"the best thing to happen to our wedding."
My name is Hannah Kuznia, and I want to tell your story.
Constantly inspired by the incredible people I get to photograph, my style is authentic, candid, romantic, and photojournalistic with a focus on the joyful little moments that make you "you". I like to pride myself on my one - on - one approach, because I'll be with you from your first outreach email, to our first "get to know you" cocktail, to the last dance. I think of you as family and will treat yours like I would my own. I like to use the term "forever photographer," because my clients become a part of my life.. well.. forever... and tend to keep coming back to me for every life event they want documented ;)
I want to give you a photo collection that tells a story - one that balances the must-have classic wedding shots with life's little candid moments. The ones where you're giggling at inside jokes, stealing a kiss, and crying with your besties. I love capturing people exactly as they are in the moment, letting big laughs and little newlywed glances naturally unfold to be caught by my lens. That said, I also understand the importance of posing and am comfortable giving direction that results in a natural looking image - I know that being in front of a camera can feel awkward! No stranger to large family groups or rowdy wedding parties, my team and I respectfully wrangle crowds with ease and crack jokes while doing it.I balance all of the "classic, must-have mantle" shots with the unique, in-the-moment shots that all add to the narrative and the story of your wedding day.
More than anything, I want to make your wedding photography coverage a true experience. I will help your groomsmen pin their boutonnieres. I will happy-dance with you over the great shot we just took. I will help you attempt to pop that giant bottle of champagne you impulse-bought the week before the wedding. And you know I will tear up when you walk down the aisle and share your first dance. In other words -- I'm just as invested as you are.
I get weddings, so you don’t have to.
Hear me out.
Most people that are planning their weddings are doing it for the first and last time. I would never ever expect any of my clients to know everything about the wedding day or wedding photography. That’s why I like to think of myself as a helping hand & resource for you to bounce things off of during this time where you’re making decisions left and right with the goal of having a flawless day.
But is any weddaing day flawless?
Yes and no.
SOS, why no?!
Listen, there will always be some last minute “thing”. Some change that needs to be adapted to. I see it as my duty to roll with the punches for you and adapt on site to things that change, planned or not.
OK, then why yes?!
*cue Bille Eilish “DUH” soundbyte*
Because you’re marrying your person! Rain or shine, with or without that random forgotten object you bought on etsy in preparation for the day (mine was the Kate Spade wedding cake knives -_-) at the end of the day what matters is that you get to laugh and smile with all your favorite people in the world, smooch your new spouse a lot, dance around in your wedding dress with a glass of champagne in hand, and start the rest of your life.
"it is very nice to have the person capturing your special day be as invested in it as you are"
"I probably had 20 guests tell me how impressed they were with our photographers"
I started working weddings in 2015 as an assistant, so I learned about how a wedding day works from the ground up. In addition to having the experience on the vendor side of things, I'm a newlywed myself so I just experienced the wedding planning process from the bride's perspective. I know how important it is to feel special, valued, and heard in those precious months you have while you plan your perfect wedding.
Aside from a strong portfolio and unquestionable know-how, I want to bring a genuine personal connection to the table. I like to think of this exchange as the most meaningful customer service interaction of your life. Plus, when your photographer makes you feel at ease, it shows in the pictures - that's the key to looking gorgeous and in love.
A question I visit daily. There are over 6.9 billion people on this planet - each with their own unique values, background, outlook on life, and support system. No two individuals are the same, just as no two couples are the same. It really makes a mark on me to get to see what all these different partnerships are like, and then to find a way to uniquely represent your love and the love of your support systems on the best day of your life.
Documenting the joy a wedding and the special bonds that hold people together is not just a career to me - it’s a privilege that I am thankful for every single day.
INVEST IN YOUR PRIORITIES.
Do you want magic photos of your wedding day? Do you also want to have a great time with a photographer who will make you laugh, keep you comfortable behind the camera, help keep your hair #bomb and show the guys how to pin their boutonnieres? That’s me.
Hannah Lux wedding packages are not just a $$$$ - for - photos exchange. They’re an investment in a unique wedding day experience and priceless heirlooms from the best day of your life.
"She made us feel so comfortable, cracking jokes and getting us to laugh, which really beings out the best pictures of a person. Hannah is very down to earth and personable! She excelled at always being in the right place at the right time but without being obvious."
All packages include Hannah Lux as your main photographer, a second photographer, and a day-of photo assistant, as well as:
SHOT LIST & TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT
BY HANNAH LUX
HIGH RESOLUTION FILES
IN A PASSWORD PROTECTED E-GALLERY
ENDLESS DAD JOKES
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT
and no, I don't limit the number of files I send back to you. I like big, fun galleries full of boundless love :)
"Michael always said, K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, stupid. Great advice, hurts my feelings every time." - Dwight Schrute
OUR 2021-2022 PACKAGES:
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
FIRST: HAVE YOUR DATE & VENUE? FILL OUT MY CONTACT FORM
THEN: WE SCHEDULE A CALL OR IN-PERSON MEETING
SO: A SIGNED CONTRACT & RETAINER SAVES YOUR DATE
YAY! WE CHEERS AND THEN START PLANNING <3
Pick and choose to add to your package:
PRE/POST WEDDING SESSIONS
BE IT AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION TO CELEBRATE THE BIG PROPOSAL AND SNAG THOSE "SAVE-THE-DATE" IMAGES, OR A PRE / POST-WEDDING SESSION IN YOUR FORMAL ATTIRE TO EXTEND YOUR COUPLES' PORTRAIT TIME.. WE GOT YOU!
two hour / one hour
ADD A KEEPSAKE FLASH DRIVE TO YOUR PACKAGE AS A PHYSICAL COPY OF YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES - FOR SAFETY!
PROFESSIONAL ALBUM DESIGN BY HANNAH LUX - FOR LUXURY AND ECONOMIC BUDGETS - OFFERING THIN & THICK PAGE ALBUMS WITH A VARIETY OF COVER MATERIALS AVAILABLE
Starting at $350
35mm "ART" COVERAGE
FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE THE CLASSICS: ADDITIONAL ARTISTIC COVERAGE SHOT INTERMITTENTLY ON 35MM BW FILM WITH ANTIQUE CAMERAS, PROVIDING YOU A SEPARATE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE IMAGES IN ADDITION TO YOUR ALBUM FULL OF DIGITAL-SHOT BEAUTIES.
NEED TO TACK ON A FEW MORE HOURS LAST MINUTE BECAUSE SOMETHING AWESOME IS HAPPENING? COUNT US IN. WE'RE SO THERE.
FOUR HOUR ELOPEMENT COVERAGE WITH TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS. IDEAL FOR INTIMATE AT HOME ELOPEMENTS OR WEDDING BRUNCHES.
email us for a full list of our add-ons.
Most people ask...
Do you have insurance?
Oh yes I do! I'm happy to provide you or your venue with proof of insurance upon request.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely! Just ask and we'll work something out.
When will I get my photos back?
It can take less or more time, but it generally takes 6-8 weeks to get your pictures all perfect for you. I edit them all myself and I give each chosen photo careful, deliberate treatment to make sure it lives up to the glory of your big day.
Tell me about your equipment.
We shoot with pro-level Nikon and Canon cameras, a myriad of different lens sizes and flashes. Editing is done in house using the Adobe Suite. We always bring backup equipment & memory cards just to be safe!
Do you travel? I'm getting married in (far away location here).
I will go pretty much anywhere for a good shot! Try me.
How many photos do I get back?
Every day is different, but for a full day (8 hour wedding) I'll usually give back roughly1200-1500 edited photos, depending on event size.
One more thing. Hannah Lux Photography is an LGBT+ safe space: we are proud to serve all couples in love. It is our firm belief that wedding vendors should happily serve all love with absolutely no bias based in sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, family structure, age, or immigration status.
Also, we believe in science and are adhering to the NYS COVID-19 mask mandates and all other social distancing precautions as advised by the state.