Hannah’s Side Projects

Hannah’s Side Projects

The beauty of nature is all around us, especially in the great city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota. It’s hard to recognize it sometimes, especially while in the city. The nature gets swallowed by the urban landscapes that we have become accustomed to. But, with much resilience and fortitude, nature has found a way to work, even in the city. Part of that is due to great city planning, part due to the fact that nature can’t be beat. All of it though, can make for some awesome photographs. Today we talk about Hannah’s side projects, and one of them, is nature photography.

Nature Photography

Hannah has been surrounding herself with nature for quite some time now. She goes on bi-annual camping trips with her sister to the northern parts of Minnesota. She takes photos of the trees in the fall, stating that the color changes of Autumn are what really get her excited about the season. She is constantly trying to find new ways to show the snow in our area. There’s a lot of it, so you’ve got to make it worth it.

Hannah's Side Projects, autumn colors.
Look at all those colors in the trees. Hannah’s Side Projects look nice.

Hannah is taking a trip to the boundary waters this coming year in hopes to take some pictures of this beautiful landscape. We don’t mean to get political, but some politicians want to run a pipe through this area. Hannah wants them to not do that. She wants to ensure that these areas are not only remembered in their pristine nature, but she wants to raise awareness through her photography of what the world and people are doing to nature. These topics are very important to her.

Portrait Photography

Hannah’s next side project is in portrait photography. It’s easy to flip a phone into portrait mode and let it blur the background, but even better than that is actual portrait photography. She has taken many pictures of Davis, too much in his opinion. She has even photographed a project that took yearbook style photos from the 80s. The project was fun and Hannah was able to make the pictures look good thanks to her skill with the camera and the lens.

Hannah's Side Project for 80s style photos
Hannah’s Side Project of doing these 80s yearbook photos was so fun!

This skill has been the most helpful with marriage and wedding photography. You can see the passion she has for people in her pictures. Her art has helped her to tell a couple’s story even better than they explained it to her. And she doesn’t forget to add a little nature into each shot she takes, ensuring that everything is capture on this couple’s day. Her next skill has less to do with people and nature and more to do with house pets.

Hannah’s favorite Side Project: Cat Photography

If you have met Hannah in person, you know that she is absolutely in love with cats, especially her cats. Fats and Sully, the two little black cats that adorn her personal Instagram page. She’s even snuck a few pictures of them into our Instagram feed. These two cats look great. These photos help to remind us of how cute they are, especially when they decide to wake us up at 4 am for absolutely no reason.

Fats, the cat with a big tummy
This is Fats. He’s not great at being a cat, but he’s cute.

Now, we don’t know if you love cats, or if you want cats anywhere near your wedding, but if you did, Hannah would be your go-to photographer. Cats are her passion and taking pictures of them fuels her passion. She knows how to take great pictures of cats, ones that you will cherish for a long time. Let Hannah take pictures of your cats. It’s all she really wants, anyway. This is one of Hannah’s Side Projects that she very much enjoys.

The Pumpkin Picture

Davis is the author of this piece, if you couldn’t tell. He wants you to know about one picture of Hannah’s that really shows her skills, even with things as arbitrary as a pumpkin on a ledge in a bathroom at a brewery. Yep, you heard that right. The picture in question is below. I just want to leave it at that. Let the picture speak for itself.

Ending of Hannah’s Side Projects

So, if you’re in love with nature, people not only excite you, but you like looking at them, and your so infatuated with cats that you can’t stand it, look no farther than Hannah’s Instagram feed. Follow her here. And follow us here. Look for more photographs, weddings, and inspiration for yourself as you decide what you need a photo shoot for. It can be literally anything, but remember that a cat is fun to take pictures of. And we can take your photos, too!

Our Family

We like to work with couples. We find ourselves at home as we get to know you and your unique story. Through that, we have been able to learn, grow, and challenge our own views with each new couple that we meet. Their stories fill us with any and all emotions that one can be filled with. But we never really tell too much about ourselves, because it isn’t our story that is being told in that moment. So, here is our moment to shine. Here is our family and our story.

Davis and Hannah. Our Family.
Davis got Hannah to dance at this wedding.

Hannah and Davis

We both met at this mystical and wonderful place known as Wells Fargo, where we both worked as the ethereal temporary worker. Needless to say, we weren’t the biggest fans of what we did (Document custody for mortgage companies gets pretty boring after more than 1 hour of work) so we connected and talked and eventually we went out. First to a brewery, Fair State in the house, and then to a now defunct Italian restaurant in Edina. And now we have a life together, that includes two cats, an apartment, and a joy for telling stories.

Our Family (Cats)
Click the picture to see Hannah’s photos of our kitties on her website.

Our Family (Cats)

Davis moved in with Hannah in June of 2018. 5 days later, 2 little black cats moved in and have terrorized us ever since. Especially because Hannah went on a 5 day camping trip that next weekend, so Davis had to take care of kittens when he had really only had a dog. They survived, no thanks to Davis, and have become some pretty big boys in the process. We went with adopting them from a shelter. We knew that black cats had a stigma that forced them to be one of the under-adopted cats, so we gave it a shot. Fats Domino and Sully appreciated it, we’re sure.

NE MPLS Wedding Venue
This was a beautiful set up for a wedding

Our Family (Passions)

The thing that drew Hannah and Davis together were there passions. Davis had been interested in movies and videos since he was in Middle school, creating some of the most horrible YouTube videos you could ever see. He took that into a Broadcast Journalism degree, because NDSU doesn’t have a film degree, and is now making movies with his friends outside of the movies he makes for our couples. Hannah’s passions started with fashion. She loved to see all the fashion photography that was coming out. She also takes bi-yearly trips to the north and wanted a way to preserve the beautiful lands that memory couldn’t do. She took up photography and the rest is history.

First Dance
No words needed for this story

Your Story

Every good story needs perspective. Hannah and Davis have lived some pretty perspective filled lives that allow them to get into anyone’s shoes and show what makes a story tick. Years of creating, reading, and enjoying stories have led us to you. We will tell your story as if you were the director. You’ll be the actor, obviously, but we’ll take care of the rest. Be prepared to cry at your own story like Davis cries at most movies.