About Hannah...

Ever heard the expression "I just want to drink coffee and make pretty things"? That's basically me in a nutshell.

Hi there! I'm Hannah...or, HannahBelle, as my Husband calls me. I was born and raised just outside Los Angeles, I married the Lucas to my Peyton in 2008 and we have two adorable albeit rambunctious boys and one little princess(and the OTH reference might clue you in to how old I really am!). I drink more coffee than is probably healthy, I have more movie and tv quotes memorized than I do actual important information, I'm a huge history nerd and I have just a small amount of OCD.

A few fun facts about me: 1. There is no such thing as too much Disney. Disney movies, Disney music, Disneyland...I'm obsessed. My Husband does not feel the same way...whomp whomp. 2. If I could pick anywhere in the world to live, it would be Hawaii...Oahu, to be exact. That way I've still got a Target, but I get all the pretty too. 3. I used to be a ballerina in a company...I miss dance! My favorite ballet has always been The Nutcracker...I still collect nutcrackers today. 4. I absolutely cannot edit your photos in silence! And while I love music(majored in Music Education in college!), I usually have Hulu or Netflix playing in the background...there's a pretty good chance I'm working on your galleries with Hawaii Five-0, One Tree Hill, New Girl or Gilmore Girls (the original...NOT A Year in the Life!) playing in the background. 5. I can't survive without coffee...and my go-to drink is always a vanilla latte...unless we're at my favorite local coffee shop Honu...then it's an iced Tsunami, please!

I picked up a real camera for the first time when my oldest son wasn't even a year old. I was a new, weepy Mom and my baby was growing too fast...I was desperate to capture every moment so I wouldn't forget it. Turned out I loved it...and what started out as a desire to make memories with my children turned into a desire to make memories for others. Not the stiff, awkward smile memories(although I capture those too!), but the way he makes you laugh or the wrinkles around his eyes when he smiles, or how happy you are when you're together. Truth: my favorite images usually end up being the ones that weren't posed and no one is looking...the ones that are real life and the ones that tell your story.

*photo by the talented Becca Rillo Photography