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I had lots of fun at Washington Park Arboretum with this spunky two year old and her sweet family. She played in the grass, ran to everyone for hugs, and just did her own thing (as two year olds do). Such a great time!



  • August 25, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    Jessica Green - This family session is so sweet! Little Mikaela is adorable and Washington Park Arboretum looks stunning!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    shannon - O.M.G. Mikaela is the cutest little muffin ever!! So full of smiles, i love the one of her up in the air…super cuteReplyCancel

I was so happy to meet this sweet little family on a beautiful evening at Carkeek Park. I don’t do a whole lot of maternity sessions (I don’t know why), so it was a lot of fun to document this family, including the cute belly!

Congrats to you all on your growing family!

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  • August 13, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    SammieB - I’m with you Hannah….I rarely shoot sessions outside of weddings and engagements, so it’s always so much fun to break outside of the box and shoot something new. You’re work is beautiful and this family is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2015 - 6:53 pm

    Alex - This is such a lovely maternity session! I love your use of light =)ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2015 - 8:09 pm

    Chantal - Awe ❤️❤️ I am pretty sure this maternity session couldn’t be any cuter!! So so adorable!ReplyCancel

When Amber contacted me to photograph her family I was so excited and honored! Amber is a photographer too, so being chosen is, for me, a big deal. I had a great time at Golden Gardens with her and her husband, Wes, and son, Jonathan. It was honestly one of the easiest sessions I’ve ever had! (And with a photographer’s kid it can really go either way! Haha!) Jonathan was so sweet and silly. I really enjoyed spending time with the whole family.

Thank you, Amber, for trusting me to document your family…and Jonathan’s awesome toothless grin!


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  • August 12, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    chantal - Awe I love his big toothless grin!! Amazing family sessionReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    SammieB - What a beautiful family! And that smile! Oh my, is he handsome or what! I totally get nervous when I’m shooting other photographers or creatives, but you did a beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2015 - 7:42 pm

    Alex - Beautiful family session! They look like such a sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Jennifer Weems - What a beautiful family, you captured them perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Amber - You captured the joy and laughter so perfectly! Thank you so much, Hannah. These are fantastic 🙂ReplyCancel

Stories in Seven is a blog circle made up of documentary family photographers who have committed to telling a story in 7 images on the 7th of each month. This is the story of my little kitchen helper.

Lately Little Man has been obsessed with helping in the kitchen. He likes to wash fruits and veggies, stir things, pour things, just play with utensils in the water while I cook…This particular morning I was feeling especially ambitious and decide we’d make a blueberry cake. Most of the process I couldn’t shoot because I had to actually help him help me…but I did capture some of his playing. Playing in the kitchen is serious business. And for the record, the cake was delicious and he refused to eat a bite. Toddlers…

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Be sure to follow the Stories in Seven circle to see other photographers’ August storytelling! You can start by clicking here: Jana O’Flaherty | Photography 2204

  • August 7, 2015 - 9:12 am

    Amy Jay Photo - I love the little, chubby toddler hand in the bowl of blueberries. Also, don’t you know by now that the more work you put into something, the LESS likely they are to eat it?? 😉ReplyCancel

    • August 7, 2015 - 3:44 pm

      Hannah - Why is that SO SO TRUE?!??!?! He was so excited about it too. He kept saying “Cake! Cake!” Not one single bite. HA!ReplyCancel

  • August 7, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    Ashley - What a cutie! I love his chubby little fingers dipping into the blueberry bowl. Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Shannon - What a fun monthly challenge. Great shots of your little guy helping in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

This month I’ve joined two new blog circles. The first, Documenting Our Days, started last week with posts about breakfast time. This one, In These Moments, is focusing on “play” this month! Bennett has always always loved the water. Never a fear in the bath tub or swimming pool. No problem sticking his face in the water, blowing bubbles, dumping water on his head. The hose is hands down his favorite toy. He would water the whole city if he could. That’s why I chose to document our backyard play time for this session. I sure adore this little boy.

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Be sure to click through and see everyone else’s interpretations of the theme, “Play”. These are some incredible photographers from all over the world…sometimes the internet is so cool. Start by visiting Erin’s story.

  • July 27, 2015 - 8:11 am

    Christine - Hannah, I love these summer images! I think it’s the 11th picture down – it’s perfect! You can just see the huge grin on his face and the water spray in the sun is awesome <3ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Jennifer Weems - Wow, Hannah, he is a beautiful baby!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2015 - 5:50 pm

    Andrea - Beautiful boy! Love how you’ve captured him doing what he loves!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm

    Alex - Looks like a perfect way to spend the day! Beautiful, Hannah!ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2015 - 6:56 am

    Oana - So much fun! Love these!ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    Jessica - This is so stinking cute!! I love this!ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Janelle - Who wouldn’t adore him Hannah?! His smile is so infectious!! I love the shot of his profile with water drops all over his face 🙂 and his eyes in the last one – oh my goodness!ReplyCancel