Hannah Boykin Photography: Blog https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Hannah Boykin Photography (Hannah Boykin Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:14:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:14:00 GMT https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u589252345-o589396651-50.jpg Hannah Boykin Photography: Blog https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog 90 120 The Pladdys Family 2017 {Sanford Family Photographer, Lake Mary Family Photographer) https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://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} https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://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} https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits orlando photographer sanford photographer https://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} https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits fl photographer video https://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} https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://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} https://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!


(Hannah Boykin Photography) adoption fl photographer fresh 48 newborn portraits ormond beach photographer portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/11/charlotte---fresh-48-ormond-beach-fl-adoption-photographer Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:44:04 GMT
Jeffrey {Lake Mary Family Photographer} https://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!  


(Hannah Boykin Photography) adoption children portraits family portraits lake mary photographer maternity portraits newborn portraits orlando photographer portraits sanford photographer https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/8/jeffrey-lake-mary-family-photographer Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:31:42 GMT
Hayden & Hayes - Fresh 48 {Twin Newborn Photographer, Sanford Newborn Photographer} https://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. 

(Hannah Boykin Photography) fresh 48 newborn portraits sanford photographer twins https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/4/hayden-hayes---fresh-48-twin-newborn-photographer-sanford-newborn-photographer Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:15:00 GMT
And then there were 4 {Sanford, FL Maternity Photographer} https://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!


(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits lake mary fl photographer maternity portraits newborn portraits portraits sanford fl photographer twin photographer https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/4/and-then-there-were-4-sanford-fl-maternity-photographer Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:23:00 GMT
Jeffrey {Apopka Newborn Photographer} https://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 Boykin Photography) apopka photographer children portraits family portraits fl photographer newborn portraits orlando photographer https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/1/jeffrey-apopka-newborn-photographer Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:26:00 GMT
#AdoptionRocks {Apopka Newborn Photographer} https://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)

(Hannah Boykin Photography) fl photographer adoption children portraits family portraits maternity portraits newborn portraits portraits sanford https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2017/1/-adoptionrocks-apopka-newborn-photographer Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:40:00 GMT
The Ward Family 2016 {Orlando Family Photographer} https://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.  

(Hannah Boykin Photography) fl photographer children portraits family portraits orlando photographer portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-ward-family-2016-orlando-family-photographer Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:20:00 GMT
The Pladdys Family 2016 { Debary Family Photographer} https://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.


(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits fl photographer orlando photographer portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-pladdys-family-2016-debary-family-photographer Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:06:00 GMT
{NEWBORN} Julianne and Ryan https://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!




(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits newborn portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/newborn-julianne-and-ryan Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:24:00 GMT
{MATERNITY PORTRAITS} Kim and Joey https://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!
(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/maternity-portraits-kim-and-joey Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:14:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Drummond Family https://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!
(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-drummond-family Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:03:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Gibson Family https://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:)

(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-gibson-family Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:57:00 GMT
{MATERNITY} Lauren and Jeff https://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 Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/maternity-portraits-lauren-and-jeff Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:57:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Fulwood Family https://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!


(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2011/3/family-portraits-fulwood-family Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:36:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Mitchell Family https://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:)





(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/family-portraits-mitchell-family Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:19:00 GMT
{BUSINESS} Emily- Kids, Pets, Homes https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/kidspetshomes-emilys-business My friend Emily has a babysitting/house sitting/pet sitting business and needed some photos for her new webpage. Check out her page www.kidshomesandpets.webs.com
(Hannah Boykin Photography) Portraits business https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/kidspetshomes-emilys-business Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:06:00 GMT
{MATERNITY} James and Jenn https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/maternity-james-and-jenn Our good friends Jenn and Jamie Heuslein are expecting their first baby. She will be the first grandchild and a long awaited girl for Jamie's parents (he's the oldest of 4 boys) We are SO excited for you guys! Looking forward to meeting Zoey in a few months!



(Hannah Boykin Photography) maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/maternity-james-and-jenn Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:01:00 GMT
{CHRISTMAS SESSION} The Fitch Family https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/christmas-session-fitch-family I had a great time with the Fitch's for their Christmas Session. Their two daughters (Mattea, and Talia) are very active girls. They keep their mommy and daddy busy. But man are they cute!


(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/christmas-session-fitch-family Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:40:00 GMT
{NEWBORN} Introducing Anthony Liam https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/newborn-introducing-anthony-liam You may remember Doug and Ruthie from their 2 materntiy sessions (Doug and Ruthie). Meet their precious new arrival Anthony Liam! He was a little camera shy during our session but we were still able to capture some great moments. What a charmer! Congrats guys!


(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits newborn portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/11/newborn-introducing-anthony-liam Wed, 03 Nov 2010 06:30:00 GMT
{ENGAGED} Mark and Laura https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/10/engaged-mark-and-laura A week ago Mark sent me an email and asked if I would be available for engagment photos on Saturday...of course he wasn't actually engaged yet:) Laura was coming home from school for the weekend and he wanted to propose and surprise her with an engagement session too. He must have been pretty confident that she was going to say Yes! We had a great time! Congrats guys!



(Hannah Boykin Photography) engagement https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/10/engaged-mark-and-laura Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:26:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Boon Army https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/10/boon-army My first Christmas Session of the year was October 2nd in Switzerland, FL. Rose wanted a photo with all her grandchildren for Christmas cards this year. What a great group of little boys! We had a great time!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/10/boon-army Sat, 02 Oct 2010 17:15:00 GMT
{MATERNITY} Ruthie and Doug...Part 2 https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/9/ruthie-and-dougpart-2 You might recognize Ruthie and Doug from a few weeks back (ruthie-and-doug-and-baby-makes-3)...we were rained out. So we got together again a couple weeks ago to finish up their session. Baby Anthony is scheduled to arrive in October! This is baby #1 for Ruthie and Doug. You guys are going to be great parents!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/9/ruthie-and-dougpart-2 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:49:00 GMT
{MATERNITY} Coming soon...Annabelle! https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/9/coming-soonannabelle A few weeks back I had the privilege of doing a maternity session for Amanda Pladdys. Husband Jack, daughter Rachel, and gorgeous mommy-to-be Amanda are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Annabelle! We had a great time! Can't wait to see baby Annabelle!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/9/coming-soonannabelle Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:39:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Sopp Girls https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/8/sopp-girls Had a great time taking some family photos of Stacy and her girls Lindsy and Danie. Danie is headed to college this week! Good luck Danie!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/8/sopp-girls Sun, 22 Aug 2010 09:55:00 GMT
{MATERNITY} Ruthie and Doug...and baby makes 3 https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/8/ruthie-and-dougand-baby-makes-3 I had a great time with Ruthie and Doug Andreacchi today at Kraft Azalea Gardens (one of my favorite locations to shoot). We got lucky and were able to get some great shots in before it started to rain again. More to come!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits maternity portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/8/ruthie-and-dougand-baby-makes-3 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 09:49:00 GMT
{WEDDING} Dave and Beth Runkel Wedding Portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/2/dave-and-beth-runkel-wedding-portraits In February, Jackson and I made a trip to Hawaii to visit my sister and her family. She had her second child Jake (see below) in January and we wanted to meet the new addition to our family. We thought it would be fun to take some wedding portraits on one of the beautiful beaches. I think my sister looks gorgeous and amazing especially since this was only 2 weeks after her son was born!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) wedding portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/2/dave-and-beth-runkel-wedding-portraits Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:11:00 GMT
{NEWBORN} Introducing Adam Jacob Runkel https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/2/introducing-adam-jacob-runkel My sister and her husband welcomed their second child on January 26. He weighed in at 8lbs 12oz and was 21in long. I was fortunate enough to be able to go visit her in Hawaii about 2 weeks after he was born. Such a cutie! I love being an Aunt!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) newborn portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/2/introducing-adam-jacob-runkel Sat, 06 Feb 2010 08:21:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Boon Army https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/1/boon-army I've been taking family photos for our good friends Christopher and Mary, since their twin boys were born in 2006. Here are some shots from their 2010 family shoot.

(Hannah Boykin Photography) family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2010/1/boon-army Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:46:00 GMT
{FAMILY PORTRAITS} The Kelly Family https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2009/11/kelly-family I did two shoots today at Edgewood Children's Ranch. The Kelly family was up first. You might recognize their little one from his newborn shoot a few weeks ago. Then it was on to little Chloe's newborn shoot. What a little Princess!

(Hannah Boykin Photography) children portraits family portraits https://www.hannahboykinphotography.com/blog/2009/11/kelly-family Tue, 24 Nov 2009 07:40:00 GMT