The Person – Welcome to my website – I am a thirtysomething shorty called Hannah and I love weddings and taking photographs. It’s as simple as that! I am married to my lobster and we have three kiddos under seven. I now live in Armagh, my adopted home – but I’m originally from Fintona City, hup the road in Tyrone. I am the least snobby person in the entire world, love old things/retro looking things, a good natter and like nearly every other Photographer I have ever met I love coffee. Lots and lots of it. I need it to function (I repeat – three-kids-under-seven). I am a fan of all types of music (obscure to the commonly known) and enjoy big blustery walks on the highest mountain I can find. I love trees and wild flowers, crumbly old buildings and wee bits of history. I spend too long looking at celeb gossip websites and “housy stuff” on Pinterest or other home décor sites. I have a loud laugh that I try to repress and enjoy a wee dram of whiskey now and again! I find there is humour to be found in the most silly or serious parts of life. I am pleased with my lot in life. That’s enough about me. Now I would like to hear about you!
The Approach – I have always been into arty pursuits and have been shooting weddings for four going on five years now. I am largely self taught but I have travelled miles upon miles to attended numerous workshops taught by some of the best photographers in the world today. My mind is constantly thinking about weddings, the couples and locations I am booked for and what way the images will reflect the story. What I can add to it and what can I bring to the table for my couples. It really is a labour of love. I am not a fan of traditional photography. I approach a wedding as a story, with every image I take building up an entire picture of your day, piece by piece. I look for these three things – good light, good connections and all things natural. That is my trinity. I don’t look for perfection. I am much more inclined to take photographs in a patch of wild weeds than a designated “photo location”! If a little one is pulling faces, then let them! Thats their personality – its real. And you will look back on those types of images in years to come and really smile as it was genuine. I think its best to just let things happen. Let the wind blow in your hair, feel the grass under your feet and embrace it. My work has taken me all over Ireland and I have even been invited to shoot weddings overseas. I have been published in a few magazines and websites in the past few years as well as being nominated for the odd award. Although these achievements are lovely, they are not what motivate me. I don’t care about pushing for likes on social media or things like that, but I do care about going on amazing adventures with couples on the biggest day of their life. For me, its quality over quantity. Want to know a little bit more about how I shoot people for a living? 🙂 Sure thing! Just click here. Thanks for stopping by my page and enjoy planning your wedding day! Hannah x