Heather & Tommy

Heather & Tommy: A Celebration of Motherhood

An organic floral milk bath session to commemorate their sweet breast feeding journey together.

It is almost impossible to put into words the bond of a mother and child. It is an unfathomable depth and comes in so many different forms. To take a moment and celebrate the highs and lows of these different motherhood seasons is so powerful. We often forget to even take a mental note let alone a photograph of these seasons. Breastfeeding is such a powerful part of the motherhood experience. It feels like such a raw surrender to someone else. To push your body into producing, providing and protecting in the way that feels beyond ourselves. It’s hard, it’s sacrificial but the bond is so beautiful and brief.

I loved being able to celebrate this season with Heather and Tommy. To bottle up these moments so they weren’t forgotten. To take a moment and recognize this mom in all her beauty and selflessness. To make this mom of three boys feel elegant and fun with a colorful flower crown. To recognize this little boy in all his tenderness and curiosity. And to truly capture the bond and joy that this season is for them.

Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Heather and Tommy Milk Bath Breastfeeding Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna HIll Photography | raleigh durham birth and family photographer

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 |

Hanna Hill Photography

Days for,

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. 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna HIll Photography | raleigh durham birth and family photographer

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

$200

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. 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography| Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

KANSAS CITY 

October 6th, Saturday

MORNING SESSIONS AT LOOSE PARK, KANSAS CITY

9:15am | RESERVED

10:00am | RESERVED

10:45am | RESERVED

SUNSET SESSIONS AT IRONWOODS PARK, Overland Park

5:45pm | RESERVED

 

October 7th, Sunday

SUNSET SESSIONS AT SHAWNEE MISSION PARK, Kansas City, MO

5:00pm | RESERVED

5:45 | RESERVED

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photography

RALEIGH-DURHAM

September 29th, Saturday

SUNSET SESSIONS AT THE LAKE (inquire for exact details)

(Playing in the water optional but encouraged ;)

4:30pm | RESERVED

5:15pm | RESERVED

6:00pm | RESERVED

sunsets at 6:30pm

October 20th, Saturday

MORNING SESSIONS AT Forest Hills Park, Durham

9:15am | RESERVED

10:00am | RESERVED

10:45am | RESERVED

 

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

9:15am | PENDING

10:00am | RESERVED

 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photography

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! 

https://www.pinterest.com/hannahillphotog/wardrobe-inspiration/

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? 

Yes!

If you are expecting a little one 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? 

Yes,

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! 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography| Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan K. Fresh 48

A Cozy Fresh 48 Story in Durham, NC |

Duke University Hospital

Rowan K. 

Give me all the expressive baby faces and snuggly hospital rooms! There is something so special and a little transcendent about entering a hospital space after your little one is born. It's like the exhaustion and joy, healing and contentedness are all mixed up in the air. It's a really beautiful feeling! Sometimes I'm worried to enter because it feels like bubble I'm not sure I should be apart of, but once i see the moments, the affectionate touches and snuggles. I know my purpose. I'm there to capture that bubble of a moment for you. To give you back the feeling of that space. To remind you of the sacredness of those first few hours and days together before you went home and life truly began. 

So excited to finally share the story of little Rowan. This hospital space was the perfect example of what I love about Fresh 48 sessions. First time baby and entering into a world of so much love from his mom and dad. The air was filled with hope and new life. Mom and dad were figuring things out only about 30-40 hours as parents and they were so beautifully in tune with their little one. 

If you have ever considered a Fresh 48 Story, I would love to talk! These are a perfect way to capture your unique birth journey without having to commit to full on birth photography! Your little one grows and changes so fast, capturing the little details of when they first arrived are seriously priceless! 

Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer
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Rowan K Fresh 48 Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham birth and family photographer

Jude W. Newborn

Jude W. Newborn 

Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, NC Newborn Photography

These photos have swiftly become some of my favorites. The coziness of this beautiful first time mom snuggled up with her sweet hubby and little boy, melts be every time. I met Lia and Andrew through a mutual friend and super early if I recall in their pregnancy. Lia really wanted to meet and hear details first so she could best choose the perfect session to celebrate her little one. And I loved that, I love being able to grab a cup of coffee and talk babies, birth and photography! 

It ended up being perfect that she chose an at home newborn session. Because soon after little Jude was born they all ended up moving from this sweet first home they shared as a family of three. Getting to celebrate not just those perfect little details but also the place and setting of where the memories were made always brings another level of depth and story to photos.

There was something so timeless about the style of this session, the joy on their faces and the color bring me back to the 1970s/60s and I completely love it. The whole session screams young love, first time parents, first home, and just the beginning of their long and beautiful story. One of my favorites moments (which was really this whole session:P) was when I asked if they wanted to bring little Jude outside, to get a little fresh air and celebrate the sweet season he was born in. They of course were down and those little sweet moments of them as a family of three on the steps of their home bring me so much joy. Those are the moments they will look back on when Jude goes off to college or moves out of their home for the first time. They will revel in the memories of bringing their little baby home and the sleepless nights they shared. They will cry thinking about how tiny he was and how big he has grown to be. They will be so proud to have been his parents! ... it gives me chills :)

 

If you have a little one on the way and want to celebrate with a sweet Newborn session this I would love to hear from you! 

Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Ok can we talk back up cameras? I am in a constant struggle on what next to invest in, I'd really love a 24-70mm for my Fall season of births and for my vacation to Kenya in December but my back up camera is very poor(like i'm ashamed to even say it :P) Would you invest in a nicer back up camera first? or go with the lens? My Canon 6D is only 2 years old.  Getting the back up seems like the responsible thing to do but the lens seems like the thing I want to do.  I also have big dreams of getting the Mark IV and making my 6D the back up but that wont be for another year or so to save up.  Also if I wanted to get the lens and back up what would be a good camera that runs lower price then the Canon 6D like a nicer crop sensor? would that even be worth it? ugh the debate within me is so real right now
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Jude W. Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

Breastfeeding Celebration Sessions

Breast Feeding Celebration Sessions : Mini Session Dates Listed Below

Whether you are just starting your journey or celebrating the end of this beautiful season there is no better time than now to commemorate your breastfeeding adventure. This week is World Breastfeeding Week. A time where women all over the world celebrate and acknowledge this incredible gift of motherhood that bonds us to not just our community or even our history but the whole world.

As powerful as the breastfeeding bond is, it's also hunger prevention and nutrition for so many babies all over the world. This week is not just about celebrating our rights as women to feed our baby's openly but it's also about the fact that breastfeeding is a lifesaving and poverty reducing part of the incredible motherhood journey. I am constantly blown away by the creation of the female body. It can not only grow life it can then produce enough nutrition and food to keep that child alive outside of the womb. 

Breastfeeding as a photographed subject is nothing new. It has been celebrated, recorded and documented throughout centuries from paintings, to sculpture to photographs. Seeing the history and story of all of the mother's who have gone before us and have experienced the sacrifice and bond of breastfeeding is nothing but inspirational.

In Honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month and World Breastfeeding Week I want to open up Breast feeding Mini Sessions. 

Breastfeeding Outdoor Mini Sessions 

$160

These will be quick and easy sessions for moms who just want a handful of images that celebrate their nursing journey at it's beginning, middle or end. They will be on specific days and times so be sure to reach out as soon as you can to reserve your day and time. 

These sessions will each be 20 minutes and include 5 fully edited images with print release. 

Perfect for ANY MOM who wants to celebrate this beautiful season.

 

Monday, August 20th 2018

(These sunset sessions will be held at Falls Lake, Wake Forest [special location])

4.    6:00PM - 6:20PM | CLOSED

5.    6:30PM – 6:50PM | CLOSED

6.    7:00PM - 7:20PM | CLOSED

 (Sunset is 7:50PM.)

Friday, August 31st 2018

(These will be held at Forest Hills Park, Durham [special location])

 1. 9:00AM  – 9:20AM | CLOSED

 2. 9:30AM – 9:50AM  | CLOSED

 

Request Here with Date and Time

 

For mom's wanting to celebrate their Motherhood journey at home I'm also offering special pricing for the month of August ONLY!

Checkout the 2 motherhood session options Below!

Real Motherhood Home Sessions

$250

These are perfect for mom's who want to capture this season of motherhood in a raw and beautiful way. Whether it's celebrating the postpartum ups and downs, newborn season or something particularly special to you and your story.

These sessions will each be 1 hour and include 10 fully edited images with print release

Perfect for mom's celebrating,

Their Post Partum body

The end of their nursing journey

Tandem Nursing 

Or anything truly specific to you that you want to celebrate

 

 

Breastfeeding Bath Sessions

$275

These are perfect for mom's wanting to celebrate their breastfeeding journey in the comfort of their own home, specifically their bath tub.

These sessions will each be 1 hour and include 10 fully edited images with print release.

Perfect for mom's looking for a, 

Milk Bath Session

Herbal Bath Session

(all supplies included and brought to your home)

 

 

If you have questions I would love to answer them so don't hesitate to send an email to hannahillphotography@gmail.com