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The highlight reel vs the real reel of a destination photographer

Education, Engagement Session, For Photographers, Travel

The highlight reel vs the real reel of a destination photographer Have you ever romanticized the life of a destination photographer you followed online? like no shame, go ahead and raise that hand if you’ve seen an Instagram post and thought “wow she gets to travel for work?! that must be the dream🙌”  I’ve definitely […]

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The case for winter shoots

Education, Engagement Session, For Photographers, Sweetheart Session

Most of us write off winter entirely when we think of ideal portrait seasons. It’s also assumed to be a season of “photographer hibernation” amongst most people. I’m taken back by the amount of “So..Hannah, how do you spend *all* your free time in the winter??” questions I receive this time of year. To which […]

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Fall 2019 Photo Bootcamp

Education, For Photographers

Virginia Photographers Workshop | The Photo Bootcamp Sitting here in a coffee shop trying to holdback the joyful Hans tears (if you know, you know) reflecting on a day that will be added to my collection of ‘most special ones’. This was our FOURTH Photo Bootcamp hosted (someone tell me HOW) that has brought so […]

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Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | DC wedding photographer

Education, Engagement Session, For Photographers

They got into town the evening before our shoot from Athens Greece (read: landed mere hours before our early morning wake up call) just in time for me to photograph their sunrise engagement session with the cherry blossoms! I mean, if that isn’t a testimony to how dang loyal + carefree my #hspcouples are, I don’t […]

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Spring 2019 Photo Bootcamp

Education, For Photographers

I feel like I am *always* pondering “where do I even start!?” with these type of blog posts from days that just pull so deeply on the heart strings. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, I also don’t want to just share the highlights, but the richness of these days only leave […]

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3 photo locations you never would have thought of!

Education, For Photographers, Sweetheart Session

Let’s chat underrated shooting locations shall weeee? I’ve realized there are a number of locations that we just don’t talk about and they quickly slide under the radar that I want to shine light on. I know a fraction of my client’s have a specific spot in mind for their session (which I love!!) but […]

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My heart for creating this resource is to help prepare others WELL  by breaking down the easy to implement action steps I teach my clients so that you too can tackle your next portrait experience  with confidence! 

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The Guide To Preparing For Your Portrait Session