Updated: Feb 8
Hello! Happy Friday to all y'all! Thank you so much for taking a moment out of your busy lives to read my first ever blog post! Here it goes!
My name is Hannah Bucklin and this my family. Daddy Mason (my husband and our rock), little Mason who is our oldest at 3.5, Rosalind a.k.a Rosie (goes back and forth, it really depends on the week and what she wants to be called) is 2, and Braden who's nickname is little goo-goo-guy is six months old. You will usually always find me looking like this (see picture below) with these three little monkeys hanging on me in some way, shape, or form.
From childhood to adulthood, photography has played such a vital role in my life and I bet it has in yours too! Think about it..did you ever go to a family member's house and whip out those old family photo albums that were so heavy you had to have help carrying them? What about the smell of the old paper pages? Maybe you remember going to get your roll of film developed and were given a complimentary plastic photo album to place your images in for keepsake? I remember when I was around 7 years old, we had a hall coat closet and at the bottom there were four huge boxes of old photo albums; I would guess there were at least a hundred of them. I would drag those boxes into my room, dump them out and spend what seemed like an entire afternoon looking through those albums with my parents and seeing our family’s past as if it had been frozen in time. My mom and dad would sit there for what seemed like hours showing me pictures of our past. Pictures of when my parents first met, their first prom, the first time my mom held me as a baby. They taught me about relatives I hadn’t met or of which I had very little memory, they showed me what my first Christmas looked like in our home, me taking my first steps, and the list goes on and on and on. I cherished these conversations and quality time so much, and to this day that is what I love most about taking pictures--the story behind the photos. These early conversations got me interested in taking our own family photographs so that our kids can also have the opportunity to look through their own family photo albums and one day appreciate the stories associated with them.
I was 12 years old when I got my first “real” camera. It was a Polaroid instant film camera. I was stoked. I took pictures of just about everything. Honestly, I think it annoyed some people but that’s okay! Can’t please everyone! Since then, I have always carried a camera with me. I started with the old-school disposables, then instant film, a point and shoot, next up was a camera phone, then my first DSLR. I can still remember anxiously waiting for my parents to take me to Walmart so I could drop off my film at the photo department and wait DAYS for my pictures to be developed. I am SO glad that technology has advanced since then! Thank God for social media and instant uploads!
My true love and passion for photography shifted gears once I had children. In 2014, I graduated from Murray State University with my Bachelors in Science in Nursing. I accepted a job and moved to Knoxville, TN to start my career being a nurse in the Emergency Department at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. There I met and married the man of my dreams and have since had the opportunity to stay home with our kiddos and start my photography business! The saying, “time flies when you have kids,” is no joke. I literally felt like I have blinked twice and my firstborn will be FOUR in May. That is why I feel like photography is so important. Preserving the memories while you’re making them, freezing these moments in time. It may be that your little one is taking their first steps so you grab your phone and snap a picture, or it may be the big first birthday and you choose to splurge and hire a photographer to capture all the cuteness that a one year old brings(i.e the infamous “cake-smash"). Regardless, having those pictures to reflect back on in 10, 20, even 50 years from now and seeing all those sweet moments that you captured then is SO worth it. You are leaving a legacy for your children, and their children for generations to come.
My goal as a family photographer is to be able to provide you and your family with family photographs that define your family in the now. Family snuggles on a blanket in your favorite park, horse-playing with dad on the living room floor, rocking your sweet baby to sleep in the nursery that you worked so hard on, the memories are limitless! Every family has their own unique story to tell, and I am here to help you capture yours! I want these pictures to bring you and your family joy for years to come.
I hope y'all enjoyed todays blog! If you want me to capture your family's story, click here today!
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Here are a few of my favorite flashbacks from my childhood! I would LOVE to see some of your faves! If you comment and drop a flashback Friday picture below you will get 10% off your next session!!
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