you were brought here by love.
it’s all there is.
remember this always.
Yes, i know i’m a month behind the eight-ball with the beginning of 2013, but i have been spending the first month of the year nourishing my soul with my family. i have been keeping myself busy with my children, with little side projects, and putting my crafty hat back on. i love crafting but over the years i have put it on the back burner and using the excuse that i’m just ‘too busy’.
well this year, that will change. i am making time for all the things i love.
starting back with my lovely clients.
i have already had a few clients over the last week or two, and it is so wonderful to be getting back into one of the aspects of my job that i love. photographing the wonder of growing a little person inside of you, and the miracle of their tiny little lives. and as always, seeing my clients grow their families and coming back to me time and again to capture those wonderful moments! i absolutely love seeing how my tiny clients have grown into exploring little people!
so this year, i will be taking on maternity and newborn clients exclusively. and i can’t wait to meet more of you.
i will be taking on limited sessions, so as to keep my creative mojo healthy and inspired, which is also going to benefit you greatly as my clients.
if you are thinking about enquiring and booking in for portraits with me, please don’t leave it to the last minute as i often have my weeks booked in advance. Please remember that your maternity portraits are best taken between 32-38 weeks, and your newborn portraits are always within the first 2 weeks.
onwards and upwards, my friends. and remember; ”do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.” – Yogi Desai.
it is with a mixed bag of emotions that i would like to take this moment to announce that i will not be taking on any further clients for the remainder of 2012.
after much angst and undecisiveness over the last month or two, a number of events have occurred that have brought me to this decision. in a nutshell, i am just following my heart.
i look back over the last 5 years with so much joy, over the learning i have experienced, the friendships i have made with my clients, the colleagues i have met, and the most wonderful friends who have made a place in my heart forever. all because of this whim i decided on about 5 years ago to pick up a camera and shoot babies i am so thankful for the time i’ve had.
i’m not saying i’ll never come back to it, i am saying that it is time that i took a little break. i have so much more i want to do, that doesn’t necessarily involve a camera. i want to start meditating regularly, i want to learn more about organic food and how it affects our bodies, i want to be a much healthier person and apply it to my family aswell, i want to learn how to make my own skin products, i want to learn more about alternative therapies, i want to be in the kitchen more and love what i’m cooking/baking…and so so much more! and there is only so much time in the day to do all of this when i am also making sure i am there for my children when they are home from school, and my husband when he is home from work, and the house when it needs to be tended to!
i have been learning that i can’t be and do everything all at once. it’s not healthy to be rushed and stressed all of the time. so i am planning on making some changes in my life and i just feel like this is the right path for me at the moment.
of course, all clients i have booked in at the moment will be honoured, and i will be tending to you with the utmost patience and caring. it’s not that i don’t love my work and my clients – because i truly value you all – it is more about making the time to balance my life out.
i will keep up this blog sporadically as i still have a lot of sessions that i can blog, but i may begin to share a more personal blog with my goings on throughout the rest of the year. I will keep you updated either here or on Facebook so please keep an eye out if you’re interested to follow my journey.
thank you so much for all of your support and understanding at this time, i am grateful for each one of you that are there for me.
Signing off with a recent image of one of my own children…one of those precious little beings that makes all the hard decisions worth it