We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Isett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hannah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to be my own boss, and get to make my passion into my career. I was inspired by the opportunity to let my work be something that would allow me to meet other people, be open to new opportunities, and hone in on my craft. I love the idea of making my own schedule and hustling in an industry of creatives.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have a passion for connecting with people and telling their stories through my skill of photography. I aim to be different and to capture things in a way that wouldn’t normally be seen. I am also passionate about connecting with the people I work with on a personal level – getting to know them and their journey helps motivate me to create my best work for my clients. To get to where I am today, I had to work consistently at getting better. This wasn’t always easy, as it involved difficult learning curves and learning some lessons by messing up at things the first few times. I overcame these challenges by always seeing my failures as an experience that makes me a better photographer and business owner. I’ve learned that you always have to keep going, and you have to love what you do to have the grit to keep going. I want the world to know that I am in awe of everyone’s unique story and journey to get to where they are in the present. I view it as a privilege to receive the opportunity to have a front row seat to some of life’s most meaningful moments.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting Dallas, I would want to take them to uptown, downtown, Lakewood, Addison, and all the other little areas of Dallas that differ so much from each other. Some activities of the week would include coffee runs, shopping at Northpark, lunch at a rooftop restaurant, and a sunset walk around White Rock Lake. Dallas is so alive with movement and people, beautiful places and great food. I’d want to take my best friend to the farmer’s market, Dallas Museum of Art, Klyde Warren Park, and endless other places.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I owe finding my love of photography to the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. During my time at TTU, I interacted with faculty and
staff that helped me discover my love for photography and visual storytelling.

The experiences and opportunities that I was offered while I was in the program were what led me to pursue photography as a passion and a business. I also want to thank my grandparents and parents for supporting me at the start of my photography career.

Website: Hannahisett.com

Instagram: @hannahisettphoto

Linkedin: @HannahIsett

Facebook: Hannah Isett Photography

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