mother and daughter

Alicia F. Maternity Story

Durham,NC Maternity Photography

Alicia, Chris and Ori celebrate baby number two and Mom’s beautiful growing Belly

in Durham, North Carolina

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

This past year I got to truly follow along with this beautiful family from Maternity, birth to Newborn! They were team green on baby number two and I just love capturing all the joy and anticipation that comes along with waiting. Big sister Ori is one of the best and biggest little personalities I’ve come across, she made this session such a blast. Even when things started off a little emotional it did not take long for her excitement and silliness to win out as she got comfortable in front of the camera. Her curiosity and love for her little baby sibling were beautiful to see. It was fun to just take these three out to a favorite little park and really celebrate that this precious family of three was growing by one. Chris and Alicia took so many beautiful moments to just connect and reflect as they awaited their little one and of course laugh at their precocious little girl. We celebrated that growing baby bump too which I am obsessed with. Our bodies grow and change in such a unique way during pregnancy and I wish every mom wanted to flaunt that courageous motherhood bump. I can’t wait to continue to unfold their sweet family story and share the powerful story of birth that brought their second little one into the world! (So stay tuned…)

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Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
If photographer is unable to perform this contract due to sickness, emergency, or causes beyond photographer’s control, the photographer and client shall attempt to schedule a replacement session (fresh 48, newborn session, etc.…). If an agreement cannot be reached by photographer and client, the photographer agrees to return payments made (minus the retainer). The photographer will have no further liability. If the photographer is not able to deliver the agreed upon images due to a technical malfunction of her photography equipment, the photographer’s liability is limited to the price of a birth session.
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
Alicia F. Maternity | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham 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) 

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.

 

Model Call: In Home Motherhood session

Model call | Motherhood Intimate Session | Kansas City, MO | Lifestyle Documentary Photogrpaher

There is nothing more beautiful than Motherhood and finding time to celebrate this amazing journey you are on. If you are pregnant and expecting your new little one sometime this year I'd love to hear from you.  We are looking for two unique women in particular (see descriptions below) who would like some beautiful photos displaying the grace and strength of motherhood. Feel free to fill out the form below if you'd like to enter or have any questions regarding this amazing opportunity!

This Call is open to all moms in the Kansas City, MO surrounding  area, Tallahasse, FL area and St. Louis, Mo area

  • A pregnant Momma with her second/ third child who also has a little one under the age of 3. (Dad can be present but the focus will be on the mother and child)
  • A pregnant Momma with her first who is in the process of nesting and creating a beautiful space for her new arrival (Dad's availability is recommended but not necessary) {this mom has been found }

 

Both Sessions will be held within your home so a generally bright (a good amount of natural light) and comfortable home is recommended since it will be the backdrop and setting for your entire session.  

Both Models must be willing to sign model release forms and will receive 35 digital images from their sessions with personal print release sent to them in a Gallery to download. 

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The Van Essen Family

This family is now my family since I got married last Fall and knowing these two little girls has made it that much sweeter. Olivia is kind and tender, she will snuggle and sit still with you in a way most little ones are too busy to do. Avery is adventurous and loud and thinks of the cleverest things to say. They both were chasing squirrels and squeezing their mom and dad all throughout the session and calling for Aunt Hanna to come chase after them. It was such a great morning of family time and capturing these two little personalities. 

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The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
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The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO
The Van Essen Family | Hannahill Photography | Kansas City, MO