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Bergen, Norway

Bergen Norway | Hanna Hill Photography Travel Journal 

Day 1:

Today I share the story of Chris and I's travels to the western coast of Norway. Truly the most spectacular place we've seen. It even rained every day we were there and we still can not get this beautiful city out of our minds. Our close friends who actually traveled with us in Scandanavia for the first half just shared some big news with us this past weekend. It reminded me how I wanted and needed to get this story up on the blog and of course how much I missed them both terribly. 

Bergen is one of those rare places where the architecture and charm is as equally beautiful as the natural glory all around it it. From colorful houses along the coast to fjords that will blow your mind. We started our journey in Oslo and after a few days we trained to Bergen on the western coast. We arrived pretty late in the evening on a Sunday if I remember and after walking from the train station to our house, meeting our airbnb host and settling in, it was too late to eat anywhere(things close down pretty early on Sundays in Europe) So we found this hotdog stand. But this was no ordinary hotdog stand, they served things like Reindeer bratwurst and with fried onions and mayo on top. Weirdly enough I still to this day can't stop thinking about them, maybe it was the starving from all the travel and bickering about trying to find a place to eat before the city all shut down that night or they were that good. I'll never know :)

Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

Day 2: 

We woke the next morning and walked a little ways down the path to this adorable coffee shop. I insist on all my travels to start each day with a cup of coffee at a local shop. Not because I'm cool but because I can be kind of a brat without coffee :P We also ate strüdle that was handmade each day by the barista(only in europe).

We then went to the boat dock and tried to buy tickets to see the fjords. It was raining and cold and nothing was open that early. So Charlie our friend literally just went up to the first boat captain he saw and asked. Turns out it was the captain who did all the tours and he knew everything about them and how we could grab tickets (though most needed to be reserved far in advance) We were incredibly lucky because those fjords may have changed all four of our lives! 

So Fjords! I'd love to put into words why these things were so life changing but even with the craziest of cold wind and rainy day we all were just moved by the clear majesty. I loved the little colorful houses sprawled all among the gaps in the fjords with no signs of roads to connect them to the rest of the world. We all took turns enduring the forceable winds at the front of the boat like total tourists, but I have no shame. 

 

Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

The little street we stayed on was something out of a European travel book. The cobble stone streets and bikes literally parked everywhere. I have this obsession with choosing our airbnbs according to pictures :P probably because I'm a photographer but seriously high ratings are great but if you can make me feel like I'm living the culture by staying in your airbnb then I'm officially sold. 

Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

I'm pretty sure after the Fjord we went back to our house and watched Chef's Table. Yeah sometimes we are not cool and not cultured because we prefer Netflix than walking around :P but by the afternoon we were ready to get out and see more. Out host had told us about the gorgeous views from Mt. Flöyen so we thought (on a cloudy, overcast day) lets hike that mountain to see the view :p

I don't want to say i regret that hike because honestly the first part was super cool. It felt like we found a land of moss and trees straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie. But probably halfway up the mountain it started to rain, we probably should have turned back. I mean logically there was no way things would clear up enough for us to see any view while it was raining. But we kept going :P 

It was crazy, it was cold and we were all drenched. there is only so much water proof winter jackets can handle. When we got to the top there was this little shack, that memory of us all sheltering from the rain under this odd little shack at the top of the mountain is very funny to me. That rain did not let up until we were back down from the mountain. We definitely all argued about that hike for all of our own reasons but it's our favorite story to tell now.

Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
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Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

I remember coming back from that hike and thinking i'm not sure I've ever felt this drenched and never needed a glass of wine so much. I let my camera rest a bit when we went out for drinks and dinner and a little souvenir shopping. Chris and I are not much for souvenirs, it always just adds to our packs and gathers dust. But we do try to grab one little momento from each adventure. 

After being filled with wine and seafood i think we were all calm enough to attempt the Mt Flöyen again. Not hiking this time, we just took the little tram up. Of course by that time it was incredibly clear, no rain and the city lights were unbelievably beautiful! 

That was the perfect way to spend our last night in Bergen. Watching the city lights surrounded by the incredible fjords and coast. We woke up the next day and basked in the culture before we caught a bus and train back to Oslo. That's where our great friends Christine and Charlie headed back home while we trained up the coast to the Lofoten Islands! Hopefully that story and those photos will be blogged soon, but till then just think 60 and over Artic cruise, snow storm in a tiny two door car and me almost losing a finger set against the most beautiful snowy wonderland you can imagine!

Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography
Bergen, Norway | Hanna Hill Photography | Travel Journal | Raleigh Birth and Family Photography

2017: Part 2 A Year in Review

2017: Part 2 A Year in Review | The Year of Patience

Cheers to 2018! I know I'm almost a week behind but that's just how I roll. This series of review is so therapeutic for me and a little tradition I love to do for my business. So even when I'm a little behind (or more like a lot behind) I still want to get these posts up and out into the world for myself and those who follow along. This coming year will be called the year of Patience. I've realized over the last couple months my strong desire for goals to just happen now. I never honestly saw myself as an impatient person until I realized how often I was searching for quick fixes and short cuts to my hopes and goals. So this year I've really set my heart on being patient and steady. I've struggled often with the anxiety and doubt that my goals will never be met and that's why I find the word patience to be so healing. I keep telling Chris that I just need to be happy with each victory rather than counting them up and not finding enough. 

All of that said I have a lot of hope and resolve for this coming year in both my business life and personal life. And I always find writing out my hopes as a way to make them real, they are no longer passing thoughts but goals that I really do aim to achieve. So here it goes, a few goals I'm hoping for but staying patient about for 2018 they are for both my personal life and business. 

First would definitely be my health. I've been struggling with that for quite some time and I'm ready this year to truly be authentic and transparent about this huge part of my life that I struggle with. Gone are the days when I can really forget about whats going into my body, I'm hoping to get focused and be patient with myself as I change the way I see food and wine. With that being said, my second goal would be to see myself with ALOT more grace. So often in the photography world I hear women crying out for self acceptance. Taking self portraits of their flaws and calling it beautiful. I honestly tried this past year to put myself in front of the camera once a week thinking it would be this path to healing. But it was mostly painful and scary and vulnerable. Being in the worst shape of my life and trying to capture the way I saw myself always felt like a disaster. But for 2018 I want to truly love more of my flaws in a way that gives me power rather than weakness and insecurity. Still working on the practicality of this hope but a huge drive for me is to one day have a daughter and to be a reflection of body loving confidence to her. I want her to see herself with love and grace so I know my heart has got to be soften toward myself to be a better example one day. (no I am not presently pregnant, this is more for down the line) 

Thirdly I want to photograph what I'm passionate about. I want to capture people who truly get the work I'm trying to do. I also want to meet more people in general. Moving to Durham has been more of a surprising joy than I could have imagined. And my business has in no way felt like it was stalling even though I moved it during the biggest photography season of the year. But their are parts that I'm still trying to grow; Parts that took time in Kansas City and will take time in Durham. These goals are where I need to find patience. I want to shoot double the births in 2018 and half the Weddings. I want to shoot more sessions in people's homes, capturing the true love and joy found when people feel comfortable to be themselves. I want to document more intimate stories of motherhood, not just birth, but the emotional ups and downs of growing a child inside of you and then outside of you. 

So there you go three big goals for my 2018 I'm even terrified to write them down. What if they don't come true, now everyone will laugh at me... and thats when I have to say to myself "patience"

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Stockholm, Sweden | March 2017

Stockholm, Sweden | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Iceland | March 2017

Iceland | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Lofoten Islands, Norway | March 2017

Lofoten Islands, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
2017: Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth & Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

2017: Part 1 A Year In Review

2017: Part 1 A Year In Review |

Thankful for Growth

So If you've been following along for a while you know I love New Years. It's the time to really revitalize hopes, perspectives and plans. It's a time to receive all the parts of your year that were blessings and release all the pieces that were hard or painful. I always feel like the process of celebrations with family and friends is the moment I feel that redemption of a new year most clearly.

With each new year I give it a word. A word that I lean towards all throughout year's ups and downs. Last year my word was Growth and it was absolutely stunning how much growth I experienced. I moved for the second time in 2 years, restarted my entire business in a new city and went full time into being a photographer with no back up job or income, I grew in the way I saw love and marriage by accepting the move and trusting that there was a plan and purpose for leaning into a change that felt so counter intuitive, I grow everyday with loving myself and my flaws for who they make me and I opened myself up for growth and change within my passions. (I literally did a 360 last year from pushing toward Weddings at first to moving head first into birth photography) 

This year of growth also made me really aware that I'm not nearly as transparent as I could be with all of my followers, friends and clients with how much growth I've experienced in the last couple years. There is something about admitting that "you've gotten better" or that "you've been working hard for change" that scares me. Makes me think people will assume I lied to them before , hopefully that sounds just as crazy to you as it now does in my head. I want to be authentic about how long its taken me to feel stable in this business. It's not something you wake up one morning and say, I think I'll be a full time photographer. It takes a lot of pushing, a lot of hoping and a lot of failure. I won't go into the whole story now because I hope to write my story in all its failure and joy soon. I do want to say that this past year and every year before it have honestly been ones of growth. Whether I was watching for it or not, I was growing and changing. I'm so thankful for growing this business and my personal self this past year, it was painful and beautiful. 

Like each year before I've pulled together the photos that I feel were my best, my favorites and the ones that have filled my soul with fire for this art.

They are a mixture of my client work, family and travels. I've also thrown in a couple from my self portrait series I tried to pull together in 2017. (another thing on my to do list is to blog about that) They are in no ways perfect but they are a symbol to me of my growth as I move closer and closer to my goals. They will probably feel like a jumble of emotions, brand, and style. There are some I've never shared before, others I've kept for a special time because they didn't really fit on my business page and others that have been my favorites throughout the year. The order is not as random as you might think, I want the photos to make you feel all emotions, from wonder, to shock, to comfort, to joy. I believe in the power of photographs to invoke feeling and love the drama of switching from black and white to color from birth to travel and everything in between.

Tomorrow I'll also post part 2, name 2018 and talk about the hopes and goals I have for the New Year. Excited to share whats in store. 

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Oslo, norway | 2017

Oslo, norway | 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Bodo, Norway | March 2017

Bodo, Norway | March 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Copehagen, Denmark | March 2017

Copehagen, Denmark | March 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
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Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Bergen, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

Lofoten Islands, Norway | March, 2017

Lofoten Islands, Norway | March, 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Iceland | June 2017

Iceland | June 2017

2017 Year in Review | Hanna Hill Photography | Raleigh Birth and Family Photographer
Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Oslo, Norway | March 2017

Bert & Lauren's Spring Wedding

Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hanna Hill Photography

There is always something so incredible and honoring in capturing someones wedding day. Documenting the moments when a couple sees their partner as a husband or a wife and vows to be real and together for the rest of their lives. It romantic yes but also scary and exciting. Being a photographer gives me so much joy and responsibility to tell the story of their day with detail, care and authenticity.

For Bert and Lauren it was simply incredible to capture their true connection with each other. They met me that morning at a park for their couples portraits. There was not a single shot I could take that kept them from smiling. There was only true happiness when they were together thinking about the fact that they were actually marrying each other! Those are the kinds of couples and moments I love capturing. They were so in love and so excited for their big adventure together to begin!

*Thanks to my awesome Second shoot Rebecca with Rebecca Clair Photography*

Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Lifestyle Photographer | The bride and groom portraits in a beautiful spring park before the ceremony
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the couple cuddles together under a tree in black and white 
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Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the couple looks directly at the camera in black and white
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Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the bride and groom cuddle together in color
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | groom buttons his coat in style during portraits
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the grooms colorful socks for the day of the wedding
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the couple cuddles together in portraits in black and white
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | inside the beautiful catholic church with white walls and stain glass windows where the ceremony was hosted
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride before she goes down the aisle in black and white
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | baby waits for wedding to begin 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | pews and stained glass windows of the catholic church for the ceremony
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | view of the stained glass window inside the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Grrom waits patiently for the ceremony in black and white 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | stained glass window
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Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Bride and Groom at alter during the ceremony  
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | baby in the audience during ceremony
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | gorgeous stained glass windows in the ceremony space at Lauren and Bert's catholic wedding 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The bride at the alter during the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The bride and groom smiling over their vows during the ceremony
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The bride and groom exchange rings during the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride and groom announced as husband and wife at catholic ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | guest wait to congratulate the bride and groom after the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | friend's congratualte the bride after the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride celebrates with important people after ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | waiting to congratualte the bride and groom after the ceremony
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | one of the cutest guests wait to celebrate the bride and groom after the ceremony in black and white 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | good friend congratulate bride and groom after ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride and groom are announced into the reception for their celebration 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Reception celebration with the bride 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Father and groom share a beer at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | sweet details during the ceremony 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the bride greets guests at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the bride and groom enjoy their first meal as husband and wife 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | guests enjoying the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | a shot of the bride and groom's table at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | sweet moments of the guests during the reception
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the bride celebrates at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | grandmother gets ice cream at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | serving the specialty ice cream at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Bride and groom share their first dance in black and white 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Bride and Groom share their first dance 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | black and white detail during the first dance 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Groom kisses brides forehead in their first dance 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | dad gets emotional during father daughter dance 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the father daughter dance 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the groom celebrates and helps to get party started 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride and groom dance the night away 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | guests celebrate with dancing and singing at reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | sweet mom and son dance during the reception in black and white 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The bride dances at her reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | Bride dances with guests at reception in black and white 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | the grooms parents share a sweet dance at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The brides aunt and uncle share a dance at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | The couple who has been married for 60 years shares a dance at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | teh bride dances with cousins and siblings 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | guests get down at the reception
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | guests dance at the reception
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | reception of the wedding close up beer 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | bride's parents share a sweet dance at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | cousins dance at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | grandma dances at the reception 
Bert & Lauren's North Kansas City Spring Wedding | Hannahill Photography | Raleigh Durham Photographer | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Family Photographer | Wedding photographer | dancing at the reception 

2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth

Good Evening New Year, 

Cheers to the first day of 2017. I am excited to call this Year the one of Growth and lean into whatever process 2017 has for me. This passed year was named Bravery and my intention with each obstacle was to face it head on with as little fear or anxiety as possible. Honestly I'm just ready to feel grounded in 2017 and grow whichever way I'm supposed to.

Hannahill Photography is growing too! I'll been updating the website, logo and moving into shooting Weddings all over the United States. One of my great passions has always been traveling so one of my great hopes for 2017 will be to travel for more weddings and open up more Family session days in multiple cities that are close to my heart.

I'm pumped because I'll be putting together 'My hopes and dreams Bucket List' that will give huge discounts to couples or families who want sessions in some of the dreamiest places around. I'm excited for all the big changes of 2017 personally and with Hannahill Photography and ready to see how much growth can happen in 1 year!

2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Documentary Family sessions 
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Adventure in Easter Island
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography| Quito Peru Adventure 
   
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Vacation with family to Arkansas 
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | new Born sessions of beautiful little gil
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Documentary Photography in Kansas City
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Married for 10 years and still in love Anniversary session
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO Wedding 
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | 6 month session of little William
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Documentary family Adventure sessions
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Documentary Adventure Photography
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | In home Documentary Photography
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | In Home Lifestyle Photography
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography | Easter island Adventure
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
2016 : Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | Kansas City, MO | Hannahill Photography
2016: Part 2 a Year in Review | The Year of Growth | In home lifestyle sessions