Hannah Goering is an independent Chicagoland-based photography company specializing in photojournalistic wedding coverage. Hannah received her BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in May of 2008, and is an active member of Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Beyond weddings and events, Hannah's services extend to headshots, family portraits, proposals, engagements, maternity shoots, boudoir, and high school senior portraits.
"People in college gave me strange looks when I told them I wanted to be a wedding photographer. I didn't care - wedding photography makes me happy. With a BFA in photography under my belt, I strive to push my wedding photography past the 'expected' shots - I look for beauty in unexpected places, and wait for those glorious moments when pure excitement and joy shine through my subjects' faces."
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User3568756 · 2+ years ago
As we started planning our wedding, one of our biggest concerns was who our photographer would be. Our venue was a little darker than the typical venue, so I really wanted to make sure we had a photographer who understood how to shoot in that type of light. Also, my husband and I are a little more relaxed, so we wanted someone who was a great photographer but also a little more relaxed about the entire process. A friend of mine here in Chicago (who is also a wedding photographer but was invited to the wedding) recommended Hannah to us, thinking she would fit these criteria. We met with her before we met with anyone else, and we knew almost immediately that we had found our photographer. Hannah made us feel relaxed and confident that we were going to get the best pictures possible. And she had recently started her own company, so she was relatively flexible on things such as how many hours she’d be at the wedding (from getting ready to whenever the party dies down was the answer). We also really liked the photos we found on her website – they looked very natural, which is what we were striving for.Sent on 09/29/2013
We were not disappointed once we signed on. First of all, she stopped by our venue not once but twice – once with me to get an initial feel, and the second time in June to see how the rooms would look when the sun was at a certain point (which was similar lighting as our wedding day). She was also completely on top of her game, and even was understanding when I postponed our engagement pictures out of fear of rain (naturally it didn’t rain). She showed up at our suite to take pictures of the getting ready process, and ended up staying until the party died down, as promised – at midnight when we were leaving! And I actually just got the photos from her and was blown away – they’re absolutely great. My friends and family think I look like a bride in a wedding magazine :) Thanks Hannah!!
Emma · Married on 06/22/2013
Although she is excellent at everything she does, I believe Hannah's greatest strength is her flexibility. I did not schedule enough time to get all the pictures I wanted before the ceremony and we were also very crunched before the reception, but throughout the day Hannah managed to get every shot on my list plus many I hadn't even thought of. The photos are stunning and I couldn't be happier.Sent on 10/12/2013
Andrea · Married on 10/13/2012
Simply put -- I could not have asked for a more professional & skilled photographer. Hannah Goering Photography listened to my ideas, my concerns, and mapped my wedding day vision into a collection of absolutely stunning photos. She captured moments and experiences, not just the standard wedding photos. I can flip through my wedding photography and re-live the wedding day in vibrant, vivid detail. On my wedding day, I didn't worry a single moment about Hannah and her photography team -- I had 100% confidence in their performance because of the energy and thoughtfulness Hannah put forth during the planning phase. What a treat for any bride -- a vendor who listens, instills confidence in the bride, and performs beyond expectations! Book her today -- I can assure you, the high-quality final product will leave you beyond delighted!Sent on 10/12/2013