Ink-stained Story



All stories have a beginning.

Hogan's interest in photography began over ten years ago, and the passion for capturing all things beautiful only blossomed from then on. After studying under several professional photographers, Hogan embarked on her own career in photography.


After a few years, the business morphed into a love for art and calligraphy. And that's when The Ink-stained Minstrel was born.

The Ink-stained Minstrel started out from Hogan's love of capturing people's stories through the art of watercolor portraits and calligraphy. The beautiful thing about art is that it is unique to every individual, and Hogan finds so much joy in creating something one of a kind for others.

With film, every portrait is exquisitely unique. In the depth of the grain, details are softened and sharpened all at once; it's a beautiful, melodious story of who you were in that very moment when the portrait was taken. This is the kind of art that Hogan strives for every day of her creative career.

To Hogan, art and photography are one and the same. 

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Lola B.

As I expected, working with Hogan was a breeze, and very peaceful. She is calm, prepared, thoughtful, and gives useful direction. I am someone who suffers from a little camera shyness, but I felt completely comfortable with Hogan. I would absolutely recommend and use her for future photography needs. The photographs turned out classic, timeless, and will be deeply cherished. Thank you Hogan for our beautiful photos. This was a blessing <3

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Joe B.

Hogan made me feel right at ease and was enthusiastic about ideas and suggestions. If you are looking for an experience with a true artist, look no further than Hogan. Her work is not just a quick snap/download. She wants to capture you with depth and feeling.

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Tara. Portraits

I loved how Hogan gave attention to every detail during the shoot and made sure every picture turned out AMAZING.

It was an awesome experience! Hogan was so kind and uplifting during the shoot and made me super feel confident as I was getting my picture taken. The pictures turned out beautiful and exceeded expectations!