I was born and raised in the wonderful state of Missouri. I mean, come on people, Missouri is awesome. I always grew up watching my mother take photographs of Hope (4 years older, creative, social, organized, and thrifty one), Haven (3 years younger, musically gifted, artistic, shy, intelligent, and the athletic one), and myself (visual, spontaneous, joyful, peace-maker, and sarcastic one).
I received my first 35mm camera in second grade. I went through roll after roll taking photos of trees, animals, and walls.
At age 15, I had 1 client.
At age 16, I had 6 clients.
At age 17, I had 18 clients.
At age 18, I had 40 clients.
I am now 21 years old and run a successful business that helps pay for my college expenses. I have hosted 2 successful art shows, (to raise money for non-profit organizations) and I am licensed as a sole proprietor and am entering into my fourth year as the business owner of Hannah Arnzen Photography.
I enjoy photographing portraits.
Everyone has their own story to tell, and I believe that a simple photograph can, in essence, capture someone’s personality and story.
I would love to have my work published in a magazine someday, but for now, I jump for joy when I see that someone uses a photo I have taken as their Facebook profile picture.The Lord has given me a gift that I think is worth sharing to those around me. God has blessed me abundantly through finances, connections, friendships, and support. All of these things have kept me going. Having a business and being a full time student has its challenges, but this is where I find an abundance of joy. I believe that my job is to bless others for God has blessed me and that couldn’t make me any happier.