Behind the Lens

Learning Double Exposure & Other Happenings by Hannah Byrne

Phew! It's been a while since I've shared on here! Things are on the brink of picking up - this weekend I have 3 sessions in 3 different states AND a bridal shower for a sweet friend! Next week doesn't slow down, Monday I'll be flying to Georgia for the Pursuit Conference!! So get ready for some content overload!! But for now you can enjoy some "just-for-fun" photos I've been taking!

Double exposure is something I always thought was so interesting.. But wrote it off because I thought photographers were achieving the effect in photoshop (which makes it kind of lame in my opinion). But when I found out it is done entirely IN CAMERA I was sold on the idea! (Not all of these photos are double exposure, some are just from a walk I took last week!)

Behind the Lens: Girls Beach Weekend - Rehoboth, DE by Hannah Byrne

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Behind every photographer there needs to be a group of talented, loving & inspiring industry leaders. More importantly, behind every woman there needs to be an army of friends there to lift them up, love them & spur them on to greatness.

One of my biggest fears moving to Baltimore was the fact that I was loosing my "support system" in State College, PA. But I am beyond grateful that I can say I have found "my people" here in Charm City.

That car ride to Annapolis last summer was no coincidence. We all quickly opened our hearts to each other and became sweet, dear friends. I cannot express how thankful I am for each and every one of you!

 I've found girlfriends who will be there through thick and thin. Sisters who will stand by each other and cheer one another on. And life long friends who will be taking annual beach trips together until we are old and gray...

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"Our girlfriends can't save us, for only God can do that, but girlfriends can help make a tragedy bearable. They can read our mind and our emotions, intuitively recognize what needs to be done -- then do it. They can listen, empathize and show compassion. They can be used by God to comfort us and provide a timely shoulder to cry on."

Here's to all your people, Hannah

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PS- House of Cards also released another season this past weekend and I'm in the last episode! haha! Can you find me?!

What do paint fumes, Valentine's Day & crying have to do with each other? by Hannah Byrne

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This weekend I decided to paint a few walls in our apartment... After blood, sweat and actual tears, it feels a little bit more like home here.  But for some (many) reason(s) it brought out a lot in Stephen & I. Almost like you didn't know something needed fixing until the shit hits the fan.. On Valentine's Day.  It mostly happened because I'm really bad at communication. And if you're married you know that's a recipe for disaster. But when the tears are flowing and there's nowhere to go, words have to start making sentences and before you know it you're on your way to understanding your partner a little bit better. I just wanted to send a little love your way and let you know it's going to be just fine. It's amazing what a few words of forgiveness, understanding & fondue can do.

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PS - This happened Monday.. Maybe the paint fumes got to me? Or maybe it's just that kind of week haha IMG_8244

Cheers to making marriages stronger & getting through a workout with my leggings on backwards... Han