Category Archives: Personal

July 12, 2014

The Twins make Four

On April 14th 2014 we welcomed into this world our beautiful twins, Leo Alexander and Eleanor Valentine. Our lives have completely turned upside down and it’s the most amazing thing in the world. Just wanted to share a little of my family here on the blog as I get ready to return to get back into the swing of wedding season. If you follow me on Instagram (hannahsuhphoto) you may have seen these photos and lots more. And yes, I have become a Mom who shares a million cute photos of her kids. I can’t help it, I think they’re very very cute!

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I can’t wait to shoot some of the amazing weddings I have lined up for the fall. And thank you so much to all the clients, friends and followers who have given me such support and kind words during my maternity leave. I appreciate you all!

December 19, 2012

Italy Trip // Florence & Pisa

Whenever I travel around the United States, it’s always fun and I enjoy myself. But it’s never really anything beyond a vacation. But when I visited Paris earlier this year and then even moreso after I visited Florence and Lucca, I felt like… Yes. I could live here. I can completely and fully visualize myself walking down these streets everyday, building a life in these beautiful historic towns.

Florence especially was a marvel. A bizarre and wonderful mix of old and new. It’s in a place like Florence where artisans still exist, the food is extraordinary and the people are so friendly. Just looking out your hotel window it felt like you could feel the pulse of the city. Can you imagine being able to look out on a city this beautiful every single day?

The art, the culture, the beauty at every turn. I loved Florence.

There’s only one shot of Pisa in this set of photos but it’s one of my favorite photos from the whole trip. It’s such a touristy thing but we decided to check out the leaning tower and I was amazed to find that it’s seriously delightful to see in person. It just makes you giddy to do the whole, “holding up the tower with your hand” bit.

One more post to come…

December 18, 2012

Italy Trip // Tuscan Countryside & Lucca

Now that wedding season is over and the year is winding down, I spent the past few days going over all the photos that I took on my honeymoon in Italy.

After having visited Italy, I can safely say that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I loved every minute of my time there.

We stayed at an adorable little bed and breakfast in the Tuscan countryside for part of our journey. I woke up a little before sunrise our 2nd day there and just soaked in the amazing beauty around me as the sun came up. Vineyards and olive trees and the most gorgeous estates. We even did a cooking class during our stay and made the most delicious food. If you ever have a chance to do a cooking class while in Italy, I highly recommend it!

Then came Lucca. Lovely lovely Lucca. Lucca was hands down my favorite part of Italy. This town is so full of charm and beauty and serenity. We rode bikes around and around and around the entire city. Doing full loops around the perimeter of this walled beauty at least 3 times. We biked to gelato shops and then biked to dinner and then biked around the whole city once more. I LOVE Lucca.

This is just the first of three posts I’m going to be making about my trip so enjoy these photos and stay tuned for more!

November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Treat // Browned Butter Brussels Sprouts with maple syrup cranberries

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is that this holiday is the ultimate excuse to try out new and delicious recipes. I know, it’s supposed to be all about tradition, but I think it’s so much more exciting to test out a new menu and fall in love with shiny new dishes.

I fell in love with brussels sprouts a few years ago, and I don’t know why they get such a bad rap. I avoided brussels sprouts because it seemed like the thing to do. Nobody likes brussels sprouts, right? But once I gave them a chance I discovered that they’re delicious and one of my favorite veggies. I’ve roasted them, sauteed them, shredded them, and it always comes out wonderfully.

This year, I think I may have discovered my all time favorite brussels sprouts recipe.

Browned butter. Maple syrup. Cranberries. Shallots. Thyme. Orange zest. Ginger.

On top of olive oil roasted brussels sprouts. How could that not be delicious?? Here’s the recipe for all you fine folks who are looking for last minute additions to your Thanksgiving table. Adapted from Dean Fearing’s recipe for Food & Wine Magazine.

4 pounds brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter
1 large shallot, minced
1 teaspoon chopped thyme

Preheat the oven to 400°.
Toss the brussels sprouts with the olive oil and a healthy sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Roast for about 30 minutes until crispy and dark brown. Don’t overcook though, mushy brussels sprouts are the worst.
While the sprouts are roasting, combine the cranberries, maple syrup, ginger and orange zest in a saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries have broken up and the sauce has thickened.
Next, cook the butter over medium heat until it starts to turn golden brown and the smell becomes irresistibly botterscotch-y. Should take about 4-5 minutes. Add the shallot and thyme and take off the heat.
Combine the butter with the cranberry sauce and stir it all together.
Once the sprouts are ready, combine and toss with the sauce.
Season with an extra sprinkling of salt.

Taste and experience the deliciousness.

If you try this recipe, comment and let me know how you liked it. And I hope you all have a wonderfully belly bursting Thanksgiving.

July 5, 2012

A snippet of New Orleans

Last year I visited New Orleans and my enduring memory of the place was that there is a LOT of great food. Too much. I’ve never felt so full in my life. So for one reason or another, the photos from New Orleans got archived and life sped forward and I just forgot to look at the photos til now. It’s funny looking at the photos and remembering oh yeah, there was more to NOLA than the food! There were incredible cemeteries, lovely little streets, odd eclectic shops. Most of these are in film, maybe I’ll rummage through my digital photos from the trip and make another post later on. =)