“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
– Karl Lagerfeld –
Hi there! I’m Hannah, the gal behind Hannah Catherine Photography.
Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was look through the Creative Memories photo albums that my Mom put together. There are photos of birthdays and celebrations and beautifully normal days at home. To this day, I love to look through those old photos and remember. And that’s where my love of photography began – with the awe of being able to see a memory that had happened years before and had been frozen for the future.
I started taking pictures of everything (no really, ask my family, EVERYTHING) when I was 12 and the rest is history. I’ve always cherished the memories photos document, but since becoming a mom in 2021, photos have taken on a new value and meaning to me.
My two goals as a photographer are to:
1) Capture memories to be cherished forever. I love that moment when you look at an old photo and say, “I had forgotten about that!” Photographs have the ability to freeze in time the things we forget. That one particular expression that your little one makes when they are excited, the way your husband looks at you, the connection your family has. Those are the moments we don’t want to forget and pictures are a tangible way to remember.
2) Make photos fun. As a kid, family photos were always suuuuper stressful; people were tense and mad and the pictures felt forced. One of my missions as a family photographer is to make taking photos as fun as possible. My favorite thing to hear is when a client says, “we had so much fun!” It absolutely makes my day.
When I’m not taking photos, you can find me keeping my tiny human alive, drinking a cup of chai tea, or enjoying the great outdoors.