Hello! I’m Megan Hannah, from Hannah Photography. My husband, Jacob, and I live in a small town in the hills of Vermont and have been shooting weddings together for the past five years.
We started our business shortly after getting engaged. While living in Nebraska, Jacob was a newspaper photojournalist and I worked in insurance. Ready for a change of pace and scenery, we decided to leave our jobs and move across the country to Vermont, where Jacob grew up. We’ve been full-time wedding photographers since then.
Vermont is a great place to make a career as a wedding photographer. The industry here is close knit and super friendly. Most of the weddings we photograph in Vermont are destination weddings – so many of our clients come from New York City, Boston, and other areas looking for an escape from the city with a relaxed wedding in a beautiful setting. Our clients are amazing to work with!
We take a photojournalistic approach towards wedding photography and try to not have too much gear weighing us down. At the same time, we want to make sure we have the right tools for the job.
Nikon D750: Between the two of us, we have four of these. We’ve gone through a handful of these in the last three years. We love these cameras for their dynamic range and low-light performance (and they’re not too expensive to replace when you ruin them with water damage).
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G: The beloved 35 is probably our most used lens. A great focal length to capture moments in a way that brings you into the photo without the distortion of a super wide lens. A side note: most of our lenses are prime 1.8s. We prefer the light weight (and lower cost!) of the 1.8 to the 1.4 and don’t find too many situations where we’d need 1.4.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G: We use the 85 throughout the day when we want to isolate our subjects through depth of field and lens compression and for portraits.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8: Although this lens is heavy and not fun to carry around, we pull it out for the ceremony and portraits, and any other situation where we need a little more reach.
Nikon 24mm f/1.8G: Our dance floor lens! We use this to get right in the action on the dance floor.
Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 Speedlights: We just switched to these last year and they have been great. Not having to deal with AA batteries is awesome, and the integrated radio transceiver has made things much easier for us coming from a Pocket Wizard system.
CheetahStands: Perfect for being able to easily pick up and move your lights around throughout a reception.
MagMod EVERYTHING: We literally have almost everything they make, but our most frequently used items are their grids, spheres, and gels/gel holders. Seriously a game changer when you need to quickly swap out gels or modifiers.
Manfrotto Justin Clamp: These clamps are great for attaching lights to various places when a light stand isn’t the best option.
Holdfast MoneyMakers: We love these not only for their functionality, but also for the compliments we get from wedding guests!
Tenba Roadie and Think Tank Airport International: Our two roller bags that keep our gear protected and organized.
Think Tank shoulder bags: I have the Lily Deanne Mezzo bag which I love for its many compartments and magnetic and zip closures. Jacob uses the Retrospective 7.
Swell Water Bottle: Maybe one of the most important pieces in my bag on a wedding day. Hydration is important! And on a hot wedding day, my water stays cold all day long. Jacob drinks hardly anything on a wedding day and usually feels the effects the next day.
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