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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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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

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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

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Hi friends! Today I would like to tell you about, what I think, is the best management tool for any creative, and that is Honeybook. I first heard about Honeybook through a creative group I’m apart of called, “The Rising Tide Society”. At the time I was with a different company when I decided to […]

Honeybook: Why It’s The Best Tool For Any Creative.

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Hello sweet friends! I recently had the wonderful opportunity to work with Hope Taylor Photography in Richmond, VA on some brand new head-shots for my business. If you didn’t hear, or see my Instagram in May, I have recently made several changes to my brand, and wanted head-shots to complete the new look. Head-shots are […]

The Importance of Professional Head Shots

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To continue this post from the previous blog post, which you can find here, 2016 had a few more things to throw at me before it was over. As I mentioned in the last blog post, my personal life started taking a turn for the worse. I found myself very lost, confused, hurt, and scared […]

2016: A Year in Review Part II

Business, Engagements and Weddings, Portraits

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2016, I can say was the most challenging year I have faced in a long time. It was more so in my personal life than in my business life, but what do you do when life knocks you to your knees? You pray, and you keep moving forward. So on into 2017 we go! I’ll […]

2016: A Year In Review Part 1

Business, Engagements and Weddings, Portraits

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Originally this post was suppose to go LIVE on December 22nd, but something had happened with my web blogsite, but now I am back on track. It’s so hard to believe 2015 has come, and gone already! Last year felt like such a blur, but I am so excited I got to meet so many […]

2015: A Year In Photographs + Update on Rebrand

Business, Engagements and Weddings, Portraits

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These apps are the only apps I am using at the moment for editing images taken on my iPhone. I currently use VSCOcam, and Afterlight. Those 2 are pretty much the only apps I need at the moment to edit my photos for Instagram use. I’ll show you how I use each one to get […]

Apps For Editing on Your Phone || iPhone Edition

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Today I want to share with you, why I think starting your business while you are young is a fantastic idea. If you are blessed enough to figure out what your passion is, and want to go for it while you are still in school, or just graduated, or even in your late twenties, then […]

Why Starting Your Business Young Is A Great Idea

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I was pretty excited when this lovely young lady asked me some advice on photography, and business. Of course I have stored up a lot of wisdom in, “What NOT To Do”, but I have also learned so much more about lighting, composition, posing, etc. I want to be able to share the knowledge I […]

Lindsey || Mentoring Session

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