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!

What’s the Best Way to Remember Your Wedding Day?

                Your wedding has just happened. The guests are buzzing. Love is in the air. That magic feeling is all around you and your partner, the wedding party, and all the attendees. They can’t wait to bring this feeling out into the world. Let everyone enjoy it with them. They still have a few days or maybe even a few weeks off until they see those they want to talk with. They finally see them and they can’t remember that feeling anymore. Life has happened in between now and then and it’s gone from the memory. They remember the big parts, but they’ve forgotten about the small stuff, no matter how hard they tried to remember. Then they get their photos. The feelings are all back again, as if magically printed into the scenes on the glossy paper. What’s the best way to remember your wedding day? Photos. That’s the answer.

What’s the Best Way to Remember Your Wedding Day?

What's the best way to remember your wedding? Photos.
This was in front of a crowd of people, but the right photographer will make you feel comfortable, no matter what.

Capture the Moment

                Wedding Days are hectic. The day is filled with people you haven’t seen in a long time and those that you see all the time. They are all mixed together into one space. They are all there to celebrate you and your love. But, they all have different ways of doing that. You’ve got a cousin that wants to show off their dance moves on the floor. You great aunt wants to tell you the story of her wedding and how this reminded her of that. Your pesky little brother just wants to pull pranks, but not on your watch. There is just way too much going on, and we haven’t even touched the ceremony, the food, and the speeches. So many speeches.

                With all of this craziness, it can be really easy to miss something. Even if you just go to the bathroom for a second, you could miss a great moment. That’s where the photographer comes in. They capture those moments, so you don’t have to be there for everything. We want to make your day be remembered. Forgetting can be the worst thing. We know that you can’t be everywhere at once. We also know that with the number of events happening, it’s darn near impossible to remember it all. That’s why the photos are the best way to remember the wedding. They capture the emotion as they are happening and you can enjoy it from the day you receive the photos to the end of eternity.

Why a Professional Photographer, Though?

                Lots of people know how to take a photo. Everyone has a fairly decent camera in their pocket. We’ve seen plenty of weddings go with the no photographer route, thinking their friends and family will get the right pictures for them. There’s nothing wrong with this thinking, but there is a lot that goes into the photography that many don’t realize. The framing and composition of the photo is one thing. Ensuring they capture the emotion is another. Go to Instagram and look at your most active non-photographer friend’s page. You get to see some great stuff. Now, look for a professional photographer’s page. It’s astounding the difference. The way the photos look is beyond what you would imagine, even if it is something you’ve seen time and time again.

                If you want to ensure that your photos don’t look like a shaky snapchat pic with a nasty looking filter, it’s important to go with a professional photographer. They have an obligation to getting you the best pictures. They want you to like what you see, because they want to tell your story. A photographer wants you to sing their praises to your newly engaged friends, as well. They also have the experience required to get those good-looking moments. Nothing against your friend’s Instagram page, but photography takes a ton of work that doesn’t cross the mind of a lot of influencer on social media.

These tow will remember their wedding day.
Hannah got this photo with a lens they don’t have for iPhones.

Why are Photographers so Expensive?

                We talked about it a little in the last section, with the experience and obligation, but let’s jump into it here. Photographers can be expensive. As you do your research, you will likely find the good ones can be up to $5000, while even smaller inexperienced photographers still cost over $1000. It can seem like too much. The parts of photography that don’t seem so flashy are the reasons for the prices. It is very hard to get a photo to look good right out of the camera. There is a ton of work that goes into each photo before you get to see it. The photographer has experience here, as well. Ensuring the photo looks as close to the human eye image we saw on the actual wedding day.

                We also need to pay for the parts that go into photography. The camera body and lenses. The flashes and extra batteries. They all incur a cost initially and maintaining them is not cheap, either. Keeping these things in mind, the price can seem a little less shocking. There are tons of stories of cheap photographers doing a poor job. You can’t redo the day, so sometimes it’s better to put up with the price, knowing that in a year or even fifty, you will thank yourself. You’ll know that the answer to “What’s the best way to remember your wedding day?” is Photos.

How to Save Money

                Even though we talked about price, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to still save money while getting quality. The first mistake a lot of couples make is to book the photographer for the whole day, when they really only need them for the ceremony and speeches. Work with your partner to find what is necessary for your photos before you look for booking. Sometimes a half day is more than enough for your wedding day and can be a huge cost saver.

                Booking together with videography is also an option, especially with 2211 Media. We have photography and videography services, both of which will help you remember your wedding day in all its emotional glory. Booking together can lower the cost of the photography and get you everything you need without sacrificing on the quality. Look to our Packages for some options that work well with your wedding day.

Photographer and her camera. That's a way to remember.
If we haven’t convinced you, take a look at how cute Hannah is. That should work.

So, What’s the Best Way to Remember Your Wedding Day?

                By now, you’ve got it. Don’t skimp on the photographer, because everyone holds onto their photos much longer than the initial year of their wedding. These photos will make it through each move the two of you go through. Make it through most events that happen in your life. And no matter what is happening in your life, you can look back on these photos and smile, remembering the magical feeling of your wedding day. So, Photographs is the answer to what’s the best way to remember your wedding.