Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Hannah of Hannah Glogower Photography, located in Florida!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company
I’m a Florida native and have an affinity for traveling and keeping too busy. I’ve always got a DIY project to work on or a new recipe to try. I don’t read as often as I’d like to, and I’m addicted to great photo blogs. My goal as a photographer is to build relationships with clients. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for some of the most awesome people, and have continued the connections far past their wedding day!
See the rest of the interview after the jump!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I began the venture into weddings when I realized how creative and beautiful wedding photography has become over the years. The name of the game has changed drastically from when my sister was married eleven years ago. I remember looking at the photos from her wedding and thinking they were a bit stale and uninteresting. Thanks to blogging and DIY everything, I think people have really taken an interest in wedding photography as more of an art form. You don’t have to settle for those boring pictures some of our parents had, there is so much freedom as a photographer and as a couple for the wedding day. It’s great!
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
It’s a toss-up between two: I love photographing the bride preparing for the ceremony. Having the chance to watch her transform into the ultimate bride is a lot of fun. And, the special time I get to spend with the bride and groom doing their personal photographs is such a privilege. As a photographer you’re let into some of the most special moments between the newlyweds, and it’s such an honor!
What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?
Once upon a time I was photographing a wedding and the uncle of the bride was telling me his horror stories of being a wedding videographer back in the 80s. He told me about all the bad experiences he had- it was just so awkward because I had no idea how to respond!
What’s the best thing you ever ate at a wedding?
I was lucky enough to photograph an Indian wedding last year and I’m obsessed with Indian food. So, no questions asked, it was most definitely that huge buffet of Indian dishes.
What is your favorite venue and why?
Loch Haven Park in Orlando, FL was a beautiful venue because the reception hall had floor to ceiling windows and the photographs came out beautifully with the sunlight just pouring in. It was perfect.
Nikon or Canon?
I made the transition to Canon last year and wished I had done it years ago!
What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?
Traveling is one of my top five favorite things to do, so I’ve got about 50 dream locations. But, a vineyard wedding in Spain sounds like the perfect setting.
If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?
Although they aren’t married yet, I’m waiting for the day that Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano call me up asking if I’ll photograph their wedding. They’re too cute.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
It’s really important to remember that you’re not just a wedding photographer- you’re a
problem solver, too! The bride, groom, and wedding party have spent many months trying to plan and prepare for the big day, but you have to make yourself available to do almost anything. I carry bobby pins, safety pins, Band-Aids, tissues, and a slew of other random objects in my camera bag because there will come a time when someone will need whatyou have. Also, the wedding is not just about the bride, it’s about the groom as I’ve seen a lot of photographers make the mistake of catering directly to the bride, but it’s THEIR day not HER day- don’t leave him out. ;)
Thanks Hannah! For more about Hannah Glogower Photography, check out her WeddingPhotoLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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