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About Me

My mission...

Hi! I'm Hannah, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan Residential College and Honors Program. I have dedicated myself to telling stories, and when I'm not writing a journalism piece or recording music, I'm capturing visual stories through photography.


I specialize in portrait photography because I love meeting new people and capturing their personality during a session. To help you feel more comfortable, I will help you find appropriate poses and frequently show you the photos to make sure you're satisfied. One of my favorite feelings is knowing that my clients feel confident about their photos (and also themselves!) when they leave a session, so I'm dedicated to making this happen every time. 

My story...

I don't think I could pinpoint an exact date where I "became" a photographer. Some of my earliest memories are propping up my stuffed animals on my bed and photographing them with a Polaroid camera, or wandering the neighborhood and finding unique angles between tree branches. Ever since I was young, I've experienced the world through a photographer's eye.

I grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and attended Grosse Pointe South High School, where I took three years of photography and design classes, including film photography and Photoshop. After years of asking my friends to model for me, I began freelancing in January 2017 during my freshman year of college.


Since then, I have booked over 200 sessions with 600+ clients for portrait and wedding photography. I've also gained experience in travel and landscape photography through trips to Central America, Europe, and throughout the United States. Check out this photo of me in Costa Rica!

Connecting with me...

I would love to work with you and help tell your story! I'm currently located in Detroit and serve southeast Michigan. Longer-distance locations require a prior consultation.

If you would like to book with me, 2021 sessions are open now! Please fill out the contact form below or email me at I hope to hear from you soon!

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