The Walking Dead | Heidi Hanson Photography

No, not the TV show, in fact I’ve never even watched The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead refers to what my husband called me as I mustered up enough energy to crawl myself out of bed, stumble down the ridiculously long hallway and stagger into the kitchen and grab some orange juice this morning after being sick for the last three days.  The Walking Dead he called me, the kids just sort of looked at me and said mommy why don’t you go back to bed daddy’s got this.  However clearly daddy didn’t get this.  With today being Halloween parade day at school and party day, there were clear definitions of what could and couldn’t be worn/done at school.  I had everything labeled ready to go, the night before. Kids and I had multiple conversations on what they were doing, wearing, carrying on the bus, etc.

Well of course no one listened.  As I barely made it back down our lengthy hallway and back into bed chugging the orange juice, apparently as a zombie, I was interrupted at least seven times with questions on what Miss B was wearing and what her costume was again.  Because she couldn’t wear her “real Halloween” costume to school (mommy’s orders) she is too much of a hot mess and I knew it was going to get chocolate or dirt or something spilled all over it and be a disgusting mess for real Halloween tonight and even if I felt 1000% I wasn’t going to wash a Halloween costume…no thanks.  Two minutes before they had to walk down to the bus, Stryder asks me if he can get his costume over his ridiculously thick sweat shirt that he is wearing, I tell him no way. So I tell him to go and get a long-sleeve shirt on. I’m not sure how these kids made it on the bus…however I give up trying to go back to bed and decide to go and take a shower because it has been a few (okay 3) days since I have taken a shower…so I guess I may have looked like this…

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Which I thoroughly have to disagree with…the kids would’ve bolted out the door

But really I think I looked more like this….

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Ironically though, they did leave every light on in the house and the TV on…something my husband does get quite annoyed at for me if that happens (which it NEVER does)….

Happy Halloween everyone

Have Courage | Connecticut Wedding Photography by Heidi Hanson

Anyone that knows me knows that I go through a lot of cell phone cases for my iPhone.  It’s not that I’m clumsy but it something that happens a lot.  Or my kids make it happen a lot or my multitasking causes it..yah I’ll blame it on that 🙂

When I say a lot I’d say that I go through about 6 cases a year.  One every two months on average.  Seems about right.

Of course I can’t get the industrial strength ones, b/c I want a cute one (i.e. cute = kate spade).

Now my phone I should say is in great shape.  Because usually when the phone drops the front goes one way, the back goes another way and my phone lands back down (not face).

So as usually more morning was hectic, kids got up late, didn’t want to go to school, barely anytime for breakfast, they wanted chips, you know the usually morning.

So as I dashed out of the shower and heard my phone go off, my slippery fingers botched the phone grab and smash…all over the bathroom floor.

Of course a few obscenities were said, but for some reason I stopped and read something.  Never having seen this before.

HAVE COURAGE

Courage: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty.  Wow what great timing.

Okay so I only buy kate spade (did i mention cute) and this was the first time I had ever seen the inside of the back of my case.

I’m not sure why it caught my attention today, but it did, and I’m seeing it as a sign.

So as I go through my ever increasingly difficult day (week/year, lol), I’m trying to maintain courage.  Face my difficulties and get through them as best I can.  Because I will be stronger having faced them.

So to everyone out there, HAVE COURAGE in everything you do

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Senior Reps Apply Now | PHphotography Specializing in Weddings, Newborn and Family Portraits

So I know it is a few days later, but here is the exciting news!!! PHphotography is ready for 2013 Seniors! I am looking for fun juniors who will be seniors in 2013 to help promote my business to their friends. I will be collecting applications until April 1st from anyone wanting to be a rep.

If you are currently a high school junior or know a high school junior who might like to be a senior rep here is the 411…..

If accepted, you will be representing PHphotography and telling your friends all about PHphotography Senior Sessions throughout your senior year. Be sure to let your junior friends know also, so they can apply for the 2014 program. For every friend you refer us to, you will receive special discounts.

In order to be a senior rep you must:
• Have lots of personality and enjoy being in front of the camera
• Be a current high school junior graduating in 2013
• Live in and attend school in Connecticut
• Be available to have one session completed before May 1, 2012
• Agree to tell your friends and classmates all about PHphotography and share your senior photos with them
• Have your parents or legal guardians sign a model release form
• Agree to represent ONLY PHphotography and use these images as your senior portraits

As part of the Senior Rep program you will receive:
• A free on-location photo session with unlimited clothing changes (can be done in one day or multiple days)
• 50 Personalized Referral cards to give to friends and classmates with your name, portraits and our business information to hand out to friends
• An album to highlight your shoot and show off to all your friends
• A digital slideshow on Facebook and our blog
• An online gallery to purchase photos

When your referrals* book a paid session and bring in your rep card, YOU will receive the following:
• 1-3 Referrals $15 credit on print order
• 4-6 Referrals $20 credit on print order
• 7-9 Referrals $30 credit on print order
• 10+ Referrals $50 credit on print order
*Referrals can include Senior Sessions, Newborn, Maternity, Family or Weddings.

All referred classmates will receive 10% off their session with a valid referral card. Interested students should submit all information by April 1st. Reps will be contacted if chosen and also announced on the Blog and Facebook.

To apply for our Senior Rep Program send an email to: info@PHphotography.net