Hannah Neckers

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Chasing light & capturing beautiful, joyful, genuine couples in NY + beyond☀️🌎Lover of golden retrievers, Jesus, Chick-fil-A & traveling w/ @jmckay57💕

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This year, I chose to focus on the word “present.” For the past five months I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my time, worrying less about work and more about just soaking in life. ⠀
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Quite frankly, I fail miserably at least 90% of the time. ⠀
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I’m a workaholic. And when I’m not physically working, I’m mentally formulating a list or game plan about what I’ll do next... whenever I start working again. ⠀
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For the first time in, well, as long as I can remember...I don’t have a wedding to capture on Memorial Day weekend. I put up an auto-response on my email for four days & checked out of my office til Tuesday. ⠀
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So despite feeling shockingly similar to a fish out of water, I’m taking a break from the photography world this weekend to rest & simply do life. Nothing fancy. Nothing perfect. Just real & raw & uninterrupted. ⠀
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Two days down. Two to go. ⠀
I’ll see you all on Tuesday. 💕⠀
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#presentoverperfect #outofoffice #weddingphotographerdiaries #truelife #photographerthoughts #wnyphotographer #nyphotographer #paphotographer #bepresent #weekendvibes #whatisrest
If you’re contemplating doing a bride/groom first look... today’s blog post is living proof as to why I will always, always, always say yes to them. ⠀
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Kaitlin and Kyle are wedding planning extraordinaire-s. I mean, they basically planned this same wedding TWICE.⠀
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If you want all the details on timelines, planning and how First Looks can totally change the outcome of your day, head to the link in my bio!⠀
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So excited to have the #KeepinItKrensel wedding recap from last weekend on the blog. These two are the freakin best! 💕 ⠀
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I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen an engagement/wedding band as shiny as the one at yesterday’s wedding...⠀
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If you’re dying to see a few sneak peeks from the KRensels gorgeous day, head over to my story! ⠀
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Full blog post coming this week, friends 😍 ⠀
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Tomorrow, these two are getting married. Meaning today is officially Kaitlin’s last day ever as a “Watchey”...⠀
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Isn’t that insane? We spend our whole lives going by one name, and then in a matter of minutes on our wedding day, we are known as something new? (The inevitable wrong-name-writing is bound to ensue for months, potentially years, to follow.) I don’t know how I’ll ever stop calling myself Hannah Neckers...⠀
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ANYWAY. If y’all need me this weekend, I’ll be preparing for this amazingly sweet couples wedding, then celebrating their love story alllll day tomorrow. 💃🏽 I cannot wait to officially watch these two become the Rensels! 🙌🏽💕💐⠀
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For those of you who don’t know, that beauty in the middle is going to be my sister in less than two months.⠀
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She, so graciously, is allowing me to marry her oldest brother. 😭⠀
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Jesse and I met for the very first time at their wedding on September 26, 2015. We started dating a few months after... and the rest has been history since. ⠀
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Today, I’m pretty convinced I couldn’t function without his love and support. He’s my best friend and favorite person. & it’s all thanks to fate and being given the opportunity to capture this gorgeous wedding day. ⠀
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I love you, @adriennebarmore. Thanks for picking Brad and letting me take pictures of it. You’re my favorite strangers to turn into friends, and friends to turn into family. 💕⠀
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A lot of love stories are cool, but ours really is my favorite. ⠀
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FINALLY! THE 2018 MINI SESSION CALENDAR RELEASE! ⠀
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If you're on my early bird email list, you've already seen all the dates & (hopefully) claimed your spot!!! ⠀
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If that's not the case... then you need to hurry over to my blog right this instant to see when summer, fall & winter mini sessions are being held this year! ⠀
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As always, these are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis, friends! Spots are even more limited this year, so email me directly if you want in!! ⠀
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(AND just a fair warning: I only have ONE spot left for summer sessions right now, so if that date interests you... do NOT hesitate!!)⠀
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For ALL the details, head over to the link in my bio!! ⠀
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ME? ⠀
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I have had tons of brides inquire through social media lately, making me realize just how important it is that I share my truest self online a little more often!⠀
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This week's #FridayIntroduction is powered by lack of sleep, intense overworking and multiple glasses of peach tea. So sit back & enjoy this lengthy caption of three things you probably don't know about me: ⠀
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1. I know more song lyrics than I do people. ⠀
Seriously. This realization hit me while driving in the car yesterday when Dashboard Confessional's album from 2003 came on shuffle. I know every song on "A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar" and haven't listened to it in years. Depending on my mood, I'll jam to anything from country, to emo rock, to rap, to Broadway musicals. ⠀
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In the words of Rae Sremmurd: I ain't got no type. ⠀
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2. When I began college, my heart was dead set on being a Kindergarten teacher. I switched my major to business after freshman year, then begged my parents to let me get an Associate's degree and immediately pursue a career in freelance photography. ⠀
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I didn't want to get a Bachelor's degree. ⠀
They wanted me to get a Bachelor's degree. ⠀
So we compromised...⠀
& I got a Bachelor's degree. 🙄⠀
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I majored in Marketing and graduated at the top of my class, but that does not mean I liked it. College was definitely not my favorite. ⠀
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3. Despite not following through with teaching, I have now started mentoring other photographers. I forgot how much I loved education and taking on this adventure has reminded me how spectacular it truly is. ⠀
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AS A MATTER OF FACT...this image right here^ was taken AND edited by one of my students. Stacy is INCREDIBLE and her desire to learn makes me passionate to teach! I love seeing the results of time spent practicing and building our craft. Teaching others truly makes me a better photographer, too, and I am so thankful I took this venture on!⠀
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OK, so I'm dying to know...⠀
how many of those things did you know already? ⠀
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#FunFactFriday #FridayIntroductions #WNYWeddingPhotographer #WNYPhotographer #PhotographyMentor #PhotographyMentoring  #NYPhotographer #NYWeddingPhotographer #PAPhotographer
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 📢 ⠀
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...this wedding from last season is officially a finalist for @wineandcountryweddings’s 2018 WEDDING OF THE YEAR!! 💐🏆⠀
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I am excited for Kris & Simone! It is such an honor to capture love stories and when the opportunity to have them published arises, it makes my heart flutter with joy! 😭😍⠀
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If you have a moment... would you follow the link in my profile to give Simone and Kris a vote?! I swear it only takes a second!!! 🙏🏼⠀
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This is a dream for me (& for them) so every single vote means more than you know. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! I love you all so very much!💕⠀
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...coming from the girl who hates adrenaline, would never go skydiving, and doesn’t even think about swimming in water where I can’t see my feet. 🤦🏽‍♀️⠀
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Admittedly, I’m a homebody in its truest form. I love Netflix & putting on my cozy pajamas at 7 pm, staying in bed all afternoon on Sundays & sometimes watching other’s lives happen from the sidelines. ⠀
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My future husband, on the other hand. He loves being outdoors, riding anything with a motor that goes dangerously fast, jumping out of planes, white water rafting, hunting, drifting through icy parking lots. (Ya know, all the things that terrify me to my core) 🙃⠀
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So this summer I’m hoping I say “yes” to more things. I really want to create a bucket list of achievable things for an unadventurous person. HAHA! What are some must-adds I can put on my list?!? ✅📝⠀
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(Side note: we are traveling to Jamaica in August, so this might be a good place to add some “new” things to my list! 😉) ⠀
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What are some of your favorite things to do in the summer?! I will take alllll the help I can get on this project!👌🏼⠀
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#moreadventures #sayyes #bucketlist #summerbucketlist #summertravel #travelingphotographer #jamaicabound #newlywedadventures ⠀
#sendhelp #nyphotographer #wnyphotographer #wnyweddingphotographer #reallife #homebody #letsjuststayhome #confessionsofahomebody ⠀
To be honest, my timeline needed some green, and I really needed a chance to speak to the masses. ⠀
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Thus, we have this bouquet from my first wedding of the year gracing your feed 😉 ⠀
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Now on to the good stuff: I want to talk about comparison. ⠀
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I know I do this a lot, but I think we’d all be lying if we said we weren’t affected by the monster of jealousy at some point every day in our lives. ⠀
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Social media makes it next to impossible to simply live your life and not worry about anyone else’s. It’s all a comparison game. Who has the best vehicle, wardrobe, vacation, hair, job, friends, significant other, lifestyle, makeup, kids, house, weekend plans... my list could go on forever. ⠀
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I have mentoring students ask me about other “local” photographers & what’s going on in their businesses, constantly, and 90% of the time... I’ve never even heard of said photographer. ⠀
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Why?⠀
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Because I don’t look at other local photographers and worry about what they’re doing. I don’t base my business off anyone else’s. I do what I love, serve the people I love, and work my freaking butt off to be the best version of myself that I can be. ⠀
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Do I feel inspired by other photographers, especially across the country? ⠀
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Absolutely. ⠀
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But I’ve noticed, with that, comes jealousy and longing to be somewhere I’m not. Somewhere warmer, somewhere greener, somewhere with desert, open fields, beaches, plantations, mountains. ANYWHERE other than here. ⠀
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But I’m not there. I’m here... in New York State. Where I was born and raised. Where God planted my roots. Where it’s winter six months, but summer and fall are borderline magical.⠀
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So rather than being sad about it, I’m going to make the most of this life and these incredible people I get to spend it with. No one else living theirs is going to affect or dampen the way I make the most of mine. ⠀
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And I think we can all relate to that in same way... can’t we? ⠀
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#motivationalmonday #communityovercompetition #truthbomb #monsterofcomparison #realtalk #wnyphotographer #newyorkphotographer #NYPhotographer #wnyweddingphotographer #simplylovely #springflorals #nyspring #PAWedding #PAPhotographer #liveyolife #noexcuses
I think it’s safe to say I have the best looking bridesmaids in America. (Only made more gorgeous with the addition of @adriennebarmore; we missed you so much today!) ⠀
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THANK YOU to everyone who came out and showered me with so much love. I have the best family and friends any bride could ask for. Love you all so, so much! 💕⠀
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Editing more from this wedding and then enjoying the sunshine at a mentoring session outside tonight 😍 Cannot wait to hang out with Stacy & our lovely model this evening as we practice shooting and posing together!!⠀
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If you’re a photographer, love what you do, but really want to learn more about being a boss babe... I think we need to hang out!⠀
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Let’s get ice cream, sip lemonade, shoot together, or talk all things business! I’d love to help you along the way, too. Don’t hesitate to ask about one-on-one mentoring! (Because it seriously is THE best!) 💗