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about me

meet
hannah

wedding & lifestyle photographer

about me

meet
hannah

wedding & lifestyle photographer

hannah hotchkiss photography in spokane washington
hannah hotchkiss photography in spokane washington
hannah hotchkiss photography in spokane washington
hannah hotchkiss photography in spokane washington

Hey there! I’m Hannah! I’m a photographer based in Spokane, WA. I’m OBSESSED with natural light and those beautiful & silly candid moments.

I’m the loud introvert, with wild brown hair, who while taking your photo will squeal and freak out behind the camera because of how cute y’all are! You can always count on me to laugh at literally any joke you say and to always always (ALWAYS) be down for a Chipotle burrito or a trip to Home Goods. I’m an avid cleaner and firm believer of a to-do list. If you really want to know me, know that I am an Enneagram Type 6 (aka a hardcore Loyalist). Creating is my life. It’s what gives me purpose – which is why I’ve coined the phrase “LIVE TO CREATE” as my life motto.

I have a deep LOVE for adventure in the outdoors. On a random day, you’ll find me hanging out with my husbabe Cam (pictured below!) and our pups Honey (dachshund) and Ibis (blue heeler). We love to spend time mountain biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, you name it! We own a Sprinter van and love to travel and see the world a mile at a time. Don’t let that fool you though, I also get down HARD with the Kardashians, keep up fiercely with my own nightly 20-step skincare routine, and am a total homebody. Life’s about balance, right?!

If you’re in the Spokane area, shoot me an email and let me take you for ice cream or a burrito because believe me, I want to meet you!

Hey there! I’m Hannah! I’m a photographer based in Spokane, WA. I’m OBSESSED with natural light and those beautiful & silly candid moments.

I’m the loud introvert, with wild brown hair, who while taking your photo will squeal and freak out behind the camera because of how cute y’all are! You can always count on me to laugh at literally any joke you say and to always always (ALWAYS) be down for a Chipotle burrito or a trip to Home Goods. I’m an avid cleaner and firm believer of a to-do list. If you really want to know me, know that I am an Enneagram Type 6 (aka a hardcore Loyalist). Creating is my life. It’s what gives me purpose – which is why I’ve coined the phrase “LIVE TO CREATE” as my life motto.

I have a deep LOVE for adventure in the outdoors. On a random day, you’ll find me hanging out with my husbabe Cam (pictured below!) and our pups Honey (dachshund) and Ibis (blue heeler). We love to spend time mountain biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, you name it! We own a Sprinter van and love to travel and see the world a mile at a time. Don’t let that fool you though, I also get down HARD with the Kardashians, keep up fiercely with my own nightly 20-step skincare routine, and am a total homebody. Life’s about balance, right?!

If you’re in the Spokane area, shoot me an email and let me take you for ice cream or a burrito because believe me, I want to meet you!


We're
gonna
be
a
perfect
match
if...

– You value moments over poses
– You can trust me & my vision to document you & your loved ones
– You’re open to be intimate & candid in front of the camera
– You don’t mind slightly inappropriate jokes, the occasional cuss word or if I ask your hunny to grab your ass. Anything for the shot, folks!


We're
gonna
be
a
perfect
match
if...

– You value moments over poses
– You can trust me & my vision to document you & your loved ones
– You’re open to be intimate & candid in front of the camera
– You don’t mind slightly inappropriate jokes, the occasional cuss word or if I ask your hunny to grab your ass. Anything for the shot, folks!

true lifelong memories.

a souvenir of your love.

my
approach

for weddings & sessions

my
approach

for weddings & sessions

weddings

weddings

Here’s the thing – you do this deal once, I do it all the time. My approach to the wedding planning process – I’ll use my expertise and your authenticity to help you plan a wedding day that feels easy. I help create a timeline for the day of. Any questions, concerns, or problems that may arise – I am always a phone call away and happy to help in any way I can. I want to be your cheerleader & bestie before the wedding so that when the big day comes, that friendship helps us capture the authenticity of your love for one another in each frame. 

My approach to the wedding day is capturing the candid moments that happen in between all of the big parts of the day – which is why I never set my camera down. I love capturing moments and not just focus on posing. I will watch you move, talk, laugh, cry and amidst all of that I’ll capture the hugs, glances, and imperfectly crossed legs because your mannerisms and connections are unique.

When shooting the formal bridal photos, I’ll place you into position, suggest a prompt or two, and then shoot the moments that follow – this helps so you guys don’t ever feel lost or awkward. It’s a good mix of making sure you’re looking incredible while also letting moments unfold.

Here’s the thing – you do this deal once, I do it all the time. My approach to the wedding planning process – I’ll use my expertise and your authenticity to help you plan a wedding day that feels easy. I help create a timeline for the day of. Any questions, concerns, or problems that may arise – I am always a phone call away and happy to help in any way I can. I want to be your cheerleader & bestie before the wedding so that when the big day comes, that friendship helps us capture the authenticity of your love for one another in each frame. 

My approach to the wedding day is capturing the candid moments that happen in between all of the big parts of the day – which is why I never set my camera down. I love capturing moments and not just focus on posing. I will watch you move, talk, laugh, cry and amidst all of that I’ll capture the hugs, glances, and imperfectly crossed legs because your mannerisms and connections are unique.

When shooting the formal bridal photos, I’ll place you into position, suggest a prompt or two, and then shoot the moments that follow – this helps so you guys don’t ever feel lost or awkward. It’s a good mix of making sure you’re looking incredible while also letting moments unfold.

sessions

sessions

I want every client who books me to know that my goal is to give you so much more than pretty pictures. While I do some posing & directing during your session, I want to make sure we’re capturing the true essence of who you are as a couple or family. This could mean fits of giggling, passionate kisses, long hugs or something totally different! Whether it’s your first time in front of a professional camera at your engagement session, holding your little one close during a family shoot, or a maternity session you booked to capture the current season of your love – I only expect one thing from you: an open heart.

I’m here to help you let down those walls and open your heart to me, my camera and most importantly, your loved one(s). When planning your session, I’ll happily offer wardrobe advice (if desired) and I’ll send you a lengthy list of beautiful locations in and around Spokane, WA to choose from. I’ll tell you at the start of your session to not be afraid to break a pose and kiss if the mood strikes or to let out a deep belly laugh if you feel one coming on. Every story is unique but you’ve hired me to document you & your love in it’s most authentic form. Whether that’s deep & passionate, quiet & tender or loud & playful, I want you to give me exactly where you’re at in this moment in time.

I want every client who books me to know that my goal is to give you so much more than pretty pictures. While I do some posing & directing during your session, I want to make sure we’re capturing the true essence of who you are as a couple or family. This could mean fits of giggling, passionate kisses, long hugs or something totally different! Whether it’s your first time in front of a professional camera at your engagement session, holding your little one close during a family shoot, or a maternity session you booked to capture the current season of your love – I only expect one thing from you: an open heart.

I’m here to help you let down those walls and open your heart to me, my camera and most importantly, your loved one(s). When planning your session, I’ll happily offer wardrobe advice (if desired) and I’ll send you a lengthy list of beautiful locations in and around Spokane, WA to choose from. I’ll tell you at the start of your session to not be afraid to break a pose and kiss if the mood strikes or to let out a deep belly laugh if you feel one coming on. Every story is unique but you’ve hired me to document you & your love in it’s most authentic form. Whether that’s deep & passionate, quiet & tender or loud & playful, I want you to give me exactly where you’re at in this moment in time.

want to see some photo magic?