But capturing the story of your wedding day isn't the only thing I do. I'm also here to be your guide through every step of the process. Whether it's talking through how much time you'll need on the wedding day for photos, how to prep for your engagement session, or how to stand and where to look while we do your photos, I'll be here as your guide. With 100+ weddings under my belt, I've learned a lot of things to help make your photography experience the best it can be!
Few moments in life will rival the experiences of your wedding day, only we all know that moments are fleeting. Whether it’s your groom’s face as he sees you for the first time in your wedding dress, your dad’s tears during the Father Daughter Dance, or the quietness of an intimate moment between you and your bride. Because I am a storytelling photographer, I look for these moments, these experiences on your wedding day and capture them just as they are.
At different points of the wedding day, I tend to get super excited about the photos I'm taking, to the point of spontaneously breaking out into a happy dance. I shoot with my heart... that's why I'm a wedding photographer so it may not surprise you that I'm an Enneagram Type 2. You may also catch me tearing up during the Mother Son dance, especially if Andrew (the other half of Team Hawkins) is there whispering in my ear, "that'll be you some day!" He usually gets a playful shove for that comment.
My very favorite people in all the world live in the same house as I do and I honestly am excited to see Andrew and my little boys every morning! My simple pleasures include open windows, dark roast coffee, the beach, and long runs in the country.
Come on over to our Team Hawkins page to check out more of our shenanigans!
There are a few things you should know about me before you ask me to shoot your wedding...
Having Hannah shoot our big day was likely the best wedding decision we made throughout the entire process. Her combination of professionalism, talent, organization, and thoughtfulness stunned us at nearly every meeting we had with her. Aside from the INCREDIBLE photos, she served as a guiding light for us throughout the planning phase; from scheduling (and rescheduling, and then rescheduling again) the day, to wrangling stray groomsmen before the ceremony. Her passion and commitment surpassed our wildest dreams; so much so that five stars feels inadequate. We can confidently say that if you book any other photographer, you've made a mistake. Trust us.
Hannah and Andrew are so personal and genuinely cared about getting to know us and our story. We met them when they did my brother and sister-in-laws wedding and we knew we didn't have to look for anyone else after seeing how passionate they were and how that transforms through their camera lens. As a person who hates getting my picture taken they made me feel so comfortable and in return I feel our photos came out so natural and true to our personality. They brought our wedding to life through pictures and we couldn't be more grateful to have such beautiful moments captured so perfectly to look back on for years to come. My husband and I as well as our friends and families are obsessed with all our photos. We highly recommend this dynamic duo!
Hannah and Andrew are outstanding! We hired them to shoot our engagement photos and wedding photos! Hannah also created our save the dates, wedding thank you cards, storybook album, parent albums, and guest sign in book. She does it all and her work is AMAZING! Hannah is so easy to contact and so reasonable to talk to! Being the OCD bride that I was, Hannah was there to answer any and every question (other vendor referrals, bubble send offs, photo ideas I had, scheduling, etc!) At our wedding, our families just kept commenting on how remarkable Hannah and Andrew were and how impressed they were with their work. Not even 24 hours after we got married, Hannah had already posted a sneak peek! If you are getting married in central New York, Hannah and Andrew are your dream photography team!
My experience with Hannah and Andrew was nothing short of perfect. Every bride worries about all of the small details but with them, I didn't have a worry in the world. I knew no matter what happened on my wedding day or how crazy the weather was, I knew they were going to get amazing photos regardless. The blog Hannah put together on her site shows the breathtaking photos her and Andrew took through out the entire day. I am so pleased with the outcome and can't wait to see the rest. They were so easy to talk to and really directed us and the bridal party on the shots we wanted. I really was pleased at their commitment to their profession. Andrew's pants were wet and dirty from kneeling and sitting on the wet grass just to get through best shot. They showed such passion for their work and I couldn't have asked for better photographers. All my friends are jealous! They were also great to communicate with both before and after the wedding. Hannah is easy to contact and very professional. Hannah also did our engagement photos, which we absolutely love!! I could go on all day with how happy I am with her and Andrew, highly recommend to everyone!
If you are looking for a photographer, no matter what the occasion, look no further. Hannah (and her husband Andrew, props) helped to capture every essence of our special (wedding) day. From our first meeting, Hannah was devoted to understanding our relationship and values as a couple. She asks all of the right questions, so don't be afraid if you don't know what you want! She is gentle, yet assertive; and in the insanity of planning a wedding, she was a breath of fresh air.
On our big day, she made things seem seamless (and she captured things I would have never asked her too that I will treasure forever). The storybook album that she assembled for us was truly magical, and it delighted us to be able to surprise our parents with that gift.
Again, I cannot reiterate enough, Hannah is the photographer for you. She is an artist truly devoted to her craft, and this is reflected in her business transactions as well as her art. She will work with you to create the exact package that you need. We wish only the best for her, her husband, and their business in the future.
I have not seen a single picture from my wedding yet---I have no doubt they will be everything I could hope and dream they would be. Hannah And Andrew were amazing from the first moment I met them until last night where they kept us on track and on time...which I am sure was not 100% easy for them knowing my family and friends. They were completely professional and on top of EVERYTHING and I got a many many compliments on how well they did. But they also became part of our family and friends and guests as Hannah taught some people (me) to do Cotton Eyed Joe (thank you) and Andrew whipped out some Michael Jackson on the dance floor with my son and cousins. That absolutely was amazing! Thank you BOTH so much for capturing our amazing day and while I am sorry our journey has come to an end, I hope to keep in touch because these two are amazing photographers and people!!! Thank you