here to document &              your moments



lifestyle, couples & family photography based in Surf City, NC

The earth provides iconic art canvases 

The coastline of the Carolinas, the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or somewhere new to explore together and my specialty is capturing you in them.

I’m Hannah

I capture the real, raw moments that make you special and unique.

Documentary Lifestyle Photographer

I believe in seizing every opportunity to capture life's fleeting moments, so I never miss a sunrise or sunset. Want to know what lights me up? I’m inspired by light, music, the ocean (which is why I love living in Topsail), traveling, and of course, using my lens to tell stories and save moments.

When I'm not behind the camera, you'll find me enjoying life's simple pleasures with my loving husband, two wonderful kids, and our golden retriever. I’m probably sipping coffee or a seltzer with lemon, and listening to Bob Dylan.

It's not just a job for me. I believe connection is one of the most important parts of the human experience. I love that photography allows me to connect with new clients and old friends, and document those connections.

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We’re All Worthy Of Being Documented

What part of your story can I help you document & savor?

She is a true artist 

There aren’t enough synonyms for the word beautiful to describe the work that Hannah McMahon does. She is a true artist and hands down one of the most amazing souls to know and work with! I would recommend her over and over and over!


We highly recommend her

Hannah was able to capture great shots of our three small children, which is a challenge for sure! She was professional and enthusiastic and went out of her way to make sure we got exactly what we asked for! The quality of the photos is top notch, and I'm so excited for them to be framed in our home! 


See My Style In Action

  • Dreamy light, especially those warm rays during the golden hour, infuses a timeless quality into your captured moments.
  • I have a deep appreciation for nature and love to artistically document real-life moments.
  • Natural light and soft hues keep you and your loved ones as the focus of every image.
  • Movement and motion in photos are better than stiff poses trying to capture perfection.
  • My focus is on cultivating a relaxed atmosphere where you can be genuinely yourself.
  • Photo sessions are a break from my clients' every day responsibilities to craft a moment they'll want to revisit time and again.

my style

Like what you see?

Let’s document your story beautifully.