Boise, ID photographer
Newborns • Families • Maternity • Couples • Education


Maternity Session in the Boise River in Eagle Idaho

April 6, 2024

Summer in Idaho is hot, and it can be challenging to be outdoors in the heat when you’re pregnant. I know this from firsthand experience! One of my four children was born at the beginning of September and I spent my whole third trimester struggling through the summertime. Worth it, but rough!

One of my favorite ways to keep pregnant mothers comfortable for summer photo sessions is to head to the river and wade in the cold water. The air around the river is always several degrees cooler anyway, and stepping into the chilly current is a perfect way to keep from overheating. Parts of the river aren’t safe for children, but this is one of my favorite areas because it’s shallow, slow, and easy to make sure that little ones can play safely.

If you’re expecting in the summertime, I highly recommend incorporating water into your session! Whether it’s the river, a pool, or driving to a lake, it’ll be gorgeous and so much more comfortable than bearing the heat.

Wardrobe notes: I styled this family’s outfits (which I love doing!). Mom and daughter are both wearing dresses from my client closet. Everyone who books a full session with me gets free access to my wardrobe, which includes dozens and dozens of gorgeous options for women, children, and babies. I’ve curated this intentionally over time so that busy mothers of all stages have flattering, stylish options that photograph beautifully, at no additional cost. I save families who use my wardrobe hours of time shopping and hundreds of dollars on unnecessary new clothes. After booking a session with me, clients can set up a private wardrobe appointment to try on clothing, and I also work with any pieces my clients own and want to use as well. This service is wonderful, and also always optional.

Maternity Session in the Boise River in Eagle Idaho // Family Session by Hannah Mann
Film is all Fuji 400h processed by 
Photovision Prints, digital is The Archetype Process.

Maternity Session in the Boise River in Eagle Idaho // 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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Maternity Session in the Boise River in Eagle Idaho // Family Session by Hannah Mann

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i'm hannah

I'm a photographer and educator based in Boise, ID, where I live with my favorite guy ever and our two boys + two girls.

Since founding my business in 2014, I have relentlessly honed my craft and the experience I offer to each client I work with. My commitment is to always deliver industry-leading artistry and quality. READ MORE...