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I'm a "retired" registered nurse, mom, and military wife. What was once just a hobby became a happy accident of a career. I used to joke about becoming an event planner so it is still unbelievable I ended up a wedding photographer. I love the chaos, the dresses, the tuxes, the ballrooms, the barns, the families, the music...I could go on and on. I love everything about a wedding and can’t ever get enough!
I ended up a wedding photographer by accident. It's true! In 2015, I was encouraged to aceept my very first wedding having never photographed anything professionally and definitely having never shot a wedding. I turned the gig down twice before I finally agreed. I got my business license just one week before that first wedding and the rest is history! I’ve completed over 100 weddings and dedicate my time to couples in love!
Yes, I love being a wedding photographer, but first and foremost, I love the people I photograph even more. Many of my clients have left reviews saying I wasn't just their photographer but their friend. It is the best compliment I can receive and I cherish those reviews like you wouldn't believe. I continue to make it my #1 priority to be more and do more and create an experience you will never forget.
First and foremost, I'm obsessed with everything weddings! I always have been and always will be! It didn’t take long when I first started my photography career to see where my heart was leading me - weddings, couples, and love stories. Wedding photography is my specialty and you won't see anything else on my site! This job is so much more to me than just taking pretty pictures. It's about the whole experience. It’s about YOU, your significant other, and the adventure that led you to your big day!
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You won't regret it!
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Each couple receives a welcome pack on booking, as well as a personal, online, client portal for updates, forms, contracts, invoices and more. Detailed questionnaires go out four weeks prior to the wedding and a helpful checklist five days prior. I come into your wedding day with a grand plan, and I stick to it. It’s my job to keep your day as stress free as possible while still getting all the photos you desire. After the wedding, a sneak peek posts within 48 hours. Most couples receive their complete wedding gallery and blog within a week AND, if I happen to run into you as a past HBP couple at another event or wedding, you're getting a giant hug from me! I never forget any of my couples!
rom the moment we first make contact to the time I hand over those beautiful, finished images, I am with you every step of the way - however much or however little you desire. I strive to get to know you and your significant other on a deeper level so I can really embrace your vision for your wedding day and photograph it accordingly. All those details you provide me leading up to your big day help ensure your photo gallery represents your particular love story. I know every person and wedding is unique and each couple's needs for wedding photography will vary. The Hannah Barlow Photography experience has been streamlined so every wedding couple walks away with everything they ever dreamed of and more!
to me, it's more than just wedding photography - it's about the experience too.
No-interest PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!
Not exactly sure where to start when hiring a wedding photographer? Do you find all the options overwhelming while still not knowing exactly what you need or want out of a wedding photography package? You are not alone! That's where my investment guide comes in and you'll get to browse three collections designed to meet almost every couples' desires and needs (starting at $4,200).
In addition to the base wedding collections, a la carte options are available so each bride or groom may get exactly what he or she wants! Need additional hours? No problem! Need an engagement session for save-the-dates?! Well, that's already included, of course! Mom wants her own USB drive? We'll get her one! Still can't decide!? Let's chat! I'm always available!
When you look at old wedding photographs from years ago (maybe it's your grandparents' or even your parents' wedding photographs), how do you view them? Surely not on a website or social media platform, right?! I bet you were holding their wedding album or maybe even prints placed in an album. Digital files are very popular right now (and that's why I include them too), but what happens in 50 years? For this reason, I offer tangible products in my wedding collections. Don't let your precious memories get lost!
"The best way to relive your memories is through print."
Yes! Someone (second shooter and/or assistant) accompanies me to every wedding I photograph! Unlike most photographers, I have a team and each member volunteers her time for a streamlined, professional approach to your big day!
Yes. I offer three wedding photography collections with a la carte options. The base collection starts at $4,200. Use the contact form to request your investment guide.
Wedding photography is a huge investment so I help my couples by offering no interest, no fee, flexible, payment plans. We work together and set them up according to your individual needs. Ask for more details!
Yes! All wedding photography collections include an engagement session.
Wedding collections include photography coverage for areas in the Ohio Valley including West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (including the Pittsburgh area). Farther distances can be accommodated but may require an additional charge for travel and lodging.
Weddings can be stressful but that doesn't stop me! Almost every wedding has at least one "uh oh" moment. I refuse to let my couples stress about those things. I want you to laugh. I want you to look at your photos (and blog) in years to come and remember all those good memories...and even laugh about the hiccups!
Before every wedding, I have a checklist I go through to make sure not one thing gets left behind - including my back up gear (you know, just in case). Also on that list is my "emergency bag" and it contains anything and everything we may need in the event something goes wrong on your wedding day - bobby pins, garment tape, and my sewing kit are the most used items! Do you see a trend?
I once secured an aisle runner with that garment tape I carry and this happened right before the ceremony was about to start. Yep! This is based on true events and it was definitely a first for me! I want everything to be as perfect as possible for my couples so all you need to do is ask. Side Note: THIS is why we wear shorts under our dresses.
Not all men love to have their photo taken...most don't even like it at all, let's be honest. It's my job to make sure everyone has a good time! Many "I don't like photo time" grooms have left reviews saying they didn't hate it as much as they thought...and actually enjoyed it. Whattttttt?
I won't let my couples stress about location or weather. Nope. That's my job! Location for any of your photos should never be an issue - it's all about angles and light! I've photographed some of my favorite photos from an asphalt parking lot or stuffed in a random corner or in the pouring rain.
Have you read the blogs? If you have, you already know what I'm talking about. I'm loud and energetic and always excited about a wedding day. Those nerves you have leading up to those big moments? They'll go right out the window once I've arrived on the scene, I promise!