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

Business, Education for Photographers

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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

ALL, Education for Photographers, Partnerships & Collaborations

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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

ALL, Education for Photographers

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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

ALL, Education for Photographers

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

I remember being incredible confused and frustrated when I was trying to figure out what equipment was essential to shooting weddings. I had been a second shooter for a few different wedding photographers, but they had SO MUCH gear, and I knew I neither needed nor could afford all of that stuff. What do you […]

February 2, 2017

ALL, Education for Photographers

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What photography equipment do I need to start shooting weddings?

This post is one in a series about how I went full time with my wedding photography business. Check out this first post before reading, and keep following along for continuing advice over the next few weeks! Any marketing professional or business coach is going to tell you this right off the bat – you […]

January 29, 2017

ALL, Education for Photographers

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Going Full Time: Defining Your Brand to Book the Right Clients

This post is one in a series about how I went full time with my wedding photography business. Check out this first post before reading, and keep following along for continuing advice over the next few weeks! Some people are gifted naturals at marketing, others may have taken a course in college, and some (maybe […]

January 22, 2017

ALL, Education for Photographers

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Going Full Time: Taking Advantage of Free Marketing to Book More Weddings

This post is one in a series about how I went full time with my wedding photography business. Check out this first post before reading, and keep following along for continuing advice over the next few weeks! I might blow your mind when I say this, but your portfolio does not matter very much when […]

January 15, 2017

ALL, Education for Photographers

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Going Full Time: Being confident & knowing your pitch