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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

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

Titus L: Birth Story Revisited

Titus L. : Birth Story Revisited | 1 Year later

One year ago today this little one was brought into the world. Photographing births has always been a deep passion of mine; one that truly felt reignited by this little guy's birth. I remember walking out the hospital the morning he was born and literally jumping because I had finally been reunited with my passion. Watching Ellen fiercely work through her contractions, make hard choices, fight through the exhaustion while still maintaining this pure sense of peace and joy that she would soon meet her son was just the amount of empowerment I needed to see. Whatever fear she felt she continuously fought against it. I remember the room being filled with their birth playlist which was this incredible mixture of soft hymns and the most joyful gospel music you can think of. I remember how after sleeping in the hospital room all night we woke up to this gorgeous morning light. I remember looking up to see Jaremy just holding Ellen's hand, laughing and praying with her knowing that their little boy would be there soon. That morning light made each photo and moment that much more hopeful and captivating. It streamed through the room just as Titus was brought earth side and I remember thinking "my god, this job is everything." 

You may be wondering, why is Hanna rewriting and sharing a blog post from one year ago when she is 15-30 blog posts behind. Well thats a great question. I realized that in one year my passion for birth photography has grown like a wildfire in my spirit. My style and desire to capture that authentic, raw emotion that is present in every sacred birthing space has only solidified. That spirit and style was just re-beginning when I wrote this story last year. I was just remembering a passion I held a little captive in my heart. Without even reason I found myself going back through this birth and finding new details and moments I had lost when I posted it before. I found myself reworking the color, light and composition and wanted to be able to share it again in celebration of both growth as a business and my passion for this work. This new blog for me is a reflection, reinvigoration of an already beautiful story just with a new perspective one year later. I obviously won't be able to reblog every birth each year as my style grows and changes but there really was something so special about this birth that made me feel pretty much just called to re share and retell it in a new way. 

If you want to take a look at last years orignal post you can do so through this link.

http://www.hannahillphotography.com/blog-1/2017/3/8/titus-l-birth-story

You'll see that I've added a lot more moments never before shared. It's crazy how much can change in 1 year. Cheers to little Titus today on his first birthday! 

mother labors in hospital birth story Duke Medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother breathes through hard contractions labor waves hospital birth Duke Medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mom uses the restroom to help keep things moving during labor hospital birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Dad gives back rubs to laboring wife during long hard birth waves contractions hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
watching the heart tones of baby throughout the birth story hospital birth duke regional medical center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer
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dad watches in awe of his beautiful wife strongly going through contractions and labor in the early morning | North Carolina birth photographer | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
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mother lies in bed summoning peace and serenity throughout her labor and contractions hospital birth Duke regional medical center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds on to the bed as she breathes through an intense contraction, close up on hand with tattoo of her husbands initial hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
husband prays over his wife while she fears pain during her labor and birth he gives her peace and comfort hospital birth North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
strong momma takes a breath in between contractions taking in the morning knowing baby will be there soon hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mom smiles at her husband knowing baby will be here soon and taking a breath in between contractions | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
husband and wife hold hands talking while in between contractions labor pains birth waves | Hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother feels the contraction intensely but stays strong and perseverant through her labor waves | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
peaceful momma breathing through contractions hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
morning light fills the birthing space a mom gets ready to bring baby earth side | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
The empowered strength of this gorgeous mother as she moves through the last contractions of her birth completely in the zone in tune with her laboring body | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
dad comforts his wife as she reaches transition of her birth and labor contractions | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Mother begins pushing during labor bringing baby closer to her with each contraction | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom changes position during pushing to feel comfortable and bring baby out safely and quickly | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina Birth Photography 
baby is finally placed on mom's chest moments after baby is brought into the world, with a little cone head and pink skin | hospital birth story Duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom lets out an emotional expression seeing baby for the first time while dad watches on with love and joy, that beautiful first moment as a family of three | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
those first moments of quieting her little one as he transitions from womb to earthside life their in his mother's arms as dad looks on with so much joy and adoration | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby close to her chest as the umbilical cord releases it's remaining nutrients and blood to their little one | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby's fingers grasp their mother's finger for the first time while both parents smile down with joy and emotion | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
Baby looks up in wonder at the world he was brought into with his little wrinkly fingers in his mothers arms | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby snuggles up in moms arms right after being born earth side little wet baby headed curls| hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mother smiling with joy holding her brand new baby against her chest hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby toes feet reaching out from under the hospital blanket right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby on her chest breathing in the knowledge of motherhood | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby fist and fingernails as he is weighed and examined for the first time | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
little baby getting first exams there in the hospital with little birth baby curls hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby getting his head measured hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby against her chest keeping him warm right after birth | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby keeps warm against mothers chest right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby meets grandmother for the first time right after he is born and brought into mom's arms | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom holds baby close looking out the window reflecting on this motherhood journey | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
dad holds son skin to skin to make a beautiful connection with him right after birth | Hospital birth Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby looks up at his dad with so much wonder and love as he experiences skin to skin with him after birth | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby and dad skin to skin right after birth | Hospital birth story Duke Regional medical center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby looks up at the world while skin to skin with his dad | hospital birth story natural Duke regional medical center | North Carolina birth story | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby and dad skin to skin looking into each others eyes | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth Photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
baby is given back to mom to try and breast feed for the first time | Hospital birth story | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom and baby work on their first latch there in the hospital bed right after being born | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina birth photography 
baby breast feeds for the first time getting nutrients and milk from his mother first latch | Hospital natural birth photography Duke Regional Medical Center | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer | North Carolina birth photography 
milk drunk baby looking at the world, his mom | hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina Birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 
mom and baby work through breast feeding there in the hospital room while Dady texts in excitement the news of their baby | Hospital birth story Duke Regional Medical Center | North Carolina birth photography | Titus L Birth Story | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Durham Birth and Family Photographer 

The Meckley Family

The Meckley Family : Durham Nature Preserve Family Photography Session

I love capturing the joy and craziness of siblings. I come from a family of 6 and had one of those beautifully chaotic childhoods and I'm so thankful for it. Having siblings all in your business and always someone to talk to. That's why I really fall in love with sessions that have a few little ones running around with joy. The Meckley family was so much fun to photograph from playing with the sweet older brothers to capturing the sweet snuggles with their little girl. The dynamics of this family are so beautiful. Authentic family moments are my jam, the reason I love what I do.  

dad gives mom a sweet kiss on the forehead during their family portrait session | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
a sweet happy family moment trying to get the littlest to laugh | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
a family moment shared with laughter during a family portrait session | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
The Meckley Family | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and family Photographer
a sweet motherhood moment while kissing her little girl on the forehead| Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
little girl holding dad finger during the family portrait session | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
dad and his little girl have a cuddly moment touching noses | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
a sweet mom and daughter moment in front of the sunflare | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
little boys running around during their session  | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
siblings together | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
mom and her boys snuggle together under a big blanket | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
mother and daughter wrapped in a beautiful blanket  | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
child yawns in moms arms| Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve
mother and child in black and white | Durham, NC Family Photography | Hannahill photography | Brumley nature Preserve