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Breastfeeding Celebration Sessions

Breast Feeding Celebration Sessions : Mini Session Dates Listed Below

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

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

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

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

Breastfeeding Outdoor Mini Sessions 

$160

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

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

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

 

Monday, August 20th 2018

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

4.    6:00PM - 6:20PM | CLOSED

5.    6:30PM – 6:50PM | CLOSED

6.    7:00PM - 7:20PM | CLOSED

 (Sunset is 7:50PM.)

Friday, August 31st 2018

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

 1. 9:00AM  – 9:20AM | CLOSED

 2. 9:30AM – 9:50AM  | CLOSED

 

Request Here with Date and Time

 

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

Checkout the 2 motherhood session options Below!

Real Motherhood Home Sessions

$250

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

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

Perfect for mom's celebrating,

Their Post Partum body

The end of their nursing journey

Tandem Nursing 

Or anything truly specific to you that you want to celebrate

 

 

Breastfeeding Bath Sessions

$275

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

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

Perfect for mom's looking for a, 

Milk Bath Session

Herbal Bath Session

(all supplies included and brought to your home)

 

 

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

 

 

 

Why Birth Photography?

Why Birth Photography?

Why Birth Photography is For Every Kind of Woman

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