I've been pretty absent here on this little blog, y'all. I began using this space for personal posts here + there as a therapeutic canvas for the thoughts, emotions, dreams + plans crowding my mind constantly as a stay at home/small business owner mama. I'd like to continue writing when life slows down a bit. it's been almost 5 months since I posted a photo session, and since that's primarily due to the rapid growth of my photo business over the past 1/2 year, I have a LOT to catch-up on. I'd love to share all the sweet birth stories, weddings, beloved couples, families + parties I've documented in that time, and plan to eventually. I know no one has missed me, or been watching my corner here, waiting for the next post, but it's something that is important to me and means something to at least the people I photograph and their loved ones. so, I will get to every single one eventually, promise!
besides being crazy busy documenting lovely people and their lovely lives, I've been swamped with personal life. my baby girl rounding the 12-month mark, working so hard on her very first steps just days before taking off into toddlerhood and being everywhere and into everything all at once. making our house a home, a constant work-in-progress that brings me joy and gives me a creative outlet. starting a "new" birth photo business with a partner so we are able to do so much more of what we love so much -- documenting the stories of womens' hard work in labor, of a baby's very first moments earth side. de-cluttering our closets, finally completing some of the DIYs I've had in my head forever, + pursuing some personal photo projects.
in the midst of all that, I have learned that I can not take on everything. I can not keep-up with all tasks, projects, prospective clients, bills/home responsibilities, passions + plans (all while being on-call to document births), AND continue to be an attentive wife + mother. so, over the next few weeks I plan to approach the issue of this overloaded season of life with prayer + to seek guidance concerning what I should be pouring my heart into apart from my marriage + raising my daughter. I feel specifically called to birth photography, but I LOVE shooting weddings + families + seniors + couples. I need to figure out what I currently can + can not take-on, and what I need to take a break from. I have some exciting plans regarding the style of photography I'll be pursing and the type of sessions I'll book and I can't wait to share that with y'all as soon as I have confirmation that I'm going in the direction I've been called to + created for.