Hello! I'm Hannah White. I'm a wedding photographer turned newborn photographer in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area and have been photographing life's most precious moments for nearly a decade. After having our son, I fell in love with newborn photography that was simple, classic, and intimate.
I prefer to photograph newborns in their own homes and highlight the little details that make them so precious to you. Sessions are relaxed, featuring lots of cuddling with your little love.
My photography business has morphed from a love of photography to a love of people who have shared their lives and stories with me, and forever reminded me how much relationships really matter in this life.
I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with my husband, Greg, our son, Oliver, and our teddy bear dog, Moby. (I will always be a dog mom too!) I am in love with the Midwest and all of its beautiful, kind and creative people. I hope to always call Iowa home.
As a newborn photographer I prefer white onesies and natural light, swaddling in soft blankets, and simple, comfortable posing. If this isn't your style, I totally understand. I'm a big believer that newborn photography should be uncluttered and highlight the love of bringing a new life into this world, not distracted by props or artificial backdrops.
"Being a new mom, she was very helpful giving me ideas on outfits and accessories. It was the perfect balance of not too plain and not too much. During the shoot, Hannah was patient and calm through the whole experience and gave suggestions and guidance when helpful. Just what a mom needs charting this new territory. Our pictures were absolutely stunning and we still get compliments on them over two years later."
"Her style is so natural and beautiful that you really get to soak up the innocence of a newborn."
The Hobson Family
"I went into newborn pictures completely stressed, and came out of them completely relieved. I couldn't sit in a chair comfortably yet, none of my shirts fit, and I was trying to time the baby's feeding to conveniently fit our picture appointment. Hannah put us at ease, understanding the inability to predict newborn activity (that kid had 2 blowouts and needed to eat every 60 minutes that day) and delivered pictures that we absolutely love. In one of our favorite photos our daughter was actually screaming during and Hannah managed to capture the 0.5 seconds with a calm face for everyone, the dog included. It's printed and hanging in my office, and I love to think about how Hannah took chaos (in my head) and made it art."
"I love how Hannah took chaos and made it art!"
The Anderson Family
"After moving to a new city four weeks before having our first baby, Hannah made my family feel at home. She spent time getting to know us and every image confirmed that there was not only skill and art in her pictures, but also a deep love for people.
I never felt rushed. I was so nervous about my baby waking or not eating or having a blowout, but she made feel at ease and relaxed that she was going to get the shot."
"Hannah has a gift of making people at ease, which is so important for a mom with a newborn."
The Luby Family
"Not only are newborn sessions stressful, they feel like they can be hit or miss! Whether Hannah comes in your home or at a specific location, it seems so personal to you and your family! Two kids and two pups in tow she seems to always capture just the right moments at exactly the right time! We are so grateful we met her family, not just as a photographer, but also as a friend!"
"We would recommend Hannah to anyone who wants easy, laid-back, stress-free photos, even if the behind-the-scenes are chaos!"
The Teneyck Family
The day of the shoot I was anxious and stressed, not knowing how baby would respond, but Hannah quickly put me at ease with her humor and understanding. It was apparent that she was going to do what was needed in order to ensure that we were completely in love with the end product. When we received the photos, we were blown away. She was able to make moments look calm, peaceful, and beautiful. Perhaps the part that I appreciated the most was Hannah's grace, compassion, and vulnerability throughout our conversations that day as I shared my insecurities, doubts, and struggles during my first few weeks as a mom.
"I was so impressed with the softness of the moments she captured."
The Anderson Family