These are all small stories that make up the memories of your wedding day. Because I am a storytelling photographer, I look for these moments, these experiences on your wedding day and capture them just as they are. We relive our experiences through memory, through imagery and through story. Individual pictures are beautiful on their own, but when arranged together, they tell a more powerful story.
Few moments in life will rival the experiences of your wedding day, only we all know that moments are fleeting. After the rings are exchanged, the guests have eaten, and the cake is cut, how will these moments be remembered? 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.
I tend to get super excited at different points of the wedding day about the photos that I'm taking, to the point that I might break out in a happy dance. I shoot with my heart... that's why I'm a wedding photographer. You may also catch me tearing up during the Mother Son dance, especially if my husband is there whispering in my ear, "that'll be you some day!" He usually gets a playful shove for that comment.
Come on over to our team Hawkins page to learn more about 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.
Hannah & Andrew were BY FAR, the best vendor decision we made. They made a massive difference in our entire wedding day. The pictures came out incredible, from engagement, to wedding, storybook album and more. They were always one step ahead of us, so organized in taking pictures but yet never in the way. Many of the photos we received, I had no idea she was even there! :) She was always an email away to answer or assist with any question or stress I had! More than that, she makes every bride feel SO at ease and stress-free no matter what happens. We had a down-pouring off/on rainstorm on our day, and the way they worked with the weather forecast, you would have NEVER guessed it even rained by looking at the photos.