central london engagement photography

So, it’s been a busy week or so of shooting and I’ve had a really great time meeting some lovely people and taking some pretty photos! Bit of a sneak peek here of Ali and Sam’s couple shoot in central London – they’re getting married this week in a very small do with just witnesses, so, it was a great opportunity for them to get some photos before the big day. Big thank you to Annabelle Miller for her hair and make-up expertise – I have some exciting news about a new engagement/couple shoot package that we are working on together with professional hair and make-up. More of that when I post the rest of the photos!

The lovely Nikki of the Little Love Notes blog, has kindly interviewed me for her blog, which you can read here! As you can see, Nikki has chosen me as her wedding photographer, which I am super excited about! Little Love Notes is her latest online venture, which I’m sure will be a massive success with her track record – you should definitely add it to your blog readers!

Hannah Mia Photography Little Love Notes

 

 

In other news, I’ve got a lot of great shoots coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Today is a big day for me. Actually, let’s call it a massive day.

Today marks my first day as a 100% full-time photographer. I have spent the last year or so juggling a busy wedding photography business and a full-time job in marketing. It was hard work, often exhausting but always incredibly rewarding. Last month I was finally able to hand my notice in and now, I’m very excited to be starting my full-time, self-employed life. I am looking forward to spending even more time chatting with all of the lovely couples that contact me, turning photos around faster, being more flexible with when I meet you and not having to get up at 6.30am to catch a rush-hour train the day after photographing into the night!!

More than anything though, I’m just thrilled with my success – I’m so excited that what started as a dream a few years ago has become my career. I realise that I can now join the ranks of people who get to do their dream job and look forward to getting up everyday and stuck into something they’re incredibly passionate about. I feel very lucky to have been able to make this happen and I really am incredibly thankful to every last couple that has supported me, booked me and been generally lovely to deal with – it’s what makes me excited to do what I do!

I’m a photographer, so, of course, I wanted some photos to support this post. I was hoping to find a photo of me aged three, clutching a disposable camera in my sticky hands, so that I could claim that I was destined to be a photographer…I mean, I was photographing before I could write, wasn’t I…? After trawling through old photos and files, I discovered no such photo exists. Perhaps I wasn’t all that excited about photography as a kid. So I thought I’d show you what I did want to be When I Grew Up.

 

 

A ballerina. Obviously.

 

A rockstar. Not sure I’m entirely over this one.

 

A zoologist or a vet. Around the age of fourteen my deadly allergy to cats, rabbits and anything that isn’t a dog, started to appear which put an end to this. My lack of interest in Science and unease around blood were probably also deciding factors…

A bride. I’m working on this one.

And then…a photographer.