Luke A. : Fresh 48

Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Greenville, SC | Hanna Hill Photography

It's been a crazy year for my best friend Kimmy. She and I share a birthday and have tried over the last years to celebrate together in some form each year. Right around our 25th birthday last November we found out she was expecting. It was truly a crazy emotional time. It was not the way she would have planned it but none the less this year of knowing Luke was on his way changed everyone she met.

With my whole heart I wanted to be there by her side to capture the birth of this little boy. He had meant so much to me, even from the second we knew he existed. But Luke had a different plan. I was flying down for a week a little before the due date till a little after. You'd think I would know how completely unpredictable birth is by now but still I wanted so bad to be able to fly there and plan it out. Of course he decided to come the night before I was meant to be there, no flights available to change it and while I threw around the idea of driving all night, my husband told me that was crazy. So I showed up right before he had his second day in the hospital and stayed with them for their second sleepless night and got to cuddle him on and off every couple hours so Kimmy could get some rest. The next morning I woke up and the sun came into the room with so much life. I seriously just had to capture this precious morning. 

These moments were about capturing motherhood and that indescribable bond being formed. They were about seeing Kimmy change into a mom before my eyes. They were about seeing Luke as a human not just a thing in my imagination but actually here with a personality and adorable face. I wanted to remember the peace of that morning with him just laying in his basinet looking directly at me and the way Kimmy looked at him like she saw a glimpse at her life in a whole new and beautiful way. 

I'm so thankful I was allowed to enter this sacred space and capture this beautiful hour there in the hospital. Before they even went home and started life. The fresh 48 session captures that small window of time that without a few photos might have been forgotten. 

Luke A.: Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna hill photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Luke A. : Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

The Koenig Family

The Koenig Family | Hanna Hill Photography

Some family sessions are just about capturing your home, family and life together. It's about keeping things relaxed and capturing what your days actually look like. This family had one of the most lush and beautiful gardens I had ever seen. Their big old house is just a dream come true for people who love everything classic and charmed. And to top it off Mom, Karen, moved right next to her best friend and they share a beautiful big back yard. It's pretty much the dream of every childhood friendship.

The sweet Keonig boys were full of life and joy for one another and it was so clear to see. Their sweet brother hood was fun and affectionate as they played with their sweet do Winnie and got to be silly. 

The family has a lot of big changes coming up in the next year or so. So It was such a joy to get to help capture this season for them before the new transitions really start. From watching the family read together to the boys going crazy over tomatoes off the vine, this is what celebrating family looks like. 

the Keonig family | Hanna Hill photography | Raleigh, NC Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and Family photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family photography
The Keonig Family  | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Family Photographer
The Keonig Family | hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh,NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh,NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh, NC Birth and Family Photography
The Keonig Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh., NC Birth and Family Photography

Fall Mini Sessions in Kansas City

Fall Mini Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography

In Kansas City!

Hey everyone, I'm super pumped to finally announce this years Fall Mini Sessions! This is one of my favorite times of year, getting to catch up with past clients and capture new families all in the most beautiful time of the year. If you are looking to do an updated family photo, have gorgeous shots for your Holiday cards or just want to capture some memories of this beautiful season in your family's life, these sessions are for you.

Like always these are intended to be laid back, fun and organic. So don't feel stressed about coordinating your outfits or looking perfect. Definitely bring a blanket to snuggle up on and comfy shoes. While we will grab some sweet family shots of everyone smiling most of the moments captured will be real and relaxed. We will capture pairings, solo shots of each kiddo, a moment of mom and dad and just some fun shots that tell the story of your session. 

Since I'll only be in KC for a short while these sessions are very limited so please get your requests in as soon as possible! The dates posted will be my only days available to capture families in the KC area. 

Fall Mini Sessions | Hanna Hill photography | Raleigh, NC Family photographer 

Each Session will be 30 minutes at a location mentioned below! They will include 20-30 fully edited images with print realize. If you've ever worked with me before you know I love to capture a lot and edit a lot so you may end up with more.

Mini Sessions this year are $155 with a $55 deposit to hold your spot. Deposits can be paid through PayPal. Once your deposit is paid you'll be officially on the schedule!

Fill out this form at the bottom of this page  to request your date and time and I'll send payment and contract info over! 

I'm seriously so excited to see everyone in KC this Fall and capture these beautiful family memories for you to always cherish. 

October 21st, Saturday

Morning Sessions at Loose Park, Kansas City

7:15am

8:00am | BOOKED 

8:45am

9:15am | BOOKED

Sunset Sessions at Longview Lake, Lee's Summit

4:30pm

5:15pm | BOOKED

6:00pm | BOOKED

 

October 22nd, Sunday

Morning Sessions at Swope Park, Kansas City

7:15am

8:00am 

8:45am

Sunset Sessions at Ironwood Park, Overland Park

4:30pm | BOOKED

5:15pm | BOOKED

6:00pm | BOOKED

 

For those who may be looking for a full session (1 hour long) and in a location of your choice. I'll also be offering Sunset sessions throughout the week. These full sessions are $250 and include 50 or more fully edited images and print release. This can be a fun session for any couple, family or extended family. 

Full Sessions at Sunset

October 23rd- October 27th

I'll only be taking one session each night starting around 5:30pm to get the most out of the beautiful sunset

(Inquire below for details about getting your family on the schedule this season)

 

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
i.e. Jane, mom, Jack, 3 years old

 

 

Kate's 3rd Birthday

Kate's 3rd Birthday | Farm Animal Birthday in Kansas City, MO | Hanna Hill Photography

So I'm definitely one of those aunts who waits 2 months to actually share and post the photos from her nieces birthday. My excuses really don't cut it because while we are moving I'm choosing the craziest week (right now) to try and get caught up. No sense is being made over at the Hill-Destigter home! But this cutie turned 3 and had the sweetest Farm birthday party! 

Black and farm birthday party Kate's 3rd Birthday | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family Photographer
Farm animal birthday cake | Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer
Kates 3rd birthday | Hannahillphotography.com | Durham, NC Family photographer

The Hann Family

The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography

This Summer has been crazy for so many reasons and it's felt like maybe a week long at most.  We are presently in the middle of packing up all our things to move in two weeks and I'm doing my best staying on top of everything else in my life. Along with sessions and running my business full time I've added mentorship to my list. It's been an awesome summer of growing up other women in the art of photography. For some it was to help jump start their own small photography business and others just to teach them how to understand their camera more. 

A part of that mentorship was setting up a real session or two just to get behind the camera and show how I like to run my sessions and walk through how to adjust your camera while in a real session. This session was captured with my great friend Lyn of her long time friends the Hann family. It was laid back, fun and centered around capturing the sweet connections of Mom, Dad and their little boy. I loved getting to meet this fun family and just wanted to share some of the shots captured during our mentorship session. 

If you have any questions about photography mentorship I would love to talk, so feel free to email me  here or if you just want to get your family session in before the end of the Season I have a few more slots open and would love to meet your Family this Summer! Also stay tuned for Fall Mini Session dates because I will be back in both October and November to Check in with and photograph my awesome families. 

Little boy sits in mom's lap at the park for family portraits | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill photography | Durham, NC Family Photographer
little boy in mom's lap in the park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Family at the Loose Park portrait | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
The mom and dad portrait at a family session | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
family sitting in the grass at the park Loose Park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Mother and son cuddle in the grass at the Loose Park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Family portrait at the park sitting in the grass | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Portrait of a little boy at the Loose Park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Father and son moment at the park having fun Loose park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
The family by the pond pretending to fish at the Loose Park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Family playing by the pond pretending to fish as a family at the Loose park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Black and white portrait of little boy at the park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Mother and Son moment in the park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Family portrait smiling at the park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Father and son moment at the park in Loose park | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
Mom and ada portrait at session at Loose Park in Kansas City, MO | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer
 Little boy portrait at Loose Park, Kansas City | The Hann Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Family photographer