Hannah Brooke

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A York City Wedding

The city of York is beautiful, fact. So when Hannah & Dan contacted me about their wedding I jumped at the chance to take some wedding photographs in York. Together 8 years, they wanted a quiet and understated wedding to cement their love for...

A year on the Coronacoaster. Self-employment during a global pandemic.

Wowee, it's been quite the year. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Hannah, and I quit my corporate job to be a fully self-employed photographer in January 2020. I had a busy wedding season lined up and all my ducks in a row financially - or...

Middleton Lodge: a Beautiful North Yorkshire Wedding Venue

Middleton Lodge is a STUNNING North Yorkshire wedding venue. It's a Georgian Country House set in 200 acres of gorgeous grounds. And there's the choice of the 18th Century Georgian House or the restored Fig House for your wedding. And I was super...
Lockdown portraits

Lockdown portraits

It's taken me a few weeks to adjust to this "new normal", life at home 24/7 with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. It continues to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I'm almost euphoric with gratitude for my family, our health, our garden, the weather..... And yet...

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This is motherhood: Stephanie

This is motherhood: Stephanie

Stephanie is one of my online business Mum friends I met through a huge facebook group, and formed our own little whatsapp group. It's a beautiful, supportive community, and we've met in real life a couple of times now too. In fact I was able to take these photos of...

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The dreaded C-Word, and what I plan to do about it!

The dreaded C-Word, and what I plan to do about it!

Okay, as a Wedding Photographer with many DREAM clients and weddings booked in this season, I feel I can’t ignore what is happening, and I know you’re probably a little bit worried about the Coronavirus too. So let’s talk about some options. First things first, I just...

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Why I became a Wedding Photographer

Why I became a Wedding Photographer

It’s almost two years since I photographed my first wedding. I knew it would be a lovely day of photography. I was super pleased to be asked and I thought I’d quite enjoy it. I just didn’t expect it to feel quite so of 150+ guests. I've photographed weddings when it's...

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Why you should have an at-home Newborn shoot!

Why you should have an at-home Newborn shoot!

I don’t have many regrets in life….but one thing I do bitterly regret is not having professional photos of my eldest when he was a newborn. I wasn’t a professional photographer then, and whilst I took thousands of snaps of him on my phone, I hardly have ANY of me and...

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This is Motherhood: Char

This is Motherhood: Char

Char and I go way back over 10 years. We worked together for 8 of those years, and in the midst of that were both pregnant with our first babies at the same time. Although returning to work wasn't what either of us hoped it would be, our friendship survived and we...

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This is Motherhood: Laura

This is Motherhood: Laura

Laura and I met through a local networking group for creatives, connected on Instagram and I was really interested to hear more about her business, and how she is finding life as a Mummy. Here's her story: What's the best thing about being a mother? When I gave birth...

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My 365 project: The Oct / Nov edit

My 365 project: The Oct / Nov edit

Can I be perfectly honest? I'm finding it hard to remember to take a photo every single day. Me, a photographer as well! Some days I take loads, and others I'm struggling for inspiration, or I just get so busy that I forget. I think that's just me though - some days I...

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This is Motherhood: Lisa

This is Motherhood: Lisa

Lisa and I first met in pregnancy yoga, when our baby girls were the size of small items of fruit. We were due months apart so didn't see each other for a while but Lisa's partner is also a photographer, and so we crossed paths once again with our babies now proper...

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​This is Motherhood: Tamsin

​This is Motherhood: Tamsin

When I started this project, I hoped I'd find loads of different people wanting to join in, and I hoped that people didn't think I was only looking for people with huge Instagram followings. The truth is, I'm fascinated by people's stories and finding out...

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Hello September #365 project

Hello September #365 project

I blummin' LOVE Autumn, so welcomed September with open arms. What this project has made me realise is that I spend a LOT of time outdoors. It's part of who I am, I need regular outside exercise and lots of vitamin D or I start to go a bit crazy! So here's my offering...

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A Spring Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall

A Spring Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall

Bowcliffe Hall is a stunning Grade II listed building just off the A1 near Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Handily, this is just down the road from me! If you want a beautiful but quirky venue then Bowcliffe is your place. The venue offers full exclusivity and complete...

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