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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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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 […]

Madeline 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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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

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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’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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