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Why Design AND Photography

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Hi, I am Hannah, and my day job is a Graphic Designer, and my evenings and weekends are gearing up to be Photography focused.

I work in Fashion on a Learning & Development team, creating designs meant for training employees in stores, so my designs have to be the organized packaging of important content. I use company campaign imagery to make training more engaging — our brains are much more interested in visuals than words and process these visuals at a more rapid rate.

I studied both Graphic Design and Photography in college at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design). I learned that both disciplines are about telling a story through two-dimensional platforms (in the most common forms). They go hand-in-hand, because a photograph never just lives on its own, whether it is digital, printed, framed, or even moving (video/motion graphics). A photograph lives within a context that is designed, and hopefully designed so well that the photo can do the work that words take much longer to convey.

AND makes our society function — you and me, me and the subject, me and the city, dog and cat, purple and gold, happiness and smiles, (I could go on forever here, insert your own and let me know your favorite "and" in the comments), and of course, design and photography. Nothing exists alone in our world and if it did, it would be very lonely indeed.

So yes, I am a Graphic Designer by day, AND, a photographer most of the other time. I have been capturing mostly for myself over the past few years, and it is now time to venture out to the rest of you to be my "and" in front of my lens.

I love photographing pretty much anything, but here are a few of my favorites that I would love to capture for you:

  • Newborn photographs

  • Children portraits

  • Family photographs

  • Pet portraits

  • Engagements

  • Elopements

  • Bridal portraits

  • Pregnancy announcements

  • High School senior portraits

  • Empowerment photographs

  • AND more!

Reach out via email to me at, we can chat about you and how I can capture what brings you joy, what you are celebrating, what you are planning, what brings you your "and" in life.

See a few examples of my personal and professional photographs below to get you brainstorming your "and" today.

Thanks for reading and chat soon!


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