Ready for a very honest post? Well, here it is. Not only has pregnancy brought a number of hormonal changes, it’s increased my desire for openness and transparency. No doubt, there is a time and place for personal matters to stay private but where I’m at now, I’m ready to share. So, y’all ready?
Being a wife to Jared and a mama to our baby girl will be my top priority in 2018. Since I’ve never been a mama before, I’m not sure how life caring for her will look. I don’t know how much time I can devote to my business. Nor do I know how much work I’ll want to take on.
What I do know is I’m going to be a full-time mama, part-time photographer.
Jared and I have had long discussions about finances, time, work-life balance, etc. I’m incredibly lucky to have a husband who understands my desire to be a stay-at-home mom and supports me 100-percent.
It will be incredibly hard to walk away from portrait opportunities such as seniors and families but in this year of transition, I think it’s best (for the time being). I don’t want to under-serve my wedding clients as a result of taking too many sessions on. It would kill me to not give them my best when I don’t know how much of myself I can give. Additionally, I want to be a present wife/mama to create the most desirable home environment for Jared and our baby girl.
Even though I’ve waited years for this transition, it’s still hard to communicate. I want you all to know that I’ve LOVED taking portrait sessions over the years. It’s been such an honor documenting milestones and watching families grow year after year. I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve created and don’t want those to ever disappear. (So, please keep in touch – all of you!!)
One thing that does make this transition a bit easier is having so many talented photographers to recommend for portraits. I’ve become friends with portrait photographers around Iowa and know anyone would be in great hands with their service. If you need help finding the perfect portrait photographer in your area, feel free to reach out. I’d love to connect you with some friends of mine.
Oofta. That was a hard post to write. Thank you all once again for your unconditional support through my business and journey to motherhood. I seriously love you guys!
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