I’m not sure if it’s those adorable lips or his deep blue eyes that melt me the most!  Or maybe it’s because he is my nephew ;)   Who happens to just be 2 days older than my baby Braddock.  Little Luke here is a doll! We went up to Logan in June for his blessing so I stole him for a quick mini session.  He hammed it up of course! I wish I’d nabbed a picture of him with his four, yes FOUR older brothers.  They all look so alike it’s uncanny!  Beautiful boys with blonde hair and big blue eyes.

Now, back to this adorable baby boy!

I LOVE his little expressions! It’s almost as if he’s saying “you want me to what? Get real woman!” ha ha haaa

An adorable boy and an adorable cowboy room!





Born May 7th

weighing in @ 6lbs 5oz

19 inches long

This beautiful TINY precious baby girl belongs to my dear friend Tonii. You may remember her….

Yep, She had her baby the very next day after we shot her maternity pictures!

I realize this post is a few weeks late, but that’s what happens when you move and have to unearth your office! :)

back to Miss Avrie

She is an absolute doll. She has stolen the hearts of her siblings as well as her parents. Ok, and mine too!

And she was a dream to shoot.

Congrats to you guys! What a beautiful family you have!





I feel so lucky to be friends with this amazing gal.  Not only is she an awesome mom, who I connect with on all sorts of levels, and our kids all play together awesomely,  AND she is an awesome friend. (Can you use the word “awesome” too much???)

She is always willing to be my guinea pig :)    Letting me try out all sorts of crazy ideas, even when I have no clue if they will work.  See, when you are my subject, I can get a little, umm how would I say this…. demanding? ha haaa.  I know what I want, and I run with it.  Tonii here always lets me :) I feel so spoiled! I took over when I saw her GORGEOUS purple shirt and how her eyes popped, so I did her make up really bold to accentuate it.   Then threw on the bold contrasting jewelry to bring out the color of her eyes.  Needless to say, we had a blast at this shoot from start to finish.

Tonii you are radiant. And you make 36 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy look so easy and carefree.

You always have the most fabulous shoes!

You could not have rocked this shot any more! AMAZING!!!!

You prove that pregnancy is very sexy.

I know, she’s ridiculously gorgeous right?

Thanks for always being willing to try my crazy ideas Tonii! You are one awesome chic! Love ya!

PS- and thanks for laughing with me as I shot you one handed while holding my crying 3 week old baby! :D Yes, we moms are THAT multi-talented!

The fun didn’t end here. Nope.

The very next day Tonii gave birth to this BEAUTIFUL baby girl.

And that post is coming up soon!!!





Without a doubt, the most awesome part of doing what I do, is getting to share in peoples lives. Getting to be a part of those moments that are so special and so defining.  This was no exception.  I have had the privilege of knowing Marci and Stu for many years.  My husband and hers grew up together, so through marriage we all became friends.  I watched as years went by of them struggling to become pregnant. I watched their complete joy as Marci went through a  very difficult pregnancy and they were blessed with their beautiful boy.  Then again the struggles of trying to conceive again.  My heart ached for them.  Despite my 7 miscarriages, I couldn’t even imagine how they felt. I at least have been blessed with my (then 3) children! They began the hard, long process of fertility drugs, and IUI insemination. It didn’t work.  They again tried a second IUI insemination, and it worked! Not only did it work, but they were pregnant with twins!!!!  I can not even begin to tell you, as a friend, the joy I felt when I heard their news.  They are so deserving of that amazing miracle!

Now, I am VERY late on blogging this session. . .

In the beginning of March, at 34 weeks, we did a home maternity session.  Marci is absolutely glowing and gorgeous.  Surrounded by her boys she stands out as the amazing mother and wife that she is.

In the end of March, after 37 weeks of a beautiful, healthy pregnancy, they welcomed their new twin baby girls into this world! And I can’t wait to get my hands on them for pictures next week!!! :)

Congratulations Marci & Stu, your family is absolutely beauitful and priceless. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives.  You are awesome friends and I couldn’t be any happier for you!

Love,

Hollie





What I have been up to

Posted on April 20, 2011

A little of this and a little of that,

But a whole lot of this:

We welcomed into the world our precious baby Braddock Dean

Born April 16th

7lbs 10 oz of pure sweetness

As of yesterday at 3 days old

After a scary start to his life with some breathing problems, he is now home and thriving. And we are all so happy and grateful he is here.





I suppose it’s because it is fast approaching 3am here, and my 35 weeks of pregnancy has caught up with me, that I have been inspired to make this session my next share.

I have had the privilege of knowing Kate and Will for several years now.  A couple full of talent and tenderness.  For the years I have known them they have always wanted children.   Like many couples, this did not come as they had hoped and tried for.  I sat and watched as they struggled.  I felt pangs of guilt as I was blessed with 2 more of my own as they fought to get even one.

I watched as they went into foster parenting and when things looked so great for adopting, it came crashing down. I wanted to cry for them.

Then I cheered  AND cried at the news spread of their own miraculous joy!  Could this really be happening? Indeed it was!

Kate and Will.  You are both so sweet and so beautiful.  Words cannot express to you, what my heart feels seeing you get that chance to be parents to your own beautiful little girl. So deserving you both are.

Kate you emanate every ounce of the word RADIANT





These beautiful big brown eyes melted my heart!

It may have taken 2 days of shooting (Babies run the show ya know!) but it was worth every final shot.  Even Evelyns sweet little pout face was absolute perfection! It also helps that Mom and Dad are completely wrapped around her little finger and smitten as can be.  :) Thanks Emi and Brandon for letting me spend time with your precious girl! You are a beautiful family!





Have you noticed how gorgeous it is outside? I sure have! Slightly cooler temps, gorgeous sunlight, green trees… It is the perfect time of year for portraits. And trust me, it isn’t going to last! The month of September is going to be stunning!

So in celebration of the beautiful look Utah is giving us right now, the start of school, and my birthday (yes, I am celebrating, despite the fact that it is on Saturday and my wisdom teeth are being pulled Friday, I will celebrate!) I am having  all out specials on every session!

Let’s start with what seems to be the hot item right now :) Back to school! Did I mention that my oldest is starting Kindergarten? Don’t worry, I am not the cry over it type of mom. Instead I am thinking of what all I can get done in that whole 2.5 hours she is gone. hee hee

So, if you are sick of the school portraits where you have no clue what face your child will be making, how their hair will turn out and the basic, shoulder up shot, Let’s do a Back to School Session for just $100! That gives you a mini session of a child Pre-k through 11th grade. One outfit, on location. You will receive a full resolution CD of 10-15 images. With the print rights!

Let’s not forget our Seniors! It’s the most exciting time of their lives! (thus far) You need to show off all that they have accomplished. What they’re interests are, their style. Them.

Choose from a mini session for $150- 1 outfit on location. 15-20 images full resolution on cd with print rights.

Or choose a full Senior Session for $250. Unlimited outfit changes, multiple locations. 30-45 images full resolution on cd with the print rights!

Maternity and New Bundles- get a full session for just $150! That’s on location. 15-25 images on cd in full resolution with the image release!

Couples & Engagements- Choose between a mini session- for just $150- that is on location, one outfit and 10-15  full resolution images on cd with the image release,

or,

Get a full Session, unlimited outfit changes, multiple locations, 30-45 full resolution images on cd with the image release for just $250!

Families- thought about Christmas cards yet? I know, what?! When did that happen?! That’s what I realized when I saw Halloween items at the store yesterday. It really is right around the corner.  Right now it is gorgeous for pictures! Sure, you can chance trying to get those perfect fall leaves shots- which you will only have one good week where the weather is actually perfect for that. Or you can brave the frosty winds and snow for those wintery shots. Which I actually LOVE, but not many do :) But now, really is, the right time!

Choose between a mini session for $150- group shots, 10-15 full resolution images on cd with the image release, OR

A full family Session- breakdowns included for just $300. 30-45 images in full resolution on cd with the image release!

Let’s not forget our beautiful Brides! Get a full bridal session for just $250.  25-40 full resolution images on cd with the print rights!

These are deals you don’t want to pass up! And they will only last for a short time!

So call, text or email me to book your sessions!

Hollie Hanson

801-735-8008

holliehanson@gmail.com

or catch me on facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salt-Lake-City-UT/Cherry-Tree-Photography/310768455805?ref=nf





I have to admit, I am a bit of a gush over this session! It all started with talk of the perfect family portrait, one that reflects your style, but in a cool, I wish I was that person, way. Then it just sort of evolved from there.  See, Tonii and I are kinda like sisters, in a non-blood-related-way. We are so alike in so many ways.  Our husbands are awesome friends and so are our kids. She is an amazing person and an amazing mother. She is beautiful and has the personality to follow.

So knowing I was taking her family pictures, I searched and drove, and drove, and searched,  for the ultimate spot.  When I saw this old roof peeking through the tree tops I had to sneak a peek. I drove in and literally sighed outloud. It was destiny! And it was beyond perfect!

To test it out I took my 3 kids for a session there (that post is coming too!) Yes, I fell even more in love with this old house.

I had to take Tonii to see it. So we met up for a day of location checking and outfit shopping. The moment she saw it, she was head over heels like I was.

We spent 2 days shopping for the perfect outfits. Completely changed our minds from a soft antique feel, to more bold and colorful. Totally not the direction we saw ourselves going, but when we saw the kids skirts, and her belt, there was no choice! Yes, her belt. You will see :)

She made awesome ornaments for the girls hair, we got little man a tie, and I made her feather earrings and a hair piece. Just a touch of flair!

And the outcome? Well, I could not be any happier.

That is why you get to see a million pictures in this post. I couldn’t make myself narrow it down!

Thanks Paul and Tonii for an awesome evening with your amazingly gorgeous family! You guys are the best! And I mean that in every way!

I had to start this looksee with the most gorgeous couple that belongs in a movie :) I mean, that is where a family starts right?

These 2 stunning people created the following 3 adorable and precious babies!

And together they gave me this…

(Did you see moms belt?)

Of course, every session is full of laughing moments





This past week was a week of boys, and I loved it! From the Urban 4 yr old to a tiny country boy. It was awesome!

Meet little Isaac.

My dear friends sweet little 4 month old. A precious gift indeed. This little angel was born with a rare condition called sagittal lamdoid cranial synostosis. In easier terms, 3 out of 6 of his soft spots on his skull fused shut before birth, leaving no where for his brain to grow.  He will be undergoing a 5 hour long surgery this week to take out his skull and replace it with dissolvable spacers and screws.

This happy , healthy  boy ( literally, he is the size of my 15 month old!) was a joy to photograph! Even without his nap, he still made goo goo eyes with his big blues at the camera. And my camera LOVES him! He was happy no matter how I tortured him :)

Even baby drool is so darn cute!