As some of you know, we have been home just over 3 months with our sweet son. We absolutely love and adore him and are so thankful for this adoption journey that brought him to us and us to him. He is beyond a joy!
Throughout these past 3 months it has become very clear that life has different seasons. I have always known this, but it is even more apparent now. If you know me, you know I don't sit down very often. I am a go-go-go kinda girl that enjoys juggling a lot. But right now, in this current season, I am [humbly] realizing that I juggling a lot would not be wise. I am learning that I need to set some things aside for the betterment of myself, my family, and also for my business.
Doing things halfhearted is not in my genes either. If I am going to do something, I am going to do it and do it to the best of my ability. And with that, I have been needing to take a hard look at what I am able to balance within my business.
Over the past 10 years (going on 11) I have had the joy and privilege of photographing hundreds of newborns. And with that, grew a passion to educate and teach on the importance of newborn safety on many different platforms.
If you have ever been in one of my newborn sessions, you will quickly know that these are not short and quick sessions. They take time, methodical movement, and patience to ensure the newborns utmost safety throughout the entire session. These sessions typically run between 2-3 hours in length, depending on the baby. Once the session is over, post production and editing of the images comes next. Each image is carefully edited in a way that reflects my artistic nature and is also another outlet for artistry, which isn't a quick process, but something I love doing.
Prior to leaving for China in November, I felt and knew that things were beginning to shift and change. That when we arrived home, I would need to take time to focus on our new son and allow time for transition in our new family unit. And throughout these 3 months post travel, I have been seeing more and more that something has to give and be placed on pause. And that something is Newborn Photography.
As difficult it is for me to not photograph these beautiful new babies, I know that this is the right decision. My career is not over as a professional photographer. I am still booking and photographing babies 6 months of age and up, along with portraits (family, individuals etc), and a small number of weddings. However, the amount of sessions I will be currently booking will be limited.
I couldn't be more grateful for the past 10+ years as a photographer and newborn photographer. I have had the honor and privilege of documenting so many beautiful babies and have loved doing it. I will greatly miss holding these sweet babes during this season. But know that I will have the opportunity to do it again in the future.
Thank you for all the love and support throughout our journey and road to welcoming our sweet son into our lives. We absolutely adore him and are so blessed beyond words that God has brought us all together. I would do it all over again...