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Alec N. Birth Story

Durham- Chapel Hill Birth Photographer

The Birth of Alec

and the Motherhood Journey of Lauren

An exciting family focused birth center birth

at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer

Births come in all different shapes and sizes. I’m often overwhelmed over being a birth photographer after a long all nighter waiting for a little one to arrive. Those stories are powerful and beautiful in so many ways even in the waiting but there is nothing that gets me back on my feet and ready for the next birth journey than witnessing a birth that is whirlwind fast and exciting.

I got the “maybe its labor, maybe I can sleep on it” type text right around midnight. I quickly jumped in bed (i know all the mixed sleep patterns leave me a bit of a late nighter now a days :P) I was hoping to grab any bit of sleep I could because I knew from Lauren’s first birth that when things pick up, they could go fast. Her first birth had everyone surprised and her photographer made it just after her sweet first boy was born. So I didn’t want that to happen at all so I was definitely on edge trying to grab some sleep.

Not 2 hours later and I got the second text that they were all headed to the birth center, but weren’t sure if things were really that progressed. Me and their wonderful doula, Sarah Stanley, both felt the same way and waited only a bit before just jumping in our cars and heading her way. better to be safe than sorry with a mom with a fast labor history.

I arrived about 15 minutes later to see momma already in the tub breathing through her labor like a total goddess and her sweet sleepy boy curiously watching on as mom happily explained that baby was coming. Typically moms aren’t encouraged to get into the birthing tub until active labor is for sure so seeing her there was a good sign that I had made the right decision to just go and meet them there. Lauren was handling things so peacefully that you would have guessed we had hours to go. We all settled in and Sarah arrived to give their little boy some sweet sibling doula love. They were in and out with his curiosity until he pretty much fell asleep in the birth-center’s family waiting area, where i have spent many a night (way more comfy than a hospital waiting room, so thank you WBWC)

As we all sat in the room it was quiet with the occasional laugh filling the room as Lauren worked effortlessly in the tub. At one point she decided to get out, I can’t recall whether it was to try something different or use the restroom but she just stood up. Things got extra intense all in that moment. She moved to the bed to lean over some pillows and work through labor in a different position. I was there with her but still thinking this is simply just a change of pace. We all thought this was just a moment of contractions intensifying so much that her sweet partner went out to check on their little boy and see if he could switch with Sarah to come and help do some hip squeezes to help Lauren through these intense labor waves. Within moments baby Alec was born, right into the arms of their incredibly ready midwife, Emily. I was in the perfect place but pretty much in shock because it was not until the splash of her waters breaking that I even looked down to watch as little Alec came fast furiously into the world. Lauren was even in a little shock asking for a couple breaths and pause before lifting her sweet little boy up to her chest for the first time.

Daddy rushed in moments later to the perfect smile of pride on Lauren’s face that said everything with just a look of, “meet out little boy.” It was everything just to get to watch their joy fill the room as they loved on this precious new life. He was a little bruised from his fast entrance into the world but already so calm and sweet and ready for cuddling. After an hour or so of mom and dad bonding they woke Alec’s big brother to come and meet him. Not so sure about this new little bundle of joy, Bryce watched with sweetness as he saw his whole world change. We all watched as the wheels turned in his head with curiosity. I’m so glad I got to check in with them a few weeks later to capture their sweet family session! I promise to have that up soon :) but for now I just want to bask in this incredibly and fast and beautiful birth.

The adrenaline of fast births is really unlike anything else, it’s so hard to come down to the real world :P With every story I tell and life i get to witness enter the world, I’m blown away and honored by this job. Thank you to this beautiful family for openly sharing their journey for others to see and experience. All births are unique and beautiful and the more we see and know the better prepared the next generation of capable strong women will be to meet birth with their innate power!

If you are expecting in the next 3-9 months please reach out! I would love to talk with you, answer questions and truthfully be apart of telling your unique journey of birth.

Click here to reach out today!

Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
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Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer
Alec N Birth Story Birth Center Birth | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth Photographer

The Seering Family

Raleigh- Durham Family Photographer

The Seering Family Story at Eno River Park

Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth & Family Photography

The weather is finally clearing and slowly warming and that fills me with so much joy for life. I don’t know about you but I go into serious hibernation between Christmas and Spring. The winter just gets to me after a while :P but I’m so glad the color is finally returning and we are all able to get out with Family and enjoy nature once again! Celebrating family is seriously one of my favorite parts about life and especially my job. Getting to not only capture those first moments but also the re-occurring celebration of a growing family. Little ones exploring and parents flying by the seat of their pants trying to give and parent the best way they know how. Those candid beautiful moments are so worth tear and getting to photograph them and gift them as memories is one of my favorite things in this life.

For this beautiful family, they hadn’t had photos in quite some time but you would not know it from the relaxed fun they had playing at the Eno River. They were adventurous and silly and I was laughing the whole time trying to just bottle up the sweet energy of their family. The two girls showed their unique personalities as they loved on their parents and splashed each other in the water. Mom and dad just looked on with joy and were so down to join in the play! I really wish every session could be this care free! Dad was also hilarious, singing the “Little Sebastian” theme song from Parks and Rec all throughout just to keep his girls laughing and in good spirits. I can’t wait for this weather to just keep getting warm so I could be out doing more fun sessions like this one!

For more info on getting your Family booked for a session this year, reach out HERE! I can’t wait to hear from you :)

The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
The Seering Family Lifestyle Session at the River | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer

Addison H. Fresh 48

I love getting to capture one family in different seasons of their story. From maternity to birth to newborn, each season has a different personality and energy. I got to meet this sweet family right before little Addison made her earth side appearance at their Maternity session. I got to capture them in their home snuggling up and preparing for their little girl to come and rock their world. Addison was going to be their first little one so it's definitely expected to go through a bit of awkwardness when it comes to celebrating with photography a little one you haven't met before. But I kept telling them both that once she was here this type of thing would immediately become easier. It's just a lot more natural to adore on a beautiful baby than just a growing baby bump (especially for new dads)

So I was not surprised to show up at the hospital right after Addison was born to see both mom and dad completely in their natural place. So much joy and comfortability filled the room. Nothing mattered (especially not me photographing them) because now their sweet little girl was in their arms. It's a beautiful transition to get to capture from all the curiosity and unsurity of pregnancy with your first to meeting your little one and getting to know them for the first time. Being overwhelmed with joy and praise at the tiniest little noises and faces. 

I was so honored to capture this family's story from Maternity to Fresh 48. Seeing the beautiful joy and change one little person can bring into the world. 

Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography
Addison H. Fresh 48 | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family photography

Lewis P. : Newborn

Lewis P. : Newborn

In Home Newborn Session in Jacksonville, FL