with the start of a new year ALWAYS comes change. it's when people get motivated to do things differently; start over fresh + new. this certainly is the case for Sam + I -- in regards to our finances, ways we feel led to serve the body of Christ, diet/exercise, parenting + for me in particular, a new year means a whole lot of list-making! while the logistics of our Hawkins Photography and the services we offer aren't necessarily changing, I will be pursuing a new venture as well that will fulfill a longing in me for more + more of what I've fallen head-over-heels in love with -- birth photography. I think I've restated my passion for, my amazement with + my desire to pursue birth photography in each birth story I've posted, but this one may say it best as I was only able to share detail photos from that birth, and therefore poured my own heart out a little extra :) SO all that being said, my new venture involves a super-talented + super-sweet business partner, Teagan Jacobson, who also fell in love with birth photography and reached out to me so that we could team-up, do WAY more of what we both love + provide stunning, timeless images to more expecting couples in the Denton area. we have started a "new" business as a combination of the birth photography aspect of each of our individual businesses -- meet, Denton Birth Photography (soon-to-be given an additional name...read ahead)! so why should this interest you? well, if you are NOT in the Denton area, I'm super excited you found my blog anyways and hope this can just inspire you to do more of what you love this year! if you do live around here, listen up! for the next few days, we are hosting a giveaway of FREE birth photo services for you (if you're expecting) or for an expecting friend in the area and all you have to do to enter is "like" --> (see sidebar) our page + comment on the giveaway photo with a name idea (or 10)! we both love + appreciate all the support we've gotten already and we are so excited to begin serving Denton-area mamas by capturing the BEST story of their lives!