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Family Session in the Foothills

Family Session in the Foothills // Boise family session by Hannah Mann

This is my very oldest friend: we’ve been friends since we were in elementary school, and I’ve only known my own family longer. And in fact, she was part of why I loved photography, and maybe part of what led me to this career.

In elementary school, we formed our own very unofficial photography club: The Clickin’ Chicks. It was made up of the two of us, and two of our younger sisters. We took a lot of photos, and our parents were so generous as to develop so many silly rolls of film. Our photos always involved costumes – old fashioned ladies, angels, you name it – and interesting, pastel makeup. We had a blast.

As we got older, we left our little club behind, but not our enjoyment of photography (or costumes). As young teens, The Lord of the Rings series was wildly popular, so we made ourselves elf costumes from thrifted pieces, and then photographed each other riding bareback on my friend’s horses. We were clearly not in the cool kids club, but we were having a much better time!

When I got engaged at all of 20 and had no interest in hiring anyone (ironic, right!), she took our engagement photos, many of them in her backyard. And when I was a mom of two testing the waters of a photography business, I borrowed her really nice camera til I was able to invest in my own.

And by then, I’d honestly forgotten about our elementary school club, or how obsessed we really were with taking photos. It didn’t look like a straightforward path when I was actually walking it, because it wasn’t – it was full of twists and turns and a bachelors degree in computer science and a job at a startup in another state and more big moves and babies and big life questions. It was only in hindsight that I could see the threads being woven together, the way that I really was so suited for this work, and the gift of friendships that shape our lives.

Most of life doesn’t look straightforward and sensible in the moment, but those times when we can look back and say, ‘Oh, I get it now’ are such a beautiful gift. And I am so grateful.

Film is all Fuji 400h processed by Photovision Prints, digital is The Archetype Process.

Family Session in the Foothills // Boise family session by Hannah Mann

I’m Hannah. I’m a photographer and educator based in Boise, Idaho, where I live with my favorite guy ever and our four little ones.

I’m obsessed with photographing families and celebrating the legacy that they are building – the one that is more important than anything else they will ever build in this life. I love capturing my clients at their beautiful best, yet never abandoning the raw and real. Neither is better than the other, and a great session is the perfect mix of both.

Say goodbye to stressful family sessions, underwhelming images, and wasted time. Instead, get ready for a seamless experience, plus photos you want to hang all over your walls – because they capture the heart of your family, and the beauty of the legacy that you’re building… and you all look amazing, too.

It’s so much more than taking pictures – it’s a celebration of the biggest treasures that life has to offer: loving, and being loved.

Get to know more about me or send me an inquiry. I’d be so honored to create some magic with your family in front of my lens!

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