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Hi, I'm HANNAH

CREDIT: KISS IN LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

SO, MY NAME IS ACTUALLY JOHANNA*, BUT I PREFER TO BE CALLED HANNAH. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN GERMANY, BUT HAVE CHOSEN THE BEAUTIFUL DORSET AREA AS MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO. WHY? WELL, OF COURSE, THE OBVIOUS REASON - I FELL IN LOVE WITH A HANDSOME ENGLISH MAN CALLED RICH WHILE I WORKED AS AN AU PAIR IN BOURNEMOUTH 10 YEARS AGO. I JUST JOINED THE 'DIRTY THIRTY' CLUB AND AM THE MUM OF A LITTLE BOY CALLED FINN AND A VERY FLUFFY GOLDENDOODLE CALLED WINSTON. NOPE, NOT MARRIED YET, NOT EVEN ENGAGED, SO I CAN BE PLACED INTO THE LONG-TERM GIRLFRIEND CATEGORY. I EAT PLANT-BASED FOOD (DON'T LIKE TO CALL MYSELF A VEGAN) AND AM A LITTLE HIPPIE AT HEART.

*PRONOUNCED YO-HANNA

WHO AM I?

things i like

  • EXPLORING & TRAVELLING WITH MY LITTLE FAMILY

  • MUSIC, ESPECIALLY BLUES ROCK & FOLK

  • TATTOOS, CURRENTLY WORKING ON A SLEEVE

  • OAT MILK LATTES & VEGAN JUNK FOOD 

  • SENSATIONS BALSAMIC VINEGAR & CARAMELISED ONION CRISPS

  • STAR WARS & HARRY POTTER (FINN IS NAMED AFTER A STAR WARS CHARACTER)

  • EARTH TONES, DRIED FLOWERS & SUCCULENTS

  • LEOPARD PRINT, LEATHER JACKETS, VANS & DOC MARTENS

  • REAL CRIME & PRISON SHOWS

  • PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING

MY PHOTOGRAPHY STORY

PHOTOGRAPHY HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A BIG PART IN MY LIFE BUT IT WAS JUST A HOBBY AND I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT AS A JOB BACK THEN.

 

IT ALL CHANGED IN 2017 WHEN WE WENT TO FINN'S NEWBORN SHOOT. WATCHING HIS AMAZING NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER KATY MADE ME REALISE THAT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER IS ACTUALLY MY DREAM JOB. SO WHEN WE WALKED OUT OF HER STUDIO I TOLD RICH THAT I WAS GOING TO QUIT MY JOB AS A BRANCH OFFICE MANAGER TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER (SOUNDS A BIT CRAZY, RIGHT? I BLAME IT ON THE POST-PARTUM HORMONES)

SO I BOUGHT MYSELF A CUTE LITTLE DSLR CAMERA, QUIT MY JOB, PRACTISED A LOT AND WATCHED AN INSANE AMOUNT OF YOUTUBE VIDEOS! DURING THAT TIME I FIGURED OUT THAT STUDIO WORK IS NOT MY KIND OF THING AND SOMEHOW I ENDED UP IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY.

AND HERE I AM NOW, DOING EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE MOST - TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE IN LOVE. 

 

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, YOU JUST NEED TO BELIEVE IN IT AND WORK BLOODY HARD FOR IT!

MY STYLE

TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS ARE NOT REALLY MY THING (PROBABLY BECAUSE I'M ANYTHING BUT TRADITIONAL).

I LOVE ANYTHING UNCONVENTIONAL. INTIMATE OUTDOOR WEDDINGS WITH AN ALTERNATIVE STYLE MAKE MY HEART HAPPY. BARN WEDDINGS. OLD MANOR HOUSES. MOUNTAIN ELOPEMENTS. TIPI WEDDINGS OR EVEN A WHOLE FESTIVAL WEDDING WEEKEND. 

I LOVE BOHO DECOR AS MUCH AS I LOVE SKULLS & BLACK CANDLES. 

I'M SUPER AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA MYSELF, SO I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU ACTUALLY FEEL ABOUT THIS WHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY THING. I WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE SESSION WHICH MEANS THAT I'LL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS. IT HELPS YOU TO KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT YOU WILL NEVER EVER HAVE TO STAND STILL. I'LL PROBABLY EVEN CONSTANTLY REMIND YOU TO 'MOVE' - BECAUSE MOVEMENT BRINGS AN IMAGE TO LIFE.

WE MIGHT EVEN PLAY SOME FUN GAMES TO GET THOSE PROPER (DOUBLE CHIN) LAUGHS. ALSO, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THOSE DOUBLE CHINS - I GOT A BEAUTIFUL ONE MYSELF (NOT JOKING).

DURING YOUR WEDDING DAY I TURN INTO A LITTLE PHOTOGRAPHY NINJA AND TRY TO BLEND IN TO GET THOSE AMAZING CANDID SHOTS THAT TELL THE STORY OF YOUR DAY.

HOWEVER, I'M NOT HIDING SOMEWHERE IN THE BACKGROUND ALL DAY. BY BLENDING IN I MEAN INTERACTING WITH YOUR GUESTS. ONCE THEY KNOW ME A BIT AND REALISE THAT I'M NOT THE INTIMIDATING LADY WITH TWO BIG CAMERAS ANYMORE, THEY ACTUALLY NOTICE ME LESS. THIS REALLY HELPS TO CAPTURE ALL THE RAW, AUTHENTIC, ROMANTIC AND MESSY MOMENTS.

MY EDITING STYLE IS MOODY BUT WARM AND COMES WITH A LOT OF HEART AND SOUL.

IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH OF MY BORING SELF YET,  HERE ARE SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

venue / LOCATION BUCKET LIST

  1. THE ASYLUM, LONDON

  2. LULWORTH ESTATE, DORSET

  3. BANFF, CANADA

  4. ANYWHERE IN PARIS OR FRANCE

  5. WILD ELOPEMENT IN SCOTLAND

  6. TUNNELS BEACH, DEVON ✔

  7. GIRAFFE SHED, WALES

  8. CORNWALL ELOPEMENT

  9. TITHE BARN, DORSET

  10. ST. GILES HOUSE, DORSET ✔

CREDIT: KISS IN LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY