maternity

Carlita & DeMarion

Raleigh-Durham Maternity Photographer

Carlita and DeMarion’s Maternity Story at Falls Lake

Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh-Durham Birth and Family Photography

Celebrating the body and beauty in motherhood is one of my favorite things. It’s peaceful, expectant and empowering. To shine a little light on the uniqueness of the pregnant body because it really is so temporary. Your body will not even look the same with the next child, pregnancy is such a powerful way to teach you how to be present and live in the changing moment.

I was honored to get to capture this hilarious and truly connected couple earlier last Summer. Their love, support and strength together was inspiring and translated with perfect ease into their birth space (which I also got to capture and will be sharing that story soon) DeMarion is a joker and so in love with his wife that taking photos of their emotions and excitement was one of my easiest jobs from 2018 :P And Carlita well you can see how stunning and well fitted to her beautiful pregnant body she was. She had a grace and power that just shown through each frame.

They were both open to adventure and wanted to capture the beauty of the bare bump (my favorite thing in all maternity sessions.) We all were battling the water early one Sunday morning (me with my full camera gear, being a risk taker for no reason, waist deep in the water, shorts completely soaked :P) I just wanted us all to feel the water and get a little carried away with the natural setting.

They told me later after I chose this spot, that they had come here countless times before they were married, for dates and long talks. It brought even more significance to the natural beauty of Falls Lake, to know that they had a history here and were making more memories by celebrating their growing little girl here too.

Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography
Carlita Maternity Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | Lifestyle Maternity Photography

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 Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session

Every time I work with a family with a toddler I'm extremely happy that my style is documentary based. Not because toddlers are always impossible but because this is the time when their little personalities are growing and becoming. They have faces for every thought that comes into their heads and so much unabashed love for those around them. Thats simply not a story you can tell through a handful for perfect smiley portraits. 

I got the chance to photograph this fun family a couple weeks back as they excitedly anticipate the coming of their new little one. I love being able to capture this little season of time when their little boy is still an only child and mom and dad are trying to fill him with as much attention as they can before their baby girl comes and shakes up their whole world. 

The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session 
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session
The Ostertag Family : In Home Maternity & Family Session | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Documentary photography motherhood session in home lees summit toddler session expecting a new little one | cute pregnancy | Maternity session

Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session

Sometimes you meet clients that you just hit it off with. Those are really the best sessions because all of us feel comfortable and fun and truly "out of comfortability comes creativity." I should coin that phrase because it's been a mantra all throughout my creative life. I love feeling laid-back and relaxed when I'm shooting, it's not because I'm not taking it seriously but because I get to actually be the artist you hired rather than a pressurized contractor. But i digress :)

This session with Claire and Brandon was definitely the most ideal from the comfyin home setting to all of us just having enough in common to never let the conversation lull. They are new to the Kansas City area just like me so I feel like we hit it off even more. I even thought, they should meet my husband, we would have so much fun grabbing drinks sometime. But mostly I just couldn't get over the sweet excitement they had about having their first little one. They were laughing and teasing about what to name her and Claire's supposed pregnancy brain. It kind of made me realize that in home maternity sessions are seriously the best of both worlds.

Don't get me wrong I do love the little kids with their energy and personality but sometimes trying to tame a rambunctious child is draining. But having a little one to at least talk about and focus on was just the perfect way to bring out all the feels from excitement to nerves to that sweet look you share with your partner that says, "dude we made a human being". I've decided to start calling these sweet sessions, Baby-moon Sessions because seriously thats what they are all about. 

Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish
Claire & Brandon : Baby-moon Session | Lifestyle Maternity | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO | In home session celebrating a pregnant momma and an excited dad | bright floral dress | playing catch with the pups | February Session | Baby Nursery elegant and stylish