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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

Samuel M. : Newborn

Samuel M. In Home Lifestyle Newborn Session |

Raleigh Birth & Newborn Photographer 

"I hope you don't mind

that I put down in words

how wonderful life is,

now you're in the world"

-Elton John

Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer

You may not be an Elton John fan but that song still to this day plays in my head when I photograph newborn sessions. Pretty much any session with babies where it feels like the whole world has just changed because that little one is finally here. Even as a photographer I can feel the shift each time I come into a family's home to photograph the sweet newborn season. Things are quieter, messier and oh so much slower. It's a beautiful thing when a new baby can help a family slow down and take stock of the joy and gifts they have.

Yes of course along with this transition and joy comes exhaustion and change but with Samuel's  Newborn session the main thing I kept thinking was, this little one has brought so much joy and peace. He has filled a space in this home that was once empty. As the bright morning light poured in all around our session, little Samuel dozed off to sleep. It was serene, he wasn't too fussy and he truly wanted simply be close to his mom and dad. It was a beautiful thing to watch. 

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions have such an energy and personality to them and I love that. Everything from the way they decorate their home to their affectionate touches all plays into this beautiful story of their family. These are candid celebrations of who Samuel is and how his joyful childhood will continue and I get to be the first to capture that part of their story. It's a true honor. 

If you'd like more information about booking your Newborn Session simply Say Hello Here

Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer
Samuel M Lifestyle Newborn | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer | Durham Birth Photographer

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

Ethan J: Newborn

Ethan J.: Lifestyle Newborn Session 

The joy on this little baby's face says it all. I can't get over the love and comfort I felt when I walked into the Jones home. Those first couple weeks after baby is welcomed home are exhausting, hard and new but being able to capture their love for little Ethan was totally worth it. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they really are all about capturing mom, dad and baby in their element during some of the most vulnerable and joyful weeks of their life. You don't want to miss a single giggle from baby and you live so presently to all of their needs. I love how photography can be there to celebrate the present. To help you take a breath and see the beautiful parts of the life you're living. Even when it's exhausting and new there is so much to cherish. 

If you are looking to capture these precious first weeks after your little one arrives with laid back celebration feel free to reach out! I'd love to capture your story!

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baby lets out a sweet smile during his in home newborn session with new mom and dad | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Birth Family and newborn photographer 
Little baby toes during a sweet in home newborn session | Hanna Hill photography | Raleigh birth family newborn photographer
new daddy gives a sweet kiss on his little newborn's head during an in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth family newborn photographer 
new mom and dad look sweetly at their little yawning newborn during their in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth family photographer
mom and dad look adoringly at their little newborn during an in home lifestyle newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth family newborn photographer
sweet moment with Dady and baby hands during an in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth family newborn photographer
mom and dad adoring their newborn during their in home newborn session | hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer
Sweet snuggly moment with dad and baby during an in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer | Raleigh newborn photogrpaher
baby yawns while in daddy's arms during an in home lifestyle newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer Raleigh newborn photographer
baby toes during an in home lifestyle newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer Raleigh newborn photographer
sweet baby looking around in wonder during his in home newborn session | hanna Hill photography | Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Raleigh birth and family photographer
baby's little outfit for his session with his nickname little peanut | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer | Raleigh newborn photographer
mom holding her sweet newborn during their in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer | Raleigh newborn photographer
sweet baby hair and motherhood moment during an in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer | Raleigh newborn photographer 
a sweet moment with dad and baby during an in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and a family photographer | Raleigh newborn photographer
sweet little newborn on the bed staring at the camera during an lifestyle in home newborn session | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photographer | Raleigh newborn photographer

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