Hannah Martin is one of Arnprior’s young up and coming entrepreneurs who has set up her own photography business and has an impressive clientele.
Yet another Grade 12 student at Arnprior District High School has showcased the finished product of an artistic endeavour.
Hannah Martin joins Connor Schriver in this year’s entrepreneurial hall of fame with her new company, Hannah Martin Photography.
Before the company was even a twinkle of imagination, there stood a hobby, however a popularized hobby, which works in her favour.
“My first quality photo was taken years ago. It was of a silhouette,” said Martin.
“A black object with the sunset behind it. That’s when I realized my love for photography and for sunlight.”
Like most photographers do, Martin has her own special quirk that makes her photos unique.
It’s a tactic of hers that allows for the dazzling of a dry old family portrait.
“An interesting fact is that part of my ‘photography style’ is I love to incorporate sunbeams and sun flares to add a unique photography aspect to my pictures,” said Martin.
Hannah Martin Photography began as a way to raise funds for Martin’s trip to Africa, just last year.
A trip of that expanse requires significant funds, funds youth might not always have access to.
It soon became apparent to Martin when she mastered her art, she could then collect her due funds.
After that, the company “made itself.”
Based off of Facebook, Martin’s page has nearly 600 likes, emblazoned with tons of her beautified clientele.
She provides photography for all types of orders, small or tall: family portraits, head shots, engagement shoots, or artsy concoctions of sun flares and themes of the fairy-tale persuasion.
At only 17, it’s once again a testament to youthful initiative and innovation.
Creative new ways to save up for post-secondary, other than working at a fast food joint, are very fashionable.
Martin aspires to travel to British Columbia for post-secondary and one day go into ministry work.
She plans on continuing photography as a side hobby, and one day expand into wedding photography.