Can you relate to me on this? When I used to hear the word “salesman” this was the picture that came to mind: a sleazy man with slicked-back hair in an oversized suit selling used cars for way more than their worth. Bonus points if the suit is polyester. Or, how about another visual picture: […]

August 23, 2019

ALL, Business, Education for Photographers

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How an Entry-Level Sales Rep Job Changed My Life | Hannah Bjorndal

Do I even need to say it: rest is important. Taking a break – mentally, physically, emotionally – from work is important. We aren’t machines. We are a whole being, and taking a break to savor the goodness of this world is an essential part of being human! I think that in the world we […]

August 23, 2019

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8 Ways to Plan a Vacation from Work & Social Media on Your Next Trip | Rest | Hannah Bjorndal

We have had the absolute DELIGHT of hosting another summer intern this year! Caelan has been with HBP since May so it is about time we introduce her! Give us a 30-second introduction: Hello!! My name is Caelan Ulke, and I am currently a junior at Grove City College, pursuing a degree in Communication Studies […]

July 14, 2019

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A (Super Late!) Welcome to Our Summer Intern | Caelan | Hannah Bjorndal

Wedding photography internship season is upon us! As I’ve been reflecting on the 2018 year, hiring interns was without a doubt one of the best and most joyful elements of the entire year. I’m so please to announce that HBP will be hiring a SUMMER INTERN for the 2019 season! Since starting my business, I’ve […]

February 5, 2019

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2019 Wedding Photography Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. | Now Accepting Applications | Hannah Bjorndal Photography

As we’ve been hinting and alluding to for several weeks (and months!), the HBP team is GROWING and we’ve hired an associate who will begin booking & shooting her own weddings in 2019! In anticipation of a lot of questions about this new addition to our team, we’ve created this FAQ post about the new […]

November 19, 2018

Business, Education for Photographers, Partnerships & Collaborations

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FAQs about hiring an associate wedding photographer | HBP Team

If you’ve been following along with my business over the last year, you know that 2018 was my first year for the Hannah Bjorndal Wedding Photography Internship Program! I had two fabulous interns in the spring, Cassie & Wendy, and another fantastic intern this summer, Grace! Grace just finished her internship a few weeks ago […]

September 13, 2018

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A Summer Internship in Review: Grace | Hannah Bjorndal Wedding Photography Internship Program

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of traveling. Not only am I a big fan, but I kind of need it! Maybe that sounds dramatic and VERY #firstworldproblems, but the truth is that as an artist, being inspired and refreshed is essential. And it just so happens that traveling and photographing […]

September 11, 2018

Business, Education for Photographers, Travel

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6 Steps I Took to Get Paid to Travel as a Wedding Photographer | Destination Weddings | Hannah Bjorndal Photography

I don’t know how I got so lucky, but this spring I have TWO fabulous interns working with me! Cassie Winkert is one of those lovely ladies, and I’m so excited to introduce you all to her! Everyone say hello to Cassie!   Give us a 30-second introduction: Hi! My name is Cassie, but don’t […]

February 26, 2018

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Welcome to Our Spring Interns: Part II | Cassie | Hannah Bjorndal Photography

The warmest of welcomes to the first of my spring interns, Wendy Zook! 2018 is my FIRST year to offer an internship program, and I am so thrilled to have two fantastic interns working with me! Say heyyyyy to Wendy! Wendy will be working with me until mid-May, shadowing at weddings and other couple’s sessions, […]

February 15, 2018

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Welcome to Our Spring Interns: Part 1 | Wendy | Hannah Bjorndal Photography

This year has been even more full, exciting and busy than the last. Over the last 12 months, I’ve mentored more than 10 new & growing photographers and small business owners. It’s a joy and a privilege to join other photographers & creative entrepreneurs on their journey to building a successful photography business, and I’m […]

December 7, 2017

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2018 Wedding Photography Internship Program in Washington, DC | Now Accepting Applications | Hannah Bjorndal Photography