Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 |
Hanna Hill Photography
Raleigh-Durham, NC and Kansas City, MO
Hi! This Summer has been so busy and yet has gone by in a blink of an eye! I have been hard at work with birth photography here in Durham, NC but always in my heart are these family sessions. I seriously feel pure joy just watching my families grow and change with each year and getting to capture the life and authenticity of childhood and parenthood!
I'm so excited to be able to announce these Autumn Mini sessions! They are always so long awaited by those who follow me on social media and always my favorite way to get my family chaos and love dose for the year! Can't wait to connect with so many local families as my first year running Mini Sessions here in Raleigh-Durham and to finally set aside a couple days to come back out to Kansas City too, just to catch up and capture some of my favorite past clients!
These sessions are perfect for families wanting to get updated family moments captured. So request your session ASAP!
Like all of my sessions, it is my goal for each session to feel laidback and natural to you and your family. I want to connect with you and your kiddos so that the pressure is completely off. I definitely will take part of or time to get that more standard smiling photo for you guys to have but most of my session is filled with capturing the in between moments, the laughs, snuggles, kisses and seconds of quiet. So you probably wont hear me saying, "say cheese" the whole time but more like hey "who can be the silliest" or "who can squeeze mom the most!" I love being able to take our time and capture the chaos and joy of growing with your family so don't be worried about getting them to sit still for all 30 minutes, we will play and capture the life and exploration of childhood and create beautiful moments for you to always treasure about these season.
Each Session will be 30 minutes at a location mentioned below!
They will include 8 fully edited images
with print release.
This year is a little different, you will receive a full viewing gallery
and be able to select your favorite 10 or purchase additional files if you would like!
Mini Sessions this year are
with full payment needed at contract signing to reserve your session.
All payments can be made through PayPal.
Once you're paid up and contract signed
you'll be officially on the schedule!
If you have worked with me before for any session, family, newborn, birth, wedding etc. I'm offering a special loyalty discount for this year! So definitely don't hesitate to reach out for more info!
To all my KC families, Since I'll only be in town for a short weekend 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.
October 6th, Saturday
MORNING SESSIONS AT LOOSE PARK, KANSAS CITY
8:30am | OPEN
9:15am | RESERVED
10:00am | RESERVED
10:45am | RESERVED
SUNSET SESSIONS AT IRONWOODS PARK, Overland Park
4:15pm | OPEN
5:00pm | OPEN
5:45pm | PENDING
October 7th, Sunday
MORNING SESSIONS AT BURR OAKS, Blue Springs, MO
8:00am | OPEN
8:45am | OPEN
SUNSET SESSIONS AT SHAWNEE MISSION PARK, Kansas City, MO
4:15pm | OPEN
5:00pm | RESERVED
5:45 | RESERVED
September 29th, Saturday
SUNSET SESSIONS AT THE LAKE (inquire for exact details)
(Playing in the water optional but encouraged ;)
4:30pm | OPEN
5:15pm | OPEN
6:00pm | PENDING
sunsets at 6:30pm
October 20th, Saturday
MORNING SESSIONS AT Forest Hills Park, Durham
8:30am | RESERVED
9:15am | RESERVED
10:00am | OPEN
10:45am | OPEN
November 3rd, Saturday
MORNING SESSIONS AT JORDAN LAKE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
(these will not be super christmasy, more naturally styled but perfect Christmas cards)
8:30am | OPEN
9:20am | OPEN
10:15am | OPEN
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book?
Click one of the "Request a Date and Time Here" links above. Or Here! All session requests come through me! I'll answer questions and then send you the contract followed by the invoice for payment. All contracts must be signed and invoices paid within 24 hours of request in order to confirm your slot. Out of fairness to everyone, I cannot hold any session times beyond that point. I'll respond to requests in the order that I receive them. Please NO FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM Messages, please.
What Should I wear?
This is a great question! This year I want to encourage all of my clients to really take time to get a little dressed up(while still feeling comfy) to make these incredible photos that much more special. My style of photographing is very laidback, emotive and intended to bring out the natural joy and beauty of your family, but that doesn't mean getting a little styled wont take these family moments to the next level :) I'm linking below a Pinterest board for inspiration but I would love to be in contact before then if you have some outfit combination ideas! I'll also send a couple "dos and dont's" once we are officially confirmed!
What Should we bring?
Always bring a blanket! I'll have a very neutral one in my car this year just in case but there is nothing like a family quilt or colorful throw to add a little pop of personality to your session. We will do a mixture of walking, standing, sitting, snuggling and even lying down if the organic mood strikes us, so be sure to have something to relax on other then the cold ground.
Also leave the snacks in the car but definitely bring along books or small toys if your little one may need a little distracting. These sessions are fun, not posey in anyway so letting them wander and explore, pick up sticks or flowers is definitely allowed (and a little encouraged)
Can we bring our pets?
Sadly, no pets allowed this year :( If you would like to upgrade your session to a full family session to include your favorite pups, rabbits or whatever animal in your home you treasure, please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best accommodate you and your family this Fall! Unfortunately the limited time frame of these sessions just doesn't give us what we need to balance little ones, snuggles and wiggle animals.
(KC families may be a little more limited since I am only in town a limited amount of time, but still feel free to reach out)
How many images will I receive?
Included with each session is 8 Hand-edited, high-resolution images with a personal print release. You will receive access to an online viewing gallery of edited files(15-30) for you to select your favorite 8 for download.
You will also be able to additional photos or purchase the entire gallery if you would like!
How long will my session last?
Sessions will last 30-35 minutes from "hello" to "see ya soon!" It is important to be about 5-10 minutes early so that everyone is ready when we meet and prepared to walk up or down to our exact location!
Where will the session take place?
Each "Mini Session Block" has a specific location. Where to meet will be sent at confirmation of booking or right before our session. All spots will have some walking so be sure to where comfy/walkable shoes.
What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas and rain coats are adorable and fun!! But, I do understand that it’s not feasible for all situations. On the day of our Session I will make the call on whether we will try and attempt or not, I will do my best to move sessions around to get everyone photographed within the day. But if the weather is truly pouring down and we have really no choice...
For KC families I will have availability on Monday morning/afternoon October 8th for make up sessions before I leave town.
For Raleigh/Durham families your session will be moved to the following day (SUNDAY) same time and location
Can we use our slot for Maternity or Couples photos?
f you are expecting your first or celebrating your love, you are welcome to book these Autumn Mini Sessions!
Is there a limit on how many can come to the session?
since we are limited on time only immediate family is welcome to your session slot (ie. parents and children) If you would like to include grandparents or share you session with other family, just let me know and we can upgrade your session to an Extended family session this Fall and customize it to a location and time that works for the whole family!