may have *planted the idea* (read: aggressively encouraged) Liz and Tommy to pot their latest leaf baby in the living room during our session (but who is actually surprised by this news)...also known as clients of the year☝🏻 & I love them something deep. besides, I hear soil on the hardwood floor is the millennial throw rug of 2019 #iykyk 🌿💁♀️
Bright lights don’t need spotlights. (I’m talking to you friend) What you are doing, it matters. There is purpose placed inside of you by the God of the universe. Which means that at the end of the day, you don’t need the affirmation you think you need to add value... value to your work. value to your worth. value to your self. I’ve been learning about freedom that abounds in the pursuit of becoming whole these last several months. I’ve started to notice that whole people aren’t threatened by indifferences. Whole people hear you when they listen. They don’t see other people as a threat but celebrate your victories too because there is always room for one more at their table. They know the light they hold from within that can’t be snuffed out even amidst the darkest of nights. It’s a slow growth journey made up of everyday decisions to choose & chase after it, It takes deep digging (like an onion with some promised tears along way 😂) but it’s a worthwhile pursuit and it’s totally yours for the taking! I want you to know: I’m rooting for you, here for ya, and love to watch the way you shine✨#heartnoteswithhans
well, you could say my evening was colorful! Lynn + Colm met me at Blagden Alley for their engagement session with their sweet Rima girl! This was my first time ever visiting and you guys...it felt like stumbling upon hidden treasure. This alley looked so ordinary from a distance but then as you walk closer you’ll find—> endless murals, restaurants and coffee shop treasures. I always love encouraging clients to choose spots that are meaningful to them & their relationship or that reflects their personalities well. This gem of a spot was one for the books 🙃
Sweet Caroline was the soundtrack to their day. It came on in the bridal suite and all the bridesmaids cheerfully danced around, photographed their first look in the garden and overheard the sound of groomsmen (who were inside might I add😂) cheering to it like their anthem. I watched as friends and family lifted these two up literally and figuratively on the dance floor and my heart officially melted. I mean...if I hadn’t known any better I might have been convinced this song was written for the bride herself. Neil said it best when he sang: “Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good.” Call me sappy but Caroline embodies bright love and infectious joy that leaves no one feeling like a stranger. I get why her & Matt have so many people in their corner who love and adore doing life by their side. #carolinefoundhermattch
Heyyy now hey now👋🏻 It’s been SOME TIME since I’ve introduced myself on here, so we are hopping on the #fridayintroduction train! Here is the spark notes version: -friends & family refer to me as Hans...we’re still not sure if that’s an endearing name abbreviation or them highlighting the excessive hand gestures I tend to make when I get excited🤷♀️ -i come from a larger family where holiday gatherings are basically a scene out of “my big fat greek wedding” minus us not being greek -I order all my drinks iced (yep, i'm * that * sicko in the winter with a COLDBREW & gloves) - sunset chasing is almost an extreme sport in my book...if we’re driving together at golden hour you can put money on us rerouting to chase down the sun with reckless abandon. -You know how there are crazy cat ladies? I bet I’m the plant lady equivalent. My bedroom is basically a greenhouse at this point, so there is no turning back now🌵🌿🌴 - I’ve been fascinated by personalities for as long as I can remember. The way we each see the world through a different lens. Get me talking about the enneagram and I’ll nerd out big time! Any other 2w3 in the house?!✌🏻 -I think I most identify with the love language that reads: Quality time…when it involves tacos - I feel like I come alive whenever I visit somewhere new. Traveling to places I’ve never been before and meeting new people + getting to hear their stories is one of my favorite things of all time. Fuels my soul. - I’m 23 and probably the youngest old soul on the block. My realfeel age kind of identifies more as a 60 year old, so starting my biz as at age 15 didn’t really seem strange to me😂👵🏻 -My favorite “fun fact” would probably have to be the time I went on a missions trip after high school and slept in hammocks floating down the amazon river for a week. We swam with wild pink dolphins, and got to hold (read:fall in love with) precious baby sloths while we were there and my life was never the same❤️ - enough about me. I wanna hear about you!! tell me something I wouldn’t know! do we have anything in common? 👇🏻
I remember opening Katie’s email in the beginning of the summer to find my day being made completely after reading “...I’m so excited to have found you, I’m keeping all of my fingers (and toes) crossed it will work out“ I knew in an instant she was the sweetest soul but when we officially met for their engagement session at manassas battlefield and Katie + Spencer greeted me with a birthday gift, it was confirmed: they are truly angels 👼🏻 so much glowy goodness from our time together I‘m hyped to share more with ya !!