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ABOUTME

HANA DALLIMORE

a little more about me

A SELF-OBSESSED PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A WILDY PASSIONATE LOVE FOR MODERN STORY-TELLING AND MEMORY MAKING ‘IN THE MOMENT’ PHOTOGRAPHY.

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where it all started

AS YOUNG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I’VE BEEN INQUISITIVE ABOUT CAMERAS. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE BOTH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND IT FEELS NATURAL TO ME TO PICK UP A CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPH MEMORIES. MY STYLE OF WORK IS STORYTELLING THAT BRINGS COLOUR, CHARACTER AND EDGINESS.

 

I  CAN SIT AND LOOK THROUGH OUR FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS AND WATCH VHS FAMILY HOME VIDEOS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I'M A SOPPY BUGGER AND NOSTALGIC AF. I BLOODY LOVE A MEMORY FLASH BACK, AND I WANT YOU TO FEEL THIS TOO WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OR FILM. I WANT TO GIVE TO YOU THAT GORGEOUS MEMORABLE FEELING WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR MEMOIRS.

 

A DECADE AGO, I WORKED AS A MAKEUP ARTIST, WHILST ALSO FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHING TUTORIALS. EVENTUALLY OVER TIME I REALISED I PREFERRED BEING BEHIND THE CAMERA, COMPOSING, CAPTURING AND EDITING BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY. I STARTED PHOTOGRAPHING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT FOR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA CREATORS AND MY FRIEND ONE DAY ASKED IF I COULD PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEO FILM HER WEDDING - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. I FELL DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH THE WHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE AND HERE WE ARE 11 YEARS LATER, DEEP IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND REDISCOVERING MY LONG LOST LOVE FOR VIDEOGRAPHY.

 

I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PART OF MY ROLE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER. EVERY TIME I'M ON ROUTE TO A WEDDING, FAMILY OR EVENT SHOOT, I AM HIGH ON LIFE AND BUZZING TO GET STUCK IN. I'M INCREDIBLY GRATFEUL AND HONOURED TO CALL THIS MY JOB.

ME

I’M A 30 SOMETHING LIVING MY COUNTRYSIDE DREAMS IN SOMERSET, WITH MY PARTNER AND 11 YEAR OLD COCKER SPANIEL, POPPY. I’M A PASSIONATELY CREATIVE, AND SARCASTICALLY RELAXED BRISTOLIAN, CONSTANTLY DREAMING OF HAVING A LAND ROVER DISCOVERY, AN ABUNDANCE OF SPANIELS AND AN ADORABLE COTTAGE FARMHOUSE.

 

I LOVE TRYING LOTS OF FOOD, AND IT’S THE TOP OF MY PRIORITY WHEN PLANNING DAY TRIPS OR CITY BREAKS. I ADORE A FOOD MARKET, AND SPEND MOST OF MY MONEY ON CHEESES AND CHUTNEYS. IF I COULD DREAM OF MY IDEAL KIND OF WEDDING, IT WOULD INVOLVE LOTS OF STREET FOOD TRUCKS. ALSO I HAVE WATCHED ‘THE CHEF SHOW’ OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND I’M NOT ASHAMED OF IT - BIG LOVE FOR JOHN FAVREAU!

 

I AM A KEEN VEGETABLE GARDENER, AND WHEN I’M TAKING A BREAK FROM EDITING, I SPEND LOTS OF TIME IN THE GARDEN TENDING TO MY VEGETABLE PATCH.

 

MUSIC FEEDS MY SOUL, SO YOU’LL ALWAYS SEE A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE AT LIVE GIGS AND FESTIVALS. I CALL IT MY AUDIO THERAPY, AND IT REALLY MAKES ME HEART HAPPY.

MY STYLE

MY STYLE IS RELAXED, NATURAL AND UN-OBTRUSIVE. I LOVE TO OBSERVE THE POCKETS OF CONVERSATIONS, PEOPLE ENGAGING FOR THE FIRST TIME,CHILDREN LAUGHING AND RUNNING AROUND CAREFREE.

 

I TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AROUND AT THE STORYTELLING MOMENTS.  I LOVE CAPTURING THE MOVING MOMENTS - THE SWISHING DRESSES, LAUGHING FACES, HUGS WITH YOUR NEAREST, THE DANCE-FLOOR MOVES!

 

MY EDIT STYLE IS WARM AND RICH. I AIM TO AUTHENTICATE SIMILAR COLOURS TO A 35MM FILM, SO IT PORTRAYS A SEAMLESS, TIMELESS EDIT THAT AGES WELL LIKE A DAMN GOOD CHEESE.

 

I LOVE TO PLAY WITH SHADOWS AND CONTRAST, SO YOU’LL SEE A BLEND OF BRIGHTER AND DARKER IMAGES. ALL DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR, WEATHER, VENUE AND LIGHTING, I PLAY WITH NATURAL LIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, AND USE AN EXTERNAL FLASH WHEN I NEED THAT EXTRA BOUNCE WHEN DAYLIGHT SLOWLY DISAPPEARS.

I ENCOURAGE MY COUPLES TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER, BY SHARING PERSONAL JOKES, MAKING EACH OTHER LAUGH, EXCHANGING LITTLE KISSES. I BLEND IN LIKE A GUEST AT YOUR WEDDING. I USE LENSES THAT ARE UNOBTRUSIVE, THAT ALLOW ME TO CAPTURE THOSE MOMENTS OF NATURAL LAUGHTER, IN THE MOST HONEST AND RAW WAY.

THIS ISN'T MY FIRST RODEO, SO I HAVE A BUNCH OF EXPERIENCE WITH WEDDINGS. I WEAR MANY HATS - ILL BE YOUR DRESS TRAIN HOLDER, EMERGENCY PHARMACIST, TOUCH UP MAKE UP ARTIST, BARTENDER, SEAMSTRESS, CO-ORDINATOR. IVE GOT YOUR BACK, YOU CAN RELY ON ME!

 

WHILST IMAGES ARE IMPORTANT,  SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES IS THE TOP PRIORITY. THE DAY GOES SO QUICKLY, SO SPEND IT WITH YOUR FAVOURITES AND SOAK UP THE MOMENTS WITH YOUR PARTNER.

THIS ALL APPLIES TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY. LET ME TELL YOUR STORY IN A BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECT PERFECT WAY.

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