I'm Hannah Neckers, a Chick fil-A loving, Netflix-binge watching, Christmas-obsessed creative who genuinely loves people. When I'm not capturing a wedding, you will likely find me eating ice cream, dancing to early 2000's pop music, planning my next trip, or wandering around TJ Maxx searching for, yet another, cute notebook, handbag or piece of furniture! My major flaws include: an extreme fear of mice, backseat driving, owning far too many pairs of shoes and overreacting every time I see a golden retriever. (Although, just a disclaimer, I will not apologize for any of these shortcomings!)
Really and truly, I believe that I was put on this earth to serve others. Photography is an art in which I am incredibly passionate, but even more so, I desire to know and love the individuals I work with. "Sonder" is a term used to describe the realization that each individual has a life as complex and vivid as your own. This concept, definition & feeling is the reason I do what I do. Each person's story is unique and worth telling, and I know that am called by God to do exactly that. When I say I am dying to meet you, please know I mean it with every inch of my being. I am so glad you are here and genuinely cannot wait to get to know you!
When I turned 14, I was given the greatest birthday gift of all time: my golden retriever, Jackson. He was my best friend for 10 beautiful years. In August 2016, I lost him to cancer, & not a day goes by where I don't think about how much I miss his presence. The love of a golden is unconditional and indescribable. I often joke that I attract clients who are "golden people" because so many own & love golden retrievers, just like I do. (One of many reasons my clients are simply the greatest!)
Summer is my favorite season, & WNY has some of the best there are to offer! When winter rolls around, you'll find me planning my next trip south as soon as the snow falls. I swear I am a southern belle at heart, who just fell in love with a town north of the Mason-Dixon Line. That's what keeps me here; I love my little town so much! One day, I hope to find a sweet little southern town I love just as much to call home. Until then, I plan to keep traveling until I find it!
They're considered celebrities now, right? My mother & I began watching "Fixer Upper" far before it was the cool thing to do. I fell in love with these two during episode one and have been obsessed ever since! My greatest claim to fame is that during the airing of the first season, I tweeted that Chip and Joanna were #relationshipgoals ...& Chip favorited it. I don't wanna brag, but I think that practically makes us bffs, y'all.
If you look up the word "selfless" in a dictionary, you will find this woman's picture. Never in my life have I met someone so kind-hearted and giving as Kathy Neckers. She is the best listener and role model I could ask for. I can honestly say I would never be where I am today without her constant love and support. (Not to mention her amazing cooking & seamstress skills; I'd be starving and wardrobe-less without those, too)
Sweaters. Socks. Slippers. Pajamas. Blankets. Pillows.
If it is cozy, then chances are I love it. The older I get, the more & more introverted I become. I would still consider myself incredibly social, but after a long week of work, there is nothing I love more than a lazy Sunday at home. Comfy & cozy are two of my favorite words & they very accurately describe my lifestyle outside of the business world. Netflix binge watchers, can I get an amen?
On September 26, 2015, I was hired to capture the wedding of Brad & Adrienne Barmore. Despite meeting with Adrienne several times prior, never once did she mention her strikingly handsome brother. I showed up on the wedding day & found this adorable groomsman with huge dimples walking his sister down the aisle. I had the biggest crush on him before I even knew his name! Jesse & I began dating a few months after, and on July 14, 2018... I will finally be his wife! #cuetheconfetti
Y'all... the addiction is so real. This drink, paired with an 8-count nugget, waffle fries & Chick-fil-A sauce, is my go to, any day of the week. (Well...except Sunday, of course!) If I tell you I love you more than all the Chick- fil-A lemonades in the world, I mean serious business. (& no, it can't be just any lemonade; it has to be Chick) I am entirely convinced this addiction solidifies my theory that I am meant to be a southern belle.
Romantic, historic & southern. Is there really anything better? This place is a photographer's paradise: brick sidewalks, Spanish moss, historic plantations, and some of the best food you will EVER eat! I won't even think twice about shooting a session or wedding in this city. Not to mention it's where Jesse & I got engaged. This place will forever hold a special place in my heart!
At the risk of y'all thinking I am completely out of my mind, I will proceed to admit that the tune is usually the Jurassic Park Theme song. And, admittedly, I have only seen the movie one time. (Apparently the film score had a significant, subconscious impact on my life) This would also be a good time to admit that I am infamously known for breaking into song at any given moment, especially if the lyrics relate to my current situation. I'm a little on the silly side, but it's also proof that life can be one big musical if you try hard enough.
Give me all the sunny beaches, historic cities & scenic views.
Road trips seem great in theory, until you're stuck in traffic for hours.
In the car, kitchen or grocery aisle. If the music is good, this girl dances.
I never claimed it was pretty.
"Only one more episode" at 10 PM turns into four more episodes 'til 1 AM. This is a daily occurrence.
Hate is an understatement. You will never meet less of a morning person in your lifetime. I promise.
Food is my love language. I'd consider eating a hobby... if that was normal.
Disclaimer: It's not that I can't do it. It's that I simply don't like to.
If bargain hunting was an Olympic sport, I'd have more medals than Michael Phelps.
As a child, I always had an emergency fund in a jar under my bed. Dave Ramsey would be proud.
Nothing feels as good as checking every item off your to-do list. Nothing.
"I will be back in fifteen hours, seriously what's the point?" -Me every morning
I'm one of those November 1st people & gift giving is my love language. It really is the most wonderful time of year!
Snow is the bane of my existence. Everything would be fine if it simply stopped snowing in January. Not April.
Just like you've found your once-in-a-lifetime person, I want to be your once-in-a-lifetime photographer. I want you to look at my photographs and think, "holy MOLEY this is IT!" (As you dance around in excitement) I want to photograph couples who are fun, joyful & genuine... who aren't afraid to be themselves... who are weird & goofy and so in love that nothing else matters! So are we a good fit? Well, you tell me! If I am your once-in-a-lifetime photographer... then let's do this thing!
outdoor ceremonies & tent receptions
wedding parties that never leave the dance floor
organic & loose floral bouquets
unplugged wedding ceremonies
barn wood tables
anniversary dances with cute grandparents
long first kisses
amazing vendor teams
seamlessly coordinated color schemes
drunk, provocative groomsmen
getting-ready rooms with no windows
untimely email responses
seafood hors d'oeuvres
dark venues with black ceilings
being stuck in traffic
running out of daylight
making guests wait at a reception
bouquet & garter tosses
unorganized family formals
empty cookie tables
carrying all my gear without an assistant
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