HANNA MAC » Photography and Motherhood and Stuff

Forgive my lack of blog posts lately. I’ve heard that the hardest stage for Irish Twins is when the toddlers are 18 months and  29 months, but for us it is 14 months + 25 months (unless it gets harder? :\ ). And by hard I mean “time consuming”. Monthly personal blog posts might have […]


  • Jas - These are gorgeous, as usual. Looks like Ausha’s hair is getting lighter! I wish I’ll have half your talent when I have kids!

  • Carla - What kind is that doll with the pink shoes and brown, fabric hair? I love the hair! Your girls are adorable.

  • johanna - Thanks Jas!

  • Nancy - Busy mama, we will take your blog posts whenever you want to share. I’m sure like your other followers we will be patient. These photos are amazing and Ausha is such a doll like her big sis. She looks freakin adorable in those heart shades!!

    I am wow’d and amazed at the panning shot you got too!! wow! On a side note..do you go to the Antiqueweekend.com event between RoundTop and Warrenton? It’s coming up in 22 days and my friend from Georgetown and I meet up there for a day. Would be so awesome if you could join us! Hugs from Conroe, TX

  • johanna - It is Carters brand. says “Just one you” on it

  • johanna - Nancy that sounds so fun!! I SO wish I could but I am most likely going to Conroe that weekend for Misha’s & Erik’s newborn session.

  • Laura - Absolutely gorgeous! Love the ones of the girls together.

  • Haley B. - Your girls just too cute! :) Really enjoy watching them grow!

  • johanna - Thanks so much everyone for these comments!

  • Gracie - Ausha i such great inspiration! She can do it all with 3 babies, even playtime! :}

  • jenn3250 - Those girls are going to be heart breakers! By the looks of your pictures Aisha seems to be your wild child :) in regards to the comment about antique week, if you ever get the chance you should go. Its awesome! Its held in spring and fall.

  • jenn3250 - *ausha …dang auto correct

  • Jessi - That panning shot is really cool. How did you do that? Are those your arms? How/ where did you place the camera? Really neat!

  • johanna - Thank you Jessi. Yes those are my arms. I wrapped the camera strap around my neck twice and it sat tightly under my neck. I set it on a timer.

  • johanna - Ausha is definitely the wild one. Mia is cautious. I foresee Ausha being the one sneaking out of the house in high school and Mia tattling on her. :)

    I SO wish I could go and actually really need to also. Maybe next year!

  • lu - i love your photos!

Not far though! My family and I are moving to New Braunfels, TX. This means starting July 1st I will be available to travel anywhere between downtown Austin to downtown San Antonio for photography sessions. Most of my on-location sessions will be held in New Braunfels. In-home newborn photography sessions are open to the cities listed […]


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Camryn is one busy little toddler. I’m so glad I was able to capture her big personality and show how much her parents love her. Thanks Samantha & Taylor!


  • Nancy - What a lovely family, love all the photos! I especially love the one of her looking up and smiling as her parents look at her. She is adorable!

  • Samantha - Thank you so much Johanna! I honestly don’t know how you managed to create a single beautiful photo under the circumstances. Bloody nose (4 TIMES…I mean, really?!), a very busy toddler, two very non-photogenic parents, and the windiest day in ATX….you did the impossible!! We’ll see you again in a few months, unless we’ve scared you off! ;-)

  • Gracie - Too cute! i am loving those baby scarves!!! and that bench with the love sign? cant get better than that!

  • Christy - Beautiful!

  • Richelle - Love love love the little girls dress! Can I ask where you purchased it from?

  • johanna - Mommy says “Baby Gap”

  • Chris - Hahaha, caption for the bottom picture, “I don’t know what’s happening, but I sure hope my friends don’t see this.”

    That picture perfectly describes how I feel when parents are in PDA mode.


Sweet & laid back parents with adventurous kids who love climbing trees. They are all still just as natural in front of the camera as last time. Thanks again Kira, Michael, Cal, Carson & Lila. I always enjoy the shots yall give me. Even the out-takes I love — including Carson’s flipped eyelids.


  • Heather - What lens are you using here? I can really tell a difference! =)

  • Nancy - Love how casual these are! What a fun family and gorgeous too! And I love how buttery the DOF is! Thanks for sharing these with us and the outtakes too!! hugs from Conroe, TX

  • johanna - Thanks Nancy. I love the casualness of them too. I’m aiming for more of that with my family photography this year vs all of the posey stuff.

    Heather: 50mm the whole time.

  • gracie - I just bought an 85mm thinking it will better my photography but keep going back to my good ole’ 50mm…its just yummy bokeh all the way!

  • johanna - You know Gracie…..I did that at first too after I bought the 85mm. I kept going back to my 50mm 1.8 bc I liked the focal length better. Sometimes the 85 is too close. But now I find myself going to my 85 quite a bit because its so much sharper. Do you find that your 85 has a sharper focus than your 50 or is it just mine?

  • Gracie - My 85mm is sharper and the light comes in more pretty too! but i do not like how close it is. i usually use that one for my lifestyle shots or when the babies gets cranky towards the end of the session and i get to capture those cute snugly moments with mom or dad. Other than that i use my 50mm 1.8 for everything…but have been stalking my favorite photogs (like you) and they all rave about how creamier the bokeh is on the 1.4…should i do the purchase? do you see the difference? I also have heard a lot of rave about the 35mm 1.4…

  • Deb - SUCH a beautiful family!