The Whalen Family

7.31.2014

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Love this sweet family and their little ones Langston and (brand new) Lennon. Love sunny days in Wisconsin. Love great friends and laughs and the craziness of this new chapter in our lives together — parenthood!

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Whalen family portraits // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Newborn

6.24.2014

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Oscar // Hannah Voermans

Ella & Her Daddy

4.24.2014

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella & her Daddy // hannahvoermans.com

Ella // 6 months

4.5.2014

Ella's 6 month shoot

I’m a little behind, but here are the shots from Ella’s six month shoot back in February. Better late than never, right? Luckily she was in a good mood!

Six-month-old Ella is rolling from side to side, laughing like CRAZY, and aaalmost sitting up on her own. She loves “flying”, popping her lips, and trying new foods. We made a little trip to the aquarium this month, and she was the happiest baby I’ve ever seen. She loved it. The way she smiled at the fish and bright blue water was so heart-warming. Maybe she’ll be a water-baby like her mama was growing up!

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Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

Ella's 6 month shoot

 

Recent Work // Aveda Congress

11.3.2013

My portfolio desperately needs to be updated, but in the meantime, I’ll post some recent work here. Aveda Congress took place in Minneapolis in October, and I designed the logo, poster, and aroma packaging for the event. The theme was “Nomad” – bohemian, gypsy, wanderer-esque with a circus-themed evening performance. The packaging is a simple canvas pouch with a twine pull-string and a raw brown tag with a unique diecut.

Ella // 2 months

11.3.2013

So…Ella’s growing super fast. At her last appointment, she was 24″ long (98th percentile) and over 13 pounds already…and I am in LOVE with her thigh rolls! Here are shots from her first week, her first month, and her second month. Oh, and I swear not all of her clothes are pink.

Ella // Newborn

11.3.2013

My sweet little Ella Charlotte Voermans was born on her due date, August 18, at 12:56am (yes I realize, 2 1/2 months ago). Over the course of a couple of days, we managed to squeeze in some photo time before she was two weeks old. I am madly in love and enjoying every moment of motherhood!

 

 

Baby On The Way // Finished Nursery

7.19.2013

Soooo…I love this room. Too much. I’m so happy with how everything turned out, and I can’t wait to bring my little girl home and let her enjoy it too (currently the kitties think I did this for them). I posted my inspiration a couple of months ago so I thought I’d post a follow up. I ended up painting all the peonies by hand, and they were a serious labor of love, but they’re exactly what I wanted. I hope you love it too.

Langston // One Year

6.18.2013

This happy little peanut is one! She brought her parents over to our house at the end of May for a little birthday celebration and a couple photos too. Happy birthday Langston!

 

Baby On The Way // Nursery Inspiration

5.22.2013

We’re expecting a little girl in August! We’ve been working on our little bundle of joy’s nursery for the last couple of months and things are finally coming together. I’ve always loved this nursery, and wanted to incorporate bright coral walls with neutral furniture and decor. We’re trying to purchase mostly gender-neutral items, so the walls will really be the sweet “girly” piece. Otherwise, soft neutral grays, tans, and white will keep the room light and airy (since there’s only one window). The bunny thing just kind of happened. I’ve always loved them, and I couldn’t stop finding sweet bun-buns to snatch up for the room.

I painted three of the walls Peony by Martha Stewart (first swatch on the board), and the peony mural is on the fourth wall behind the crib. I’ve already started, and I’m thinking it’s going to be more work than I expected…duh. I’m hoping to be done by the end of June, so wish me luck! Before and after shots to come.

Sources: 1-lamp, 2-wall, 3-dresser (family hand-me-down), 4-bunny lamp, 5-branch hooks, 6-bunny mobile, 7-floral heart print, 8-baskets (similar here), 9-rug, 10-crib (ours is this one), 11-bunny print, 12-pom-pom garland, 13-faux-sheepskin rug, 14-chair, 15-pouf, paint: Martha Stewart Peony and Pink Sea Salt (Home Depot).

Anna & Travis // Spring Engagement

5.17.2013

Photographing these two beauties was such an honor. Anna and I became good friends over the last couple years while working together at Aveda, and I was heartbroken (but fully understanding) when she left me for Denver last fall. She asked me to be a part of her wedding party this summer, and of course I couldn’t be more excited! She and Travis are the sweetest couple ever, and I’m so grateful they let Mike and I visit in April and photograph them on top of Mt Falcon. I can’t wait till their wedding day – everything is going to be so gorgeous, the two of them moreso than anything. I’ll be the giant 8-months-pregnant bridesmaid if you’re looking for me.

 

Langston // Six Months Old

12.9.2012

This little peanut has stolen my heart. Little miss Langston is my goddaughter – you might remember her newborn photos from earlier. Watching her grow is so fun. This time, she was so curious about everything going on around her – reaching for her puppy, watching the Christmas lights twinkle, listening to her mom sing. We had a beautiful session, and she didn’t even need a nap!

I am truly enjoying photography as a side project. It is so challenging and so rewarding – and gives me complete creative freedom, which I crave. There are so many opportunities and so much to learn. Feeling grateful and eager to see what’s next.

Jill & AJ // Fall Engagement

11.5.2012

Jill and AJ are two of the sweetest, most generous people I know. They’ve been together a long time, and you can tell they’re truly best friends. The funniest part of the shoot was when Jill said, “okay, serious faces”…and their “serious faces” were both smiles!

We wandered through Silverwood Park in NE Minneapolis and ended up back at their house playing in the leaves with their sweet Goldendoodle, Teli. Their wedding next June is going to be full of handmade gorgeousness and lots of love, and I can’t wait!

 

Rose & Dustin // Wedding Photography

10.2.2012

Rose & Dustin were married early in September, just when the weather started cooling down but the trees were still green. I was lucky enough to be a second shooter for the day. Their wedding was beautiful — colorful, unpretentious, and completely them. Their love of biking was shared with their guests as they were invited to bike to the ceremony site on Boom Island on the Mississippi, then to the reception in the warehouse district.

The day was filled with laughter, warm sunshine, and love from family and friends. As a twist on the traditional wedding dance, they had a three-piece band and square-dancing instructor, and let me tell you, everyone had an absolute blast!

Congratulations Rose & Dustin!

Langston Orly | newborn photography

8.14.2012

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of doing a little photoshoot with my goddaughter Langston when she was just 10 days old. She is such a peach. Deep blue eyes and barely-there wispy blonde hair. The shoot was fairly smooth, especially since I knew ahead of time it would be a lesson in patience. Between little bouts of fussing, diaper changing, and feeding, we squeezed in a few shots that will help mom & dad remember the sweet moments right after Langston was born.

ONE YEAR AGO…

6.19.2012

Yesterday was our first anniversary. We took the day off, revisited our college town where we met, and played in the sun with Melba. One year ago, we were surrounded by people we love, and had an absolute blast promising to leave each other forever. It was a beautiful, rainy day that flew by so quickly!

During the ceremony, we passed our rings around to our family and friends and asked them to bless them with their well wishes and warm thoughts for us and our future.

Ringing the church bell is one of my favorite memories of our wedding day.

Our reception was held at Minnetonka Orchards just outside of Mound, Minnesota. It POURED rain, but apparently that’s just good luck, right? As soon as things dried out, we had yard games (bean bag toss and croquet), then drinks and dinner. Our best man made the bean bag boards for us, and I painted them to match our invitations. Signs around the orchard directed guests where to go, and were painted on old pieces of barn board from my Dad’s farm, which he then nailed to pitchforks to stick in the ground.

We used twine and clothespins to attach the placecards to old garden gates, also from Dad’s farm. We didn’t want to do a traditional slideshow, so stuck some of our favorite photos on the gate as well. We love Scrabble, so we added magnetic Scrabble tiles to the gate too. I just used kraft paper and a Martha Stewart punch and a fancy white pen to make the placecards. Simple and inexpensive, and I absolutely loved them.

Many of our grandparents have passed or could not attend, so we wanted to honor them by displaying their wedding photos. The purple and white sampler is made of lace and bits of fabric from family heirlooms, and was lovingly handcrafted by my mom. The typewriter was my Grandma’s, and was a big hit with the guests – some of the notes we have from our guests are hilarious! My mom planted the centerpieces, and the wood slices came from Mike’s Grandpa’s land.

Since the city noise ordinance made our dance end at 9, we started early, then just had a bonfire after the dance, which is really more up my alley anyway. Some old friends played guitar and tambourine, and we had smores and drinks as the night wound down. So much fun! Can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.

All photos by Geneoh Photography. http://www.geneoh.com/

IT’S FINALLY HERE.

2.13.2012

The blog I’ve been meaning to start for the past year.
Finally. Here. Up. Running.

So…hello!

I’m Hannah. I’m a graphic designer with a new job, a new husband, a new house, and a new puppy. I am passionate about design, but am also a wannabe photographer, baker, and home renovator (ha). There have been a ton of changes in the past year, and I’d love to start sharing some of the excitement.

This blog will be my go-to for sharing inspiration, design work, photography, house projects, and the random adorable puppy and kitty photo. Show and tell, right?

Thanks for joining me!
Hannah