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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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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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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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Can you believe it’s already 2020? Where in the world has 2019 gone? Seriously. I feel like 2019 went by so fast, and I haven’t had a lot of time to look back. So for the past few weeks I have been making myself take time off to rest, relax, & reflect. This is the […]

Best of Portraits 2019

Engagements and Weddings, Portraits

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The fall weather has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate it’s arrival than by having a cozy, fall session on Pilot Mountain with my newest #hopeannbride. This session actually had to be re-scheduled due to my conflicting work schedules, but it couldn’t have turned out any more perfect! On the day we were […]

Pilot Mountain Cozy Fall Session

2 Family Fall Photos on Pilot Mountain

Engagements and Weddings, Portraits

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 The venue for this blue & white country chic wedding wasn’t your typical wedding venue. It was held at Morgan’s, grandparents property. When you arrive the first thing you see is this big two story white house, rustic barns, & sheds.  The girls got ready in the top half of the house, and you’ll never […]

Intimate Blue & White Country Chic Fall Wedding

Engagements and Weddings, Photography

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Wedding days are typically 8-10 hour work days with only a 10 minute break before the ceremony and 1 break to quickly eat before the dancing starts at the reception. So naturally I bring my backpack & fill it to the brim! Let me break down my top 5 must haves for wedding days.

My Top 5 Must Haves on Wedding Days

Top 5 Wedding Must Haves Blog Post

Engagements and Weddings

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One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer, is getting to meet new people, and having the privilege to work with them later. I met Emily at Brianna & Bradley’s wedding last year, & the thing that stood out to me about Emily is, her joy & kindness. If her new sister-in-law was […]

Pilot Mountain State Park Maternity Session

Portraits

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I hear a lot of conversation, and get talked at a lot about this topic since I am a wedding photographer. But I thought I would share with you, the reasons why I do think hiring a wedding photographer is an amazing idea. I don’t want you to regret anything about one of the most […]

Top 5 Reasons to Hire A Wedding Photographer

Engagements and Weddings, Photography

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