Here at Charleston Balloon Company we love working with local companies and getting to know the brilliant minds behind local names that we all know and love, as well as shine the spotlight on some underrated names. This time, we’re getting to know Hope from Hope Taylor Photography in order to shed a light on her and her company. Take it away, Hope!

    Tell us a bit about yourself + your company?

    Hi! My name is Hope Taylor and I am a senior portrait + wedding photographer serving both Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. I began my business as a 17-year-old high school student, and have now been a full-time photographer for over 8 years! I now teach other photographers about how to build successful businesses in addition to photographing my own clients.

    What's the Favorite part of your job?

    The people. I absolutely love connecting with my clients, forming friendships and capturing some of their most precious moments.

    Any great stories or favorite jobs/events/moments you want to share?

    My favorite story to tell is the story of how my business began. I was bullied and told "no" more times than I can count...and my number one goal is to show others to pursue their dreams despite the naysayers. It is so worth it to bet on yourself!

    What inspires you?

    My mom :) She owned a cake business out of our home when I was young, and watching her work hard for her dreams was a huge inspiration to me. To this day, the way that she loves others inspires me to be better.

    What is one (1) thing people may not know about you?

    I am a weirdo and love frogs...they are my favorite animal! Haha!!

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