Morgan and Sam | Winter Wedding Aqua Turf | Connecticut Weddings by Heidi Hanson Photography

Morgan and Sam said I do on a chilly December day. Their winter theme was perfect, minus the snow. But in New England you never know what you’re going to get. They braced the day and let me say the details were perfect. From the winter bouquets to the bridesmaids dresses; Morgan and Sam’s details were stunning.  Aqua Turf did not disappoint, either from the roaring fires and lit Christmas trees, the cozy feel of the day was perfect for their winter wonderland. The sweetest, nicest people you will ever meet and I was fortunate to capture their day.

Many years of love and happiness.

xoxo

Heidi

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First look

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Intimate Moment

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Best Day Ever!

Meet Hashtag #hansonpup

So we got a puppy, a big puppy…..a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  Without a ridge.  Yes they come without a ridge.  They are either born with or without a ridge.  And my son, Stryder chose one without a ridge.  He actually chose my son.  He is named Hashtag.  A name that was heavily debated in the Hanson household for several months while we waiting for Mr. Hashtag to be born and then anxiously awaited to meet him and wait again for him to be ready to come home!

So he finally came home a few weeks ago – he’s still getting acclimated, but we love him (especially when he sleeps).  He’s very cuddly and super soft!

Here are some photos from his first photoshoot……without further adieu

Here’s Hashtag

Dimi and Nick a Seaside Affair by Heidi Hanson Photography

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
Maya Angelou

To say that Dimi and Nick were one of my favorite couples is an understatement!  They are fun, funny and perfect for each other.  The way they look at each other, you just can instantly feel the love between them, it gives me goosebumps!   Plus they are so easy to photograph.

Their wedding was so pretty and a ton of fun – here are a few of my favorite images from their big day:

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In my next 39 years | Heidi Hanson Wedding Photographer

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Wow yep it has come and gone – my 39th birthday….this is officially my last year in 30’s.  Yesterday I was recovering from a wedding as I celebrated my 39th birthday.  It was kind of a weird day, birthdays have never really meant a lot to me, or felt like a huge special day, I guess maybe when I was younger they were awesome and I liked to make a big deal out of them.  I like making more of a big deal out of my kid’s birthday or even my husband’s than my own.  But all day long I kept singing Tim McGraw’s “My Next 30’s Years” in my head of course because out loud we sang “Let it Go” very loudly in the backyard as we were playing bocce and the girls crushed it hardcore – I’m happy to say – despite my son’s constant heckling and screaming out “Noonan” – yes that’s from Caddyshack….best Mom of the year here!

Anyhow, so the song got me to thinking of my last year in the 30‘s and how I really do need to ‘live it up’ and all these amazing things I have planned.  Also my bucket list, how many things I can get crossed off in this monumental year so here’s my song:

I think I’ll take a moment, and honor my age

The ending of an era and the turning of a page

Now it’s time to hone in on where I go from here

Everyone around better watch out for this crazy year

 

In this next year I’m gonna have some fun

Try to forget about all the boring things I’ve done

Maybe now I’ve done all my civic duties

And I’ll live better in my next year

 

This next year I’m gonna settle all the scores

Cry a little less, laugh a lot more

Embrace this world of chaos without a care in the world

Figure out just what I’m supposed to do

In my next year

 

Oh my next year, I’m gonna loose those last 7 pounds

Drink a few more martinis and that’s okay

Run a few more miles too because I love it

I’ll definitely remember this next year

 

My next year will be the craziest year of my life

Raise this kookie family and hang out with my Gage

Make chaotic memories with the ones that I love most

Make the best of this milestone year because I’m 39

 

 

Shea and Frankie a Cabela’s Maternity Session | Heidi Hanson Photography Specializing in Weddings

Shea and Frankie are one of those couples that are up for anything, literally. I think that is why I love them so much.  I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding last year.  And when She found out she was pregnant I was one of the elite few who she told 🙂  Yeah they are those kind of clients, the kind that are awesome friends.  The kind that are there for you when you have a bad day, that you can vent to.  And vice versa.  We text and Facebook often, I wish we could see each other more but life gets in the way, and  we live at complete opposite ends of the state – literally Easton and Vernon.

A week ago I had the pleasure of taking their maternity photos.  With it being March and New England weather, not knowing what it would be like, we needed a location indoors.  We were fortunate in that Cabela’s allowed us to take photos at their awesome store, which was great because Frankie is an avid outdoorsman and I secretly love it there too, but don’t tell my husband!

Apparently they had a staff meeting before we arrived because when we got there all the staff were eager to meet us and said oh wow you’re the pregnant lady and you must be the photographer – so much for sliding under the radar!  But it was a blast. We had so much fun wandering around the store – here are some of our favorite photos….

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