A BARROW photographer has set up her own business, taking professional shots of people’s important memories.

Hannah Jackson, a photographer and videographer, has recently finished getting ready a small photography studio at her home in Barrow for celebration photoshoots.

From studio shoots to the natural world, Hannah has covered weddings and taken pet portraits in Windermere, Grange-over-Sands, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Kendal, Ambleside and Barrow.

Photography was a ‘childhood fascination’ for Hannah, who spent all of her time on holidays and school trips capturing memories on a disposable film camera.

Hannah said she ‘always’ had a camera in hand and would sometimes be allowed to borrow her dad’s DSLR camera.

“My dad would let me borrow it when we went to air shows, which just developed my love for photography further," she said.

Her passion led Hannah to pursue a formal education in photography and film and she went on to study the subject both at A Level and later obtaining a BA (Hons) in Film Production from university.

Alongside her academic pursuits, Hannah secured her first job working for Jessops at the age of 16 and then Wilkinson Camera's, where she gained ‘valuable experience and training’.

Starting her own small business venture had been a dream of Hannah’s for years and became a reality last year.

During the Covid-19 lockdown Hannah started to plan her adventure and began working to create a home studio.

It wasn’t until 2023 that Hannah decided to ‘take to leap’ and start advertising her services.

“It was always a passion project for me,” Hannah said. “But seeing the joy my photographs brought to people made me realise the potential to turn my hobby into a small business.”

Today, she offers a range of services including portrait sessions, event coverage and product photography.

Hannah said: “I'm so unbelievably grateful to everyone who supported and encouraged with my journey, and I hope to capture more cherished moments for years to come.”

Right now, Hannah is currently working out of a home studio in her exterior garage, on Redshaw Avenue at Roose but she hopes to one day purchase her own business premises.