Celebrating life with Birth Photography 

raleigh | durham | chapel hill 

Birth photography is about celebrating life and rejoicing in the incredible victory and strength that comes along with parenthood. Birth stories are in every way their own beautiful love stories and choosing to have them captured is deciding to make those memories real.

 With every birth I capture tears, joy, intensity, peace and women becoming mothers right before my eyes. I capture families welcoming new sons, daughters, sisters and brothers into the world. There is no posing or scripting when it comes to capturing birth, it’s all about being apart of the experience with you and documenting life. I am there to capture the organic emotions and moments as they happen. 

I love ALL types of birth stories. Because no matter how you bring your little one into the world the story of of new life is incredibly beautiful and this transformational moment is worth capturing. 

Welcoming a birth photographer into the birthing space can be a big decision so if you are in the Raleigh/ Durham, NC area and have questions about what it entails or availability of your due date, I would love to hear from you.


Choosing birth photography with Hanna HIll Photography

What to Expect?


Hiring me as your birth photographer means inviting me into a very sacred space. It feels private and vulnerable, but in so many ways I hope to bring a calm and joy by being there to capture this incredible moment of new life. Birth photography is an on call game. From the moment we meet and decide to move forward, I give you my full schedule for the weeks surrounding your due date. I am passionate about putting my clients first so while I've rarely missed a birth, I tried to always have a back up photographer on call for any conflict or emergency. 

Birth photography, like most things, thrives off of great communication. I always encourage my mothers to text me even if it's a slight contraction or just a doctors appointment gone well. I love to be kept in the loop and it's the easiest way for me to get prepared to be there.

Once I am there I capture the big moments and the little moments: The touches, the pushes and the tears. I let you and your body lead the way all throughout the birth whether it lasts 6 hours or 25 hours. I really do believe their is beauty in the strength, support, connection, love and pain that is often present at every birth story. I've never been apart of a boring birth or one not worth capturing. They all have a unique love story to tell of the day you brought your child earthside. 


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Fresh 48 Photography for those First Days


It's incredible how unique little ones are in those first few hours and days of life. They are seeing the world for the first time meeting their new life with open hearts. If you are passionate about capturing those moments but not quite sure if birth photography is for you then I highly recommend Fresh 48 as an alternative option. 

It's simply not enough to snap a few cell phone photos and call it a day. Those precious moments are fleeting and filled with so much raw love and emotion. Whether it's to focus on those first moments of parenthood or it's to capture the joy and celebration of a larger family meeting their newest addition. These moments are so beautiful and so precious. 

When booking a Fresh 48 I make sure we are in communication all throughout the last few weeks of your pregnancy. As soon as you head to the hospital or begin labor, I start planning the right time for me to come and photograph your Fresh 48 session. Whether that means the next morning or waiting till the first couple hours after baby is earth side. While I'm not typically "on call" for Fresh 48 sessions, I still only take on a couple a month along with Birth Stories since their scheduling can be unpredictable. 

I also love doing at home Fresh 48 sessions for those mom's who birth at home or at a birth center. These are the perfect way to bottle up the beautiful memory of your little one coming home for the first time, meeting the family and snuggly into their new life.