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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 

The Carter Family

The Carter Family: Summer in the Backyard | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO

Sometimes you meet a person and they just stick in your mind. I met Shannon (momma of this crazy bunch) while shooting a birth earlier this year. She is an incredible doula, mom and personality. She had mentioned her family of 5 extroverted little ones and her awesome husband who she just couldn't be more thankful for.

I had always wanted to capture the beautiful chaos that comes from a big family. I am one of 6 so the joy and stress and chaos was a very familiar concept. I wanted to document those moments of joy and collision that siblings bring. And I wanted to capture the sweet moments of Summer, being home with everyone having to get your energy out by jumping on a trampoline or running in the yard. It takes me back and I just adore the energy and celebration of life that the Carter family has. they are free of expectations or intense limits. The kids are creative and loud and chaotic together. They were are similar to buzzing electrons around their parents feeding off the energy, attention and love they give off. I just love being able to capture the real emotions, moments and fierceness of everyday life. This is just a small glimpse into what a day is like for the Carter family, its authentic and celebratory. 

Capturing these Summer memories is priceless. This is one of those beautiful seasons of life you will always remember and having photos of the joy and family chaos are irreplaceable. 

Siblings having fun on the trampoline after dressing themselves in their favorite fun outfits.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
Kids leave there shoes in the grass while they jump on the trampoline in the Backyard.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The family cuddles together on the trampoline, everyone showing their little personalities.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest little boy climbs off the trampoline.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Dad and all the little boys play with a ball on the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The only little girl in the family jumps to her hearts content on the trampoline in her favorite pink tutu.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest zipping up the trampoline entrance in black and white.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom watches the kids with her coffee, so much joy in her eyes.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom and two of her kiddos sitting on the hammock, the young  daughter is explaining something very intense to mom.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom and daughter cuddle on the hammock in the backyard  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Siblings fight on the trampoline with so much joy in black and white   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The young girl playing on the trampoline through the net.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The littlest son getting bounced on the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The oldest son jumping on the trampoline from the angle of the top of the trees.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The little girl gets on the trampoline with her siblings.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest holds a ball in the backyard protecting it from his siblings, in black and white.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom gets on the trampoline to jump with her kids.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest lays on the trampoline in the middle of his family.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The family gathers together on the trampoline laughing about something silly.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Jumping from the trampoline in black and white.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The little girl talks loudly as she walks around the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The family bounces on the trampoline in black and white with their first home in the background.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest boy cuddles on the hammock with his brother.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The youngest son and his brother cuddle together on the hammock  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
the whole family cuddle together in front of their first home in black and white.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The father jokes around with his two oldest sons sitting on their back porch in front of their first home.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
A father w=hols his little girl affectionately as she looks at the camera with her favorite lip gloss  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom and daughter cuddle together on the back porch in front of their first home in black and white.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Daughter puts on lipgloss for her mother in black and white.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom holds son in a joking baby pose on the backyard porch in front of their first home.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom's coffee cup  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Dad cuddles their little wild man son in a mom of calm.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The whole family laughs together on the back porch  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom cuddles her son in black and white  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
one son climbing on the hammock with his mother.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom and dad laugh together as their children run around in the backyard.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary
Mom and dad laugh together as their children run around in the backyard.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The youngest son portrait in black and white   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
Little girl climbing out of the trampoline zipper  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
A real moment of siblings in black and white  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
Mom comforts her youngest in the backyard  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The little girl jumps high in black and white  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The youngest boy plugs his ears amongst the chaotic loudness of his siblings.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
Little girl takes her shoes off at the base of the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
Watching dad jumping on the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The two oldest sons running on the trampoline.   The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
A view of the family on the trampoline through the net  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 
The family laughing and cuddling together on the trampoline in black and white.  The Carter Family : Summer in the Backyard | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | Family photography lifestyle photographer | Wedding photographer Durham North Carolina Raleigh | Birth photographer Documentary 

The Baskett Family

The Baskett Family : Kansas City Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography 

Sometimes the sun reflects on the best moments. It just adds drama and color on to the warmest family moments; the laughter of little ones and the sweet affection of parents. It was truly an honor to get to capture this sweet family again. I met them when their little girl had just been born and they wanted to capture their sweet everyday moments at home.

You can see their previous sessions here and here. Now little Isabella is obviously a grown up cute little bundle of laughter and serious stares. its so sweet being able to capture her little personality as it grows. William of course is growing in his little personality as well and just loves to explore and be the center of attention. Excited to watch this family grow and capture their joy.

A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little boy being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Basket Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO
A family sits at sunset with their little girl being adorable | English Landing Park | Family photographer based in Raleigh Durham North Carolina |The Baskett Family Sunset Session | Hanna Hill Photography | Kansas City, MO

Big News & Summer Schedule | Hannahill Photography

Hannahill Photography has crazy, sad and wonderful news. Chris and I are moving back to the South East. We will be moving ourselves over to Durham, North Carolina at the end of the summer, so Chris can start his Masters degree at Duke University. This is crazy and wonderful and so sad to leave my amazing clients, families, couples and community here in Kansas City. A lot is unknown about Hannahill Photography during this transition but I'll be photographing as much as humanly possible.

Kansas City has been such a wonderful place for our first years of marriage and we will miss our people here so dearly.  For those of you with Weddings in the Fall on my calendar don't worry for a second, flights are already booked for me to come back in the Fall and with that will be days open for Fall family sessions as well. These days will be limited but available to all my awesome previous clients and those who have been waiting for the Fall to arrive to snag a Hannahill Photography session. 

While it really saddens me to leave KC we are actually super excited about North Carolina and all the possibilities there. If you know anyone over that way feel free to send them my email cause I'll be on the hunt for people to grab a cup of coffee with. 

If you are wanting;

|    A session this Summer before the big move feel free to check out the Summer Schedule below

|    if you'd like to be the first to know about the Autumn Schedule and availability send me a message  HERE (be sure to just say, please add me to email list for Autumn) and I'll be sure to send you an email once those dates are available; this will give you first dibs on the Limited Mini Session Slots this Fall! 

|   or Just info about prices, mini sessions, ect. message me HERE or scroll to the bottom for our Frequently asked Questions & Answers

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Summer Schedule: 

 

June: 

14th-16th | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available 

17th-18th | Sunset Sessions Available 

19th-23 | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available 

24th | Mini Session Day

Morning Sessions will be held at  Ironwoods Park

7:00am - 7:30am | OPEN

7:45am - 8:15am | OPEN

Sunset Sessions will be held at Longview Lake, Lees Summit 

7:15pm - 7:45pm | OPEN

8:00pm - 8:30pm | OPEN

26th-28th | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available in TALLAHASSEE,FL

To Reserve any of these Dates Inquire HERE with name, time and day 

July 

10th-15th | Morning & Evening Sessions Available 

 

To Reserve any of these Dates Inquire HERE with name, time and day

Big News & Summer Schedule | Hannahill Photography

Frequently asked Questions:

 

What is the difference between Mini Sessions & Morning/Evening Sessions? 

There are a few key differences between these two sessions.

Morning/Evening Sessions are:

  • Our full 1 hour sessions
  • These can be newborn, in home, outdoor, documentary style or just in a location you love and want a session at. 
  • These are for immediate family only but if you'd like the include the extended family there is only a $25 charge per pair added. 
  • They include 50+ fully edited images sent to you in an online gallery for you to download, share and make prints with
  • Standard Family Sessions are $250 but feel free to message me HERE to get a copy of our Investment guide with all of the different types of sessions, whats included and their cost. 

Mini Sessions are: 

  • 30 minutes long from "hello" to "all finished" and you need to be at least 5 minutes early to insure you get all of your allotted time because these sessions are booked back to back.
  • They are held at a predetermined location depending on the time and day you choose. 
  • They include 20 fully edited images sent to you in an online gallery for you to download, share and make prints with. 
  • They cost $150 and the full payment is due to reserve your slot.

What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?

Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas are fun! I understand that it’s not feasible for all situations.  If the weather is looking “questionable,” I will check in with you and we will determine if our session will take place or should be rescheduled.  Due to a very limited booking schedule, I do my absolute best to hold sessions on your reserved day and time.  If we have to cancel due to POURING rain, most likely your session will be moved to the following day, SUNDAY same place and time. 

Do you use "Props" or "Pinterest" shot lists?

My style is not like everyone else’s, my hope is always to give you real life photos. Our sessions are very organic and laid back. If you like my photographs, what you're seeing is a reflection of this...I don't want the end result to feel contrived. I really strive to connect with each family, and photograph in a way that feels right with each family. 

But one prop I always suggest is bringing a blanket! I will in every session ask you guys to sit, either on the grass or ground so it's always helpful to have a blanket for everyone to cuddle and land on. 

When will my images be ready?

All sessions take 1-3 weeks to process after the date of your session. 

 

If You Have More Questions Or You Wish To Book, Request a Reservation Here with the day and time

Inquire Early For Most Availability.

 

Paul O. : Lifestyle Newborn Session

Paul O. : Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hanna Hill Photography

I was there the moment this little guy came into the world. Immediately the room filled with joy and love because this little guy was finally here. A couple weeks after he made his arrival I got to chill with him again.  Those first couple weeks at home are hard and beautiful. I love being able to photograph this precious time in the parenting process. Yes it feels it may never end but it will and you will wonder where the time went! Cheers to this new family and this adroable little boy!

Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home | black and white photo of mom and dad enjoying there sweet newborn in the nursery 
Baby in the crib looking out at the world from his a family quilt | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
A shot of the adorable mint colored eclectic nursery | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO
Mother breasfeeding her child by the windo light in black and white | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
A moment with little newborn cuddled up with family | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Father and son photo, becoming a father | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Mother and newborn son sweet moment with eyes open | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
 capturing those little details all throughout the nursery of your newborn | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO
A moment of peace with the whole family before the window in black and white | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Bath time with the family, first bath at home | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Bath time over a the sink, newborn bathtime, first bath at home | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Only child with mother in black and white cuddling with mom moment by the window | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Baby in crib kicking his feet, focus on the little details in those firs couple weeks | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Father and son moment reading a book a bout math | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Father and newborn son sweet moment cuddled together reading in black and white | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
The whole family adoring their little son in peackcock newborn swaddle | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Mother and newborn son cuddle together by the window, kiss on the head | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Father and newborn son snuggle together, close up of baby hand and baby hair | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Sweet family shot with newborn son smiling at one another | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home
Father and newborn son sweet moment together in black and white | Paul O Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hannahill Photogrraphy | Kansas City, MO | Family photography in home