Hannah Brooke

Photography

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...

“What do you do?”

I'll be honest, the news is making me want to deactivate my social media accounts this week. However, that’s not who I am. I LOVE social media. I love to stay connected with my friends and family, and I love making new connections in my industry or...

Self Employment during a global crisis – twelve things I’ve learned.

1st September. Meteoritical Autumn and four full months I’ve been fully self-employed. I don’t know if it’s the change in seasons, the fact my son goes back to school in JUST ONE WEEK, or the fact my daughter STARTS school in a few weeks after 6...
The photos I LOVE to take and why!

The photos I LOVE to take and why!

I love learning, and reflecting on my journey as a photographer / business owner. Might be the 15 years I spent in HR but I’m a huge believer in self-development. During the later weeks of lockdown I put together my top 16 favourite family pictures that I’ve ever...

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Going self-employed during a global crisis.

Going self-employed during a global crisis.

When I tell people I took the giant leap of faith into self employment on the 1st May 2020….during a global pandemic, they wince, sharply inhale and make an “oooooof” sound. And I’ll admit that for a time I was kicking myself for resigning when I did. Of course, I’d...

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Wetherby in Lockdown

Wetherby in Lockdown

Wetherby. A thriving market town, chock full of independent businesses and near impossible to get a parking space on a weekend. It's the reason we moved here (though we're in walking distance so the parking isn't an issue!) I love living in a small town where you can...

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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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My First Year In Business

My First Year In Business

Hello, I’m Hannah! I’ve been a professional photographer for almost a year and I thought I’d start my first blog post by telling you how and why I got into it! In a nutshell, I was pretty unhappy in my corporate job having returned to work after my 2nd maternity leave...

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