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Autumn Mini Sessions 2018

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna HIll Photography | raleigh durham birth and family photographer

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 |

Hanna Hill Photography

Days for,

Raleigh-Durham, NC and Kansas City, MO 

Hi! This Summer has been so busy and yet has gone by in a blink of an eye! I have been hard at work with birth photography here in Durham, NC but always in my heart are these family sessions. I seriously feel pure joy just watching my families grow and change with each year and getting to capture the life and authenticity of childhood and parenthood! 

I'm so excited to be able to announce these Autumn Mini sessions! They are always so long awaited by those who follow me on social media and always my favorite way to get my family chaos and love dose for the year!  Can't wait to connect with so many local families as my first year running Mini Sessions here in Raleigh-Durham and to finally set aside a couple days to come back out to Kansas City too, just to catch up and capture some of my favorite past clients!

These sessions are perfect for families wanting to get updated family moments captured. So request your session ASAP!

Like all of my sessions, it is my goal for each session to feel laidback and natural to you and your family. I want to connect with you and your kiddos so that the pressure is completely off. I definitely will take part of or time to get that more standard smiling photo for you guys to have but most of my session is filled with capturing the in between moments, the laughs, snuggles, kisses and seconds of quiet. So you probably wont hear me saying, "say cheese" the whole time but more like hey "who can be the silliest" or "who can squeeze mom the most!" I love being able to take our time and capture the chaos and joy of growing with your family so don't be worried about getting them to sit still for all 30 minutes, we will play and capture the life and exploration of childhood and create beautiful moments for you to always treasure about these season. 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna HIll Photography | raleigh durham birth and family photographer

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

They will include 8 fully edited images

with print release.

This year is a little different, you will receive a full viewing gallery

and be able to select your favorite 10 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!

If you have worked with me before for any session, family, newborn, birth, wedding etc. I'm offering a special loyalty discount for this year! So definitely don't hesitate to reach out for more info!

To all my KC families, Since I'll only be in town for a short weekend these sessions are very limited so please get your requests in as soon as possible! The dates posted will be my only days available to capture families in the KC area. 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography| Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

KANSAS CITY 

October 6th, Saturday

MORNING SESSIONS AT LOOSE PARK, KANSAS CITY

9:15am | RESERVED

10:00am | RESERVED

10:45am | RESERVED

SUNSET SESSIONS AT IRONWOODS PARK, Overland Park

5:45pm | RESERVED

 

October 7th, Sunday

SUNSET SESSIONS AT SHAWNEE MISSION PARK, Kansas City, MO

5:00pm | RESERVED

5:45 | RESERVED

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and family photography

RALEIGH-DURHAM

September 29th, Saturday

SUNSET SESSIONS AT THE LAKE (inquire for exact details)

(Playing in the water optional but encouraged ;)

4:30pm | RESERVED

5:15pm | RESERVED

6:00pm | RESERVED

sunsets at 6:30pm

October 20th, Saturday

MORNING SESSIONS AT Forest Hills Park, Durham

9:15am | RESERVED

10:00am | RESERVED

10:45am | RESERVED

 

November 3rd, Saturday

MORNING SESSIONS AT JORDAN LAKE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

(these will not be super christmasy, more naturally styled but perfect Christmas cards)

8:30am | OPEN

9:15am | PENDING

10:00am | RESERVED

 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and 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, please. 

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 then the cold ground.

Also leave the snacks in the car but definitely bring along books or small toys if your little one may need a little distracting. 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 wiggle animals. 

(KC families may be a little more limited since I am only in town a limited amount of time, but still feel free to reach out)

How many images will I receive?

Included with each session is 8 Hand-edited, high-resolution images with a personal print release. You will receive access to an online viewing gallery of edited files(15-30) for you to select your favorite 8 for download. 

You will also be able to additional photos 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. All spots will have some walking so be sure to where comfy/walkable shoes.

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... 

For KC families I will have availability on Monday morning/afternoon October 8th for make up sessions before I leave town. 

For Raleigh/Durham families your session will be moved to the following day (SUNDAY) same time and location

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 Autumn Mini Sessions! 

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

Yes,

since we are limited on time only immediate family is welcome to your session slot (ie. parents and children) If you would like to include grandparents or share you session with other 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! 

Autumn Mini Sessions 2018 | Hanna Hill Photography| Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

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 

Big News & Summer Schedule | Hannahill Photography

Hannahill Photography has crazy, sad and wonderful news. Chris and I are moving back to the South East. We will be moving ourselves over to Durham, North Carolina at the end of the summer, so Chris can start his Masters degree at Duke University. This is crazy and wonderful and so sad to leave my amazing clients, families, couples and community here in Kansas City. A lot is unknown about Hannahill Photography during this transition but I'll be photographing as much as humanly possible.

Kansas City has been such a wonderful place for our first years of marriage and we will miss our people here so dearly.  For those of you with Weddings in the Fall on my calendar don't worry for a second, flights are already booked for me to come back in the Fall and with that will be days open for Fall family sessions as well. These days will be limited but available to all my awesome previous clients and those who have been waiting for the Fall to arrive to snag a Hannahill Photography session. 

While it really saddens me to leave KC we are actually super excited about North Carolina and all the possibilities there. If you know anyone over that way feel free to send them my email cause I'll be on the hunt for people to grab a cup of coffee with. 

If you are wanting;

|    A session this Summer before the big move feel free to check out the Summer Schedule below

|    if you'd like to be the first to know about the Autumn Schedule and availability send me a message  HERE (be sure to just say, please add me to email list for Autumn) and I'll be sure to send you an email once those dates are available; this will give you first dibs on the Limited Mini Session Slots this Fall! 

|   or Just info about prices, mini sessions, ect. message me HERE or scroll to the bottom for our Frequently asked Questions & Answers

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Summer Schedule: 

 

June: 

14th-16th | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available 

17th-18th | Sunset Sessions Available 

19th-23 | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available 

24th | Mini Session Day

Morning Sessions will be held at  Ironwoods Park

7:00am - 7:30am | OPEN

7:45am - 8:15am | OPEN

Sunset Sessions will be held at Longview Lake, Lees Summit 

7:15pm - 7:45pm | OPEN

8:00pm - 8:30pm | OPEN

26th-28th | Morning & Sunset Sessions Available in TALLAHASSEE,FL

To Reserve any of these Dates Inquire HERE with name, time and day 

July 

10th-15th | Morning & Evening Sessions Available 

 

To Reserve any of these Dates Inquire HERE with name, time and day

Big News & Summer Schedule | Hannahill Photography

Frequently asked Questions:

 

What is the difference between Mini Sessions & Morning/Evening Sessions? 

There are a few key differences between these two sessions.

Morning/Evening Sessions are:

  • Our full 1 hour sessions
  • These can be newborn, in home, outdoor, documentary style or just in a location you love and want a session at. 
  • These are for immediate family only but if you'd like the include the extended family there is only a $25 charge per pair added. 
  • They include 50+ fully edited images sent to you in an online gallery for you to download, share and make prints with
  • Standard Family Sessions are $250 but feel free to message me HERE to get a copy of our Investment guide with all of the different types of sessions, whats included and their cost. 

Mini Sessions are: 

  • 30 minutes long from "hello" to "all finished" and you need to be at least 5 minutes early to insure you get all of your allotted time because these sessions are booked back to back.
  • They are held at a predetermined location depending on the time and day you choose. 
  • They include 20 fully edited images sent to you in an online gallery for you to download, share and make prints with. 
  • They cost $150 and the full payment is due to reserve your slot.

What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?

Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas are fun! I understand that it’s not feasible for all situations.  If the weather is looking “questionable,” I will check in with you and we will determine if our session will take place or should be rescheduled.  Due to a very limited booking schedule, I do my absolute best to hold sessions on your reserved day and time.  If we have to cancel due to POURING rain, most likely your session will be moved to the following day, SUNDAY same place and time. 

Do you use "Props" or "Pinterest" shot lists?

My style is not like everyone else’s, my hope is always to give you real life photos. Our sessions are very organic and laid back. If you like my photographs, what you're seeing is a reflection of this...I don't want the end result to feel contrived. I really strive to connect with each family, and photograph in a way that feels right with each family. 

But one prop I always suggest is bringing a blanket! I will in every session ask you guys to sit, either on the grass or ground so it's always helpful to have a blanket for everyone to cuddle and land on. 

When will my images be ready?

All sessions take 1-3 weeks to process after the date of your session. 

 

If You Have More Questions Or You Wish To Book, Request a Reservation Here with the day and time

Inquire Early For Most Availability.

 

The Britt-Blevins Family

I met Katy while working in the same office this passed year. She is full of life and love for her girls. She also is a planner and she had this session on the books for the Fall before the summer weather dropped below 85, which I am a huge fan of. It was so much fun running around the Westbottoms, chasing trains and making her urban city family session come to life. 

The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The britt-blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
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the Britt-Blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
the Britt-Blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
the Britt-Blevins Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO

The Lewis Family

It was so much fun getting to run around with this little boy and his wonderful family. Sometimes sessions are chaotic but capturing life and the unique joy of every family is definitely what make photography the best job in the world! 

The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Lewis Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO