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Fall Mini Sessions 2019

Raleigh Family Photography

September 21st | Fall Mini Session Day

Hanna Hill Photography | Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill Family Photographer


Fall Mini Sessions 2019 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer | Durham Family Photography | Chapel Hill Family Photography

What a crazy 2019 it’s been so far. Chris and I found out we are expecting our first baby right at the beginning of the year which really shook everything up for us! But we are so excited for our little to join the adventure sometime this Fall! This is why we will only be having ONE Mini session day this year. The big day is September 21! And there will only be a few slots available so if you are considering a session in NC this year, now is the time to grab your slot!

Each year I love getting a chance to reconnect with past families and meet new parents too! These 30 minute Mini sessions are such a sweet and simple way to get frame worthy pictures that celebrate the year you’ve had! I’m keeping things very laidback this year, relaxed locations and only 5 spots for the entire day.

Each Session will be 30 minutes at a location mentioned below!

They will include 6 fully edited images

with downloading and print release.

This year is just like last year, you will receive a full viewing gallery

and be able to select your favorite 6 or purchase additional files if you would like!

Mini Sessions this year are

$200

with full payment needed at contract signing to reserve your session.

All payments can be made through PayPal. 

Once you're paid up and contract signed

you'll be officially on the schedule!

Fall Mini Sessions 2019 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer | Durham Family Photography | Chapel Hill Family Photography

RALEIGH-DURHAM

SEPTEMBER 21st, SATURDAY

MORNING SESSIONS

At Brumley Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill

8:00am | OPEN

8:45am | RESERVED

9:30am | RESERVED

SUNSET SESSIONS

At Forest Hills Park, Durham

5:45pm | RESERVED

6:30pm | RESERVED

sunsets at 7:15 pm

Fall Mini Sessions 2019 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer | Durham Family Photography | Chapel Hill Family Photography

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book? 

Click one of the "Request a Date and Time Here" links above. Or Here! All session requests come through me! I'll answer questions and then send you the contract followed by the invoice for payment. All contracts must be signed and invoices paid within 24 hours of request in order to confirm your slot. Out of fairness to everyone, I cannot hold any session times beyond that point. I'll respond to requests in the order that I receive them. Please NO FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM Messages. 

What Should I wear?

This is a great question! This year I want to encourage all of my clients to really take time to get a little dressed up(while still feeling comfy) to make these incredible photos that much more special. My style of photographing is very laidback, emotive and intended to bring out the natural joy and beauty of your family, but that doesn't mean getting a little styled wont take these family moments to the next level :) I'm linking below a Pinterest board for inspiration but I would love to be in contact before then if you have some outfit combination ideas! I'll also send a couple "dos and dont's" once we are officially confirmed! 

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

What Should we bring? 

Always bring a blanket! I'll have a very neutral one in my car this year just in case but there is nothing like a family quilt or colorful throw to add a little pop of personality to your session. We will do a mixture of walking, standing, sitting, snuggling and even lying down if the organic mood strikes us, so be sure to have something to relax on other than the cold ground.

Also leave the snacks in the car or in small amounts.

But definitely bring along books or small toys if your little one may need a little distracting and you’re ok with them being in some of the images. These sessions are fun, not posey in anyway so letting them wander and explore, pick up sticks or flowers is definitely allowed (and a little encouraged!)

Can we bring our pets?

Sadly, no pets allowed this year :( If you would like to upgrade your session to a full family session to include your favorite pups, rabbits or whatever animal in your home you treasure, please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best accommodate you and your family this Fall! Unfortunately the limited time frame of these sessions just doesn't give us what we need to balance little ones, snuggles and wiggly animals. 

How many images will I receive?

Included with each session is 6 Hand-edited, high-resolution images with a personal print release. You will receive access to an online viewing gallery of edited files(25-40) for you to select your favorite 6 for download. 

You will also be able to purchase additional photos individually, in sets or purchase the entire gallery if you would like! 

How long will my session last?

Sessions will last 30-35 minutes from "hello" to "see ya soon!" It is important to be about 5-10 minutes early so that everyone is ready when we meet and prepared to walk up or down to our exact location! 

Where will the session take place?

Each "Mini Session Block" has a specific location. Where to meet will be sent at confirmation of booking or right before our session. Both spots this year have very minimal walking, Brumley Nature Preserve has a beautiful trail that will give us a few location stops while the special location within Forest Hills is an secluded yet open field that keeps things very simple!

What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?

Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas and rain coats are adorable and fun!! But, I do understand that it’s not feasible for all situations. On the day of our Session I will make the call on whether we will try and attempt or not, I will do my best to move sessions around to get everyone photographed within the day. But if the weather is truly pouring down and we have really no choice... 

All sessions will be moved to the following day (SUNDAY)

Can we use our slot for Maternity or Couples photos? 

Yes!

If you are expecting a little one or celebrating your love, you are welcome to book these Fall Mini Sessions! 

Is there a limit on how many can come to the session? 

Yes,

since we are limited on time, only the nuclear family is welcome to your session slot (ie. parents and children) If you would like to include grandparents or share you session with other members of your family, just let me know and we can upgrade your session to an Extended family session this Fall and customize it to a location and time that works for the whole family! 

Fall Mini Sessions 2019 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer | Durham Family Photography | Chapel Hill Family Photography

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?

So every year I photograph so many beautiful and fun families. Capturing these beautiful memories each years is one of my favorite parts of being a photographer. Especially when I capture the same families year after year. My hope for every session is always to tell the story of their family from the little details of their shoes to the way their little ones hug and cuddle on them with their short baby arms. But I do recognize that with each family session the time always comes to choose one or a few to go on the yearly Christmas card. Whether you are an all smiling at the camera type family or you want to use something emotional or silly for the card this year, you still are left trying to choose.

I find myself in the same boat every year and I take so many photos throughout that it takes me hours to decide and I almost always go with the 6 or more photo card, because I can be crazy indecisive. But I actually love getting and giving Christmas cards. I love being able to stay up to date with friends and family close and far. But not all Christmas card places are the same and I think printing photographs even as cards means choosing a quality place to print. I also think there are so many out their to choose from that we often stick with what we know. But while making my cards this year I did some research and was shocked at how many beautiful designs are out there. So many websites with deals to take advantage of and adorable styles to really set your Christmas cards apart. A few of these sites I've used in the past while others just look so well done I can't wait to use them in the future. I'll list them below with my own little reasons for loving their styles! 

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

1. Paper Source

So Paper source is fantastic but the past couple years I've been using Paperless Post for pretty much everything. They are perfect for invitations and e-vites but they have moved their printing to paper Source so I would definitely check them out for all of your printing needs 

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

2. Minted 

I was blown away by their designs this year. So many options for photo centric Christmas cards. They are fun and stylish and I actually decided to go with them this year. I've used their printing before and I just can't say enough about the quality you get! 

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

3. Artifact Uprising

I love this website, so many hip and stylish things to print. They also have so many great Holiday card designs this year. As I'm sure you can tell I love that minimalist style and they are definitely the best at it!

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

4. Simply to Impress

They have so many bold designs that I love. Especially if you've worked with me for photography  because the bold designs with bold color are just a perfect combination.

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

5.  Paper Culture

So many good deals while still getting stylish and fun designs. If your looking for a more budget friendly option I really think they are a great middle ground because they still have some minimalist and beautiful designs.  

Where to go for quality Christmas Cards?| Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Family Photographer

Like I said before, Christmas cards are really one of my favorite things. I love being able to choose the style and show off photos from our year. I also think doing to research for cool designs and cards takes time so hopefully putting them all in one place could be helpful. Especially if you're like me and are just getting to Christmas Cards this week. At least its not December yet :P