All About ME
Hi there! So you want to know about me huh? That's quite the Pandora's box you know...! But I'll try to not ramble on for pages upon pages...
So, I'm Hannah Wilde. Wedding and Elopement Photography is my passion. But I also have a very powerful love affair with traveling, people watching, exploring new lands, eating new foods, meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and continually expanding my horizons both spiritually and physically.
My parents live in New Zealand where I spent half my childhood. I love it there, but Dartmoor became my home for several reasons that I won't go into right now... I grew up far and wide, living life to the fullest, dancing on starlit beaches, exploring rainforests, rafting on crazy rivers, fishing and often living in very raw, off-grid ways. That said, I'm also very much at home in luxury hotels, so I'm not a picky girl! Wherever I am I make it my home, even if for a few days, and I guess that's how I live my life - day to day, moment to moment. In fact, that's what helps me spot the beauty in the little things, capture the details that largely go unnoticed, and document wedding days for couples in a way that is truly and uniquely theirs.
The important bits are that wherever I am I'm smiling, enthusiastic and friendly. I love being around people, I thrive near water and fire - so campfires on the beach are my heaven! - and I'm not afraid to be adventurous and spontaneous. I'm also not averse to a gin and tonic or good glass of wine, and I'm a real foodie at heart although I try very hard to keep it healthy...!
I'll be 31 this year, and as I'm sure all of you can relate to right now, the current world situation with Covid-19, worldwide protests and chaos, and lockdown's galore, have really challenged me in ways I hadn't foreseen but am eternally grateful for. More growth, awareness and validation has occurred recently than probably the rest of my whole life combined..! For instance, over the past few months I've taken a lot of my downtime with no weddings and transformed my life into a very holistic one - more than even before. My little brood has transitioned to a cruelty-free 'almost' vegan life, and I've dedicated a LOT of time planting veg and raising chickens and home educating the kids, a trio that as a single parent has been no small feat - so we are now a proper organic, wholesome homesteading family, focusing on holding the light, the love, the creativity and the joy, in spite of external circumstances. Hopefully this bright and optimistic outlook will tangible filter down to my clients and radiate into my work - in fact I'm sure it will.
2020 may be a bit like purgatory, but 2021 will be EPIC. SO many stunning weddings and beautiful people to look forward to!
I think a blog post is probably a good idea to truly bare my soul to you all, so I'll leave this here and add a few old pics for your entertainment.
I hope to meet you one day soon!