Hannah Neckers

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Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Based in WNY | Available Worldwide
Lover of golden retrievers, Jesus, Chick fil-A & adventures with @jmckay57 💕

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Peter, Hanna & Barrett. One of the most beautiful little families I have ever had the pleasure of capturing! Twice in the last calendar year, too. Could I be any luckier?!⠀⠀
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*Not Pictured* ...their golden retriever, Brick. Sadly he found Lake Erie more appealing than family portraits and was going for a quick dip before heading home from mini sessions. ⠀⠀
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Yesterday marked one year. ⠀
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1 year. 12 months. 365 days... ⠀
without my sweet Jackson. ⠀
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I still can't believe the time has gone by so quickly. The pain of losing my beautiful golden comes in waves, and some days it feels like I'm drowning. My birthday two weeks ago was one of those days. ⠀
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But yesterday, exactly one year later, our family spent our very first day loving a golden again.⠀
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Everyone, meet my new sister, Gracie J. ⠀
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SHE'S SO FLUFFY I COULD DIE. She sleeps eleven hours a day and just loves to cuddle. As she lays below my feet while I work at the office, I can't help but wish I could freeze time and hold her in this phase forever. Thankfully, I know what wonderful years lie ahead. ⠀
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I will forever and always love my Jackson more than any dog to walk planet earth; he was my once in a lifetime golden. I'm hoping this little babe will come as a close second, though. My parents are so lucky to have her and we can't wait to see what life brings with her in our family. ⠀
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Long live the adventure; here's to another one.⠀
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{& sorry not sorry for all the pictures, posts and Instagram stories that are to follow...} ⠀
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XOXO⠀
this family + their goldens + the perfect summer day💕
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Seriously, could the Seals be any sweeter?! ⠀
{Actually the answer is yes, because their little girl is due next month... but that's totally beside the point!} ⠀
Summer mini sessions are officially in the books, y'all! Although it took me awhile to make it to the office this morning, I FINALLY got started on culling + editing all my families from yesterday!! I cannot wait to get these galleries wrapped up and delivered to them so soon! ⠀
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If you missed out on summer sessions, don't worry... you're in luck! I have TWO openings left for fall minis at the end of September! :) Email me for more information, friends! ⠀
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comparison freaking sucks; there is no other way to spin it. doesn't it feel like there is always someone out there doing better than you are? ⠀
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those people that have the perfect life. ⠀
or the perfect body. ⠀
or the perfect hair. ⠀
or the perfect job. ⠀
or the perfect relationship.⠀
or the perfect friends ⠀
{where all they do is sit around and drink awesome drinks, and listen to awesome music and soak up each other's awesomeness.}⠀
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guess what? she doesn't have it all together. she's not as happy as her instagram portrays. she struggles with insecurities & she feels just as flawed as everyone else.⠀
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so build her up. like her recent post. admire her beauty. ⠀
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...but don't you freaking DARE act like it devalues your own. because you're enough. you are so enough, it's not even funny how enough you are. ⠀
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I have needed to hear this a heck of a lot lately... & I hope this is a reminder for anyone else who needs to, too. ⠀
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I have had SO many people asking to see our full engagement session, so I finally took some time to blog some of my favorites!!! Jesse & I feel super exotic, you know, traveling to another country just for our engagements & stuff. (True life: our photographer just happened to be traveling in that area & it fit our schedules perfectly to meet her there. Full transparency, upfront 😂)⠀
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If you'd like to know ALL the deets on our wedding photographer, how perfectly everything worked out for this session AND catch a glimpse of some pretty pictures, the link is in my profile y'all! Plus I still have no idea how I'll ever decide what ones we are going to print, so if anyone wants to offer their input... feel free to let me know.🙋🏽
A month and a half later & I still cannot get over how gorgeous Kelsey was on her wedding day. ⠀
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This girl loooooves donuts, her chocolate lab, Nora, and sweet HUSBAND, Justin. In no particular order, obviously... 😉 & I just adore her. (Although, still waiting for her to share her secret on how to make donuts a legitimate staple in your diet & still look like THIS) ⠀
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Double tap if you want to be as fit as she is, while simultaneously eating donuts seven days a week for breakfast. ⠀
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(may or may not have to "like" my own image for the first time ever...) 🙋🏽🙋🏽🙋🏽⠀
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Designing sample albums for the office today & it's caused me to sift through all the images I have taken over the course of the past few years.⠀
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Holy moley, y'all. I have been a part of SO many beautiful couples' days. Sometimes I forget just how many weddings I've had the privilege to be part of. It's so fun to see the way my style has grown & changed, as well as the families that have begun and changes that have taken place in the lives of my sweet clients. ⠀
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My job is really cool. Every day it is different and although it can be incredibly stressful, it has always always always been worth it. ⠀
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DON'T YOU DARE HIRE ME⠀
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...until you read today's blog post. ⠀
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This may be one of my favorite "Bridal Tip Fridays" to date, friends! I'm covering FIVE serious questions you need to ask yourself before hiring me, or ANYONE, as your wedding photographer. ⠀
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As a 2018 bride, I fully understand what a huge decision selecting your wedding photographer is. I checked off every.single.item on this list before booking my own photographer, so I hope you find it helpful, too! :) {link in profile} ⠀
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fall in love with someone you can't wait to own a golden retriever with. {7.14.18} ...we received our engagement session gallery this morning and it is taking everything in me to not share all 100 photographs with y'all. our photographer, Katie Rivera, seriously left me speechless. we can't wait for her to capture every moment of our day & are so thankful fate brought us together! 💕
CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT HOW INCREDIBLE THE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE ARE? ⠀
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Today I received a package in the mail from last month's bride, Mrs. Kelsey Hardt. Assuming I had forgotten a piece of gear or something of that nature at her wedding, I opened the package with complete oblivion. You can imagine my surprise when I found this thoughtful, adorable mug, along with a handwritten note. I literally cried. Kelsey has to be one of the most loving and kind people I have ever worked with. I am so lucky to have her as not only one of my brides, but also as a sweet friend. I am just so grateful. ⠀
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Earlier this week, my best friend gave me so many stunning pieces of decor to add to my office shelves. They fit so perfectly, and this place is really starting to feel like home away from home. I love it here. And I love her for knowing exactly what would match my style and personality. Morgan knows me better than I know myself most days and to say I'd be lost without her is an extreme understatement.⠀
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Yesterday, my bride and groom for this weekend's wedding surprised me with a hotel reservation for Saturday night. I had struggled to find a place to stay after their wedding, so decided I'd just drive home three hours after working all day. They thought differently... and booked a hotel for me. Words don't begin to describe how loved I feel, and how appreciative I am for Michael & Cassie's never ending kindness!⠀
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Seriously. This week I have been shown far more love than I even come close to deserving. THANK YOU. Y'all have brought me so much joy, and I am continually challenged to become better, kinder and more radically loving... simply by having you in my life. XOXO⠀
There is something so special about the bond between sisters; it's like fate just up & gifted you a lifelong best friend. (One who steals your clothes and borrows all your stuff without permission, obviously) Even so, I have always wished I had a sister, & family sessions like this one make me want one even more 💕 ⠀
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aren't becca&hannah just the cutest? I hope they always laugh this hard and never ever stop smiling together. ⠀
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Despite having to postpone my mini sessions on Sunday, I've still been shooting like crazyyyyy this week. Four families + three babies, along with a bridal session + wedding left to go. My head is spinning...and it's only Wednesday. ⠀
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Thank goodness for sweet faces like little Leah, right? They keep me sane & make my job so freakin worth it! The good news is, summer mini sessions have been rescheduled to August 13th. Anddddd I now have two MORE openings! So let me know ASAP if you're interested in snatching up those spots! The location is unbelievably gorgeous & I cannot WAIT to shoot there 😍 Email me through my profile for more details! ⠀
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