Megan and Jacob Hannah are not only partners in marriage and parenting, but also in business! They are the husband and wife team behind Hannah Photography. Megan sat down with Vermont Weddings to share more about their award-winning photography style and who they are behind the lens.
How did you get into wedding photography?
Jacob’s background is in photojournalism; he was working as a newspaper photojournalist when we met in Nebraska ten years ago. I was working in insurance, and didn’t know the first thing about photography! After we got engaged, we moved to Vermont (where Jacob grew up), and dipped our toes into wedding photography and haven’t looked back since.
Our associate, Josh Kuckens, joined us in 2018. He also has a background in photojournalism and has been a perfect addition!
How would you describe your photography style?
Photojournalistic. When we photograph a wedding, we prefer to just document the day as it unfolds. We step in to offer more direction during portraits, but otherwise, we try to just blend into the energy of the day!
We want every photo you look back on to be attached to real memories, and we want you to be able to enjoy your day without us interfering.
What inspires your work?
We’re really inspired by families and relationships. Obviously, the relationship between a couple who is getting married is the primary focus of wedding photography. But beyond that, each partner has siblings, best friends, parents, grandparents – all of whom have played an important role in their lives. Your wedding day is special to them too!
Personally, looking back at our own wedding photos, we cherish the ones that showcase these people over the more traditional, expected photos of us.
Any special tips for couples for choosing a wedding photographer?
I think it’s really important to look at a lot of different photographers and find which style best aligns with your personality and wedding. There are SO many great photographers in Vermont with varying styles.
I recommend viewing full wedding galleries when possible so that you have a good idea of how a full day is captured.
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
It’s different for every wedding! We love the unexpected moments that pop up throughout the day. Usually our favorite photos from a day were not something we could have anticipated happening: a bride doing the worm on the dance floor, the son of the groom jumping into a pool fully clothed, a passing thunderstorm that results in a spectacular rainbow, that sort of thing!
What’s your favorite thing to do in Vermont?
There is nothing better than going for a bike ride or hike, and then cooling off by jumping into the local swimming hole!
What’s a fun fact about yourselves?
We have two year old twin daughters!