All posts by Hanssie


I love keeping up with my clients on Facebook. Since I started this business 3 (or is it 4?) years ago, I’ve had to pleasure of seeing so many of my brides and grooms start families! It’s so fun to see the baby photos. Happy Mother’s Day to all my clients and especially to the… Read More

The Engagements: Nataly & Mike

He saw her from across the parking lot as she walked into Subway to grab lunch. Making a quick decision, he decided he was hungry for a sandwich as well and followed her in. He maneuvered his way up to her and chatted her up. Then he asked her out (even though he insists that… Read More

Christmas Cards

When I started college, one of the things I was super excited about was sending Christmas cards. Random, I know. Of course, I had to be original and hand make my own cards. I was not about to go purchase pre-made cards from a box! The shame! So, making homemade cards or at least doctoring… Read More

An Evening With Daniel Goddard

Life is a funny thing. You never know who you’ll meet and where you’ll end up. I remember my first year of college, wanting to go visit Dallas to meet a boy I met online. 17 years later, I finally do end up visiting Dallas, the boy long forgotten though. I first bonded with Jools… Read More

The Queen of Everything

I’ve always joked that I am anxiously waiting for a knock on my door with a decree from the royal courier of Her Majesty the Queen that they have finally found their kingdom’s long lost princess, put a tiara on my head, shower me with jewels and whisk me away into happily ever after in… Read More


Family vacations are a rarity when your parents own their own business and work seven days a week. But when they happen, you learn to hang on tight and remember every moment. A few times, we loaded up our tan GMC van and with my brother and I playing on the pull out bed in… Read More

Today I Am Happy

Being a lifelong pessimist, it’s my default to view life negatively. The feeling of happiness was always determined by my circumstances. I felt happy when I bought a new pair of shoes. And that happiness only lasted until I decided I wanted something else. I was happy when I got a good grade. I was… Read More


“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Henry David Thoreau Being directionally challenged, I’ve been lost quite a bit in my life. Even with two GPS systems, my iPhone map, a MapQuest app and OnStar, I still constantly find myself getting on the wrong freeways, turning one street too early, being… Read More