W e l c o m e !
I'm Hannah. I am a fine art photographer and educator in Boise, Idaho, where I live with my favorite guy ever and our three little ones who keep us tired, slightly crazy, and happier than we could imagine. I started my post-college life as a software engineer, but it didn't take long to figure out that connecting with people is what energizes and fills me, and my photography business was born not too long after my second baby.
I believe that photographs...
are memory-keepers, not simply a reference point for how we looked at one time
remind us of what we value most in life: the families we create, the worthwhile sacrifices we willingly make, and the love we choose over and over again daily
are art, of the very best kind - they are the most beautiful depiction of the life that we absolutely treasure.
I have fallen in love with photography because it is an incredible gift that I get to give to each client I work with. There's nothing about what I do that exists just to check a box off of your annual to-do list. It's about so, SO much more than that, and I would love to help you give yourself and your loved ones the incredible gift that photographs were truly meant to be.
A little more about me…
I homeschool my oldest - a tricky endeavor while working, but one we so enjoy at this stage.
I have a newfound love for gardening, and my time in the yard each evening is a treasured part of my day.
I am very social and value friendships deeply, especially with other mothers as we cheer each other on during this often difficult stage; however, I also crave evenings at home with my family, with dinners together around the table and a reprieve from the busyness of life. Several evenings a week of family time is non-negotiable for me!
I would love to get to know you more, and create some magical photos with you. If you’re interested in having your family or wedding photographed by me, stop by my Contact page and send me a note! I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
P.S. I travel to San Diego to visit family about once per year, so if you’re located in SoCal and are interested in a session, let’s chat! I am also available to travel pretty much anywhere else for both weddings and family sessions, and would love to talk more about visiting your hometown and making some gorgeous photos.
Why Film? With every session, I shoot a portion on film and a portion digitally, so I refer to myself as a hybrid film photographer.
Each medium provides different benefits - film provides incredible skin tones, it handles intense light beautifully, it holds a timeless aesthetic that digital can never quite match, and it's truly my very favorite; digital, however, handles low light wonderfully, is incredibly cost-effective, provides me instant feedback, and allows me to take as many photos as I need to nail a shot when there are a large number of subjects, or just some very squirmy ones (hi, kids!). Much of what you see on my website is film, but not all of it.
Will you be able to tell which of your photos are film and which are digital? Unless you have a good deal of photography experience, the answer is very likely no - and it's not something I want you to need to think about. Your session will have a seamless feel, but will benefit from my use of both mediums.
Shooting hybrid allows me to be a better photographer and deliver the absolute best photos to my clients, every time.
I've been honored to have my photography featured on some incredible publications. See more of my work on The Fount Collective, 100 Layer Cakelet, Lemonade and Lenses, Fine Art Marriage, Haven, Borrowed + Blue, Beauty + Lifestyle Mommy, and SD Voyager Magazine.
I believe that the sweetest memories are made of warm hugs, tender kisses, enduring friendship, and lives lived simply together.
I believe that the the richest lives are the ones filled to bursting with love.
I believe that "living your best life" is being honest, kind, and courageous - and embracing your wonderful, perfectly imperfect self.
I believe that the greatest accomplishments are most often the diapers you change, or the hands you hold, the meals you cook, the moments you speak or act in kindness even when you don't feel it - the sacrificial love shown to those around you.
I believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and colors, and family is what you make it.
I find a deep, incredible joy in preserving sweet memories, and capturing those nuanced emotions that a simple posed snapshot can never hold. I live for the small moments, the ones that are actually so big and tell a story full of tenderness and history and depth and intimacy.
I want you to remember how it all looked, and how beautiful it was - but even more I want you to remember how it felt.
We get one shot at this life, and I believe in living it fully, treasuring it deeply, and remembering it always.
If you want photographs that remind you of all that really matters in life, I’d love to chat. XO.