One of the wonderful things about growing up in a small(ish) town is the connections that you have with people. You might not have spent oodles of time with someone but the connections that you have with them make it seem as though you’ve known them for years. My connections with Hannah’s family are pretty strong. Her dad taught me Sunday School and built my mom and dad’s house, her mom and my mom are great friends and worked at the hospital together, we’ve had a family photo shoot together, I’ve watched her in the Christmas play at church over the years, and i’ve heard all about her and her brothers adventures through my mom as they have grown up over the years. This family has helping hearts! Hannah and her brother Caleb are always there to help my mom when she needs something in the yard, when my dad needed a railing installed in the garage Myron was there for us, and when my dad passed away I’ll never forget their kindness when they brought over homemade pizza to feed the family (yum!). This is one great family, who is so easy to love. When Barb and Hannah asked me to take her grad photos a whole year ago I was so flattered and SO excited to do something for them and make it so special!
Hannah was such a joy to spend time with for the evening. She is easy going, relaxed, confident….beautiful inside and out! When I asked if she was willing to sit down on a rock in her dress, her and her mom giggled and Hannah sat down and said, she’d do anything! And i’m pretty sure she can, and will do whatever she puts her mind to going forward! She has some big adventures in store! After a summer working at a local dairy farm she’s off to Bible school in Europe and then off to study animal sciences with goals of being a vet. This girl has goals and I love that!
Sit back, relax and get ready for a long blog post! We piled into Barb’s vehicle and set out on an epic night of photo shooting! We hit the road for the hills, Stanley Park and on the way I spotted a gravel pit which happened to be Hannah’s uncle’s so we got to stop there too! On our drive I asked if maybe they knew of a pasture with some cows we could find…I thought it might be kind of a cool memory for Hannah of her high school job and would make for some REALLY cool photos! So before he capped off the night we made a stop at the farm Hannah works at….love it! She really was up for anything!!!
Congrats Hannah! It was such a pleasure photographing you!!!