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Milly L. Fresh 48

A Rainy Day First Meeting at Home

| Milly L. Fresh 48 Story

A huge part of a birth story is the moments after. The moments of coming home and meeting the loved ones that will forever surround you. This story seriously melts my heart every time I look through these photos. The moments this little brand new baby girl met her big brother. It was everything you want in a first meeting. 

Amber and Chad were awesome, they got home from the hospital a day or so after bringing this little one into the world. They took the time to wash up relax and introduce little Milly to her new surroundings. And they planned to have little Elias come meet his little sister the following day and have me there to photograph the genuine and real reactions and love that was poured out. Now toddlers are often the hardest kids to react the way you may want. I always encourage parents to have pretty low expectations when it comes to first meetings and fresh 48s because thats just a whole lot of change for little mind. But since Amber and Chad are incredible documentary photographers, they knew exactly what they were getting. They wanted to full joy, crazy antics, tantrums and true life that now being a family of 4 would bring. 

The moment Elias got home he ran straight to his mom, snuggled in on her and asked for a snack. There was no notice of little Milly sitting in the center of the room, he was right in his mode and it was so sweet to see. After getting his chicken nuggets (a must) Chad prompted him a bit to go explore the living room. Those reactions were seriously priceless. He was curious, joyful and a little shocked. When Amber went to feed little Milly, Elias was so focused on her not eating mommy and insisted she eat some of his nuggets. It was seriously the cutest thing, him shoving chicken nuggets towards them, even laying them in her little basinet as a tempting lure away from his mom. 

I think it was important to let Elias do his thing. Find some joy and get back to his energetic self. So we all followed him into his room where we watched him find wonder and normalcy amongst his balloons. The beauty of this moment was watching Chad and Amber in their pure patience. There was no "right" way for Elias to react except the way he did.  

As our session continued there was a serious storm rolling in, clouding up all the windows. in order to get enough light I suggested we take some photos outside while the rain still wasn't coming down. It was peaceful to see the clouds roll in and daddy cuddling his brand new baby. It was also adorable when their sweet neighbor came by to drop of treats and meet their new little girl. We were out there maybe 10 minutes before the wind picked up and swept us back inside but those moments of joy and family sitting on their porch were truly some of my favorites. 

I love this session because it really takes you through the story. The first meeting to the processing little brain of a new big brother. In so many ways Home fresh 48s may be the way to go. Especially when you have older siblings, those moments of first meeting can be all over the place but what better place to do them, than in the comfort of their own surroundings. Letting those new big brothers and sisters work through the change and joy they feel all while surrounded by the normal home they know. 

If you want to see the first part of this story (little MIlly's birth) go check out the story HERE it also includes a short film with clips from this Fresh 48 session! 

Milly L Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Hey Starlena,   I hope this message finds you well! I wanted to get back in touch and see if you had any questions about the pricing guide or info I sent over.  I'd love to be apart of telling your beautiful birth story, these moments of parenthood are truly precious and unlike anything else.  Feel free to be in touch whenever you get a chance and congrats again on your pregnancy!  Sincerely, Hanna
Milly L. Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photography
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Milly L Home Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

Alex & John

Alex & John: Fall Wedding in Downtown Joplin, MO

I love how Wedding days are sometimes simply the beautiful celebration of a love story. It's not the first day or the last but the gathering of all the people you love to watch you truly commit yourself to another person. You get to honor the friends and family who have walked by your side through life and gift a beautiful party to the community created when two lives unite. I love that about weddings! Especially when they are as laid back, fun and beautiful as Alex and John's day. I'm excited to finally share it as they approach almost 5 months of marriage!

We started the day at Alex's family home. It was filled to the brim with family, wedding party, dogs, babies and so much pure energy and love. I remember walking in to find Alex completely calm, maybe a little overwhelmed by the rain starting to drop outside or the last minute details but her spirit was light and joyful.

We took some time to shut out the chaos and just have a moment with her and her sweet mom to get the wedding dress on. Those moments in her mom's bedroom really resonated with me. Thinking about all the times I'm sure her mom helped her dress growing up as a little girl and now being able to fasten the last button on her elegant wedding dress. 

All the while John was on the hunt for his tie :P He found it just in time to do their First look in the hiking path behind their house. It was a little muddy and the rain had started to drizzle but John and Alex were just so ready to see each other I'm not sure they even noticed. Those moments were sweet, intimate and quick as the rain started to really pour and we rain back to the house for cover. 

Next stop was downtown Joplin. A place I honestly had not been but was truly impressed by. I love big cities but there is something always so charming about the small town city center streets. A handful of old buildings and beautiful old architecture. Alex and John had their wedding at the Ramsey in downtown Joplin. Brick walls, old stairs and floor to ceiling windows! The said their vows in front of all the people they loved and were married by Alex's grandfather. It was beautiful to see the way he saw his granddaughter and was emotional about giving her away with so much care and joy. 

After the ceremony I always love to grab the couple and take them out of the chaos for a minute. Let them take in the new world they've just entered of marriage. I love to see the'r overflowing laughter and affection just spill out once they've run back down the aisle. I took Alex and John on a walk through downtown. We walked along the charming city streets just as the sun was beginning to set. 

The night was filled with words of love and support from speeches and hugs, to cheesecake from the gods, dancing till your sweaty and groomsmen that made me laugh almost off my stool. it was wonderful way to end a beautiful day of love.

So excited for John and Alex as they enter into this wonderful season of marriage. I wish them the best on their 5 monthiversary and can't wait to see the story that continues to unfold for their family. I hear they've been adding to it with pets every couple months. 

See their Downtown Kansas City engagement Session Here! Filled with an adorable golden retriever, city views and cuddling in a library!

Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Alex and John's Joplin, MO Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer

Mothers Day Special

Motherhood Sessions Special : In Celebration of Mothers Day

Growing up my mom was always the creative type, an artist and nurturer at heart. She always had a paint brush in hand, craft project in process or camera up ready to capture our life. 

She valued documenting our everyday moments before it was even in style. We even have these videos from back in the 90s of when we were all little ones. She would wake us each up with the video camera and capture everything we did in those 24 hours, from potty training to preschool to putting us to bed at night. Her love for just making a record of our family history has been something that has stuck with me my entire life. 

I remember though that while she captured life as art in a beautiful way, she struggled herself to get in front of the camera. She always wanted to be the person taking the photos of our family road trips, spaghetti covered faces and even the one to volunteer to snap the group photo at Disney world. She avoided being in the frame as much as possible.

 She is in no way a rare case and I can admit I’ve gotten that gene too. Once I started to become a photographer it made it that much harder for me to force myself in front of it. It’s weird how walls come up and how safe it feels to be in control of capturing the moment rather than being present in it. I think as women we all have a bit of anxiety when it comes to being seen and photographed. 

Especially as moms, the moments that you are spending with your littles and being present just don’t usually feel like your most glamorous. We can all agree parenthood isn’t perfect, and that mistakes and messes are made. But these seasons of childhood, raising your kiddos and documenting those in between moments have such an importance. Remembering the way you routinely woke your little ones up each morning, the way you took your kiddos to school with coffee in one hand and your youngest sleeping in the carseat, the sweet giggles that fill the house at bath time or the way your kiddos love to play outside until dark.

So for this Mother's Day instead of offering mini sessions or mommy and me sessions I thought I'd offer simply a few new types of Motherhood sessions with a limited time discount in honor of Mother's Day.

$150 off any Motherhood Session

A session that captures your family at it's most comfortable and captures your gifts as a mother at their most vulnerable, real and beautiful.

I'll be offering this limited time discount for my 2 new Motherhood Sessions (listed below) as well as my standard Newborn session and In Home Maternity Session. 

Book Anytime between now and May 13th for the discount! Gift cards are available for those who want to give these precious memories as a gift to the celebrated mother in their life! 

Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions Mothers Day Special | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family Photographer

The Day in the Life Session: Capturing 4-5 hours of your day to day life from waking up your littles in the morning to tucking them in at night. This is a chance to get beautiful documentary style photos of this unforgettable season of motherhood.

$750 - Includes 50 fully edited photos with print release 

Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer

 

The moments of motherhood Session: Capturing 2-3 hours of your day. In your home or back yard. This is all about comfortable celebration of your candid and beautiful lifestyle. These are perfect for any season, any age and any time of day. 

$400 - includes 30 fully edited images with print release

 

Mothers Day Special | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and Family Photography
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer

Newborn Session: Capturing 1-2hours of that beautiful and unforgettable newborn stage. This can be scheduled anytime between the 1-4 week mark after birth. Celebrating those intimate sweet moments of your family gaining a new little life. These are done all in home. 

$200 - Include 20 fully edited images with print release 

To see what Newborn Sessions are like with Hanna Hill photography check out these recent blogs! 

Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Motherhood Sessions | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer

In Home Maternity & Motherhood Sessions: Capturing 1 hour in your home celebrating that growing baby bump or precious motherhood bond. Perfect for expecting moms, mom's just coming home from their birth who want an intimate picture of their postpartum journey or even moms who just want to celebrate their close bond of breastfeeding or bottle feeding. 

(Herbal & Milk Baths may have an added charge for supplies)

$125 - 10 fully edited images 

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Motherhood Sessions Mothers Day Special | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family Photographer
Motherhood Sessions Mothers Day Special | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family Photographer

All session pricing listed is with discount include. Gift cards are available to be paid in full at purchase and can be used to schedule a session any time within the 2018 calendar year. This discount will only be applied to sessions booked or gift cards purchased between April 10th and May 13th. 

Standard Family Sessions In home and outdoors are $300 for 45 minutes. They include 12 fully edited images and print release! (these sessions can be booked at any time but are not subject to the Mother's Day discount) 

Jessica & Zane

Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Session

Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Maternity Photographer

There something so precious about those last few months of pregnancy. So much waiting, excited, worry and emotion. Especially for first time parents, it's like stepping into the beautiful unknown. There is definitely beauty in capturing the outdoors, celebrating the seasons and creating joy against a natural background but truthfully the contentedness of home never fails. While the moments outside are stunning the story being told during an in home session is hard to compete with. 

I loved getting to meet Zane and Jessica a few months back for their in home maternity session. To get to capture there relationship and space before baby arrived. 

Their little one is actually already here and I got to photograph the Fresh 48 Session for that as well and I can't wait to share it. I love being able to tell the two sides of the story from the waiting  game to the newborn stage and all the beautiful details in between. 

If you're thinking about having this beautiful season of Pregnancy photographed don't hesitate to reach out, I'd love to get a session for you on the schedule. This season is such a beautiful one.

waiting for little baby to arrive snuggled up on the bed with window light Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer 
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Jessica & Zane In Home Maternity Photography | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh 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