Thank you to all of those who have continued to support me and cheer me on during this past year. If you didn’t get a chance to read one of my earlier posts on my health issues, it basically said I was going on a photography hiatus for a while during my chemo treatments and recovery. I wanted to let everyone know I am now in remission, cancer free, and doing really well! I am planning on getting back into photography part-time (since I am still teaching art) in 2013 and I am very excited! I do want to mention some changes that I am making to my small business. I have decided to no longer photograph weddings at this time. I want to put more energy into being home on the weekends with my family. Weddings require a lot of extra work and some traveling, along with very long weekends away from my daughter, Elise. With that in mind, I am focusing on taking my business in a different direction. I will be photographing newborns, children and small families only. I am extremely excited about this because this is where my heart truly is. I started photographing children professionally in 2009 and fell in love with it. After having a child of my own and getting to experience what it’s like to be a mommy first hand, I know how important it is to document each stage of my daughters life with photographs. Since I’ve been a mom, I have felt and experienced love that I never knew was even possible. My husband and I find ourselves staring at pictures of our little girl after she goes to bed just because we miss her! We look at old pictures and reminisce about when she was too little to even hold her own head up, to her first steps, & her first smile with teeth! All of these little memories are so important, and these photographs have captured those moments for us forever. Photos are so precious and I want to be able to create that gift for other parents. I am so excited to be taking my photography business in this direction and I have made some changes to my web page. As much as it killed me to remove all of my wedding and engagement photos from my website, I had to do it to reflect what kind of photographs I want to offer. Take a look at my new website for newborn and child portraiture! Lots more new photos will be added as I continue photographing new little ones. I hope to see some familiar faces as they have grown as well. I have a few newborn sessions set up for the end of January/ February including twins! I am ecstatic! I will begin accepting new photo session bookings for Spring 2013 in the upcoming months. I have a lot of ideas and I am excited to share them with you soon! I will be revamping my portrait collections and prices as well and will have that information ready shortly. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, and sweet messages that have been sent to my family over the past year. I am happy to say I am doing well and I am cancer free and loving being a mommy! I am looking forward to moving on to another chapter in our lives with my camera in hand :)
Love you all & I look forward to talking with you soon!