We’re Hannah and Ryan Lockaby, the husband-and-wife team behind Hannah Woodard Photography. Here’s a little about us as a couple!


Hello! I’m Hannah Woodard Lockaby.

The obvious: I’m a photographer, based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina. I’m in love with documenting couples in love and finding beauty in the little things. While I’ve always loved taking photos ever since I pooled many months of allowance money to buy my first camera in the fifth grade, I started shooting professionally in 2012. I never pictured (pun not intended!) myself as a professional photographer when I was growing up, but as friends asked me to take their senior portraits or engagement photos, I started to feel that it was my calling. I’m never happier than when I’m able to document a real moment between people who love each other, or when I can bring out someone’s inner beauty and create a portrait that really captures who they are!

When I don’t have my camera in my hands, I’ve usually got them wrapped around a mug of coffee, a book, or my PS4 controller (blame that one on Ryan – he got me addicted to video games.) I also love going for walks and runs through the woods, or just hanging out with my two cats, Ollie and Swaine. I was an English major at Furman University, so I’m a bit of a bookworm. I love to draw inspiration for shoots from literature, music, and other forms of art.




ryan-hannah-headshots-_0003Hi everyone! I’m Ryan, Hannah’s husband and photography assistant. I’ve enjoyed taking photos for most of my life. I remember buying my first dSLR camera in high school and bringing it to school just to take photos of my friends! As a Clemson graduate in Mechanical Engineering, I really love the technical side of photography – figuring out what settings to adjust to make a photo really come to life!

I’ve been working alongside Hannah since the inception of her business in 2012, but at first I had limited involvement due to working as an engineer full-time for a few years. Now we are trusting God to provide for our needs, as I have joined Hannah in her business full-time! My favorite photos to capture are the truly candid moments – the ones when people forget we’re even there. I also enjoy aerial photography and videography, captured on my DJI Phantom.

In my free time, I really enjoy gaming, especially any kind of racing game — from Forza to NASCAR or even a blast-from-the-past Mario Kart 64 experience (can you believe that game is 20 years old?!). My gaming collection spans four decades from the original Nintendo to PS4.  I love to fly my Phantom for fun as well, so if I’m not capturing a wedding with it, chances are I’m flying my Phantom in our backyard and sharing the photos on Facebook.




Now that you know a little more about us, here’s more about what you can expect when you’re in front of our cameras.