Crossing off one item from my list | Heidi Hanson Photography Specializing in Weddings

It feels like forever since I’ve gone out on my own, well December was a while ago, so yeah I’ll go with forever 🙂

One of my main goals was really to focus on weddings, while I do love the babies and families, weddings are really where my passion lies.  Don’t worry folks, I will still do family sessions for you 🙂

So building my brand around weddings was a huge priority.  If you’ve been following me you see that I’ve got a new logo, which I love. Simple with a little funk…( love me some funky), it is my photography style.

I love capturing the little moments that happen throughout the day, moments that the newly married couple might not see.  Moments when captured in a photograph snap you right back to that day.

This is me and my style.

So without further ado we get to the title of this post….Crossing off one thing from my list…

The new website! Yeah! So excited to introduce you to my new site. It was a stressful time, but I made it through with some awesome tech support and my husband (who thinks he did the whole site, ha ha, he didn’t) but I can still give him a few props!

It still needs a few tweaks, but I really do love it. Simple, funky…it’s me…..So enjoy! And please feel free to pass along the new site to all your friends and family.



For those of you who know me (and now those who don’t), know that I never sleep. If I get 3 hours a night that is amazing… So I often will get up and make a list of things I need to do, things that I think might make a good blog post, a little phrase to get me through to the next day, etc.  So last night as I got up the song “My Favorite Things” popped into my head, you know the one from the Sound of Music…Raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens….

So today I’m going to list a few of my favorite things (not necessarily in any order)

My daughters giggle (whether it be evil or not)

My son’s honesty (even though we pinky swear that it is a secret!)

Photography (duh, as my daughter would say, yes she is only four but very wise)

The color orange

The smell of gasoline and fresh cut grass (not necessarily together)

Massages, manicures and pedicures (who doesn’t?)

Clean sheets

Bubble baths


Pier 1 Imports and Target

Christmas (my favorite time of the year)

My doggies

My husband’s constant support

The beach, doesn’t matter which one, just give me some sand and some water

And last but not least, a photo of one of my favorite things

What are some of your favorite things?


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman






Not 9, not 11, but 10

10 is the number of action items I was given after my mentorship with Justin and Mary.

Ten Steps to get to my big hairy audacious goal….Full-Time Wedding Photography

Some of them are short-term and definitely attainable; in fact I can do a couple today 🙂

And then there are those that are longer-term, making me stepping outside my little comfort zone and really pushing me to fulfill my dream.

Ten things to help me accomplish my dream.

Ten things to help me reach for the stars.

Ten things to start right now!

SWEAT | PHphotography specializing in Weddings

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~ Colin Powell

I’m a sweat(er).

Always have been.

Part of it is genetics (at least that is what I’d like to blame it on)

The other part is I dive right in and never look back.

Whether it is yard work (and my husband can attest to this) where we have been literally ripping up trees with our bare hands, cutting down thousands and thousands of picker’s (or crickers as the kids like to call them), or just simply raking leaves…I’m drenched with sweat.

Working out ~ I’ve been swimming a lot lately, and yes it is possible to sweat while you are swimming laps.

Or taking photos.  I am literally drenched by the end of a session or a wedding…only further proof that I brought it.

I’ve always been persistent, a fighter, afraid to fail, wanting to challenge myself, adding as many things to my plate as I can possibly juggle and then maybe add a few more.

So tomorrow I get to meet Justin and Mary.  This amazing rockstar photography couple who are going to help me take on more…teach me the ways, help me accomplish what I want to, help me add more things to my plate and help me sweat more.

So today, I will spend the day making my list of questions, struggles and my bHags (big hairy audacious goals…..and most likely sweating while I make my list.

So whoever said girls don’t sweat, they glisten……wasn’t talking about this girl.