Hello! I'm Hannah White. I'm a wedding photographer turned maternity, newborn and family photographer in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. I have been photographing life's most precious moments for a decade. After having our son, I fell in love with family photography that was simple, classic, and intimate.
I started my business out of a love for photography and continue because of a love for the people who have shared their lives and stories with me. They have forever reminded me that relationships are what really matter in this life.
I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with my husband, Greg, our son, Oliver, and our dog, Moby. I am in love with the Midwest and all of its beautiful, kind and creative people. I hope to always call Iowa home.
My style of photography is simple and timeless. I love light-filled photographs, white onesies, playful images, and natural posing. I specialize in the younger years of a child's life. I shoot a hybrid of digital and film.
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
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
"Hannah’s light, airy, natural photos were a perfect fit for our family. We met Hannah for our maternity shoot with a cranky toddler. She immediately put us at ease and was so playful and patient with us as we all warmed up to the camera. She has gone on to capture our newborn photos of our second daughter, as well as her six-month and one-year milestone images. We are so lucky to have found Hannah and absolutely treasure the images she’s captured of our family. We cannot wait to see what other beautiful moments she captures for years to come!
"We are so lucky to have found Hannah and absolutely treasure the images she's captured for our family."
The Sarrazin Family