About me

WHO IS
HANNIKA?

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE CAMERA

I’m a crazy plant lady who loves singing like no one’s listening, chilling out in coffee shops, and I make what can only be described as the best pancakes in the world. In me, a bohemian adventurer meets a calm organiser. My face can look quite serious, (sometimes I surprise even myself) but deep down I’m laidback and enjoy a good laugh. For me spending time in nature is a treat, be it the nearby forest or a jungle on the other side of the world. I love to travel and learn about new cultures and places, but I’m also a big fan of a cosy night in with jazz tunes, a tasty glass of wine, hand knitted woolly socks and most importantly my cute cat, Miski.

MY JOURNEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

I got my first camera from my parents for my eighth birthday. It was a basic automatic film camera and I spent my birthday shooting my first roll. This was the beginning of my lifelong love affair with documenting people, wildlife and landscapes. In my twenties I studied languages but always dreamt of being a professional photographer. I finally committed myself in 2010 when I moved to Italy. I spent most of my free time in the picturesque city of Siena trying to capture its unique beauty. I continued to develop my style when living in the Amazon rainforest, which I explored with my camera in one arm and a machete in the other. 

I’ve been a professional wedding photographer since 2015. In my photography I get inspired by nature, light, colours, beauty and the wonderful people I get to meet. When capturing people I’m always looking for sincere moments and the thing that inspires me above all is love.

This is who I am in a nutshell. For me it is important that you can be exactly as you are.

Watch carefully the magic that occurs
when you give a person
just enough comfort
to be themselves.
-Atticus

My Favourite Things

MY FAVOURITES

Wherever there is light, one can photograph.

MONOPOLI

My wedding day was one of the happiest days of my life. How do you even begin to capture the way you feel; the excitement, the butterflies, the details you spend so much time creating and dreaming about. When I look at the photographs of my wedding I feel all of those feelings again; those memories are absolutely priceless.
Danelle and her husband Dirk are a talented and creative team, there is no stress, no barking orders, they feel like old friends who are just happily snapping away.

POLIGNANO A MARE

My wedding day was one of the happiest days of my life. How do you even begin to capture the way you feel; the excitement, the butterflies, the details you spend so much time creating and dreaming about. When I look at the photographs of my wedding I feel all of those feelings again; those memories are absolutely priceless.
Danelle and her husband Dirk are a talented and creative team, there is no stress, no barking orders, they feel like old friends who are just happily snapping away.

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My favourite destinations

My Bucket List

The things I prize most in life remain simple and pure; like time spent alongside my husband Dirk and our pup Eddie which will forever be my place of safety.

My favourite things

The things I prize most in life remain simple and pure; like time spent alongside my husband Dirk and our pup Eddie which will forever be my place of safety.