Hannah Boykin Photography: Blog http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Hannah Boykin Photography hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:10:00 GMT Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:10:00 GMT http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u589252345-o589396651-50.jpg Hannah Boykin Photography: Blog http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog 90 120 The Pladdys Family 2017 {Sanford Family Photographer, Lake Mary Family Photographer) http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-pladdys-family-2017-sanford-family-photographer-lake-mary-family-photographer 6 "grownups", 4 kids, and 2 dogs...what could go wrong?  Actually, there was so much laughter behind the scenes on this session my sides hurt.  Always love seeing this crazy crew!


hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-pladdys-family-2017-sanford-family-photographer-lake-mary-family-photographer Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:10:02 GMT
The Ward Family 2017 {Orlando Family Photographer, St. Cloud Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-ward-family-2017-orlando-family-photographer-st-cloud-family-photographer I have been photographing this family since big sister was born!  I love getting to see them every year.  The girls are so sweet and cute and this year I got so many great smiles without even having to work for them. We had THE MOST BEAUTIFUL sunset this night and the light was SO yummy!  


hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-ward-family-2017-orlando-family-photographer-st-cloud-family-photographer Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:00:29 GMT
The Schwartz Family 2017 {Sanford Family Photographer, Lake Mary Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-schwartz-family-2017-sanford-family-photographer-lake-mary-family-photographer I was so excited to see this family again this year. 

I got to hear all about a miss K's donut party for her birthday this year and mister JT always makes me smile!


hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits orlando photographer sanford photographer http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-schwartz-family-2017-sanford-family-photographer-lake-mary-family-photographer Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:17:54 GMT
Chandler (9 Month Video Session) {Sanford Child photographer, Sanford Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/chandler-9-month-video-session-sanford-child-photographer-sanford-family-photographer One of my goals of 2017 was to learn how to do lifestyle video.  I took an amazing class and have been working on my video skills.  (I will be offering video sessions later in 2018).  Here is a sweet video of one my cute clients from 2017. ENJOY!


hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits fl photographer video http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2018/1/chandler-9-month-video-session-sanford-child-photographer-sanford-family-photographer Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:06:03 GMT
Chandler - Watch me Grow {Sanford Child photographer, Sanford Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/11/chandler---watch-me-grow-sanford-child-photographer-sanford-family-photographer I LOVE when I get to see my newborn clients mulitple times in the first year.  Its so fun to see how "my" babies have changed since the last time we saw each other!  It was so great catching up with Chandler and his mommy and daddy.  We had a beautiful morning at a nearby park.  The weather was perfect and the light was oh so yummy!  Can't wait to see them again in a few months for his 1st birthday!!!  Man that year went by fast!!!


hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/11/chandler---watch-me-grow-sanford-child-photographer-sanford-family-photographer Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:22:23 GMT
Charlotte - Fresh 48 {Ormond Beach, FL Adoption Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/11/charlotte---fresh-48-ormond-beach-fl-adoption-photographer A few months ago, my friend Becky sent me a message and told me they were adopting a little girl in the Daytona Beach area this fall.  We hadn't seen each other in MANY years so I was excited to be be able to catch up and meet her family.  We planned on doing a newborn session after the baby was born, but due to an extended hospital stay we did a lifestyle session instead.  Meet Charlotte.  A courageous little fighter already.  She spent about 3 weeks in the NICU before she was able to go home and be with the rest of her family.  I am SO happy that I got to meet and snuggle her.  

Congrats on your new addition!


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Jeffrey {Lake Mary Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/8/jeffrey-lake-mary-family-photographer  

I always LOVE getting to see this guy!  I can't believe he's already 7 months!  

Being part of his adoption story this last year has been one of my greatest joys!  


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Hayden & Hayes - Fresh 48 {Twin Newborn Photographer, Sanford Newborn Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/4/hayden-hayes---fresh-48-twin-newborn-photographer-sanford-newborn-photographer Is there anything better than a fresh little baby?  How about 2!  I was SO excited to get to meet these sweet little guys when they were just 24 hrs new!  Their momma is a ROCK STAR and pushed both them out?!!?!?!  4 hrs of pushing!!!  I mean WOW. Love these Fresh 48 sessions.  The boys were SO happy when they were laying together. It was the SWEETEST thing! Here are a few of my favorites from our hour together. 

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And then there were 4 {Sanford, FL Maternity Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/4/and-then-there-were-4-sanford-fl-maternity-photographer Being a first time parent is a crazy, amazing, terrifying experience!  I can't imagine preparing to be a first time parent of twins!!!  But Darren and Amanda are so relaxed and laid back I think they will be perfect twin parents!  Had so much fun meeting them and talking about how their lives would be changing in just a few weeks time!


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Jeffrey {Apopka Newborn Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/1/jeffrey-apopka-newborn-photographer This sweet little pumpkin is has rocked his momma and daddy's world.  He is the answer to SO many prayers!  It was a dream come true to photograph them!  Congrats guys!  He's PERFECT!

hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) apopka photographer children portraits family portraits fl photographer newborn portraits orlando photographer http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/1/jeffrey-apopka-newborn-photographer Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:26:00 GMT
#AdoptionRocks {Apopka Newborn Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/1/-adoptionrocks-apopka-newborn-photographer I apologize now...this is gonna be a long one. But this story is SO good I can't leave anything out! 

Have you ever met a couple that isn't able to have babies but would be the BEST parents?!?  I know I have.  My good friend Shelby and her husband are that couple.  All kids LOVE them!  Unfortunately, they aren't able to have babies the old fashioned way.  Because of that, I think they both had resigned themselves to the fact that they would never be parents.  I knew this had to break their hearts, especially Shelby's.  I remember sitting around my dining room table one night talking about it and asking her if they had ever considered adoption.  She was really open to the idea but her husband wasn't on board.  I told her not to give up.  That God is a God of miracles and that Mike could one day change his mind.  We didn't really talk about it again.  

A year or two later, a friend of mine posted on Instagram about a little boy she worked with that really needed a forever family.  I didn't think anything of it until the next day.  I just couldn't stop thinking about Shelby and Mike and the possibility of this little boy needing a family.  So I called my friend Erika and got the scoop.  The little boy was 10 years old and was in desperate need of some love.  After we hung up, I called Shelby.  I told her I knew the call was totally out of the blue but that I couldn't help but think of her and Mike. I gave her Erika's phone number and told her to feel free to call or text her.  I knew she would need to talk to Mike and that he probably wouldn't jump at the chance.  So I started praying.  And I asked a few other people to pray too.  That if this was right for them, that Mike would know it.

Shelby had decided that she wasn't even going to mention it to Mike.  She just knew it would start a fight and didn't want to bother. So that was that.  Until the next day when she was driving and she felt the voice of God tell her that she needed to give Mike the chance to be the man He created him to be.  She told me she was so shocked she almost drove off the road.  So she drove straight home and told him they needed to talk.  She was fully expecting him to shoot it down, but to her surprise, his response was that they should prob get some more information!  

So they contacted Erika and decided to have dinner with her family so they could meet little "M".  Dinner was great, and they fell in love with "M".  So they got permission to have him come spend a weekend with them.  He was not without his issues, but they had opened their hearts to him and were fully ready to take on all that being his parents would mean!

They got to see him a few more times but eventually it because clear that he was not going to be available for adoption.  Now, while this was difficult for them, it made them both realize that adoption was a really viable option for them.  Within a few days, they had signed up with an adoption agency and were on their way to becoming parents.  Those of you who have adopted know how much paperwork and waiting are involved in the process.  So Shelby and Mike prepared themselves for a long wait.  

Much to their surprise, the day after their home study was approved, they were matched with a baby.  The birth mom had chosen them for her baby boy due in December.  She was about 1/2 way through her pregnancy so they were going to have a pretty long wait till things would be final.  


In Nov. Shelby got a phone call that they had to do an emergency c-section and that the baby was in the NICU but doing well.  

Things did not go well after that and the week of Christmas, the adoption failed. It was devastating.  

Shelby told me a few days after Christmas, that while she was upset about the failed adoption, she knew that just meant that God had a different baby for them. She felt peace about the situation.  So the waiting began again.

Jan 3rd, 2017...I got a call from Shelby.  She asked me if I had my camera with me because she was going to pick up her baby!!!! A baby boy had been born on Dec. 30th and his birth mom choose Shelby and Mike to be his parents.  What a whirlwind!  She got a call at 3pm and was bringing their son home by 6pm! From total devastation to unimaginable joy in just 1 weeks time!  God knew all along that this was their baby!  There are SO many things about their adoption story that are incredible and give me chills.  You can see the hand of God woven through the whole thing.  I am SO thrilled to have been a part of their story and I am also honored to be this little man's Godmother:)  

Jeffrey (God's Peace) Matthew (Gift of the Lord)


(Here are some of my favorites from the night he came home)

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The Ward Family 2016 {Orlando Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-ward-family-2016-orlando-family-photographer I met this family a few years ago when big sister Madelyn was born.  Since then I've had the pleasure of photography them MANY times.  
They are a sweet, silly family and I always have So much fun with them.
Madelyn and Mackenzie like to make me work hard for their smiles, but as you will see...they are SOOOO worth it.  

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The Pladdys Family 2016 { Debary Family Photographer} http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-pladdys-family-2016-debary-family-photographer I love this family!  I have photographed them many times and we always have a good laugh.  Their family session each fall also includes their dogs which makes things a little tricky but we always end up with some great shots!  Here are a few on my favs from their session.


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{NEWBORN} Julianne and Ryan http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/newborn-julianne-and-ryan This past week I had the pleasure of meeting sweet Julianne and baby Ryan.  Julieanne looked precious in her white dress and beautiful bow.  She loved holding her brother, who was feeling a little camera shy:)  What a cute little family!




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{MATERNITY PORTRAITS} Kim and Joey http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/maternity-portraits-kim-and-joey Kim had a rough pregnancy and spend a lot of time on bed rest.  We were able to have a quick maternity session 2 days before they welcomed their third daughter to the family.  I'm sure the boys will be knocking down the doors in a few years to date these lovely ladies:)  Good luck Joey!
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{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Drummond Family http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-drummond-family Rick and Beth have spent much of their marriage living and working in Asia.  Several of their children have followed in their footsteps.  Because of this it had been 7 years since the whole family was together!  This was an occasion that had to be documented!  What a fun, inspiring family!
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{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Gibson Family http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-gibson-family John and Janet have 4 children but don't often have the pleasure of having all 4 of their children together.  Their oldest daughter lives in Cananda with her husband.  They jumped at the chance to get some portraits of the whole family together:)

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{MATERNITY} Lauren and Jeff http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/maternity-portraits-lauren-and-jeff Last December I headed to Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park for a maternity shoot with Lauren and Jeff. This was actually the same spot where Jeff and Lauren were married several years ago:) What a cute family!



hannah@hannahboykinphotography.com (Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits maternity portraits http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/maternity-portraits-lauren-and-jeff Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:57:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Fulwood Family http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-fulwood-family SO I am way behind on posting my Christmas Sessions. I was out of commission for several months with really bad morning sickness but I'm back to work now. 

I had a great session with David and Lara and their twin boys.  They are full of energy and I'm sure keep their parents busy!  What a great family!


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{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Mitchell Family http://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/family-portraits-mitchell-family Matt, Marcy, and Samantha go to our church and we've really enjoyed getting to know them over the last couple years. Sam is a natural model and there are so many cute pictures of her it will be hard for her parents to choose, I think:)





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