Chicago Wedding Photographer - Hanna Walkowaik Photography

Let’s Talk For Real

 

I treat my wedding clients as friends, so grabbing brunch and DMing about the new shoes you just bought can totally happen.  Hiring a wedding photographer is such a crazy experience, so let me answer all your questions! I want you to know I’ve got your back!  My relationship with you isn’t just a “business lady there to shoot your wedding and get her check”, but to invest emotionally and creatively in your wedding day and love story and the quirks that make you fall in love with each other everyday! I’m going to laugh out loud at the jokes in the ceremony and hide the tears behind my camera when your maid of honor and dad give their speeches (I always swore I wasn’t a sap until weddings).   I will 100% make you get on the dance floor and groove with your love, your mom, and all your friends before I leave, because those photos are magic. I’ll be your eyes, your ears and your shoulder to lean on when you need it, all so you can just keep on enjoying yourself.


 
 
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A little about ME!

Hiiiii!  First off, nobody says my last name right, so don’t you worry.  Call me whatever you think it says (or just call me Hanna), I will also reply to Walka Floca (its kinda similar right?!) and Ham (literally can’t explain that one, but it has been my nickname since I was 10!).

I absolutely love polaroids, riding my bike with no hands, ordering too much Thai on Uber Eats, and every single one of my 25+ plant babies.  I can fall asleep in any kind of moving vehicle (one of my hidden talents). I collect silver rings and stuff as many on my fingers as possible everyday.

As a kid I was into horseback riding, gymnastics, theater, and of course photography.  Basically ALL the things. I never sat still and would rather cartwheel than walk on two feet.  To this day, although I can’t do cartwheels down the street anymore, I hate sitting still and strive to fill my life up to the brim with everything I love!  

Growing up with a darkroom in my house, I knew I wanted to be a photographer from a younger age than most.  Right at 18 I headed to Chicago where I got my Bachelors degree in photography at Columbia College Chicago. Only a few months into Columbia I shot my first wedding and here we are today!  Still documenting all the different kinds of love in this world and having a blast! I absolutely love getting to know my couples, their friends and family, and am honored to forever record the love between them.  I’m here to capture both the craziness and the quiet that come with being in love, planning a wedding, and just living your life together. I want to photograph the joy of everyone there to celebrate your day and all the little details that make it your own personal story.  

 

 

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let’s work together

You will hear from me within 24 hours to talk about all the details.

Form too long and ready to jump on the phone and book? Email me directly at info@hannawalkowaik.com

Hey! What's your name? *
What's your love's name?
Where are you doin' the thing? (AKA your venue)
When is your wedding day/celebration/party happenin'?
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When is your wedding day/celebration/party happenin'?
How did you hear about me (so I know how I'm reaching all the people)?!
Was there a specific image, wedding or engagement session that spoke to you?
Tell me all the wedding day vibes and plans so far!! Ideas, plans, I'm here for it. *
Tell me all about the two of you!!
Where are you in the booking process?
Let's talk budget. I strive to be as open and easy to talk about this as possible. Share with me not only what your budget is, but what you may want included in your package (and I am here to talk you through it allll).