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Titus L: Birth Story Revisited

Titus L. : Birth Story Revisited | 1 Year later

One year ago today this little one was brought into the world. Photographing births has always been a deep passion of mine; one that truly felt reignited by this little guy's birth. I remember walking out the hospital the morning he was born and literally jumping because I had finally been reunited with my passion. Watching Ellen fiercely work through her contractions, make hard choices, fight through the exhaustion while still maintaining this pure sense of peace and joy that she would soon meet her son was just the amount of empowerment I needed to see. Whatever fear she felt she continuously fought against it. I remember the room being filled with their birth playlist which was this incredible mixture of soft hymns and the most joyful gospel music you can think of. I remember how after sleeping in the hospital room all night we woke up to this gorgeous morning light. I remember looking up to see Jaremy just holding Ellen's hand, laughing and praying with her knowing that their little boy would be there soon. That morning light made each photo and moment that much more hopeful and captivating. It streamed through the room just as Titus was brought earth side and I remember thinking "my god, this job is everything." 

You may be wondering, why is Hanna rewriting and sharing a blog post from one year ago when she is 15-30 blog posts behind. Well thats a great question. I realized that in one year my passion for birth photography has grown like a wildfire in my spirit. My style and desire to capture that authentic, raw emotion that is present in every sacred birthing space has only solidified. That spirit and style was just re-beginning when I wrote this story last year. I was just remembering a passion I held a little captive in my heart. Without even reason I found myself going back through this birth and finding new details and moments I had lost when I posted it before. I found myself reworking the color, light and composition and wanted to be able to share it again in celebration of both growth as a business and my passion for this work. This new blog for me is a reflection, reinvigoration of an already beautiful story just with a new perspective one year later. I obviously won't be able to reblog every birth each year as my style grows and changes but there really was something so special about this birth that made me feel pretty much just called to re share and retell it in a new way. 

If you want to take a look at last years orignal post you can do so through this link.

http://www.hannahillphotography.com/blog-1/2017/3/8/titus-l-birth-story

You'll see that I've added a lot more moments never before shared. It's crazy how much can change in 1 year. Cheers to little Titus today on his first birthday! 

mother labors in hospital birth story Duke Medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother breathes through hard contractions labor waves hospital birth Duke Medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mom uses the restroom to help keep things moving during labor hospital birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Dad gives back rubs to laboring wife during long hard birth waves contractions hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
watching the heart tones of baby throughout the birth story hospital birth duke regional medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
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dad watches in awe of his beautiful wife strongly going through contractions and labor in the early morning | North Carolina birth photographer | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
dad husband watches over his wife as show moves through contractions labor waves birthing hospital birth duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom begins to move through contractions in the morning hospital birth duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother lies in bed summoning peace and serenity throughout her labor and contractions hospital birth Duke regional medical center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds on to the bed as she breathes through an intense contraction, close up on hand with tattoo of her husbands initial hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
husband prays over his wife while she fears pain during her labor and birth he gives her peace and comfort hospital birth North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
strong momma takes a breath in between contractions taking in the morning knowing baby will be there soon hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mom smiles at her husband knowing baby will be here soon and taking a breath in between contractions | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
husband and wife hold hands talking while in between contractions labor pains birth waves | Hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother feels the contraction intensely but stays strong and perseverant through her labor waves | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
peaceful momma breathing through contractions hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
morning light fills the birthing space a mom gets ready to bring baby earth side | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
The empowered strength of this gorgeous mother as she moves through the last contractions of her birth completely in the zone in tune with her laboring body | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
dad comforts his wife as she reaches transition of her birth and labor contractions | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mother begins pushing during labor bringing baby closer to her with each contraction | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom changes position during pushing to feel comfortable and bring baby out safely and quickly | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina Birth Photography 
baby is finally placed on mom's chest moments after baby is brought into the world, with a little cone head and pink skin | hospital birth story Duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom lets out an emotional expression seeing baby for the first time while dad watches on with love and joy, that beautiful first moment as a family of three | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
those first moments of quieting her little one as he transitions from womb to earthside life their in his mother's arms as dad looks on with so much joy and adoration | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby close to her chest as the umbilical cord releases it's remaining nutrients and blood to their little one | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby's fingers grasp their mother's finger for the first time while both parents smile down with joy and emotion | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Baby looks up in wonder at the world he was brought into with his little wrinkly fingers in his mothers arms | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby snuggles up in moms arms right after being born earth side little wet baby headed curls| hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother smiling with joy holding her brand new baby against her chest hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby toes feet reaching out from under the hospital blanket right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby on her chest breathing in the knowledge of motherhood | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby fist and fingernails as he is weighed and examined for the first time | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
little baby getting first exams there in the hospital with little birth baby curls hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby getting his head measured hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby against her chest keeping him warm right after birth | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby keeps warm against mothers chest right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby meets grandmother for the first time right after he is born and brought into mom's arms | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby close looking out the window reflecting on this motherhood journey | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
dad holds son skin to skin to make a beautiful connection with him right after birth | Hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby looks up at his dad with so much wonder and love as he experiences skin to skin with him after birth | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby and dad skin to skin right after birth | Hospital birth story Duke Regional medical center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby looks up at the world while skin to skin with his dad | hospital birth story natural Duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby and dad skin to skin looking into each others eyes | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby is given back to mom to try and breast feed for the first time | Hospital birth story | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom and baby work on their first latch there in the hospital bed right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina birth photography 
baby breast feeds for the first time getting nutrients and milk from his mother first latch | Hospital natural birth photography Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina birth photography 
milk drunk baby looking at the world, his mom | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom and baby work through breast feeding there in the hospital room while Dady texts in excitement the news of their baby | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 

Kristin & Travis : Lee's Summit, MO Engagement

Sometimes you get out shooting with a couple unsure of how it will turn out but the rush of relaxation comes over you as soon as you realize how chill and funny the couple is. Kristin and Travis are so much fun to interact with, they have been together for such a good chunk of time you can just feel the best friendship they share. We discovered some crazy beautiful spots on our lakeside adventure and the cloudy day just added to the richness of color. So excited for these two as they continue on their sweet journey as a couple.

Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session
Kristin & Travis Lee's Summit, Mo Engagement | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Engagement session | Kansas City wedding photographer | Raleigh wedding photographer | Raleigh photographer | durham engagement photographer | North Carolina wedding photographer | north Carolina | Greensboro | chapel hill photographer | midwest photographer | east coast photographer | wedding photography | engaged | she said yes | love story | lifestyle photographer | artistic and emotive photography | black and whites | dramatic art photography | woodland session | adventure session | greens cloudy days spring session

Christmas 2016: a Series of Black and White Portraits

One of my favorite parts about marrying into my husbands family has been getting to celebrate holidays with all the littles. It makes days like Christmas magical again. Since we aren't at the baby having place yet its always great (and exhausting) to get a little dose of it over the holidays. For this Christmas we locked ourselves in a cabin for 5 days with 7 adults, 4 littles and endless amounts of games. 

My 3 neices made adventure out of every nook and fixture in the whole cabin. So of course I wanted to capture it all. I hope one day they look back on these photos with joy that these types of family traditions and togetherness were capture with such detail and care. I honestly just treasure getting to see their personalities evolve with each year.  So a series of black and white portraits just made since. 

Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | Black and white portrait of my niece by the window
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my neice dancing like no one is watching
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece waiting for breakfast
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | this kid kills with hi5:00am wake up call and fat kissable cheeks
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography| We could seriously not get enough of this cabin in Branson, MO it was perfect for our family to have space together and space on our own
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my neice
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | lounging is no joke when it comes to the Holidays
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography| Some of the Litte ones did not want to be quiet during nap time, Neither did I 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my neice as she is
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece with her mother
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece with an idea
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece in the doorway
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece during her quiet time
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait in black and white of my niece on her way
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my nephew with his mother
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | going stir crazy in black and white while in a cabin for 5 days straight with some adorable crazy little ones! Merry Christmas Photos 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece excited for Christmas
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my niece opening up her gifts on Christmas Morning
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece on Christmas morning 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece on Christmas morning 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece with her new toys 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a portrait of my nephew in black and white
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece on Christmas morning
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece on Christmas morning 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece with her mother
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my nephew
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece relaxing upside down
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece 
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my nieces playing in the shower stall
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my nephew learning to crawl
Christmas 2016 | Hannahill Photography | Branson, MO | Documentary Family Photography | a black and white portrait of my niece playing with her toys