My name is Hannah Elizabeth Kicklighter, yes I know, it’s quite a mouthful. I am 24 years old, and a graduate from The University of Georgia. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Magazine and Visual Journalism at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. I decided about halfway through my college experience to jump into the world of journalism.
Before attending UGA, I went to St. Vincent’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school right smack dab in the middle of downtown Savannah. While there I fell in love with writing and black-and-white photography. An incredible English teacher at the school told me that I needed to pursue a career in the humanities field, but at the time I didn’t know how much that comment meant to me.
The cliché about finding your passion once you get to college rang true for me. As I stumbled from major to major, I finally fell into journalism and realized that everything I loved to do in high school fit into the field. Finally, I could potentially make money (not much, but who gets into journalism for the cash?) and do all of the things I enjoyed.
After switching majors, I immediately joined UGAzine, which is UGA’s oldest running student produced magazine. I wrote for them for about a semester until I realized my desire to edit. From there, I quickly became a contributing editor for the magazine. I then served as the photo editor for a year, where I was knee deep in organizing photographers with stories and making sure the photos were visually appealing.
I currently work for the incredibly talented Izzy Hudgins as her Associate Photographer. I am blessed to attend weddings frequently in the Savannah area to capture so many incredible couple’s big day. From the dress, to the kiss, to the first dance, I enjoy every second of photographing their celebration of love.
I am also a current student at Mercer Law School, and although I am now pursuing a career in the law, I will continue to do photography on nights and weekends!
Thanks for sticking around to read all about me! Take a look at my portfolio, and contact me by clicking the link below if you would like to talk more!
Email me here.