My passion for people is what encourages my approach to wedding, commercial and headshot photography. I capture the richness of life’s experience with a simple and comfortable approach, always making my clients feel at ease and at their best.
My desire to be the best that I can be at what I do keeps me continually pushing my training and development forward and I regularly travel overseas to attend seminars and conferences.
Originally from East Yorkshire, I lived and worked as a photographer in the US and Canada during the past 10 years and I’m now based in the town of Hessle, East Yorkshire – about 10 miles outside of Hull.
She lives and breathes her craft and is our studio brand’s – Tummy To Toddlers’ – principal photographer. She is a specialist in maternity, newborn babies and young children. Her child-like nature allows her to deeply connect with your kids and the bond she creates brings out their best in the photo studio. Hannah is fully trained in the safe handling of babies and always puts your needs as a family first. She loves working with children and is super talented.
Hannah is happiest with a camera in her hand or when she’s making tea in the studio!
It all started over 15 years ago. I lived in Canada at the time and wanted to turn my passion for photography into something a bit more permanent. I was a school teacher, teaching business studies to high school students. I’d spent the previous 10 years working in the hospitality industry; working for Walt Disney, Planet Hollywood in Niagara Falls and a number of other prestigious hotels and restaurants.
I love working with people and I loved shooting pictures in my spare time. The thought of actually having photography as a career seemed like a pipe dream!
First professional photography job
I relocated to British Columbia from Ontario, Canada in 2001 and the plan was to continue teaching. I’d found myself in the beautiful mountain resort of Whistler, high up in the mountains. I thought I’d arrived in paradise. Little did I know that life was soon to change forever…
As I waited for my teaching licence to arrive, I needed a job to tide me over. I went for an interview in a swanky mountain restaurant up on the ski hill. As I waited, I read the jobs section in a local magazine and then, as if by magic – BOOM! I saw a listing for a photography position with a ski company. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and I immediately called the number.
To my absolute amazement, I was invited for an interview the next day. Fast forward 48 hours – I had secured my first position as a professional photographer! I worked high up in the mountain range, riding a snowboard every day and documenting families as they enjoyed their ski holiday.
It took me a little while but after knocking on studio doors for a few weeks, I had managed to secure assisting positions with 3 of Montreal’s best wedding/social photographers and my journey as a wedding specialist began. I spent the next 4 years working between their 3 studios. I also created my own photography brand ‘Hullabaloo’ – a distinct hat tip to my spiritual home back in East Yorkshire!
The return to Yorkshire
Little did I know that the universe would turn for me again and I would find myself back in the East Riding in 2005 to visit the family. I had no intention of doing anything else but stay for a couple of months to ride out the biting Montreal Winter. 12 years on, I’m still here and Insight is one of the region’s busiest wedding, portrait and commercial studios!
We’ve always been very proud of our values as a photography business. It’s always been about our clients. We point all of our efforts and our energies towards giving the couples, families and businesses we look after the very best experience and service that we can. That will never change.