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  • Hanssie: Photographer, Mama, Diva, Single Gal, Shopaholic, Control Freak, Gym Rat, Cynic, Socialite, Daughter, Friend, Marketer, Asian, Consultant, Party Animal, Pescatarian, Grammar Fiend, The Queen of Everything.

    Labels. No matter how much we want to shy away from them, it’s a way of life. Collectively, they help us define who we are and separately, they each contain a snippet of a facet of our lives and personalities.

    When I first started my photography business, my logo was hanssie trainor: photography. Even back then I knew I could not be contained under one label, hence the colon. (The colon is used before a list or an explanation that is preceded by a clause that can stand by itself) and I knew that photography was just one thing that defined who I was. And now after 3+ years in the business, I’ve evolved and come full circle, back to using the colon to help define who I am – a multi faceted, ever changing person, that wears many hats and has many life experiences.

    This blog has always been about my life but with a focus on my photography, but now, there will be a shift to focus more on my journey in the "IN BETWEEN" from my former life as a wife and mother to life as a single gal and single mom living life passionately under my own terms with photography thrown in as well. I'm just a girl trying to figure things out and deal with baggage and confusion in the dating world. I'm putting it all out there --the good, the bad and the ugly. I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

    I'm kissing a lot of frogs..and blogging about it.

    (P.S. Yes, I am still commissioning for fashion/editorial work and for weddings/ portraits)


    "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." Coco Chanel

Distracted (Balboa Park Day Trip)

You’ll usually find me doing stuff. All the time. If I sit still, I get bored. When I’m busy, I feel like I’m accomplishing something.  Most of the time I’m multitasking. I’m editing, answering email, checking voicemail, cooking dinner and paying bills at the same time. Then all of a sudden I’ll remember the website I wanted to look up but forgot, or the letter I was supposed to write and ended up doing something else. And all the things I was doing before are left undone or half done. I am easily distracted.

Ever other month, I take a break from the rush of life and spend a day with my friends somewhere around Southern California and take pictures all day. It forces me to see things through my lens a different way, experiment or just walk around and be creative. This month, we walked around Balboa Park in San Diego and the Museum of Photographic Arts. And I was distracted. Instead of relaxing and taking photos, working on replenishing my creative juices, this little face caught my attention.

Michelle Cunningham brought her baby Kaya and I played Auntie all day. I took 5 photos. All of which are in this blog post.

Alright, enough blogging, gotta get back to…well, all of the above mentioned tasks…

Sarah & Mark ~ There’s No Place Like Home

He got his pool room. She got a dog. Dinners on the balcony. Playing cards with a glass of wine. Watching the sun set while idling away on the swing set. Playing video games in the living room. Finding the perfect piece of furniture on their trip to Santa Barbara. Walking their dog, Sophie, around the lake.

Sarah and Mark are going to be moving  and so they wanted to document some memories of their first home.

After shooting around their house and the lake, we went to Dos Lagos for some more pictures sans Sophie.

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ruby - July 28, 2010 - 11:37 am

Very sweet, very beautiful Hanssie!

Jessica - July 28, 2010 - 9:47 am

I love this idea…and the photos are great! Bravo!!

Lorrie Prothero - July 28, 2010 - 9:30 am

love the one on the bridge, the interesting uneven-ness of the covering makes for such great composition