Goodbye September || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I love fall. It is probably my favorite season other than spring. There is something about those two seasons. The beginning of life for one and the hibernation of another.

In spring, we sew our seeds, get the soil ready to plant and prepare for the blossoms of flowers and the chirping of new baby birds. In fall we harvest, clean out the garden, and put to bed the tools that have been used all summer long to grow and maintain our harvest. 

We are going on our second year of homeschooling here and I feel like I have a much better grasp on balancing a business and homeschooling than I did last year. We still have our rough days. And I still have my freak out moments of "I can't balance all of this!" Then I go grab a piece of dark chocolate, a cup of coffee, and text a friend and all is right with the world again.

I am grateful for this season in my life. Grateful for the moments I have with my daughter. The freedom I have in running my own business and schedule. And the many people I have been so blessed to meet and photograph. Running your own business has a lot of highs and has a lot of "busy" tasks that aren't so much fun. I wish I could say it's all glamorous and what not, but it's just plain hard at times. But even in those hard times and pushing papers and book keeping. I am grateful.

Flora by Michelle Newell Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I hope you all have had a wonderful end to your summer and beginning of fall. Ours has been non-stop, but I am so looking forward to more cozy dinners, slippers, and beautiful outdoor fall portrait sessions!

Speaking of, my fall calendar is almost full. I have a few more openings in November, but I am filling up fast! If you are still hoping to schedule family portraits for Christmas cards, NOW is the time to do it! Especially before our weather really takes a turn!

Happy fall y'all!

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