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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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We had the perfect weather for a wedding this past Saturday at The Barn at Granite Ridge Farms for Amanda & Chris’ big day! It’s so hard to believe that literally a year ago we had just done their fall engagement session. Man, time really does fly! But today I want to drop you in […]

The Barn at Granite Ridge Farms Wedding

Engagements and Weddings, Photography

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My friend Morgan & I had spoken about doing a branding session for her new online boutique, Ivy Lou & Co. I have only ever done one other branding session before, but I wanted to work with her on this because I just adore this boutique! I love all the unique tops, comfy-cozy wear, custom […]

Mount Airy Branding Session Ivy Lou & Co

Photography, Portraits

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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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Your wedding day is a major milestone in your life, & that’s why I’m going to help you choose your perfect wedding venue. There are a few things to consider while you are planning where your perfect wedding venue will be. Decide on how big your wedding is: Different wedding venues accomidate different size wedding […]

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Big Bridal Party dressed in blue standing in front of a beautiful greenery covered arbhor

Engagements and Weddings

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Meagan & Luke’s River Creek Lodge summer wedding was such a fun time! I’ve known Meagan & Luke for roughly 2-3 years now. The first time I ever met them was during a round of sunflower mini-sessions, & they were just so sweet & welcoming! So of course when I got the message that they […]

River Creek Lodge Summer Wedding

Engagements and Weddings

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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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This will forever be one of my favorite bridal sessions! Reynold Gardens in Wake Forest is stunning! I’ve done several sessions down here, but this was my first ever bridal at this location. It was during the spring, so the flowers were fresh in bloom, and in all colors. I usually get to a session […]

Bridal Session at Reynolda Gardens-Wake Forest

Engagements and Weddings

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Madeline & Jared’s Donnaha Valley Farm Wedding in June 2020 was so much fun! As you freshly remember we were in the thick of COVID-19, and as most brides Madeline had her dream wedding already planned before 2020. We spent alot of time talking about the wedding, what to do if the venue needed to […]

Donnaha Valley Farm Wedding

Engagements and Weddings

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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

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