Sunday, August 29, 2010

Atkinson, Nebraska Lifestyle and Art Photographer: Illustrating Identity: "This Is Me" Photo Shoot- Session 3 {Hannah}

This is Hannah.  She OWNS the third session of my “This Is Me” photography project.  

A gorgeous 15 year old Sophomore,  and the youngest of three kids, I met this young lady when she responded to my model call for this project. Hannah says she loves music, driving, and technology…and she CAN’T LIVE without her cell phone and her iPod… (neither can I Hannah)!  

Her future plans are to go to UNL; and in discussing her future plans, she told me that while she adores photography, she doesn’t want it to be an obsession. 

What a wise insight Hannah; anything that brings you joy can quickly lose its appeal if you don’t maintain balance.  Some of us are still trying to figure that out!

Hannah came to visit me while I was working in the school library preparing for the school year.  We got deep into photography “shop talk”, and made a plan for her to come back the next day. I gave her some crash course information to help her develop her photography skills.  She definitely has creative vision and thirst for knowledge; put together, those two things are a magical combination!

Hannah has a Nikon d3000 named Toby, and today announced to me that she took pictures at a relative’s wedding all in (GASP) manual mode!  Woot Woot!  That is a huge step toward being a successful photographer!  Taking a picture is one thing…using your camera to its full potential to MAKE an image is something quite different.  Having good equipment isn't nearly as important as knowing what to do with what you have.  You are on your way!

In prepping for the publication of this blog posting, Hannah wanted to share a few of her philosophies on life and a few of her favorite quotes…

“I think everything will work out for the best in the end, and we never know when that is.”
“You should do what you love, do your best, and disregard everything else.”
“I love God, family, friends, and life.”

“If I was simple in the mind everything would be fine.” -Scott Mescud
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
 “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

Well said Hannah.  Thanks for volunteering to be part of my “This Is Me” project.  Have a great sophomore year, and keep rocking that camera!


  1. Hannah, you are beautiful, inside and out!

  2. What a gorgeous young woman and such beautiful photos!!! Your lighting and bokeh are to die for. Excellent work!!!

  3. what a beautiful girl! love this project!

  4. Great post and captures of a pretty girl!

  5. Beautiful picture! What a pretty young lady!

  6. These are beautiful pics of a beautiful young lady! Thanks for sharing!


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