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Meet Maggie Hanson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maggie Hanson.

Maggie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started my photography journey in high school not only enamored by the combination of technical and artistic components of taking photos, but I just loved seeing the positive reactions of people when they saw a portrait I took of them. That feeling is such a good one. So, chasing that, I was determined to give my friends and classmates the senior portraits they deserved at an affordable rate. It only continued there, reaching to families, couples and eventually weddings.

Authenticity and being straightforward is a top priority for me in taking unique and exceptional portraits. It relaxes both parties between the camera, leading to more genuine and candid moments. Those spontaneous, unplanned instants that are captured really make a lasting photo. I have been capturing those moments in portraits for six years now, and I am loving every single second of it.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Being in an over-competitive and over-saturated market can really wear on you as an artist. As the digital camera became more affordable, more and more people have picked one up and tried to do the same thing I am! I learned you have to really lean into your technical proficiency, networking, and your story telling through images and marketing to really stand out.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in portraiture for my photography medium. Weddings, seniors and engagements are my favorite subjects to cover. I think what sets me apart is me being authentic and capturing the candid moments, and not over-editing my subjects. Having “timeless” photos in a more realistic setting can really make the story moments shine, and bring out more of my client’s personalities.

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