. Memories – This is my number one because years from now when you are 80 you won’t […]

10 Reasons I Love Having A Photography Business

Business, Life

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You read the title right! I am quitting my day job, & going full time as a business owner!!! (*Cue the confetti cannons & let’s toast with a mimosa!*) Deciding to go full time with my business is quite a scary thing, but I’ve been nurturing this little business for a while so it made […]

Hope Ann Is Going Full Time! From 8-5 to Entreprenuer Life

Business, Life

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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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