Hannah Richards was born & raised in New Zealand and specialises in fashion and beauty photography. An instinctive attraction and passion for fashion from a young age led Hannah to start shooting professionally from age sixteen, with her first fashion editorial being published while still studying. After a few years honing her post production skills as a professional retoucher, Hannah launched her freelance photography career and is now an established force shooting both fashion editorial and advertising. Hannah is known for her use of colour, an eye for detail, and her signature high-end, polished images have been the foundation for her contributions with many ad-agencies, fashion brands and magazines.

Editorial clients include Wylde UK, Maxim USA, Mens Health USA, Karen, Pilot, Remix NZ and Dubai, Cleo NZ and Singapore, Simply You, Beauty HQ, FHM Malaysia, Clive Malaysia, M2 and M2 Women, Next, and Sunday. Advertising clients include Trilogy, Westfield, Auckland Theatre Company, Sky TV, Spec Savers, VNO Wine, Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, Luxaflex, and BurgerFuel.

 Hannah has been a guest photographer on New Zealand's Next Top Model series, and has also featured shooting the Royal New Zealand Ballet on the TV series The Secret Life of Dancers.