“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. I loved flipping through my family’s history; from pictures of my great-grandmother as a little girl to pictures of my Dad dressed as Baby New Year in college. 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 first began taking photos of anything and everything (much to my families chagrin) when I was 12 years old. I was instantly addicted to the ability to capture and preserve moments in time. I bought my first DSLR at 15 and at 17, I began taking this little hobby of mine and turning it into a craft. The rest is history.
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.