Pssst! Stop scrolling. Are you tired of reading the same description of services over and over again? At Hannah Lux Photography, I do things differently. I very firmly believe that a photographer who feels more like an old pal results in wayyy better, more authentic photos. I'm in the business of making memories, going the extra mile to make my clients happy, and cracking endlessly cheesy dad jokes just to make you smile.
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. In other words -- I'm just as invested as you are.
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 as my own.
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 - I know that being in front of a camera can be 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. No gallery is ever stiff, because 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.
Are we right for each other? That's a question you've already figured out with your fiancé, and it's important to do the same with your photographer! Think we're a good fit for your big day? Let's have a conversation!
22 Reviews for Hannah Lux Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Mandy · Getting married on 12/06/2021
Look no further!
My fiance and I took advantage of an engagement shoot with Hannah as part of a package that came with the engagement ring.Sent on 10/23/2020
Hannah is easy to connect with from the moment you meet her, which is important when taking photos!! She made the shoot enjoyable. Her ideas for poses were great, and she welcomed any ideas that I had. The pictures came out even better than expected. I would highly recommend Hannah for any photos that you may need! She was amazing at communicating and prompt which are two things that are important to me.
Katherine G. · Getting married on 10/08/2021
I cannot recommend Hannah enough! She is everything you are looking for and more. This was my first professional photo shoot and my fiancé and I were incredibly nervous about it. The second that Hannah stepped out of her vehicle she made us both feel so comfortable. She is super silly and funny and extremely easy to work with. Here's why:
I had originally picked out the location I thought I was absolutely in love with, and even though it required a two hour hike, she was willing to work with me. Little did I know that this location was a four hour drive from my home. I called her HOURS before the shoot without any idea as to what the new location would be and she graciously offered different options and had no problem with the unexpected change of plans (or my lack of preparation.)
Now for the actual shoot, everything came out beautifully. I myself am a little awkward and I don't know anything about poses, but with Hannah's guide my pictures came out better than I could have dreamed. My fiancé HATES taking pictures but it didn't seem like it in her shots. Hannah and her dad jokes had us really laughing and smiling the whole time.
If this is your first photo session or not I think Hannah is the way to go. Your pictures won't come out the way you want, they'll come out BETTER.
Sent on 12/04/2020
Nicholas P. · Married on 11/27/2020
Amazing!! Couldn’t recommend Hannah enough!
My fiancé and I couldn’t have had a better experience with Hannah. We did a engagement shoot with her, and we were a little nervous to do something that made us somewhat uncomfortable. She did a great job of making the shoot fun and easy going, and we ended up having a great time! Her ideas of where to shoot and different angles she captured us were spot on, and it was very clear she was a professional. When we received our pictures we were blown away! Absolutely beautiful photos that we couldn’t have been more happy with! We plan to use her for our wedding day! I couldn’t recommend Hannah enough!Sent on 10/19/2020
Team of Hannah Lux Photography
Owner / Lead Photographer
Hi, I'm Hannah Kuznia. I'm a wedding & family photographer based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
When I was a child, I was captivated by the way a photo can freeze a moment in time, and how it can still make you feel things years later. It's funny, sometimes I feel emotional looking at photos of people I don't even know -- maybe it's because I'm an empath, maybe it's because I'm an artist. I remember as a child I would frequently ask my parents to go through their old family photo albums with me, or through the packs and packs of photos they'd had developed from their disposable cameras (so very '90s and 00's).
My artistic photography journey starts in the dark room at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar NY -- just south of Albany. It was in using film cameras that I learned the art of being patient, waiting for your shot, and developing your images slowly and lovingly for the best effect. I graduated with my BA in Photography from SUNY Oneonta in 2015, and shortly thereafter went on to work with local wedding photographers to learn how a wedding works from the ground up.
I started in the industry as a wedding photography assistant, so I was the one keeping the timeline straight and powering through massive lists of family formals, checking to make sure the people in the photos looked perfect, and positioning people who needed it. I'm glad I started this way, because now I have a really keen sense of how to structure a photography timeline, and can wrangle wedding guests and extended family like no other. That job also entailed photo editing, so I learned to expertly cull and edit photos in such a way that they tell a story as a group. Long story short, bada-bing bada-boom, four years later and I'm out here running my own business and loving life.
What am I really in this for? I’ve asked myself this question countless times over the past five years. When I first started this company and was working a full time job during the week and filling my nights and weekends with shoots, when I was deciding whether or not to quit that job because the demand for weddings & editing had gotten so high, and I ask myself again on every drive home from every wedding where I got to make my clients’ photo dreams come true.
Here’s my most up to date answer: Someone told me recently that it's obvious by watching me while I work that I am just as moved by the wedding day as my clients (who are the ones actually getting married) are. I approach every day with a very deliberate, loving attitude because I am so incredibly happy to be there. I do this because being able to figure out what makes a couple laugh, and to immortalize their love in photos drives me. I love to play a small part in making my clients' big day absolutely flawless. 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 their love and the love of their support systems - their families and friends - on the day of. Observing and documenting the special bonds that hold people together is not just a career to me - it’s a privilege.
I count myself very lucky that I found my person already. In October 2019 I married my husband Tyler, and it was truly the most magical day of my life. It was such a fun ride being the bride, and being a newlywed is a truly amazing feeling! Part of what informs my photography is my firsthand knowledge of the desperate desire that every person feels to create beautiful, loving, carefree photographic memories with the love of their life.
During my downtime, I like to read, take walks, go out to eat (I'm a major foodie), and hang out with my fiance, family and my two cats, "the twin tabbies" Toby and Rory. I love those little orange goofballs so much. My toxic trait is brunch, I love Italian food, and I drink wine of any color.
I'm a huge fan of The Office (US), I read Harry Potter every year like a giant nerd, and I love listening to podcasts - The Moth, Radiolab, This American Life, and Potterless to name a few.
I was nominated for Saratoga Today's Best Wedding Photographer of 2019. I am a member of Saratoga Arts, exhibited my "sarasota" fine art collection from July 3 - 28 of 2019 at the Halfmoon Public Library. I also have a special partnership with n. Fox Jewelers here in Saratoga Springs, NY where I offer their qualifying engagement couples photo sessions.
My work has been used and showcased in various publications and websites, for a variety of companies - including Food and Wine, Saratoga.com, The Times Union, The Daily Gazette, Saratoga Living, ExploreSaratoga.com, CapitalCarshare.org, ShmaltzBrewing.com, Consumer Directed Choices, Mechanicville-Stillwater-IDA.org, Univeristy at Albany Fall 2016 Business Magazine, Ciaratoga.com, and Mazzone Hospitality's 2017 Wedding Book. I have designed over 30 websites and 15 logos for local businesses, and I have developed social media and traditional marketing plans for small to mid-size businesses.
This year we won the 2020 Couple's Choice Awards from Wedding Wire - what an honor! I have also served as an Art Juror for the Talent Unlimited Judging Showcase with WSWHE BOCES for three years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020) - because I believe it is so important to encourage young people to keep making their art!
I hope you've enjoyed watching me navigate the Saratoga Springs wedding scene for the past few years. It's hard work but I've loved every second of it, and intend to keep working at my goals.