Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to my wedding page!
I'm Hannah. There's a big 'About Me' page at the top if you want to get to know me in more detail, but to quickly summarise for you - I'm a wedding photographer living and loving on Dartmoor, England. I document the weddings of wildly-in-love couples all over Devon and Cornwall, and I'm always happy to travel further afield.
Why Choose Me?
When you book me you know you're booking someone friendly and compassionate, with fresh ideas, an endless passion and enthusiasm for my work, and the upmost integrity and commitment to organic, creative, inspired and beautiful photography that's unique to you.
Your wedding day may feel like it's all about the details, the venue, the food, the dress, the guests, and every tiny frill and spill, and those things are all incredibly important, but I firmly believe that no matter how big or small your wedding is, your day is about YOU. Your union. Your love. Your vows. And ensuring I capture your big day in its truest most authentic form is the service I provide you, every time, without fail.
I see myself as a story teller, producing a gallery of stunning images that speak to you and tell the story of your day perfectly (and I really DO spend the whole day - or days! - with you!), ensuring that every time you look at your photos it's like stepping back in time, reliving the magic and the power of your incredible day.
Every story is unique, every day special, and every album I produce honours that - meaning no contrived, staid photos repeating throughout my work!! I'm happiest being spontaneous, and I'm always striving to go further, be greater, and create my best work to date with every new wedding I shoot. I pride myself on producing the highest quality imagery and products, offering the absolute best service from start to finish, and always going above and beyond for my couples.
Lastly, I don't batch edit or use pre-determined filters, I don't cut corners and use cheap products or equipment, and I don't overload myself with work - ensuring that I produce the absolute best quality, individually editing every image (and I proved over 750 of them!), producing industry-beating luxury and locally sourced sustainable products, and offering a personable, bespoke service to every client, every time.
Well Reputed, Trustworthy and Highly Recommended
Most of my work comes to me from word of mouth these days, which is fantastic! Recommendations and referrals from other professional photographers and past clients are, in my opinion, the highest accolade there is!
My work is also featured regularly in Wed magazine, Bride Magazine and Marry in the Southwest, and I'm featured on Hitched UK. I'm now also proud to say I've recently been accepted into the Fearless Photographer ranks which really is quite a privilege!
I was a finalist in the 2019 South West Wedding Awards (best new business category) and 2019 Venus Awards (Mother in Business category) and I'm a nominee again already for the South West Wedding Awards 2020. I genuinely don't like singing my own praises like this, but in a world full of 'wedding photographers' and hundreds upon hundreds of people saturating the market worldwide, I thought it might help reassure you that you've found a top quality wedding photographer in me - so you can put your worries aside!
Hannah is an amazing photographer very professional, we highly recommend her to anyone and everyone! Our wedding photos are just simply gorgeous...Hannah made us all feel relaxed and took shots just in a natural surrounding with us just carrying on with the day...I love the attention to detail and changing some of the pictures to black & white makes all the difference and gives you a great mix. I truly love her work ... Thank you Hannah for our lovely memories of our very special day ... we will always look back at our photos with such happiness. You are an amazing lovely lady with an incredible talent.
- Charlene & Nick, August 2018
Whether you’re having a wild elopement in a Cornish cove or a far away destination, or a traditional wedding big or small anywhere up and down the country, your day is about YOU, your love, and your wedding story, and capturing that in its truest, most intimate and most natural way is my upmost priority,
I offer candid, authentic, artistic wedding photography for wildly-in-love couples everywhere, and I like to think my approach is friendly, relaxed to the max, unflappable and adventurous.
My favourite venue is the one I haven't shot yet, and I'm always excited to meet new people and travel to new places and capture every love story with truthful, poignant, and poetic beauty. I see myself as a story teller, producing a gallery of stunning images that speak to you and tell the story of your day perfectly (and I really DO spend the whole day - or days sometimes! - with you!), ensuring that every time you look at your photos it's like stepping back in time, reliving the magic and the power of your incredible day.
Every story is unique, every day special, and every gallery and album I produce honours that - meaning no contrived, staid photos repeating throughout my work!!
Whether your day is tiny and imtimate, or rivalling the Royal Wedding, the bones of the day are always equally magical - two people standing together with nerves and excitement and raw emotion, and promising each other their forever and always. That's special. That's what makes me love my job.
As someone originally from London, who grew up in Cornwall and Devon, and has lived in New Zealand and Spain too, my 'local knowledge' ranges far and wide. Most of my weddings are centred around Devon and Cornwall, and I am well positioned right in the middle of the two on rugged Dartmoor, and my local knowledge of secret scenic spots is extensive, but I am also part of a network of good wedding photographer friends worldwide who can point me in the right direction and give me the local insider tips should your wedding day take us into unexplored territory,
Your Wedding Day is going to be one of the biggest days of your life - if not THE biggest. As a wedding photographer the pressure is most definitely on me to make sure I capture the essence of your magical day - the love, the madness, the chaos, the tears of joy, the excitement, the nerves, the hugs, the reassuring hand holds, the 'I Do's', the first kiss, the emotional embraces, the scintillating speeches, your first dance and cutting of the cake - and that's not an extensive list!
That's an awful lot of memories to capture, and I know you will want to cherish them forever, so I will be there from start to finish if that's what you want, ensuring I don't miss a thing and that you can sleep soundly knowing that it won't fade into obscurity and that you'll have photos to be proud of, to show your children and grandchildren, and to reminisce over for many many years to come.
If you're looking for contrived, dull, uninspired or stuffy wedding photography, or a shouty, loud, rude or stressed-out photographer then you've come to the wrong place. My attitude is relaxed, friendly, warm and welcoming, and for most of the day I blend in and float around documenting the little things, the fleeting moments, the substance, and the things that will be significant - for you.
What Happens on the Day?
The morning starts as early as you like (my earliest so far being 6.30am) and I arrive with a smile and some reassurance for you amid all your nerves. We might have a coffee and a chat about how the day will unfold if you're needing a little time to relax and calm your nerves, or you might be in the throes of wedding preparations, in which case I immediately get to work! I float around, keeping out the way and observing the morning unfold, documenting the wedding prep, capturing the big and small details, and it's likely that I'll move your wedding dress to a more photogenic spot.
I am there with you all morning, but not in an annoying way - just quietly and respectfully capturing the moment for you.
I usually head off a little before you're due to go to the venue. This gives me time to capture the venue, and most importantly get some photos of the groom looking nervous as hell while he waits for you!
I head out to photograph your arrival, and head back in to make sure I get the beautiful shots of you walking down the aisle.
The Couples Shoot:
Most couples opt to go off for a couples shoot after the ceremony, which isn't as scary as it sounds! In fact this will probably be the only time during the day where you're able to just BE... alone, together, soaking up the moment, kissing and looking into one another eyes while I capture some intimate photos filled with romance, love, and lots of authentic emotion. And I do so in as 'unposed' a way as possible. I'm definitely not one for cheesy shots, and prefer to capture the moments when you're sharing a moment together and NOT staring at my lens!
And then it's back to the reception, with drinks and food and celebrations galore.
I get a chance to sit down and have something to eat when you're all in the midst of your wedding dinner, mainly because no one likes being photographed while they eat! But I still make sure I get photos of the food being served, and of the speeches and cake cutting moments!
I then stay as late as you like, for the live band or DJ, first dance, sparklers, fireworks, late night food truck arrival - whatever it may be, I don't just clock off once it's dark.
My demeanour is unassuming, but my eye is sharp, and I am constantly on the look-out for those perfect moments that will make you laugh and smile and maybe even cry happy tears for years to come. From the details such as shoes, hair, makeup, cake and decor, right through to the all important interactions between yourselves and your loved ones - I capture it all with a fun, fresh, romantic and poetic approach.
Whether you want just me for a few hours to capture a tiny, intimate wedding, or whether you want 2 photographers for a full day in a far off land, or even a private helicopter charter to your own private (and incredible!) editorial-style photoshoot after you say 'I do!' - it's all possible when you book me as your photographer for your big day!
It all starts with a 1 hour 'Getting to know each other' consultation, where we will have coffee and cake and talk about every fine detail in a very informal but informative way so that you feel comfortable with your decision to choose me as your photographer - and of course its a no-obligation meeting. Its not a decision to be taken lightly and I understand that fully. And if you DO go ahead and book me then you'll get a FREE pre-wedding shoot too, which helps get you used to having a camera pointed at you and takes the pressure off you in time for your Big Day.