Let me tell your story...
Candid . Poetic . Yours.
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, soulful, 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 and I capture it all for you, 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.
If photos were words I'd like to think I'm a poet, and in each and every photo I want the viewer to fall in love with you themselves and to connect with the love between you, in all its power, and with all its tenderness. My intention for myself is always to make THIS wedding my best ever work, and to produce 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 of your incredible day.
Every story is unique, sacred, and should be revered, 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, producing industry-beating luxury and locally sourced sustainable products, and offering a personable, bespoke service to every client, every time.
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 relaxed and unassuming and I've yet to shoot a wedding where the guests din't ask how I know the bride and groom - which must be because I always establish a very natural and friendly connection, but my eye is sharp, and I am constantly on the look-out for those perfect moments that I feel you'll want captured, and 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, and the group shots, the evening antics and the bride and groom portraits where you get to just take a moment and breathe it all in - I capture it all with a gentle, fresh, confident and poetic approach.
Whether you want just me for a few hours to capture an elopement or a micro wedding, or whether you have a full day - or weekend - planned with a guest list to rival the Royal Wedding, every wedding is, in my eyes, about intimacy and connection, and that's what I will be spending my time on the day and afterwards in post-production, ensuring I have truly captured that for you.